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The Center for Wound Healing Gets Pembroke Woman Back on Her Feet

Posted by South Shore Health System on Jan 22, 2018 8:31:00 AM

Mildred McGaffigan of Pembroke was preparing for a busy weekend on a Thursday afternoon in July 2016. She planned to register for an art class when her husband was back with their car. She had a cribbage tournament on Saturday, and planned to play bocce on Sunday. But she was most focused on the garden party she was hosting the next day.

After tidying up her garden, Mildred was rushing back into her garage when she missed a small step. She thought her shin had just grazed the door frame as she fell. 

"It was true carelessness on my part," Mildred says.

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Topics: As One, Specialty Care

Top Seven Health Blogs of 2017

Posted by South Shore Health System on Dec 28, 2017 8:14:00 AM

As 2017 draws to a close, the editors of South Shore Health System's blog, Sharing. As One, offer a look back at our most-viewed posts of the year. From health advice for people of all ages to stories of incredible patient outcomes, our team of clinical experts—nurses, doctors, dietitians, therapists, neurologists and many more—share their expertise to keep you and your family healthy.

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Topics: As One

Grateful Patient: Jay Flanagan

Posted by South Shore Health System on Dec 22, 2017 8:30:00 AM

A massive heart attack almost took away Jay Flanagan's dream of walking his daughter, Amanda, down the aisle. Watch his amazing story in the video below.

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Topics: As One

South Shore Hospital & FoodSquire Partner to Help Families of Newborns

Posted by South Shore Health System on Dec 1, 2017 8:28:00 AM

It’s a scene all too familiar for many new mothers: You’ve just brought your baby home from the hospital, you’re exhausted, overwhelmed with responsibility and  oh yeah – what’s for dinner? Don’t worry. South Shore Hospital has got you covered.

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Topics: As One, Children's Health, Nutrition, Women's Health, Pregnancy

Getting Back in the Game After a Sports Injury

Posted by South Shore Health System on Oct 26, 2017 8:30:00 AM

When young athletes get injured, they often embark on a challenging journey that can take them off the field for some time. Star student-athlete, Nick Hall, understands this journey all too well, when an ordinary practice at the start of his senior football season at Cohasset High School ended with a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and meniscus.

“As I was practicing a position that had me cutting quickly from left to right, I felt the infamous ‘pop’ and my knee gave out,” Nick recalled. “When I was down on the ground, I knew instantly the extent of my injury and that surgery would likely be necessary.”

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Topics: As One, Orthopedics, Specialty Care

The Importance of Properly Disposing of Prescription Drugs

Posted by Kristopher Young, PharmD on Oct 23, 2017 12:36:48 PM

How often do you clean out your medicine cabinet?

For many families, it’s a chore that’s not high on the priority list. Medications don’t grow moldy or develop a smell if they’ve expired. But safely discarding unnecessary or expired medications not only keeps your bathroom tidy, it can help keep your family safe. 

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Topics: As One

Eight Reasons to Join South Shore Health System’s Boston Marathon Team

Posted by South Shore Health System on Oct 11, 2017 8:33:00 AM

Have you always wanted to run the Boston Marathon? Do you have the desire to help cancer patients on the South Shore? If you’re considering running the 2018 Boston Marathon for a charity team, check out our team: Team SSHS.

When you join Team SSHS, all of the money you raise will go to support patients who receive care at the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center in clinical affiliation with South Shore Hospital in Weymouth.

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Topics: As One, Foundation

The Intimate Link Between Diabetes and Heart Disease

Posted by South Shore Health System on Sep 29, 2017 4:35:55 PM

Globally, Type 2 diabetes is on the rise. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 30.3 million people in the United States have diabetes. As startling as that statistic is, it does not include the 84 million Americans living with prediabetes—a condition that when left untreated will likely lead to Type 2 diabetes.

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Topics: As One, Heart Health, Diabetes

Coordinated Care Gets Rockland Boy Back in the Rink

Posted by South Shore Health System on Sep 25, 2017 9:01:00 AM

Ben Romer of Rockland has an athlete’s spirit. He loves hockey, playing for the Bay State Breakers  and loves cheering for the Boston Bruins.

In October 2015, Ben needed that athletic spirit after he suffered a severe bite by a family dog. Ben’s mom, Kristy, brought Ben to South Shore Hospital’s Pediatric Emergency Department. As the team determined how to treat Ben’s bite, Kristy noticed her son was flushed. The team confirmed he had a fever and saw that his hand was swelling. The Trauma team paged John Kadzielski, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and Director of the Division of Hand Surgery at South Shore Hospital, who was on call that day.

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Topics: As One, Children's Health, Emergency Care, Specialty Care

Celebrating One Year of Sharing As One

Posted by South Shore Health System on Aug 18, 2017 8:40:00 AM

In August 2016, South Shore Health System launched our blog: Sharing As One. Our blog features insights from experts around our Health System and stories of patients who inspire us every day. We hope the blog helps your family to live more healthfully, provides a trusted source of wellness information and illustrates the transformative work of our colleagues across South Shore Health System.

We crunched the numbers and wanted to count down the most viewed blog posts of the last year.

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Topics: As One

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Welcome to Sharing As One, South Shore Health System’s blog. Our goal is to share regular doses of health news, expert insights to healthy living, wellness tips, and inspiring stories from ordinary people who have overcome extraordinary health challenges. 


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