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South Shore Medical Center Opens Office in Braintree

Posted by South Shore Health System on Aug 30, 2018 9:00:00 AM

South Shore Medical Center patients who live in the greater Braintree area now have an option a little bit closer to home.

In July, South Shore Medical Center opened an office in Braintree at 340 Wood Road, offering an array of services, from adult primary care to laboratory services.  

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Topics: Primary Care

Primary Care 101 for the College Freshman

Posted by South Shore Health System on Aug 13, 2018 10:38:18 AM

Sending a child off to college is a big change for any family. Amid all the tuition payments and searching out the best roommate, students and parents can easily forget to think about what this transition means for your child’s relationship with a primary care provider (PCP).

Most college freshmen are in their late teen years, so families may struggle with whether to maintain the existing relationship with a child’s pediatrician for a few more years, or if it’s time for your young adult to find an internist or family medicine doctor. And, if your child does look for a new doctor, should it be on-campus or closer to home?

South Shore Medical Center pediatrician Jeremy Warhaftig, MD, says that he often advises his patients and their parents to maintain a relationship with a doctor at home, whether it’s with a pediatrician or a doctor that sees adult patients.

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Topics: Children's Health, Primary Care

Meet Dr. Leyda Delgado

Posted by South Shore Health System on Aug 2, 2018 9:31:24 AM

Are you looking for a primary care doctor? Meet Dr. Leyda Delgado, an internal medicine physician. She is accepting new patients and will be practicing at South Shore Medical Center in Norwell, as well as in Braintree.

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Topics: Primary Care

What You Need to Know about the Salmonella Outbreak

Posted by South Shore Health System on Jul 24, 2018 11:05:42 AM

Todd Ellerin, MD, Director of Infectious Disease at South Shore Health System, recently discussed a recent salmonella outbreak linked to turkey products with WCVB

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Topics: Primary Care

Ben Ryan, MD Shares What You Need to Know about Family Medicine

Posted by South Shore Health System on Jun 7, 2018 10:00:00 AM

If you’ve ever been confused about choosing the right primary care doctor for you and your family, you aren’t alone. A primary care physician is more than just a doctor. He or she learns your personality, lifestyle, the nuances of your medical history, and your treatment preferences.

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Topics: Children's Health, Primary Care

What You Need to Know about Tick and Mosquito-Borne Illness

When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that cases of tick, mosquito and fleas had increased dramatically in the past 14 years, it spread faster than the flu on social media.

 

“Farewell, carefree days of summer,” the New York Times wrote. 

 

Well, not quite.

 

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Topics: Children's Health, Primary Care, Women's Health, Men's Health

When Alcohol Use Becomes Misuse

Posted by South Shore Health System on Apr 23, 2018 11:57:09 AM

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, so what better time to talk about alcohol use?

Many people drink alcohol with no issues or concerns. However, when you drink too much, or too often, it can  become a problem. Do you know how much you really drink or how much is unhealthy for you to drink?

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Topics: Primary Care, Specialty Care

What You Should Know About Advance Directives

It’s valuable information most people neglect to share: What are your wishes for medical care if you can’t make decisions for yourself?

It can make us uncomfortable to think about these things. But in the event that you are unable to express your wishes, it’s important to guide your loved ones and medical professionals when important decisions about life-sustaining treatment must be made.

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Topics: As One, Primary Care, Emergency Care

What to Do When You Can’t Poop

Posted by South Shore Health System on Mar 13, 2018 10:25:00 AM

There are few conditions that leave us as uncomfortable as constipation. When your bowels aren’t moving as usual, or if it’s painful when you poop, it can leave you feeling miserable.

We asked several South Shore Health System experts for their advice on constipation. Here’s their advice.

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Topics: Children's Health, Primary Care, Pregnancy

Five Things to Consider When Choosing an Adult Primary Care Provider

Regardless of whether you have recently moved to a new area, outgrown your family pediatrician or simply want to make a change and see a new health care provider, choosing an adult primary care provider can feel overwhelming. It’s easy to say “I’m healthy, I can wait to choose a new provider,” but waiting until you get sick and need to see someone is never a good idea – especially during the height of cold and flu season.

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Topics: Primary Care

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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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