A smiling woman pharmacist stands at the counter with packages of medication behind her.

The Potential to Save a Life: Why You Should Consider Carrying Naloxone

Exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the opioid epidemic had its deadliest year yet in 2020, with more than 93,000 overdose deaths reported by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

The Potential to Save a Life: Why You Should Consider Carrying Naloxone

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Ride on the Safe Side: Nine Safety Tips for Motorcyclists

Motorcycle accidents continue to be a leading preventable cause of traffic fatalities in the United States. According to the National Highway Traffic...

Ride on the Safe Side: Nine Safety Tips for Motorcyclists

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Five More Steps to Take to Decrease Your Risk of Falling

Falls are a major threat to the health and independence of older adults. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports 36 million older adults fall each year, with falls often leading to serious injuries and death.

Five More Steps to Take to Decrease Your Risk of Falling

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How to Pack a Healthy School Lunch for Your Children

Packing lunch giving your family the back-to-school blues? South Shore Health's nutrition experts have a solution that will make parents and kids happy.

How to Pack a Healthy School Lunch for Your Children

Drowning Prevention: Water Safety Tips for All Ages

If you’re planning to hit the water as summer winds down, it’s important to take the appropriate safety steps to prevent drowning. Unfortunately, drowning rates were unusually high across the nation during the 2021 summer season – even tripling in some states.

Drowning Prevention: Water Safety Tips for All Ages

A group of happy-looking children stands outside of their classroom preparing for the first day of school. Wearing masks due to COVID-19.

How to Help Children Transition Back to School in a New World

The return to school brings with it a unique set of new challenges, as many children who had gotten acclimated to remote learning and social distancing are now facing a full-time return to in-person learning.

How to Help Children Transition Back to School in a New World

Three smiling teenagers jump from a dock into a lake, enjoying a nice swim.

Drowning Prevention for Teens: Seven Layers of Protection

The risk of drowning decreases after age four — but spikes again during the teen years. Learn what you can do to help teach your teen valuable water safety lessons.

Drowning Prevention for Teens: Seven Layers of Protection

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How to Identify Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

With a heat wave expected on the South Shore this week, it's important to take precautions to avoid heat-related illness — particularly for at-risk...

How to Identify Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

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Ten Must-Have Items for Breastfeeding Moms

Planning to breastfeed? South Shore Health's lactation consultants share the ten must-have items expectant mothers should add to their registries.

Ten Must-Have Items for Breastfeeding Moms