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How Seniors Can Prevent Falls: Nine Steps to Take

Falls are one of the most common trauma injuries we see at South Shore Hospital, and are extremely dangerous for seniors.

How Seniors Can Prevent Falls: Nine Steps to Take

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National Preparedness Month: The Key Aspects of a Plan for Your Household

​​​​​​​September is National Preparedness Month, a great time to take a fresh look at your household’s emergency plan.

National Preparedness Month: The Key Aspects of a Plan for Your Household

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Oleander and COVID-19: Get the Facts

This toxic plant and its extract have been in the news, floated in some circles as potential treatments for COVID-19.

Oleander and COVID-19: Get the Facts

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Living with Uncertainty during COVID-19

As we enter the sixth month of navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, uncertainty continues to permeate most aspects of our lives.

Living with Uncertainty during COVID-19

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Nine Rules for Safe Ladder Use

Ladder falls can cause serious injury. South Shore Health's injury prevention team shares some simple ladder safety tips to keep you out of the Emergency Department.

Nine Rules for Safe Ladder Use

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How to Go Back to School Safely during COVID-19

There are many factors to consider as we decide how to safely educate children this fall. Get an infectious disease expert's take on what educators and parents need to think about.

How to Go Back to School Safely during COVID-19

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Four Steps to Ensure Your Safety During Hurricane Season

Revisit or create an emergency preparedness plan before a serious storm threatens, and consider any complications posed by COVID-19.

Four Steps to Ensure Your Safety During Hurricane Season

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What You Need to Know about Rapid COVID-19 Testing at South Shore Health

Whether you're traveling or heading back to school, finding a rapid result COVID-19 test is difficult. Learn more about where to find a test at South Shore Health.

What You Need to Know about Rapid COVID-19 Testing at South Shore Health

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Four Activities You Should Avoid this Summer — and What You Can Do Instead

​​​​​​​As Massachusetts continues to move through its phased reopening plan and more businesses and services come back online, it can be easy to think that it’s safe to partake in all of the summer activities you’ve enjoyed in years past.

Four Activities You Should Avoid this Summer — and What You Can Do Instead