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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 child catches a soccer ball thrown by her mother in a field while the family has a picnic behind them. The sun is shining.

The Importance of Sun Safety for Children

Many of the chronic conditions that affect adults have their onset in the habits that are established in childhood. South Shore Health's Chief of Pediatrics explains how parents can establish sun safety habits in their kids.

The Importance of Sun Safety for Children

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Tips for Staying Safe at the Pool this Summer

Swimming in a pool is a great way to beat the heat during the summer months. However, it's important to exercise caution, especially for families with young children.

Tips for Staying Safe at the Pool this Summer

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

Worried about the CDC report that found diseases spread by ticks and mosquitoes are on the rise? South Shore Health's Director of Infectious Disease has tips to stay healthy and enjoy summer in New England.

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

A young child sits with her mother as a nurse swabs her arm prior to receiving a vaccine.

COVID-19 Vaccine for Children & Teens: Your Questions, Answered

​​​​​​​As the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine continues in the United States, vaccination is now an option for younger patients. This has led to a number of vaccine-related questions from parents.

COVID-19 Vaccine for Children & Teens: Your Questions, Answered

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Learn the Signs of Heat Emergencies

The dog days of summer can lead to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Learn the warning signs of these serious emergencies and how to prevent them.

Learn the Signs of Heat Emergencies

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How to Keep Teens Safe behind the Wheel this Summer

As the school year wraps up, teens start driving more. South Shore Health's trauma team shares why now is the time for parents to review key safety information for a safe summer.

How to Keep Teens Safe behind the Wheel this Summer

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Beyond Fun & Games: Pediatric Therapists Share Their Opinions on the Importance of Play

It's not just play — as our pediatric therapists explain, your child is actually undergoing important developmental changes when enjoying fun and games.

Beyond Fun & Games: Pediatric Therapists Share Their Opinions on the Importance of Play