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

A woman sleeps while using a CPAP machine to help her breathing

CPAP Machine Recall: What You Need to Know

Millions of Americans rely on a CPAP machine for a healthy, restful night's sleep. If you use a CPAP machine, you should be aware of a recent recall of machines made by a prominent CPAP manufacturer.

CPAP Machine Recall: What You Need to Know

Ticks

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

Jim Sheehan of the South Shore Shares his Cancer Story

How Early Colorectal Screening Changed One South Shore Man’s Life

Jim Sheehan never expected to receive a cancer diagnosis at the young age of 54. As a South Shore resident and family man, he now serves as an advocate to his friends, family, and coworkers for early cancer screenings - especially colonoscopies.

How Early Colorectal Screening Changed One South Shore Man’s Life

An older couple cooks a nutritious meal together

How to Manage Quarantine Weight Gain

Ready to make your healthy eating habits and exercise routine a priority again? A registered dietitian explains how small changes can make a big impact when fighting the quarantine 15.

How to Manage Quarantine Weight Gain

A happy baby boy does tummy time on a blanket outside in a green scene

Torticollis: Five Simple Steps to Improve Your Baby’s Movement and Development

Torticollis is a common muscular condition caused by the tightening of one of the muscles on the side of the neck. It is often the result of crowding in the womb. When identified early, it can be easily treated and resolved with no long-term effects.

Torticollis: Five Simple Steps to Improve Your Baby’s Movement and Development

A young woman and a baby have a socially distant visit with an older couple

What You Need to Know Now about COVID-19

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, what steps should you take to stay safe this fall? Todd Ellerin, MD weighs in.

What You Need to Know Now about COVID-19

A child in a pirate costume with a face mask celebrates Halloween

Pandemic Halloween: How to Safely Celebrate Spooky Season

Trick-or-treating isn't worth the risk during COVID-19. An infectious disease expert explains why and shares safer Halloween activities.

Pandemic Halloween: How to Safely Celebrate Spooky Season

A mother helps her young daughter put on a face mask before heading to school

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