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Heads Up: Preventing Traumatic Brain Injury in Children

Each year, nearly one million children are hospitalized with a traumatic brain injury, such as a concussion. Our injury prevention team shares how to prevent TBI and how to recognize the symptoms.

Heads Up: Preventing Traumatic Brain Injury in Children

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Stay Alert: The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

​​​​​​​Each year, drowsy driving leads to tens of thousands of motor vehicle accidents across the United States. Unfortunately, those accidents result in hundreds of deaths.

Stay Alert: The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

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Helping Teens Stay Safe on the Road: Tips for Teens and Parents

A driver’s license is a symbol of freedom, an indicator that a teen is ready to hit the road and go wherever he or she wants to go. Unfortunately, for too many teens, driving can be deadly. Motor vehicle accidents are among the leading causes of death for teens in the United States.

Helping Teens Stay Safe on the Road: Tips for Teens and Parents

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How to Prevent Childhood Injuries: Tips for Families & Caregivers

According to the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC), unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death in children aged 19 and younger. In fact, according to the Injury Free Coalition for Kids, 20 children die each day from preventable injuries.

How to Prevent Childhood Injuries: Tips for Families & Caregivers

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How to Stay Safe While Walking

South Shore Hospital's Trauma Center has also seen a significant increase in pedestrian accidents. Our team offers important tips for pedestrian safety.

How to Stay Safe While Walking

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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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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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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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Stay Safe: Skip the Fourth of July Fireworks this Year

Thinking about creating your own July 4th fireworks display this year? Our head of Emergency Medical Services explains why it's safer to skip the pyrotechnics.

Stay Safe: Skip the Fourth of July Fireworks this Year