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Falls Prevention: Eight Steps to Take to Avoid Falls

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

Falls Prevention: Eight Steps to Take to Avoid Falls

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South Shore Medical Center Celebrates 60 Years of Caring for the Community

At a time when most doctors had solo practices, founding physicians – Frederick Freidman, Donald Garland, Arthur Garceau, Gerald Collins, and Wallace Kemp and Administrator Betty Allen – joined together to create an integrated group practice committed to providing comprehensive quality patient care.

South Shore Medical Center Celebrates 60 Years of Caring for the Community

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Traumatic Brain Injuries in Older Adults: Risks, Consequences, and Prevention

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability, both in the United States and worldwide. People age 75 years old and older are at the greatest risk for TBI.

Traumatic Brain Injuries in Older Adults: Risks, Consequences, and Prevention

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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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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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Five Questions to Ask as You Cope with Grief during the Holidays

This year is especially difficult for those who are grieving. Here are five important questions to ask yourself to create a holiday season that is meaningful and manageable.

Five Questions to Ask as You Cope with Grief during the Holidays

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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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4 Steps to Reducing Your COVID-19 Risk as Massachusetts Reopens

What activities are safe as states reopen? Todd Ellerin, MD shares four things to consider: People, Space, Time, and a COVID-19 Infection Prevention Bundle.

4 Steps to Reducing Your COVID-19 Risk as Massachusetts Reopens

A Preview of the 2018-2019 Flu Season

As the days get colder, it's time to think about scheduling your flu shot. South Shore Health's Director of Infectious Disease answers common questions about the 2018-2019 flu season.

A Preview of the 2018-2019 Flu Season