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Poison Ivy Prevention: How You Can Ditch the Itch this Summer

Poison ivy doesn't have to be accepted as part of summer! Learn more about how to spot poison ivy, why it causes itchy rashes, how to treat those rashes, and when to seek medical attention.

Poison Ivy Prevention: How You Can Ditch the Itch this Summer

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Stay Safe: Skip Having Your Own 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 Having Your Own Fourth of July Fireworks this Year

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Insect Stings and Allergic Reactions: What You Need to Know

For most people, insect stings are painful, but harmless. However, others may have life-threatening allergic reactions after a sting. Learn how to spot an allergic reaction and why you should dial 9-1-1 at the first sign of anaphylaxis.

Insect Stings and Allergic Reactions: What You Need to Know

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Sharing Is Caring: A Century of Fond Memories and Patient Experiences at South Shore Hospital

As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of South Shore Hospital, patients shared fond memories of their experiences at the Hospital over the years.

Sharing Is Caring: A Century of Fond Memories and Patient Experiences at South Shore Hospital

Urgent Care Leg Injury

Six Things That Set Health Express Urgent Care Centers Apart

Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, urgent care was one of the fastest growing segments of the health care industry. During the five-year period of...

Six Things That Set Health Express Urgent Care Centers Apart

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Seven Ways to Prevent Snow-Related Injuries

Whether the snow just started falling or it's time to start cleaning up, it's important to take safety precautions in wintry weather!

Seven Ways to Prevent Snow-Related Injuries

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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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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What You Need to Know about Lion’s Mane Jellyfish

Lion's mane jellyfish have been spotted at beaches across the South Shore, and their tentacles are capable of delivering painful stings to humans.

What You Need to Know about Lion’s Mane Jellyfish