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 group of happy-looking children stands outside of their classroom preparing for the first day of school. Wearing masks due to COVID-19.

How to Help Children Transition Back to School in a New World

The return to school brings with it a unique set of new challenges, as many children who had gotten acclimated to remote learning and social distancing are now facing a full-time return to in-person learning.

How to Help Children Transition Back to School in a New World

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Drowning Prevention for Teens: Seven Layers of Protection

The risk of drowning decreases after age four — but spikes again during the teen years. Learn what you can do to help teach your teen valuable water safety lessons.

Drowning Prevention for Teens: Seven Layers of Protection

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How to Identify Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

With a heat wave expected on the South Shore this week, it's important to take precautions to avoid heat-related illness — particularly for at-risk...

How to Identify Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

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Ten Must-Have Items for Breastfeeding Moms

Planning to breastfeed? South Shore Health's lactation consultants share the ten must-have items expectant mothers should add to their registries.

Ten Must-Have Items for Breastfeeding Moms

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Drowning Prevention for Children: Seven Layers of Protection at the Pool

Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death in children between the ages of one and four — but drownings are 100% preventable if the proper precautions are taken.

Drowning Prevention for Children: Seven Layers of Protection at the Pool

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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The Invisible Pandemic: Domestic Violence and Social Determinants of Health

South Shore Medical Center has been looking at the way we deliver care for people who are experiencing issues that are often difficult to discuss, even in the confines of a confidential exam room.

The Invisible Pandemic: Domestic Violence and Social Determinants of Health