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Don’t Forget to Say Thank You!

It’s the season of gratitude … and giving … and good will toward all.  Last year, we took a moment to tell you about who and what we’re thankful for. This year, we wanted to share a few ways we like to show our appreciation. So, don’t forget to say thank you. Stop whatever it […]

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Hello, Gourd-geous: The Many Health Benefits of the Pumpkin

Did you know that the world’s heaviest pumpkin broke the record on October 9, 2023 to clock in at 2,749 pounds? That’s bigger than an American bison, two grand pianos or even a Toyota Prius! But that’s not the only fun fact you’re going to learn about this glorious gourd today. The month of October […]

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Tip for Preventing a Fall and Standing Tall

You can fall short. You can fall off the radar. You can even fall into the wrong hands. But one thing you should never do is fall in your kitchen … or your bathroom … or well, you get the idea, right? According to the Center for Disease Control, “falls are the leading cause of injury for adults 65 years and older. Over 14 […]

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Sleep is the Best Medicine. No, Really …

Years ago, I remember sitting in English class studying the works of renown poet Robert Frost who famously wrote “… but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.” Beautiful words … yes, but not really the best advice for a long, healthy life. Sometimes, sleep really is the best medicine, and […]

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Happy National Avocado Day! 🥑

Here at Southshore, we’re all about celebrating deliciously healthy food choices. And Monday, July 31 is no exception. Happy National Avocado Day, everyone! Today we commemorate the flavorful fruit (yes, I said fruit) also known as the alligator pear because of its coarse texture and dark green color. Used in everything from appetizers and smoothies […]

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Today is National Hug Holiday 🤗

How can you show your children that you love them? How can you support a co-worker who just lost a family member? How can you simply tell a friend hello? The answer is simple, and it’s the same for all three questions. Give them a hug! Today is National Hug Holiday, and we can think […]

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Your Rotator Cuff: What Is It?

From throwing a football and swimming the backstroke to drying your hair and reaching for that big jar of pickles on the top shelf, the many activities of the shoulder make it one of the most useful but also overused joints on the human body. The mainstay (or backbone, if you will) of the shoulder […]

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It’s National Bucket List Day!

Do you aspire to climb to the top of Mount Everest? To learn to speak Mandarin Chinese? To run with the bulls in Pamplona? We all have hopes and dreams of experiencing or accomplishing something new and exciting during our time on this planet. (Unless, of course, your dream is actually to travel to another […]

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So You Think You Need A Knee Replacement

Total Knee Arthroplasty (or TKA) has a longer history than you might think. According to the National Institute of Health, the first knee implants date back as far as the mid 1800s when they “were made from ivory and fixed to the bone using a combination of colophony and plaster of Paris.” Made from ivory. […]

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It’s National Heart Health Month: 5 Ways to Avoid Cardiovascular Disease

Valentine’s isn’t the only day we should be thinking about hearts this month. Observed in February every year, National Heart Health Month was first established by President Lyndon Johnson in 1963 to address the rise in cardiovascular disease (CVD). According to the World Health Organization, CVDs are the leading cause of death globally. Closer to […]

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