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With Governor Baker’s announcement yesterday that schools will be closed until May 4th due to the pandemic, we asked two experienced moms for help with activities and more. Alison Van Keuren is the owner of located in Mattapoisett, MA. Her company creates unique outdoor learning experiences for kids. Marisa LaScala is the Parenting & Relationships Editor for She is the author of articles on learning resources, inexpensive fun activities and more. Both guests offer great ideas for fun and educational kids activities, how to structure a home schooling day, and tips for surviving an extended time at home with family during the COVID-19 public health crisis. One key take away? We’re all figuring this out as we go.

COVID – 19 Coronavirus Forum With Southcoast Health’s Medical Leadership On March 5, 2020

In this episode, we focus on COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus. Southcoast Health recently hosted an online panel regarding the coronavirus for the community. It was held on Thursday, March 5th.

The event covered preparations around the virus at Southcoast Health and in the community. It also offers advice about what you should know, and what steps to take to protect yourself. This episode is a recording of that event, and continually updated information is available at

The Dangers Of Kids Vaping And Dabbing With Katie Collins, DNP Of Southcoast Health.

It’s estimated that one in four kids in middle and high school have tried e-cigarettes and vaping, which can quickly become addicting. In addition, a more ominous trend is “dabbing”, where concentrated THC is placed into the vaping device. Southcoast Health’s Katie Collins, DNP helps us understand these trends, the signs to look for around usage, and who to turn to for advice and help.

Welcome Episode

Southcoast Health is pleased to announce the release of its first podcast called “More than medicine”. In this episode, you’ll hear clips from several of the doctors and patients who will be featured in coming episodes. Overall, the podcast will focus on health and wellness topics and feature Southcoast Health clinicians, personnel and patients, as well as community members from the region and beyond. If you’d like to learn more about Southcoast Health, please visit us at

Heart Health with Dr. Nosheen Javed

In this episode, we take a deep dive into the silent dangers of heart disease. Dr. Nosheen Javed, a Southcoast Health cardiac interventionalist, engages in discussion on why women have different symptoms than men when it comes to heart attacks and what the every day person can do to prevent heart disease. If you’d like to learn more about Southcoast Health, please visit us at

Eating Healthy with Emily Tessier

In this episode, we meet with Emily Tessier, a registered dietician with Southcoast Health’s Outpatient Nutrition Services. We learn how to avoid unhealthy convenience foods, and how to shop at the grocery store in a way that is both healthy and affordable. If you’d like to learn more about Southcoast Health, please visit us at

Weight Loss Surgery with Dr. Ray Kruger

In this episode, we meet with Southcoast Health’s Dr. Ray Kruger, Physician-In-Chief, Surgery Care Center. He helps us understand why weight loss surgery is safe and minimally invasive with positive outcomes for patients. In addition, he explains Southcoast Health’s Medical Weight Loss program, and who would be candidates for one of the programs. If you’d like to learn more about Southcoast Health, please visit us at