Mercyhealth Launches Tuesday Trivia Facebook Contest

We’re one year out from opening the region’s largest project in Rockford history! The $505 million Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center-Riverside will be home to a state-of-the-art women’s and children’s hospital, including a Level III (highest level) perinatal center, Level ...

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Head Lice: A Common Back-to-School Problem

Summer is almost over and kids will soon be off to school. No parent wants to get that phone call saying that their child has head lice. And no parent wants to discover that their child has brought lice home! Head ...

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Digestive System

5 ways to prevent colon cancer

Written by guest blogger and board certified gastroenterologist, Rodrigo Castillo, MD Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the U.S. As an effective method of preventing colorectal cancer, a colonoscopy is a ...

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Ask the trainer: FAQs on sports concussions

Since Wisconsin's concussion law, Act 172, went into effect in 2012, there has been much talk in the sports circles about concussions and safe return to play. Kathy Calkins, LAT, ATC, at Mercy Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, answers four ...

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Make a statement with your prosthesis

For many amputees, adding a bit of color or decoration to their prosthetic arm or leg is a great way to have fun and celebrate their interests. At Mercy Orthotic and Prosthetic Centers, we can add just about any decoration or ...

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7 questions to ask yourself before starting a weight loss plan

Setting up realistic, descriptive and easy-to-measure goals are important part of successful weight loss. They keep you focused and motivated. Here are seven questions to ask yourself before starting a weight loss plan: 1. Is the timing right? Before you begin a ...

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The next big thing in prosthetics now offered at Mercy

Whether you’ve recently had an amputation or have been using prosthetics for years, it’s important to evaluate the effectiveness of all prosthetic options. A prosthesis that is easy to put on in the morning and take off at night, as ...

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Sports Medicine

Shin splints and shoes

How shoes can assist in preventing shin splints Shin pain, commonly referred to as “shin splints,” is an overuse injury that occurs in about twenty percent of runners. This pain can be annoying and sometimes debilitating. Anyone can be affected. Athletes ...

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Treating tennis elbow

A healthy tendon makes motion easy and pain free. But when tendons are damaged, movement in a joint, such as the elbow, can be very painful. This pain can limit your range of motion. Damage to a tendon can be ...

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