Mercyhealth Welcomes New Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner

ROCKFORD, Illinois—Mercyhealth is pleased to welcome Renee Dahm, MSN, ANP-BC to its staff in the Occupational Health and Wellness Department, 2300 N. Rockton Ave., Rockford. Her special interests include: Occupational health, safety and wellness Pre-employment physicals Work-related illnesses, injuries and prevention Renee ...

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Winter Safety Tips: Ice and Snow Mean Take it Slow

About a million people experience falls every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and approximately 20,000 people die annually due to fall-related injuries. Now that winter weather has arrived in full force and many parts ...

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Winter Weather Closings and Cancellations 2018

It’s that time of year again and snow and ice is on the way! If severe weather prompts us to close facilities, cancel or delay a program and/or services, we want you to know immediately. We’ve also partnered with local media ...

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Postural Hypotension: What It Is and How to Manage It

Postural (orthostatic) hypotension is when your blood pressure drops when you go from lying down to sitting up, or from sitting to standing. When your blood pressure drops, less blood can go to your organs and muscles. This can make ...

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Skin Cancer: Signs to Watch For

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma are the most common types of skin cancer. They make up more than 98% of all cases and rarely result in ...

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Breast Cancer: Risks and Warning Signs

Except for skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women. The two main factors that influence your breast cancer risk are being a woman and getting older. Other risk factors include: Changes in breast cancer-related genes ...

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Prostate Cancer: Signs to Watch For

The prostate is a part of the male reproductive system. It is located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. It is about the size of a walnut and surrounds the urethra (the tube that empties urine ...

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