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Mercyhealth Resumes Childbirth, Newborn and Breastfeeding Classes

ROCKFORD, Illinois- Mercyhealth is resuming in-person childbirth, newborn care, breastfeeding and infant and child CPR classes for 2021.  The first in-person class will be held on June 5. Registration is now open for the following classes. Preparing for childbirth: Class prepares ...

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Mercyhealth Urogynecologist’s Research on Botox Published

ROCKFORD, Illinois—Dr. Sonya Ephraim, urogynecologist at Mercyhealth, was recently published for her research on using Botox to treat an overactive bladder. Dr. Ephraim, along with six other researchers, were published in International Urology and Nephrology for their paper on “Outcomes of ...

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Mercyhealth Encourages Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing

ROCKFORD, Illinois — April is Sexually Transmitted Infections Awareness Month. The month is aimed at drawing attention to the importance of sexually transmitted disease (STD), also known as sexually transmitted infection (STI), testing. According to the Centers for Disease Control and ...

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Mercyhealth Seeks to Raise Awareness of Infertility

April 18-24, 2021, is National Infertility Awareness Week, a campaign created to raise awareness around infertility and to help change the conversation. Infertility is a common problem. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 7% of married ...

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