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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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Mercyhealth Pediatric Urologist Speaks at International Conference

ROCKFORD, Illinois—Patrick McKenna, MD, FACS, FAAP, pediatric urologist at Mercyhealth’s Physician Clinic–Riverside, spoke Saturday, March 13, at the Hypospadias International Society’s Annual Educational Seminar. Dr. McKenna’s presentation, “Distal hypospadias repair,” featured a technique he developed on urethral advancement for distal hypospadias ...

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