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Stay Healthy

Stay Healthy offers everyday tips, practical strategies and perspectives for your health and wellness, as well as timely discussion from a variety of doctors, specialists and experts. We cover a variety of topics intended to help our patients make healthy decisions in their everyday life.

We cover topics ranging from different areas of the news, to healthy recipes that you can use at home. At Mercyhealth we believe that a lifestyle does not end when you leave the doctor’s office, and that’s why we work to make sure you have the knowledge to live the healthiest life possible.

Schedule a Summer Skin Checkup

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the US. Some skin cancers are more common or deadly than others. Basal and squamous cell carcinoma are the most common types of skin cancer, making up over 98% of ...

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Stress Management for Uncertain Times

By Dan Desloover, EAP Coordinator at Mercyhealth Who isn’t stressed? We all are. So let’s take a closer look at stress. Stress is our mental and physical feeling to a perceived threat. These threats, or stressors, can include chronic illness, declining ...

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Tick-borne diseases

By VickieMarie Cloutier,  MD,  FAAFP Tick-borne diseases in the United States are transmitted via Ixodes scapularis and Dermacentor variabilis and include Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF), ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis, babesiosis, tularemia, Colorado tick fever (viral) and tickborne relapsing fever. The ...

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Learn How to Prevent or Delay Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic (long-lasting) disease that affects how your body turns food into energy. More than 100 million Americans are living with a form of diabetes. This includes 30.3 million people who have type 1, type 2 or gestational ...

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Don’t wait, vaccinate!

Get your flu shot today The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Common symptoms include cough, sore throat, runny/stuffy nose, muscle and body ...

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Prostate Cancer: Are You at Risk?

Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer among American men. Prostate cancers usually grow slowly. Most men with prostate cancer are older than 65 and do not die from the disease. The prostate is a part of the male reproductive system, ...

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Holiday Food Face-off

Ham versus turkey? Choose turkey. Both are a good source of protein, however if you skip the skin, turkey provides significantly less fat. Also, ham has 15 times more sodium than turkey. Soft cheese versus hard cheese? Choose soft ...

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