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.

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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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Keeping grandkids safe

Grandparents love to have their grandchildren visit. Some grandparents are even full- or part-time caregivers for their grandkids. But having young ones around the house requires a special vigilance and an eye toward safety. These tips from the Centers for ...

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Measles: what you need to know

MMR vaccine is your best defense Measles is a viral infection that causes high fevers, cough, runny nose, red and watery eyes, and fatigue. A red rash starts on the face and spreads down the body within a few days. It ...

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Could you have sleep apnea?

Do you often wake up tired, maybe with a sore throat or headache? Are you tired much of the day? Maybe you’re not getting good sleep because your breathing is disrupted by a common condition called sleep apnea. There are several ...

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Hot Cars Kill

Never leave a child or a pet alone in a car, not even for a minute. Last year, 51 children died in hot cars in the US, the highest number on record since 1989. We know this is 100 percent preventable. ...

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Are you drinking enough water?

Getting enough water every day is important for your health. Along with the beverages you drink, you can also get fluids through the foods you eat, (for example, broth soups, and foods with high water content such as celery, tomatoes ...

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Lower your chances of stroke

Having a stroke can be a catastrophic, life-changing event. Heart disease and stroke are preventable, yet they remain leading causes of death and disability, and health care spending in the US. Alarmingly, many of these events happen to adults ages 35-64—over ...

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