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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.


 

Why should diabetics be concerned about their feet?

Submitted by Dr. Jakob Thorud, DPM, MS, FACFAS Diabetes can lead to many medical conditions including neuropathy (nerve damage). Elevated blood sugars can lead to damage to the peripheral nerves resulting in sensation changes to the feet. Although burning and tingling ...

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Importance of using sunscreen

Have fun in the sun, but always avoid sunburns, tanning beds and unprotected sun exposure! Sunscreen facts There is a difference between sunscreens and sunblocks. Screens have broad-spectrum protection through chemicals with names like oxybenzone or avobenzone. Although these are excellent protectors, ...

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Itchy eyes. Runny nose. It’s allergy season!

Spring is beautiful, but it's also a key time of year for seasonal allergies. As plants release pollen, millions of people with hay fever start to sniffle and sneeze. There's no cure but you can take steps to curb springtime ...

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How to spot a stroke and B.E. F.A.S.T.

A stroke, also called a brain attack, occurs when a blood clot blocks the blood supply to the brain or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts. About 137,000 Americans die of stroke every year. Stroke is a serious medical ...

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Melanoma Hunters

Have you ever found yourself questioning where a mole came from or if a certain mole is changing? Have you spent hours under the sun? Does anyone in your family have a history of skin cancer? If you answered “yes” ...

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The importance of primary care

With the start of a new year and the promise of warmer weather heading our way, you might have decided to start exercising more and eat healthier. Although you feel great now, it’s important to partner with a primary care ...

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Turning 45? Get screened for colon cancer

Colorectal, or colon, cancer affects men and women of all racial and ethnic groups. Your risk of getting colon cancer increases as you age. More than 90% of cases occur in people who are 50 years old or older. Of cancers ...

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National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week is February 22-28, 2021. The impact of the disease demands a compassionate response Eating disorders have the second highest mortality rate of all mental health disorders, surpassed only by opiod addiction.Eating disorders are associated with some of the ...

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