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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.


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 Aging Eye

The human eye transforms light rays from objects into visual impulses, which are then interpreted by the brain as images. For most people, especially younger folks, this process works seamlessly. The following is a review of some of the common ...

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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 ...

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Doctor giving a senior woman a vaccination. Virus protection. COVID-2019.

COVID-19 Vaccination and You

We’ve all been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Wearing face coverings and social distancing are likely things you’ve never had to do in the past. With the recent rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, it’s understandable that there are concerns about getting ...

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Controlling High Blood Pressure

By Douglas H. Bryan, MD Mercyhealth board certified vascular surgeon Northwest Herald, February 2021 About 15 million Americans have high blood pressure and don’t know it. Normal blood pressure is in the range of 120/80. The 120 is the measure of systolic pressure, ...

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What is atrial fibrillation and how is it treated?

By Imdad Ahmed, MD, FACP, FACC, FHRS Mercyhealth Electrophysiologist Atrial fibrillation is an irregular and rapid heartbeat due to disorganized signals from the electrical system of the heart. During atrial fibrillation, upper chambers of the heart may beat as fast as 400 ...

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