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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.


Return to Sports After COVID-19 Infection

Jason So, MD Mercyhealth Beloit In May 2020, The American College of Cardiology’s Sports and Exercise Cardiology Section developed recommendations to promote safe return-to-play for athletes involved with competitive sports after a severe COVID-19 infection. They advised a conservative return-to-play approach, citing ...

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Easy Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol

Did you know that being overweight or obese can raise your levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or “bad” cholesterol? No matter your age, reaching and maintaining a healthy weight can lower your cholesterol levels. Here is what you can do to ...

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Why Count Your Carbs?

“Carbs” is short for carbohydrates. Like other major nutrients— protein and fat—carbs provide your body with energy or calories. Counting carbs helps you keep track of the carbs in all your meals, snacks and drinks, and aids in matching your activity ...

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How to Clean a Cloth Mask

Masks are way to help slow the spread of COVID-19 when combined with every day preventive actions and social distancing in public settings. Masks should be washed regularly. Also note that it is important to always remove masks correctly (handle ...

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Influenza Updates for the Fall/Winter

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, reducing the spread of respiratory illnesses, like flu, this fall and winter is more important than ever. It is recommended that you get a flu vaccination in September or October, but getting vaccinated any time ...

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21 Healthy Tips for 2021: New Year, New You!

Start the new year off by improving your overall health and wellness with these practical tips from the World Health Organization. Eat a healthy diet. Eat a combination of different food groups, including fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts and whole grains. Adults ...

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Steps to Take if You Plan to Travel this Fall

Before you travel to another destination, consider the following: Is COVID-19 spreading at your destination? The more cases at your destination, the more likely you are to get infected during travel and spread the virus to others when you return. ...

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What to Know Before You Celebrate the Holidays

The holidays are right around the corner and celebrating safely amidst the coronavirus pandemic is of utmost importance. Celebrating virtually or with members of your own household poses a low risk for the spread of the virus, while in-person gatherings ...

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Headaches Come in Many Varieties

Almost everyone has had a headache. Headache is the most common type of pain and causes quality of life issues for many. Mild, occasional headaches can be successfully treated with over-the-counter pain medicines. Simple lifestyle changes—getting more sleep and rest and ...

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Curing Diarrhea Depends on its Cause

Diarrhea is loose, watery stools (bowel movements). You have diarrhea if you have loose stools three or more times in one day. Acute diarrhea lasts a short time. It is a common problem. It usually lasts about one or two ...

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