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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.


Sparkling Cranberry Kombucha Mocktail

Author: The Real Food Dietitians Prep Time:10 mins Total Time:10 mins Yield:4 1x Ingredients 2 bottles kombucha of choice (such as ginger, cranberry, or ‘original/unflavored’)* ½ cup 100% cranberry juice 1-inch slice of fresh ginger, thinly sliced, plus more for ...

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Pink Eye Facts and Prevention

Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, is one of the most common and treatable eye conditions. It is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the thin, clear tissue that lines the inside of the eyelid and the white part of the ...

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Mealtime Tips for Little Ones

Mealtime can be a fun learning experience for little ones. Sitting down as a family to eat can teach children how to eat and help them develop social skills. Having a routine can also help children know what to expect ...

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Start Your Day the Right Way

The first two hours after we wake up can be the most productive of the day. Try these tips to ensure you start your day the right way. Stay away from your screen. Put yourself first by putting away your phone, ...

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The Dangers of E-cigarettes

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), state and local health departments, and other clinical and public health partners are investigating a multi-state outbreak of lung injury associated with e-cigarette product use. E-cigarettes are ...

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How Best to Manage Your Stress

The best ways to manage stress are through self-care. Follow these tips to ensure you stay well through tough times: Avoid drugs and alcohol. They may seem to be a temporary fix to feel better, but, in the long run, ...

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Keeping Your 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 eye toward safety. These tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

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Too Much Time Online

Today, almost 75% of teenagers own a smartphone that they use to access the internet, watch TV and videos, and download interactive applications (apps). The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests overuse of digital media and screens may place your child ...

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The ABC of UTIs

Did you know urinary tract infections (UTIs) are among the most common infections in people? UTIs occur when bacteria enter and infect the urinary tract. UTIs can affect several parts of the urinary tract, but the most common type of ...

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Protect your skin during the winter months

By Dr. David Nelsen Board Certified Dermatology, Mercyhealth East It’s that time of the year again, the time when we turn the thermostats up and the humidity goes down. The cold temperatures, dry air, age-related skin dryness and even medications can combine ...

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