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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.


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, MDMercyhealth 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, FHRSMercyhealth 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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Sparkling Cranberry Kombucha Mocktail

Author: The Real Food DietitiansPrep Time:10 minsTotal Time:10 minsYield:4 1x Ingredients 2 bottles kombucha of choice (such as ginger, cranberry, or ‘original/unflavored’)*½ cup 100% cranberry juice1-inch slice of fresh ginger, thinly sliced, plus more for garnish1 large sprig of fresh rosemary, plus ...

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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, drugs ...

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