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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.


Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are among the most common infections in people. UTIs occur when bacteria enter and infect the urinary tract. They can affect several parts of the urinary tract, but the most common type of UTI is a ...

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Oh, My Aching Back!

If you have lower back pain, you are not alone. About 80 percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetimes. It is the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed ...

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Is That Just a Mole—or Skin Cancer?

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma are the most common types of skin cancer. They make up more than 98% of all cases and rarely result in ...

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The Pain of Sinus Infections

Sinusitis is the medical term for a sinus infection. It means your sinuses are inflamed due to a viral or bacterial infection or another problem. Your sinuses are hollow air spaces within the bones surrounding the nose. They produce mucus, which ...

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Soothe That Scratchy Throat

You can have a sore throat for many reasons. Often, contagious viral infections like colds and the flu cause sore throats. Other causes can include: Allergies, like hay fever, dust, pet dander and mold Mononucleosis, a contagious viral infection Smoking ...

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Is it a Cold or is it the Flu?

Colds and influenza (flu) are highly contagious respiratory illnesses. Both have similar symptoms, but they differ in severity, as you can see in this chart. In general, flu is worse than the common cold, with more intense symptoms. People with colds ...

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