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Aug 22, 2017

Staying Well as a Couple While Coping With Cancer

Posted by Dishon Kamwesa on Tue, Aug 22, 2017 - 1:43 PM in Cancer , Cancer Support

         

The burden of supporting someone you love can be both a privilege and a responsibility. It is vitally important to identify the limitations that may exist emotionally, relationally, and psychologically for a couple that is battling cancer together.

Advice for Couples Facing Cancer from

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Jul 25, 2017

4 Simple Ways to STOP and Practice Mindfulness

Posted by Amy Traugh on Tue, Jul 25, 2017 - 1:57 PM in Behavioral Health , Mental Health Strategies , Resiliency , Stress Management

         

When the word mindfulness comes to mind, many assume it involves being zoned out and ignoring reality. In fact, mindfulness is just the opposite. Jon Kabat Zinn, a leader in the field of mindfulness, defines mindfulness as “paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgementally.”

Mindfulness techniques from Mercy Medical Center in Canton Ohio

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Jun 15, 2017

Seven Marriage Myths You Might Believe

Posted by Gail Snyder on Thu, Jun 15, 2017 - 10:04 AM in Behavioral Health , Love & Marriage

         

In June it seems love is all around, and weddings are big business. So much attention is paid to the party, but what about the marriage itself? What comes after the wedding, and how can a couple increase their chances of success in marriage?

Seven marriage myths from Mercy Concern counseling in Canton Ohio

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Jun 01, 2017

Life After Cancer and Survivor Care Plans

Posted by Nicole Haines on Thu, Jun 1, 2017 - 10:45 AM in Cancer , Cancer Recovery , Cancer Support , Life After Cancer

         

One of the most exciting things in oncology is the vast improvement in survivor rates over the past few decades. It's led to a whole new phase of the cancer journey called survivorship. Learn what survivorship is and how you can develop a Survivor Care Plan.

Life after cancer - what is a survivor care plan? Mercy Cancer Center in Canton Ohio

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May 10, 2017

Life After Limb Loss

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Wed, May 10, 2017 - 12:41 PM in Rehabilitation , Support Groups , Therapy

         

Nearly 2 million people living in the United States have experienced limb loss, according to the Amputee Coalition, a national nonprofit patient advocacy organization for people affected by limb loss. Over half are a result of vascular disease (including diabetes and peripheral arterial disease). Other causes include trauma and cancer. It is estimated that by 2050, 3.6 million people in the U.S. will be living with limb loss. Mercy Medical Center Amputee Support Group participants Michael Beitler and Attiah Fogle share their stories of life and hope after limb loss.

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May 01, 2017

Honor Mental Health Awareness Month By Doing These Six Things

Posted by Gail Snyder on Mon, May 1, 2017 - 9:28 AM in Behavioral Health , Mental Health Strategies

         

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and has been since 1949. Sometimes it seems as if there is something vying for our attention every week, so it’s fair to ask,“What is mental health and why does it deserve a month of awareness?”

mental health awareness month 2017 - six tips from Canton's Mercy Concern

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Mar 24, 2017

Is the HPV Vaccine the Right Thing to Do?

Posted by Nicole Haines on Fri, Mar 24, 2017 - 11:00 AM in Cancer , Cancer Prevention

         

Chances are if you are a parent of a tween or teen, you have been offered or even chosen to get your child vaccinated against HPV or human papilloma virus. Have you thought about why this vaccine is so important? Nicole Haines with Mercy Cancer Center provides an educational message on the HPV vaccination.

HPV vaccine education from Mercy Cancer Center 2017

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Mar 14, 2017

'Profound Understanding of Reality': What Jesus' Teachings & Neuroscience Have in Common

Posted by John Nadas on Tue, Mar 14, 2017 - 10:47 AM in Behavioral Health , Motivation , Neuroscience

         

"Can the reality and truth of the teachings of Jesus be validated by history, neuroscience, and personal experience? The surprising answer to this question is that they can indeed be verified without resorting to myths or mysticism which are beyond human comprehension." — John Nadas, MD, author of The Book of Reality: the Neuroscience of the Teaching of Jesus

Neuroscience of the teachings of Jesus by John Nadas MD

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Mar 08, 2017

Two Important Ways to Prevent Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted by Cindy D'Egidio on Wed, Mar 8, 2017 - 10:23 AM in Fall Prevention , Rehabilitation , Therapy

         

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), someone in the United States experiences a traumatic brain injury every 13 seconds. Traumatic brain injuries are defined as a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the brain function after birth. Learn more about preventing these life-altering injuries.

Brain injury prevention from Mercy Rehab

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Feb 27, 2017

How the Japanese Concept of Kintsugi Can Help With Relational Loss

Posted by Gail Snyder on Mon, Feb 27, 2017 - 8:37 AM in Behavioral Health , Depression , Resiliency , Stress Management

         

Often when we’ve been hurt in life, we feel broken. In our culture, if something is broken, we usually throw it away and replace it. However, the Japanese have a different approach. They practice the art of Kintsugi, which is repairing broken pottery or ceramics so that the brokenness is made beautiful. Instead of hiding your hurts and flaws, try embracing them.

Kintsugi for relational loss, broken heart - Mercy Concern, Canton Ohio

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