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Feb 09, 2017

Reduce Your SAD: 7 Everyday Things You Can Do to Cope

Posted by Gail Snyder on Thu, Feb 9, 2017 - 10:38 AM in Behavioral Health , Depression

         

Feeling SAD? You're not alone. About five to 10 percent of the population develops Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which is different from the "winter blues." Gail Snyder with Mercy Concern provides an overview of SAD along with seven everyday measures you can take.

7 Everyday measures you can take to combat SAD

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Jan 30, 2017

14 Ways to Fall Proof a Home or Living Area

Posted by Cindy Hallgren on Mon, Jan 30, 2017 - 11:45 AM in Orthopedics , Fall Prevention , Therapy

         

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in three older adults over the age of 65 fall each year. If you have aging parents, it's important to determine when it's time to "fall proof" their home or living area. Mercy therapist Cindy Hallgren provides 14 helpful tips on how to do that.

14 ways to fall proof a home from Mercy Medical Center Therapy - Canton Ohio

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Jan 11, 2017

Making Changes For Good: Four Factors To Improve Will Power

Posted by Gail Snyder on Wed, Jan 11, 2017 - 1:31 PM in Behavioral Health , Resiliency , Stress Management , Time Management

         

Many people make a list of changes they want to accomplish in their lives at the beginning of the year. The changes often last for a short time before fading away, no matter how much the change is desired. A person will then think, “I just don’t have enough will power,” and feel bad until the next year, when the cycle repeats. What can you do to increase the odds of making lasting change?

How to Keep New Year's Resolutions from Mercy Concern in Canton Ohio

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Dec 14, 2016

Five Ways to Combat the Holiday Blues (and What To Do If It's Beyond the Blues)

Posted by Gail Snyder on Wed, Dec 14, 2016 - 2:08 PM in Behavioral Health , Anxiety , Resiliency , Stress Management

         

If you find yourself gritting your teeth when you hear Christmas carols, wanting to wring the neck of the next person who wishes you happy holidays, or feel the tears starting when you see decorations, how can you get through the season?

five tips to deal with holiday blues

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Dec 06, 2016

Do You Struggle with Portion Distortion? Take Our Quiz.

Posted by Kathy Wise on Tue, Dec 6, 2016 - 11:30 AM in Wellness , Diet & Nutrition

         

Food is fuel for your body, not a form of recreation. Food gives you the energy you need to be able to enjoy the other activities in life. Think about comparing your body to your car. You fill up your car’s gas tank when it is empty, not when it is full. So, don’t eat for reasons other than hunger. Take our portion-control quiz to find out if you struggle with portion distortion.

Take portion control quiz - Canton Mercy Weight Management

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Nov 30, 2016

Holiday Memories: Dealing with Loss at a Time of Joy

         

Everyone anticipates the holiday season differently. Some may be excited for the gathering of family and friends, while others may find the holiday season emotionally challenging. This is especially true if you’ve lost someone close to you. The absence of your loved one can be overwhelming.

Dealing with memories and grief at the holidays

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Nov 01, 2016

Low-dose CT Lung Screening Saves Former Smoker's Life

Posted by Nicole Haines on Tue, Nov 1, 2016 - 8:27 AM in Cancer , Cancer Prevention

         

Mercy employee Gary Trompower says kicking the smoking habit in 2007 after 32 years was one of the hardest (but best) things he's ever done. A few years later, Gary did another 'best thing' for himself: he got a low-dose CT lung cancer screening. Thanks to this quick, pain-free test, Gary's non-small cell lung cancer was caught early in a very treatable stage.

low dose lung cancer screening in canton ohio saves Gary Trompower's life

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Oct 12, 2016

Have Worries Become Anxiety? Six Questions to Ask Yourself

Posted by Gail Snyder on Wed, Oct 12, 2016 - 1:41 PM in Behavioral Health , Anxiety , Resiliency , Stress Management

         

How do you know when it crosses the line from merely stressful to a real problem? Though it’s not always easy to tell, there are some simple questions to ask yourself.

Worries Become Anxiety - Help from Mercy Concern Counseling - Canton Akron Ohio

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Oct 07, 2016

Why Yoga May Be Just What Your Heart Needs

Posted by Mary Bosyj on Fri, Oct 7, 2016 - 2:40 PM in Heart , Heart Disease , Wellness , Fitness & Exercise

         

Heart disease remains the number one killer of both men and women. Exercise and increased activity levels remains at the top of the heart healthy lifestyle changes list. But does exercise have to look or feel a certain way to improve heart health?

yoga and heart disease advice - mercy heart center - canton ohio

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Oct 04, 2016

Genetics and Breast Cancer: What You Need to Know

Posted by Tara Barker on Tue, Oct 4, 2016 - 2:11 PM in Cancer , Cancer Prevention

         

Only about 5–10% of breast cancers are thought to be hereditary or caused by abnormal genes passed from parent to child. If there happens to be an error in a gene, then that same mistake will appear in all the cells that contain the same gene. It would be like having an instruction manual and all the copies have the same typographical error.

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