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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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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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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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