In Memory of Mercy Patient, Local Family to Support Mercy’s End-of-life IPad Project

Keeping up with technology had always been a priority for Mary Jane Farnsworth. At 86, the Canal Fulton resident frequently used her iPhone to, among many things, stay in touch with family and friends. When she was recently admitted to Mercy Medical Center, technology served as her only and final connection with loved ones. “In…

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Mercy Diabetes Education Helps Volunteer Take Control of Her Diabetes

Janice Sweitzer’s life changed instantly when routine bloodwork revealed that she was diabetic. An active Mercy Service League volunteer, she was initially treated for Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 is a chronic disease commonly diagnosed in older adults whose bodies are not able to make or use insulin well. She was familiar with the treatment…

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What Causes Pelvic Pain?

Pain in the Pelvic Area May Involve Up to Four Systems in a Woman’s Body Women are complicated. This saying, sometimes used in jest, is accurate on many levels, including when you are thinking of a woman’s pelvic region, the lower part of the torso located between abdomen and legs that houses portions of four…

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Smoke Signals

The dangers of cigarettes and other tobacco products have had health professionals sending up smoke signals for years. Although smoking rates have declined, nearly 18 percent of people 18 and older in the U.S. still currently smoke, and nearly half a million Americans die every year from smoking-related disease. In fact, smoking is the leading…

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Can You Have Endometriosis After a Hysterectomy Or Other Treatment?

Women’s Pelvic Pain Can Go Beyond Reproductive System Some women of reproductive age may develop endometriosis, a condition in which tissue similar to the uterus lining grows outside of the uterus on the ovaries or other parts of the reproductive system. This can cause severe pain and bleeding between periods. According to the US HHS…

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Take a Deep Breath

Did you know that disorders of the respiratory system can leave you tired, weak, breathless and even prevent you from enjoying life? Knowing your risk and what you can do to keep your respiratory system functioning at its best is crucial to healthy living and creating the life you want. Allergies occur when our immune…

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Guidelines for the “Girls”

It was Eleanor Roosevelt who said, “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. Today is the day we stare down breast cancer and decide that we are stronger, we are smarter, and we will never live in denial about our health. Of course, it won’t be easy. Breast cancer poses a threat…

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HOSPITAL[ITY]: Warm Service, Safe Environment, Exceptional Care

WARM SERVICE | SAFE ENVIRONMENT | EXCEPTIONAL CARE At some point in your life, chances are that you have visited a hospital. Whether it was to treat a broken bone, welcome a new baby, visit a healing relative, or undergo life-saving surgery, our hospital is at the heart of the community. We are here for…

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Self Defense: How Can You Prevent Disease?

Taking care of yourself has never been more important. Chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States, and make you more vulnerable to other health concerns. Partnering with your primary care physician on staying well is about feeling healthier now–to defend yourself…

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Rest: More than Zzzz’s

You know the feeling. You wake up feeling sluggish and the rest of the day you feel like you’re walking around in a fog. Our busy lives leave us little time to truly get the rest we need, and if you’re not careful, it can have a negative effect on your health. Getting enough rest…

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Embracing an Uncomfortable Peace, the Heart of Chris Fogarty’s Wellness Journey

Take it from an expert—and a very busy father of soon-to-be eight young children—all of us have mental health needs. Chris Fogarty, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, is a Mercy psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner who provides mental health outpatient care for patients of all ages. He also provides consultation for Mercy’s Emergency Department and admitted patients, and…

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The Heart of it All: How Can I Keep my Family Heart Healthy?

Our families are made up of all ages, shapes, sizes, and fitness levels. But whether you are caring for your partner, a grandparent, teen, or toddler, there are simple steps you can take to ensure every member of your family stays heart healthy. The key to fighting cardiovascular disease is to encourage a healthy diet…

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Mercy Housekeepers are Always on the Front Lines When it Comes to Protecting Patients, Staff and Visitors from Germs

“Not all heroes wear capes. Some of them wear scrubs. Some of them wear uniforms. And some of them wear what you’re wearing right now.” – Dr. Amy Acton, director of the Ohio Health Department. Mercy’s team of 80 housekeepers are always on the front line when it comes to protecting patients, staff and visitors…

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Mercy Respiratory Therapist Facilitates Production of Intubation Box to Protect Staff During COVID-19 Pandemic

“Not all heroes wear capes. Some of them wear scrubs. Some of them wear uniforms. And some of them wear what you’re wearing right now.” – Dr. Amy Acton, director of the Ohio Health Department. Trinae Jones, a 15-year Mercy respiratory therapist, researched innovative solutions to increase protection for Mercy staff who perform procedures that…

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Mercy Manager of Clinical Engineering Implements Game-Changing Mask Sterilization Protocol

“Not all heroes wear capes. Some of them wear scrubs. Some of them wear uniforms. And some of them wear what you’re wearing right now.” – Dr. Amy Acton, director of the Ohio Department of Health. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Mercy has activated their Hospital Incident Command System (HICS). In his role as…

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Sewing and Donating Masks to Mercy

Mercy Medical Center is grateful to all individuals and organizations willing to help our caregivers, patients and community during the COVID-19 crisis. With the expected surge in coronavirus-related cases, we are taking critical steps to ensure the health, safety and well-being of all those we serve. Sewing and Donating Masks We are seeking talented individuals…

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Eat Right to Heal!

During Nutrition Awareness month, the staff at Mercy Wound & Hyperbaric Center are emphasizing the value of good nutrition and advising their patients to eat balanced meals to speed wound healing. Though often overlooked as a factor in wound healing, good nutrition is an extremely important part of the healing process. Wounds must be well-fed…

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Stroke Recovery Strengthens Health, Resolve of Mercy’s Peter McDaniel

“Not all heroes wear capes. Some of them wear scrubs. Some of them wear uniforms. And some of them wear what you’re wearing right now.” ~Dr. Amy Acton, Director, Ohio Health Department Lessons Learned From Personal Health Crisis Help During COVID-19 Disease Outbreak While he wears many hats in his job, Mercy Director of Safety…

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A Message to Mercy Patients & Our Community

Together, we all face challenges and uncertainty. Our daily lives have changed due to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). We at Mercy Medical Center want our communities to know this is a road we will walk together with you throughout the months ahead. Cases of COVID-19 will continue to grow until late May or longer, according to…

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10 ways to manage respiratory symptoms at home

If you have fever, cough or shortness of breath, call your health care provider. They may tell you to manage your care from home. Follow these tips shared by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention as of March 22, 2020, in relation to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19): Stay home from work, school and away…

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Hangry? What should my family eat to stay healthy?

The basics of healthy eating and good nutrition are the same for each member of your family: choose healthy foods most of the time and limit the amount of unhealthy foods you eat. But healthy eating can be difficult to fit into your family’s everyday busy life, especially when everyone is immediately “hangry” when they walk…

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