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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…

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…

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…

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…

What You Need to Know About COVID-19

This article was last updated on March 19, 2020, at 11:10 am. If you have questions regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19 please call the ODH Hotline at 1-833-4ASKODH (1-833-427-5634). Mercy Implements Visitor Restrictions Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 and until further notice, Mercy will implement visitation restrictions for visitors in conjunction with other area hospitals to prevent the…

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The Doctor Will Hear You Now

Regular health check ups are a great opportunity to develop a relationship with your doctor before you get sick and can help you prevent illnesses and manage chronic diseases. When was the last time you saw YOUR doctor? Schedule an appointment today. Annual checkups. Traditionally, these visits have involved running tests and looking for things that…

Take These Numbers to Heart

February is American Heart Month, a perfect time to discuss the heart-healthy numbers you should aim for and what they mean. BMI: Based on height-to-weight ratio, body mass index (BMI) is an overall indicator of healthy weight. BMI does not distinguish between women and men. Your BMI should be between 20 and 24. WAIST CIRCUMFERENCE: Extra…

Mercy TAVR Patient, Age 88, Can Breathe Easy Again

Jane Coleman found it hard to breathe. She had little energy and always felt tired. A widow and resident of an independent living facility in North Canton, Jane had started paying for extra help with household chores, such as changing her bed sheets. Most would say this isn’t unusual for people of Jane’s age (she’ll…

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Cervical Cancer and HPV: What You Need to Know

Last month was Cervical Health Awareness Month, and Mercy Cancer Center wants you to know that there’s a lot you can do to prevent cervical cancer. Each year, more than 11,000 women in the United States get cervical cancer. HPV (human papillomavirus) is a very common infection that spreads through sexual activity, and it causes almost…

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