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Learning is a Way of Life

Sherry Zimmerman, Mercy ICU nurse for nearly 36 years, says embracing change is key to longevity in nursing. In May, Sherry Zimmerman, RN, BSN, CCRN, will celebrate 36 years of nursing—the majority of them in critical care—at Mercy Hospital and, by this fall, expects to become a graduate for the third time. Although more than…

Get the Facts About COVID-19 Vaccines

Infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can result in a range of illnesses, from mild symptoms to severe illness and death. We can’t predict how severe any person’s illness might be, but we have learned a lot, and we know that certain factors may increase your risk. Some people are more likely than…

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…

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…

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…

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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