Stay Healthy Blog

Stay Healthy with Mercyhealth, offers everyday tips, practical strategies and perspectives for your health and wellness, as well as timely discussion from a variety of doctors, specialists and experts. Our blogs covers a variety of topics intended to help our patients make healthy decisions in their everyday life while also informing members of the Mercyhealth community of changes occurring throughout our organization.

We cover topics ranging from different areas of the news, to healthy recipes that you can use at home. At Mercyhealth we believe that a lifestyle does not end when you leave the doctor’s office, and that’s why we work to make sure you have the knowledge to live the healthiest life possible.

WKOW TV: Proposal Could Allow Wisconsinites to Text 911

JANESVILLE (Channel 27 in Madison WKOW) -- You can text to order pizza or use an app to summon a ride, however, Wisconsinites currently can't text to receive emergency services. A proposal in the state budget bill may change that and advance ...

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WIFR TV: Mercyhealth Books for Babies Strengthening Parental Bond

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) – Strengthening the bond between mothers and babies is the purpose of Mercyhealth’s “Books for Babies” program. Students from St. James School delivered the books collected through their penny wars competition. The hospital hands out books all year round ...

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Digestive System

5 ways to prevent colon cancer

Written by guest blogger and board certified gastroenterologist, Rodrigo Castillo, MD Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the U.S. As an effective method of preventing colorectal cancer, a colonoscopy is a ...

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WKOW TV: Dr. Wistrom Warns of Lethal New Drug in Rock County

By David Johnson, Posted: May 20, 2017 11:00 PM CDTUpdated: May 20, 2017 11:00 PM CDT EDGERTON (WKOW) --- A drug more lethal than heroin is beginning an increasing problem in Rock County. It's called Fentanyl (Acryl fentanyl and Tetrahyrdofuran Fentanyl) and Dr. ...

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