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Health Watch is Mercy's community newsletter that provides you with health care information that is important to you and your family.  To receive this publication, delivered straight to your mailbox for FREE, please submit the subscription request form.

December 2014 - Skip the winter hibernation with these outdoor activities; get inspired by weight loss success stories; make mealtime easier with Mercy's new frozen meals

Health Watch Archives

  • October 2014 - Generations Giving Birth at Mercy; Cancer Facts and Figures; Run for Your Life

  • August 2014 - Gerry's Story: Back in the Tractor Following Knee Replacement; A New Procedure for Lung Cancer - Only at Mercy; Lifestyle Tips for Better Heart Health

  • June 2014 - David's Story: Relearning skills through therapy; Mercy Again Earns Highest Nursing Honor: Magnet; Highest Standards for Respiratory Care; Nursing Scholarships Awarded to Students; Funds Received for a New Oak Crest Van

    Correction: The title of the recipe in this issue is incorrect. The correct title should be Grilled Shrimp with Mango Salsa. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • May 2014 - Griffith's Story: Clot-busting medication reversed paralysis from stroke; Mercy and Hills & Dales Collaborate to Enhance Autism Services; Megan's Story: Hearing device uses body's natural ability to conduct sound

  • April 2014 - John's Story: Minimally invasive surgery for lung cancer; Performance Achievement Award for Stroke Care; Rita's Story: Gets weight back in check with Just for You Weight Loss Program

  • March 2014 - Boost Your Nutrition with Power Foods; Sleep Apnea, a Serious Health Issue; Insurance Enrollment Deadline: March 31; Mercy Red Dress Breakfast (event photos)

  • February 2014 - Kathryn's Story: Husband calling 9-1-1 was first step in saving her life; Mercy Red Dress Breakfast: Join us for a fabulous morning!; Pilar's Story: Received high-risk, life-saving surgery

  • January 2014 - Ann's Story: Real Results with the Mercy Weight Loss Program; Mercy Child Development Center Earns Highest Rating; Mercy Introduces MyMercyDubuque: View Your Medical Records Online

  • December 2013 - The Year in Review: What's New in Patient Care, Awards and Milestones, Community Outreach, Support for Mercy

  • November 2013 - Mike's Story: Knee replacements allow him to run the stairs; Mercy Service Club Celebrates 65 Years; Cherish Your Sleep: A few simple changes could help you sleep better tonight

  • October 2013 - Gail's Story: She fought the beast and won; Navigating the Health Insurance Marketplace; Staying on Track: A new program offers you ongoing support for your weight loss efforts
  • September 2013 - Karen's Story: Cancer caught early with health screening; Helpful Tips for Avoiding the Flu; Dana's Story: Preeclampsia made Dana's otherwise healthy pregnancy an urgent matter.
  • August 2013 - Gerard's Story: Physical therapy prevented surgery; EIMCO Employees Shed Pounds with Mercy Health Strides; Msgr. Glovik's Story: No longer a candidate for stents, Msgr. Glovik receives a triple bypass
  • June 2013 - Mercy Family Pharmacy: Convenient Locations, Expert Advice; Two Mercy Associates Receive Scholarships; Mercy Awards Scholarships to High School Seniors; Mercy Holds First 5K; Cooper's Story: Helping Patientls Through Pet Therapy
  • May 2013 - John's Story: Surgical Option for Broken Ribs Eliminates Pain and Speeds Healing, Autism Center Summer Programming - A Collaborative Program with Hills & Dales, Meet the Docs: Q&A with Tara Holste, DO, and Lisa Kramer, MD
  • April 2013 - Sherry's Story: Gallbladder Removed with One Tiny Incision; You Don't Need to Live with Urinary Incontinence; Electronic Fetal Monitoring: Keeping Babies Safer at Mercy
  • March 2013 - Camdyn's Story: Great Improvement in Speech with Integrated Listening; How's Your Nutrition/Healthy Snacks for Your Children; Safe Sleeping (Mercy Birth Center models the safest sleep practices for newborns, including the use of sleep sacks)
  • February 2013 -  Arlette's Story: Heart Failure Isn't Slowing Her Down; Mercy Red Dress Breakfast; Donna's Story: Lost 40 Pounds with Mercy's Just for You Weight Loss Program; Nursing Scholarships
  • January 2013 - Susan's Story: Home the Next Day Following Robotic-assisted Hysterectomy, Mercy Earns Certification as Stroke Center, Intuitive Eating: Learning how to eat intuitively can eliminate emotional eating (Two participants share their stories).
  • December 2012 - 2012: A Year of New Services, Facilities, Technology = Great Results
  • November 2012 - Katie's Story: New Parents Appreciate Their Mercy Birth Experience; Nicole's Story: Bunion Surgery Has Her Enjoying Life, Pain Free
  • October 2012 - Chase's Story: Team Collaboration Helps Get Seizures Under Control; New ICU and CVU Showcase Local Artwork; Pat's Story: Treating Sleep Apnea Has Lowered His Weight and Blood Pressure
  • September 2012 - Patient Communication System: Upgrading the Traditional Nurse Call System Enhances Patient Care; Mercy Cafeteria Eliminates All Fried Foods; Michelle's Story: Her Low Back Pain Went From "Ten to Zero" with Mercy Pain Management.
  • August 2012 - Growing Stronger, Together: Tour Mercy's New Intensive Care Unit and Cardiovascular Unit, Radiology Connectivity With UIHC Steps Up Patient Care, Palliative Care: A New Program at Mercy Improves the Quality of Life for Patients with Serious Illness
  • June 2012 - Mike's Story: Stents Prevented Close Call with Heart; Mercy Autism Matters - A New Blog; Jan's Story: From Coma to Rehab to Enjoying Life More Than Ever
  • May 2012 - DA VINCI: Innovative da Vinci Surgery Coming soon to Mercy; Navigation Bronchoscopy: New technology at Mercy can detect lung cancer earlier
  • April 2012 - Campaign Goal Reached, New ICU/CVU Scheduled to Open in August; Mercy Participates in Stroke Program; Mercy Nurse among Iowa's Best
  • March 2012 - Phil's Story: Double Hip Replacement after 10 Years of Pain;
    Charles's Story: Diabetes Led to Vision Loss and Surgery; Just for You: A Weight Loss Program Based on Your Metabolism
  • February 2012 - Tony's Story: Feeling Good after Quadruple Bypass and Cardiac Rehab;
    Mike's Story, Revisited: Following His Doctor's Orders; ER Uses Stopwatches for Heart Attack Patients
  • January 2012 - The Mathews' Story: Miracle Babies Born at Just 26 Weeks,
    Mercy's Innovative Weightloss Program: Becky's Story, Knee Replacement/Physical Therapy Patient
    Story: Dean Dolphin
  • December 2011 - Rosie's Story: Husband Recognized Stroke Symptoms and Called 911,
    Mercy Year in Review
  • November 2011 Vocal Cord Dysfunction Patient Story: Marilyn Turner, Bedside Technology Improves
    Safety & Quality
  • October 2011 -  Corneal Transplant Patient Story: Peggy Dickson, Cath Lab Patient Story: Clara Richman
  • September 2011 -  Sleep Study Patient Story: Ed Wilgenbusch, New Programs for Weight Management 
  • July, 2011 - Mercy Workforce Health Initiative, Quit Using Tobacco, EATS: Therapy Program Helps Difficult Eaters
  • May, 2011 - Iowa's First Senior ER, Autism Center Summer Programs, Rehab Patient Story: Becky Demmer
  • March, 2011 - Carotid Stenting Patient: Mike Widmeier, Colon Cancer Patient: Bill Sweeney
  • February, 2011 - Heart Attack Patient: Bill Sand, DVT Patient: Julie Runde
  • January, 2011 - New Year's Resolutions, "Evening for Women" Series, Aspire Program

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