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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.

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.

Health Watch Archives

  • 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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