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UPDATED VISITOR POLICY: FOLLOWING GOVERNOR  WHITMER’S EXECUTIVE ORDER: ONE VISITOR may be considered under at least one of these special circumstances: Visitor is required for supporting patient including activities of daily living Visitor has power of attorney or is court-appointed for care for patient Patient is in serious critical condition or hospice care Visitor is…

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Signs of Colorectal Cancer

Signs of Colorectal Cancer It’s National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month, which makes it the perfect time to learn about colorectal cancer and the importance of its screening and prevention. While some use the terms colorectal cancer and colon cancer interchangeably, colorectal cancer refers to both colon and rectal cancers. Cancer in the large intestine is…

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Now’s the Time to Fix that Hernia

Whenever you notice a hernia, no matter how small it may be, it is vital to seek out prompt surgical treatment. There are two main categories of hernias, and both are known to progress over time. A reducible hernia can be flattened or pushed back into place with pressure or by lying down, while a…

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Your Post-Surgery Plans

Recovery is not easy. Even if you aren’t tired or groggy from your procedure, there may be an itching desire to get back into your old routine, to sink back into your old life and forget the surgery happened. However, most procedures need at least a few days to a few weeks or months in…

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Appendicitis Diagnosis and Treatment

Inflammation in the appendix is a serious matter. Knowing the difference between a stomach ache and appendicitis can be life-saving. Learn to recognize appendicitis and know what to do when it strikes. Signs of Appendicitis When the appendix is blocked, there’s a chance that an infection could form. Most commonly, symptoms of an infected appendix…

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The Importance of Mammograms

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is a good moment to learn about self examinations, and also the opportunity to schedule an annual mammogram. If you are between 40-74 (or younger if you have a family history), an annual mammogram could be a lifesaver through early detection and prevention of breast cancer. Read about…

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4 Hernia Prevention Tips to Avoid Hernia Pain

A hernia occurs when fatty tissue or an organ squeezes through the wall of muscles or tissue that normally hold it in place. They do not go away on their own, and when left untreated, they can become painful overtime or cause complications in blood flow or bowel obstruction. While hernias are manageable with surgery,…

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Healthy Eating for a Happy Colon

It’s no secret that what you put into your body matters. A good diet helps your mental and physical health in more ways than one. One of the most important things your diet influences is your colon health. There are many conditions related to the health of your colon that can be an inconvenience to…

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Getting enough ZZZs will Help you Heal

One of the most inconvenient things about surgery is the recovery time. You feel as though your life is on hold and you have a laundry list of things you need to do to for daily life to be back to normal. However, there is one thing that most everyone enjoys that can aid in…

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Congrats to Mercy Health Muskegon for receiving a 5 star CMS rating!

Congratulations to Mercy Hospital in Muskegon for receiving a 5 star CMS rating. We are proud to work with a 5 star facility. The 293 hospitals with 5 stars from CMS Mackenzie Bean – Thursday, March 7th, 2019 Print  | Email CMS updated its Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings in February, recognizing 293 hospitals with five…

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