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Last Breath

I had only been working at the hospital for about two weeks and here I was standing inside a room in the ICU with a family about to make one of the most difficult decisions of their life. If you’ve never been inside a room in the ICU it is about 10 feet across and [...]

By |October 21st, 2019|

The Mediterranean Diet: A Classic Diet That Packs a Big Punch

With countless diets competing for our attention, it can be hard to distinguish one diet from another, let alone know what healthful eating looks like. Believe it or not, one of the diets that promotes heart health and weight loss is also one of the oldest. What’s the Mediterranean Diet? From the depths of Italy [...]

By |September 26th, 2019|

It’s Never Too Late to Grow Old Gracefully

Watching the number of candles on the birthday cake multiply each year isn’t easy. Getting older may bring new challenges, but it’s never too late to adopt healthy habits that can help you grow old gracefully. Three Meritas Health doctors share what works, whether you’re 25 or 75. Keep Moving “Patients always ask me for [...]

By |September 4th, 2019|

Men’s Health: Skin Cancer Prevention and Detection

Your ears, lips and nose are the biggest problem areas when it comes to skin cancer, especially in men over the age of 50. The reasons? Damaging sun exposure and lack of preventive screenings. The Problem By age 70, one in five people in the U.S. will develop skin cancer. And while men and women [...]

By |July 29th, 2019|

Summer Break Safety

Summer is all about fun in the sun … until someone gets hurt. Keep your kiddos safer this summer by brushing up on playground slide safety tips, the warning signs of dehydration and the best defense against bug bites. Aaron M. Mayer, DO, a pediatrician with Meritas Health Pediatrics, offers his advice. Slide Safely Sliding [...]

By |July 3rd, 2019|
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