PODCAST: Returning to work after COVID-19
Listen as Dr. Keith Shankar, Family Medicine Resident at Mercyhealth, addresses concerns about returning to work after having COVID-19.
PODCAST: How pandemic precautions have lessened the flu
It's flu season but if you think the pandemic is helping keep other viruses at bay, you could be right.
PODCAST: COVID-19 vaccine FAQ
The COVID-19 vaccine has arrived to Rockford and health care workers across the region are being vaccinated to help slow the spread.
PODCAST: COVID 19 breath test study
Mercyhealth and RJ Lee Group Inc, based in Monroeville, PA, recently concluded COVID-19-related research at Mercyhealth North in Janesville. This research is the first step in developing a real time, non-invasive breath test for COVID-19 that provides results within seconds instead of days or weeks.
PODCAST: Coping with grief and loss during the holidays
The pandemic enhances these feelings as we social distance and limit or completely cancel holiday traditions and gatherings. Here to help us through this time and explain more is Joe Marek, bereavement coordinator at Mercyhealth Hospice in Rockford.
PODCAST: Healthy eating and social distancing during the holidays
As COVID-19 cases rise in Wisconsin, our holiday traditions may look different.
PODCAST: Coping with COVID fatigue
Stress and exhaustion from worrying about the coronavirus is causing COVID Fatigue. This overall sense of exhaustion is leading to an increase in people requiring treatment from behavioral health providers. But there are tools, strategies and healthy coping mechanisms you can do at home to help you manage.
Pregnancy in a Pandemic
Pregnancy during a pandemic can be a scary time for many parents but it doesn't need to be.
PODCAST: Telemedicine technology
Health care visits and appointments are looking a bit different these days.
PODCAST: New safety precautions
Many people have questions about coming to a hospital or clinic at this time.
Don't delay emergency care
Hospitals across the country, including Mercyhealth, are reporting fewer visits for heart attacks, acute strokes and other medical emergencies. Although the phenomenon is not clearly understood and studies are underway, Mercyhealth medical experts believe patients are either choosing not to seek—or delaying—emergency care.