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  • Antibiotics: When you need them, when you don’t 10/23/2017

    We all know antibiotics are good at fighting germs - just not all germs. And that's good to remember the next time you get an illness like a cold.

  • Don’t risk the flu—get your shot 10/23/2017

    You want to stay healthy and feel good. And one way to do that, especially this time of year, is to get a flu shot.

  • Give a warm welcome to Dr. Dhar 10/23/2017

    Sunil Dhar, MD, an interventional cardiologist, has joined the cardiac team at Nazareth Hospital as Medical Director of the Cath Lab.

  • It’s a test you don’t want to miss 10/23/2017

    Screening for colorectal cancer gives you the rare opportunity to undergo a test that can actually prevent cancer.

  • Managing funds when money is tight 10/23/2017

    Do you have a tough time paying bills some months? Managing money can be hard when you don’t have much of it. And a tight budget can be particularly difficult this time of year.

  • Mercy Fitzgerald is first in state to use heart stent 10/23/2017

    Last May, Mercy Fitzgerald became the first in the state to use a special kind of stent just approved by the FDA for people with extra-large heart arteries.

  • Mercy LIFE garden puts participants in touch with the soil 10/23/2017

    Inner-city West Philadelphia might not seem like the best spot to put a vegetable patch. But that didn’t stop Ed Kratowicz from planting one there for all to enjoy.

  • Minimally invasive heart surgery 10/23/2017

    Mercy cardiothoracic surgeons perform a wide range of minimally invasive heart surgeries at Mercy Fitzgerald and the Lourdes Cardiovascular Institute.

  • Q&A with Dr. Jackson-DeVose 10/23/2017

    An OTC remedy might seem like a good solution when you feel a cold coming on. But you should be cautious about taking products if you have a heart problem or high blood pressure.

  • Q&A: Prostate cancer 10/23/2017

    Prostate cancer usually grows slowly—and most men with the disease won’t die from it. Even so, before the year ends, it’s expected to claim roughly 28,000 lives nationwide.