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Mercy Medical Center, Canton, Ohio
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Quality, compassionate healthcare for Canton, Ohio, and our five-county service area since 1908.
Quality, compassionate healthcare for Canton, Ohio, and our five-county service area since 1908.

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Feeling SAD? You're not alone. About five to 10 percent of the population develops Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which is different from the "winter blues." Gail Snyder with Mercy Concern provides an overview of SAD along with seven everyday measures you can take.

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"The children were behaved, very inquisitive, and willing to share stories about their family. Many of them already knew about good nutrition because they were learning similar information in school, which was so exciting to hear." — Tracia Wellman, Mercy Mission Outreach

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Former Mercy Dental Services resident George R. Williams embraced the complex and challenging cases hospital-based dentistry often presented. He views his experience as a gift he can pass on to his current patients and the Stark County community.

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Eli Abboud, a Mercy Gift Shop volunteer and senior at Jackson High School, believes in the power of positive human interaction. He considers it not only fun, but also a great way to live life. Eli plans to take this philosophy and his experience to a new level this fall as a business and economics major, thanks to a +TimkenSteel Corporation scholarship.

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According to the Arthritis Foundation, "'arthritis is not a single disease; it is an informal way of referring to joint pain or joint disease.'" With more than 100 different types, arthritis affects people of all ages, and it's the leading cause of disability in the United States. Learn more about arthritis and how you can manage the pain.

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Only about 5–10% of breast cancers are thought to be hereditary or caused by abnormal genes passed from parent to child. If there happens to be an error in a gene, then that same mistake will appear in all the cells that contain the same gene. It would be like having an instruction manual and all the copies have the same typographical error.

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Heart disease remains the number one killer of both men and women. Exercise and increased activity levels remains at the top of the heart healthy lifestyle changes list. But does exercise have to look or feel a certain way to improve heart health?

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How do you know when it crosses the line from merely stressful to a real problem? Though it’s not always easy to tell, there are some simple questions to ask yourself.

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Mercy employee Gary Trompower says kicking the smoking habit in 2007 after 32 years was one of the hardest (but best) things he's ever done. A few years later, Gary did another 'best thing' for himself: he got a low-dose CT lung cancer screening. Thanks to this quick, pain-free test, Gary's non-small cell lung cancer was caught early in a very treatable stage.

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Everyone anticipates the holiday season differently. Some may be excited for the gathering of family and friends, while others may find the holiday season emotionally challenging. This is especially true if you’ve lost someone close to you. The absence of your loved one can be overwhelming.
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