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Healthy Living Newsletters 2011

December 12, 2011
Dementia: Developing a Care Plan
Elliot had recently sold his small business and was having difficulty dealing with his new found leisure. When he started becoming noticeably forgetful and confused at times, his wife Martha thought his problem was depression, a frequent cause of memory and thinking problems in late life. She tried to give him support and get him involved in voluntary activities.

December 5, 2011
Robotic-Assisted Stroke Care Close to Home
Robin (Robbie) Cloetens – neatly dressed with a stylish hair cut – chats animatedly with her husband, Ben. It would be hard for anyone in the restaurant to guess that just two months ago Robbie faced a future of uncertainty.

November 28, 2011
Assisted Living: A Friendly Option
They’ve become known as the Terrace Trio. They live in the courtyard section, and they are inseparable–sitting with each other at meals, taking the same art and music classes, and generally hanging out together.

November 21, 2011
Transforming Health in America
Transforming health care in America is the job of superheroes - hundreds of thousands of them.

November 7, 2011
Breast Cancer Awareness Hits New Heights

October has been a very successful month for the Mercy Regional Cancer Center which has worked tirelessly to raise awareness across the community regarding screening, prevention and treatment of breast cancer.

October 31, 2011
Holiday Spirit: For the Heart!
For Caroline, the holidays are always bittersweet because of the memory of her father’s death. The family had just finished dessert and were sitting around the table talking and laughing. But her father was not participating, and Caroline was the first to notice the distress on his face. He later died of a heart attack on December 25.

October 24, 2011
Diabetes: Know Your Champion!
November is National Diabetes Month, and St. Joseph Mercy Hospital is working to raise awareness regarding the importance of setting goals and making a plan to prevent type 2 diabetes and diabetes-related complications.

October 17, 2011
Breast Cancer: Reducing Your Risk!
Karla never misses her yearly mammogram. She has three friends who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

October 10, 2011
The “Smart” Hospital that just got “Smarter”!
You’ve heard of smart phones and smart tablets, but how about a smart hospital?

September 26, 2011
Mercy Regional Cancer Center Hosts Month-Long Salute to Breast Cancer
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron and its Mercy Regional Cancer Center invite women to have a better understanding of breast cancer risk, screening and treatment.

September 19, 2011
Innovative Robotic Partial Knee Replacement Surgery Available on at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
Jim Bartley recently took his hunting dogs for a run in the woods. And while it is something he likes to do on a regular basis, the most recent trip proved to be a memorable one for this Port Huron Township resident.

September 12, 2011
Mercy - Chafty Memorial Golf Outing Raises Funds to Support Programs
St. Joseph Mercy Foundation is pleased to announce that the 31st Annual Mercy- Chafty Memorial Golf Outing raised slightly more than $51,000 to support local health care programs.

September 5, 2011
Finding the Digital On-Ramp
More and more local health care providers are turning to St. Joseph Mercy for innovative solutions to their electronic health record needs.

August 22, 2011
Aneurysm: An Unhealthy Balloon
As a child, you may have played around with balloons, filling them with air to the point that they were ready to burst. How much pressure can the balloon take?

August 15, 2011
Pink Ribbon Event Shines with Outstanding Community Support

Celebrating 16 years of providing educational resources, information and an opportunity to support local women in need, St. Joseph Mercy Foundation is pleased to announce that it raised more than $19,000 during the Mercy Pink Ribbon Ladies' Day, held at Fore Lakes Golf Club on June 23, 2011.

August 8, 2011
Block Party Planned...Community Invited

In honor of ten years serving St. Clair County, Mercy Health Center and Sanctuary at Mercy Village, located in Fort Gratiot Township, are pleased to host a blowout block party for the entire community.

August 1, 2011
Robotic Partial Knee Replacement Surgery

Allows Patients to Return to Doing the Things They Love the Most.

July 25, 2011
Don't Let Arthritis Tie Your Hands

Ellen was a healthy, 75-year-old who looked younger than her years. Her gnarled, twisted fingers made her self-conscious, though, and interfered with many simple everyday activities.

July 18, 2011
Robotic Partial Knee Replacement Surgery

Got Marysville Coach and Athlete Jim Venia Back in the Game

July 11, 2011
Celebrating Volunteer Service
Success and support were celebrated at the Mercy Auxiliary Volunteer Organization (MAVO) Annual Meeting recently held in June 2011.

June 27, 2011
Early Retirement? Stay Active!

After 40 plus years of work life, Carl and Cynthia looked carefully at all their financial resources and commitments and decided, yes, they could retire at ages 62 and 60. Today, still in reasonably good health, the couple can look back on 20 enjoyable retirement years of traveling, hiking, studying and visiting children, grandchildren and old friends.

June 20, 2011
Golf Outing to Benefit St. Joseph Mercy Programs and Services

St. Joseph Mercy Foundation is pleased to host the Thirty-First Annual Mercy ~ Chafty Memorial Golf Outing. You’re invited to grab your clubs and head out for a fun-filled day of golf while helping to support special projects of the award-winning Mercy Regional Cancer Center and the Peoples’ Clinic for Better Health.

June 6, 2011
Golf Outing to Benefit Women in Need
It's all about you at the Sixteenth Annual St. Joseph Mercy Pink Ribbon Ladies' Day Golf Outing to benefit the Mercy Pink Ribbon Fund.

May 30, 2011
Shingles: A New Vaccine for Seniors
If you had chicken pox as a child, you probably don't remember much about it. It was a long time ago, and the disease didn't cause a great deal of illness or pain.

May 23, 2011
Cancer Center Benefits from Kearns Little Black Dress Event
The Fifth Annual Betty Kearns Little Black Dress event, held in early March 2011, boasted another sell-out crowd and terrific success for women in the community.

May 16, 2011
Skin Cancer Awareness Month: Shedding Light on Melanoma
It's a common sight every Spring when a warm day finally arrives and everyone rushes outdoors trying to soak up the rays. It's all a rite of seasonal passage until someone you know tells you they've been diagnosed with skin cancer.

May 9, 2011
Women Honored at Tea for Contribution to Cardiac Patients
When Kathy Strauss retired three years ago, she decided to try her hand at a hobby she had set aside years ago during her teaching career: Knitting.

May 2, 2011
Volunteers Celebrated During National Week
Honoring the dedication and devotion of its corps of more than 140 active volunteers, St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron (SJMPH) celebrated the contributions of members of the Mercy Auxiliary Volunteer Organization (MAVO) at a special Volunteer Recognition Dinner held during National Volunteer Week in early April 2011.

April 25, 2011
Dealing with Gall Bladder Stones
A gall bladder attack nearly always occurs at night, often after a large, fatty meal. Mona, celebrating her 65th birthday, felt pain in her upper right abdomen so severe that she thought she was having a heart attack.

April 11, 2011
St. Joseph Mercy Awarded Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval

By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety, St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval.

March 21, 2011
Tremors: Causes & Remedies
You may remember when you felt your hands trembling, but no one noticed. That may have occurred when you accepted a special award or trophy; when you were giving an important speech; or when you stepped to the line for two free throws that would decide the game.

March 14, 2011
Vineyards of the World Success: Support to Those in Greatest Need

The St. Joseph Mercy Foundation is pleased to announce that this year's premier fund- raiser "Vineyards of the World" wine tasting event to benefit the Peoples' Clinic for Better Health was a great success raising more than $50,000 to benefit the area's uninsured.

February 28, 2011
Take an Active Role in Your Health
Molly, 67, is proud to tell friends that she "doesn't take a pill." Norm, 63, was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes five years ago and doctors started paying close attention to his blood pressure, kidney function and vision. He now takes a handful of pills every day, not just to treat but to prevent illness.

February 21, 2011
Navigating the Complexities of a Cancer Diagnosis
Sharon Choate, of Croswell, can sum up in one word what she felt when she arrived for her first radiation therapy treatment for breast cancer: Petrified.

January 31, 2011
St. Joseph Mercy Hosts FREE Pain Management Seminar
It is estimated that approximately 45 percent of the American population seeks medical intervention for the treatment of persistent pain at some point in their lives.

January 24, 2011
FREE Vascular Screening & Health Fair Planned

More than two million people in the United States suffer from abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA); and unfortunately, most don't even know it until it's ultimately too late.

January 17, 2011
Healthy Aging Series & Resources Designed Just for Seniors
It is expected that beginning this year there will be more adults over the age of 65 than children under the age of five. What does this mean? It means a monumental shift when determining the overall needs of the community.

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