Mercy First Summer 2011

Expert Doctors, Advanced Treatments: Means More Lives Saved
When it comes to matters of your heart and vascular system (arteries and veins), you don’t want to settle. Mercy is a longtime leader in cardiovascular medicine and was named one of the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® for cardiovascular care by Thomson Healthcare. At Mercy, patients benefit from innovative, less-invasive treatment options, and the skill and experience of world-renowned physicians. READ MORE

Mer235t_Spr12_WebThumb_002 A Chance Encounter

A few years ago, after losing a close friend to cancer, Leslie Onesto and her husband, Anthony, made a deal. If either ever voiced a concern about the other’s health, they had to listen and they had to take it seriously. So when Anthony suggested Leslie attend a heart screening health fair hosted by Mercy at the Old Neighborhood Italian American Club, she knew she had to go. READ MORE

Mer235t_Spr12_WebThumb_003 The Other Side of Invincible

At 24, fit and athletic, Vito Johnson of Garfield Ridge doesn’t look like a typical heart patient. But Johnson suffers from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a condition that causes the heart muscle to become very thick. Because of the thickening, the heart has to work harder to pump blood and that can lead to irregular heart rhythms. It is a leading cause of sudden death in young athletes. READ MORE

Mer235t_Spr12_WebThumb_004 Acupuncture for All

Many people use acupuncture to treat stress and chronic pain. It can also help reduce nausea from cancer treatments. But acupuncture treatments can be expensive and it can be difficult to find a trusted therapist. Now, Mercy is making acupuncture affordable and accessible, bringing it to patients via the new Community Pain and Stress Center. READ MORE