As the weather warms up and more people are gardening, hiking, and generally enjoying the outdoors. potential exposure to urushiol oil—through contact with poison ivy, oak and sumac—increases. Exposure can occur through direct contact with parts of the…Read more.
From the May 2021 Mercy Occupational Medicine eNewsletter Spring is a great time to get outside and enjoy warmer temperatures. However, for many Americans, springtime goes hand in hand with coughing, sniffling, and sneezing. But in the time of COVID-19…Read more.
From the May 2021 Mercy Occupational Medicine eNewsletter Hypertension, or high blood pressure, affects nearly half of Americans age 18 and older and is a primary factor in more than 82,000 deaths per year. This makes it the most common primary diagnos…Read more.
From the May 2021 Mercy Occupational Medicine eNewsletter Building a culture of health in your company’s workforce can have real and lasting benefits for your organization like improved morale, increased productivity, and lower absenteeism. However, in…Read more.
Consider these suggestions to encourage your employees and workforce to become vaccinated against COVID-19: Allow employees to get vaccinated during work hours or take paid leave to get vaccinated at a community site. Support transportation to off-site…Read more.
Mercy’s history of actively caring reaches back for almost two centuries to the commitment of one woman, Catherine McAuley, who was born in Dublin around 1778. It was a time of strife and widespread poverty in Ireland and British law excluded most Cath…Read more.