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Summer 2014

The Mercy Touch magazine features insightful and practical medical information, warm human interest stories, medical triumphs, medical breakthroughs and new technologies at Mercy Medical Center. Sign up to get it in the mail.



Make Cancer the Victim article

Make Cancer the Victim

Powerful, precise radiotherapy treatments that take just a few minutes per day are now available for cancer patients at Mercy’s Hall-Perrine Cancer Center. Read more.

A Whole New Ball Game article

A Whole New Ball Game

Playing soccer takes some fancy footwork and 13-year-old Jared Vizzini wasn’t sure he’d be up to the challenge after a toe injury nearly sidelined him. Read more.

EFY Race: Bigger & Better article

EFY Race: Bigger & Better

This year’s Especially for You® (EFY) Race Against Breast Cancer will be bigger and better than ever, featuring scenic new course routes highlighting aspects of downtown. Read more.

My Dad Has Cancer Article

My Dad Has Cancer

Sixth-grader Codie Lyman enjoys sports, hanging with friends and spending time on her phone. But, unlike most kids, she’s dealing with having a father with cancer. Read more.

Partnering for Better Health article

Partnering for Better Health

Mercy Health Partners is an innovative initiative to reduce the number of chronically ill patients who rely on Mercy’s ER to meet their healthcare needs. Read more.

Giving Feels Good article

Giving Feels Good

Isaac Ipsan is a 12-year-old boy with a generous heart. A boy who thinks of others more than himself. A boy who celebrates his birthday by giving gifts to others. Read more.

A Friend for Life article

A Friend for Life

Nancy and Tom Lackner knew Deb Sedlacek, RN, was a parish nurse at their church. But they didn’t really understand what she did – until they needed her. Read more.

The Best Gift Ever article

The Best Gift Ever

Bob Moorman was starting to act “goofy.” He was confused, forgetful and exhibiting significant personality changes. His family began to suspect dementia. Read more.

Consumer Awareness article

Consumer Awareness

Many consumers are “shopping around” for the best value in surgery. While pricing is important, take into account other considerations that you can’t place a price on. Read more.

Beating the Odds article

Beating the Odds

Deb Peska has a spring in her step and a smile on her face. She also has breast cancer, like her mother and her grandmother. But the Toledo woman has two key allies. Read more.

Back in Action article

Back in Action

When Glenn Hughes of Anamosa needed knee replacement surgery, the determination that kept him sharp as a race car driver helped him find the right team. Read more.