Health Topics

  • Infection Preventionist: Stop Touching Your Face

    When it comes to avoiding illness during the cold and flu season, Morris Hospital’s Infection Preventionist Kerry Gerding offers two…

  • Morris Hospital Financial Assistance Program: Easing the Financial Burden of Medical Care

    Morris Hospital is trying to change some misconceptions about its financial assistance program.  While the program has been in place…

  • It’s time to put those sleepless nights to rest

    Not only do people suffering from sleep disorders endure long, restless nights, but they then push through perpetual drowsiness and…

  • Chronic sleep issues shouldn’t be ignored

    Every person has at least occasional struggles with sleep. Whether it’s a night of tossing and turning in bed, waking…

  • Infectious Disease Physician: Antibiotics aren’t always the best medicine

    Antibiotics are one of the most useful medicines available, but they might not be for long if not used properly.…

  • Vaccination is best defense against pertussis outbreaks

    Outbreaks of the highly contagious disease pertussis, or whooping cough, occur every few years and should be taken seriously.  The…

  • Family physician offers advice to keep kids healthy during school year

    Dr. Stephanie Whitmer, a board-certified family medicine physician with Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers, offers some preventative steps parents can…

  • Help Is Here For People Living With Epilepsy

    Epilepsy can manifest itself in so many forms that some people have the condition and don’t even know it, according…

  • Safety Should Come First on Fourth of July

    The Fourth of July can be one of the most enjoyable of holidays, but it also is one when safety…

  • Summer is the Time For Sun, Fun and Safety

    When you head outside for some fun activities this summer, keeping safe might not be on the top of your…

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