Monthly health and wellness content provided to the community by Northern Light Mercy Hospital, a nonprofit community hospital sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, providing care to greater Portland since 1918. Mercy consistently receives an ‘A’ grade by The Leapfrog Group for meeting the highest safety standards in the country. It has also been recognized as a top hospital by Newsweek and U.S. News and World Report.
By Suzanne A. Hoekstra, MD, FACS The term “human genome” is used to describe all of the DNA contained in our body’s cells, and a significant amount of scientific research to map it began in... Read more
By Emily Erickson, MD Trouble sleeping is incredibly common at any age. Does any of the following sound familiar? The toddler who refuses a nap and fights bedtime. The teen who is texting fr... Read more