MercyCare is committed to helping our members reduce their risk of heart disease. Talking to your health care provider about assessing risk factors and gradually making lifestyle changes will positively impact your health.
- American Heart Association
- National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
- United States Department of Agriculture
- Dash Diet for Hypertension
- Center for Disease Control
- American Dietetic Association
Please remember this information is to help you understand your disease. Consult your doctor regarding any questions or concerns you have about your disease.
Healthy pregnancy and birth information
MercyCare is committed to helping our members achieve a healthy birth outcome. See your healthcare provider if you know you are pregnant and follow their recommendations throughout your pregnancy. Additional community resources include:
- Healthy Families First through the Rock County Health Department is a free program available to all pregnant or new moms in Rock county, regardless of income, who have questions or concerns about parenting. Topics such as breastfeeding, nutrition during and after pregnancy, and infant growth and development are addressed during home visits. Similar programs are also available in Dane and Walworth counties.
Ask your doctor for a referral if you are interested in this program. It is important to return to your doctor within six weeks after your childbirth for a postpartum check up.
If you have asthma or diabetes, refer to MercyCare’s case management programs or your doctor.