Helpful Information For First-Time College Students

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universityLearn about common health issues facing first-time college students and proactive steps you can take from a Mercy Health expert in new video. Video becomes available on social media this week.

Mercy Health (formerly Catholic Health Partners) – a Catholic healthcare ministry serving Ohio and Kentucky – has devoted the eighth of its monthly Mercy Health: Helping You Be Well videos to preparing first-time college students for healthy school careers. More than one in 10 college students suffer from anxiety-related problems.

In a concise video on Mercy Health’s YouTube channel, a Mercy Health expert addresses these questions:

* What kinds of health issues do college freshmen face?

* As parents, what can we do to help prevent these health issues and be supportive?

* What are the warning signs?

* What are some ways a student can get mentally ready for college?

An infographic with skin cancer facts is available at Mercy Health is also sharing helpful information throughout the month on its social media channels.

Mercy Health: Helping You Be Well, which spotlights key health issues and tips for healthy living, debuted in December. The videos feature Mercy Health physician experts who are committed to making lives better – mind, body and spirit.

About Mercy Health

Mercy Health (formerly Catholic Health Partners) is the largest health system in Ohio and one of the largest health systems in the United States, employing more than 32,000 employees in Ohio and Kentucky. With $6 billion in assets, Mercy Health operates about 450 health facilities, including 23 hospitals, eight senior living communities, five hospice programs and seven home health agencies. Truven Health Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) consistently rates Mercy Health among the nation’s top health systems for clinical quality and efficiency. In keeping with its mission, Mercy Health provides about $1 million per day in community benefit services. Mercy Health’s bonds are rated AA- by Standard & Poor’s and Fitch, and A1 by Moody’s. Mercy Health also partners with HealthSpan which provides health maintenance organization and insurance coverage. Mercy Health is a founding member of Health Innovations Ohio, which focuses on providing health services that result in higher quality, better health and greater value. For more information, visit or connect with Mercy Health on Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest and Twitter (@LivingMercyHlth).