Monthly Archives: October 2010

Thank You Heart Walk Participants!

  Thank you to all who participated in this year’s Heart Walk for the American Heart Association! Although the day was a rainy one, Meriter had an amazing showing at the event. Approximately 150 people attended to represent Meriter, Physicians … Continue reading

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“Mom to Be and Flu Free” Campaign

While pregnancy is a very excited time of your life, it can increase your risk of the harmful effects of the flu. You may be reluctant to take these shots. But Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, president of the March of … Continue reading

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Flu Shot Myths

  With flu season fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about getting a flu shot. If you are hesistant, below are explanations to a few myths that often keep people from choosing to get vaccinated. Call your Meriter Medical … Continue reading

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Meriter Breaks Ground for New Clinic in Deforest-Windsor

Community officials joined Meriter administrators, board members and physicians for a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Meriter clinic in DeForest-Windsor. The ceremony was moved out of the wind to the DeForest Area Community Center. The clinic will be located on … Continue reading

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Halloween Safety Tips

Listen to our Radio Broadcast Radio Broadcast I enjoy taking my son trick-or-treating each year.  It is fun to see all the kids and sometimes their parents dressed up.  However, as adults we have to remember to keep safety first.  … Continue reading

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“My Favorite Summer Moment” Photo Contest Winners

The summer of 2010 was filled with sand castles, camping and family fun! The Meriter Pediatricians recently invited you to share your special memories by entering the “My Favorite Summer Moment” photo contest. Congratulations to the winners! Visit www.facebook.com/meriter to … Continue reading

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Joint Pain? Attend Our Free Lecture Series

Back to yourself. Is pain keeping you from things you enjoy? Join our orthopedic physicians for a free evening of helpful information on the most current treatment options available. November 2 – Advancements in Hip Replacement Surgery by James Bowers, … Continue reading

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Meriter West Washington Now Offers Pediatrics

The Meriter West Washington clinic is proud to welcome Scott Gyorog, MD to their team. Dr. Gyorog is a Meriter Medical Group physician who specializes in Med-Peds (or Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics), which allows him to treat newborn through geriatric patients. Same day … Continue reading

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What Every Parent Should Know About Concussions

As a parent, it is exciting to watch your young athlete from the side-lines, making a great catch or kicking a goal. Also, as a parent, safety is always something that is in the back of our minds. One injury … Continue reading

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Be a PAL to a Friend with Food Allergies

Food allergy occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks a food protein. Ingestion of the offending food may trigger the sudden release of chemicals, including histamine, resulting in symptoms of an allergic reaction. The symptoms may be mild (rashes, hives, … Continue reading

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Bullying Prevention Month

October marks the fifth anniversary National Bullying Prevention Month. This is a great time to educate yourself about bullying. Try to maintain open lines of communication with your child and make sure your child understands how you feel about bullying. … Continue reading

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Milk and Your Toddler

Many parents ask me questions about transitioning their child from mom’s milk/formula to cow’s milk. Here are some tips that you should remember as you and your child make the switch: Milk should be stored in a refrigerator that is … Continue reading

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