Monthly Archives: December 2010

On the Road to Sharing

Long ago, my son received a blue toy mouse as a gift. It disappeared and was forgotten. Recently, my mom saw the same mouse on sale and thought it would make a nice gift for my daughter. She bought a … Continue reading

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Yoga Basics at Noon

A certified yoga instructor will teach you easy-to-achieve poses for strength, flexibility, balance and stress relief. Don’t worry about not being physically fit enough for yoga. Everyone can join in and obtain the benefits of improved sleep and circulation, fewer … Continue reading

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Relax…..

Whether it’s due to the holiday rush, or a deadline at work, relaxation tends to take a back seat. Here is an easy and effective way to relax and re-energize. Sit back in your chair, with legs apart and bent. … Continue reading

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Safe Sleep for Newborns and Infants

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is defined as the “sudden death of an infant under one year of age, which remains unexplained after a thorough case investigation, including performance of a complete autopsy, examination of the death scene and review … Continue reading

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Toy Safety During the Holidays

Greetings – The holiday season is now officially upon us and parents are busy shopping and buying gifts for their loved ones. But what’s on our kids’ minds? Toys, of course. This is the season for Santa to bring home the wish list, which can … Continue reading

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Two Meriter Nurses Celebrated – Bazala Receives People’s Choice Award

Family, friends and colleagues gathered last night to celebrate the nine nurses selected as Madison’s Favorite Nurses by Madison Magazine. Two Meriter nurses were chosen from over 150 nominations – Shelley Bazala, Newstart Nurse Supervisor and Mary Saur, Birthing Center. … Continue reading

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Prepare for Safe Shoveling

Removing snow from our sidewalks and driveways is real exercise. Some experts estimate that shoveling snow requires the same exertion as running nine miles an hour. It makes sense then to prepare for shoveling much the same way you would … Continue reading

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Why Should I Be Screened for Gestational Diabetes?

Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes first diagnosed during pregnancy and is often attributed to hormones during pregnancy. Gestational diabetes occurs in approximately 7 percent of pregnancies. In general, women at higher risk for gestational diabetes include women with … Continue reading

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Medical Imaging Awarded 3 Year Accreditation in Computed Tomography

Meriter Hospital’s Medical Imaging Department has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).  CT scanning, also referred to as CAT scanning,  is … Continue reading

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New Vitamin D Recommendations for Infants, Children and Teens

Recent studies show that most children aren’t getting enough vitamin D just by drinking milk. We are seeing vitamin D deficiency in infants, children, adolescents and adults. Vitamin D deficiency can lead to several conditions such as rickets, a disease … Continue reading

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