Yearly Archives: 2011

Is your daughter protected from cervical cancer?

Protect your daughter from cervical cancer by getting her the HPV vaccine. It takes 3 shots to complete the series, so make sure she gets them all to be protected. It’s easy to get very busy with school, activities, work, … Continue reading

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Healthy Living Summit – November 17th

The Healthy Living Summit is being held at the Monona Terrace on Thursday, November 17.  The Healthy Living Summit brings together health care providers, social service providers, educators and community leaders as partners to focus our community on healthy living … Continue reading

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Join us at the Meriter Monona Community Open House!

  Join us to celebrate better health in Monona at the grand opening of our newest clinic. Meriter Monona - which begins serving patients on October 24 – offers easy access to extraordinary care for the whole family, including primary care, lab, state-of-the-art imaging … Continue reading

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Tips for Keeping Your Kids Healthy This Halloween

It’s that time of year again when BIG bags of candy start appearing on the store shelves.  And with the rising rates of childhood obesity, it’s important to provide healthy alternatives to the traditional Halloween treats.  Here are some helpful … Continue reading

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Got the Blues? You Are Not Alone

Ever feel like you are the only one who is sad in a world of happy people? Everyone experiences stress, sadness and anxiety from time to time – it’s part of life. These feelings often happen when you a lose … Continue reading

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Defend Yourself Against Seasonal Flu

Are you wondering whether you should get a flu shot this year? A flu shot is recommended for everyone ages 6 months and older. If you are likely to be around children younger than 6 months, it is especially important that … Continue reading

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Does my child have ADHD?

Star Country_ADHD- 2011-10-04 Viren Bavishi, DO, recently spoke with Star Country’s Tracy and Mike about ADHD. Click the play button to listen! With school now well underway, Pediatrician Viren Bavishi, DO, often has parents asking him whether he thinks their child … Continue reading

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Meriter Supports NAMI Walk

With our mission to Heal, Teach and Serve, Meriter has been committed to serving those in need. With our dedicated Adult Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and NewStart programs, we have served countless patients over the years – improving their … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Kids Healthy at School

http://www.meriter.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Star-Country_Keeping-Kids-Healthy-Dr-Millin-2011-09-21.mp3 Meriter pediatrician, Kristin Millin, MD, spoke with Star Country’s Tracy and Mike about keeping kids healthy at school. Click the play button to listen! The start of the school year is an exciting time for kids, with exposure to all … Continue reading

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Cool Kids

I was out running errands with my 4-year old son the other day and was stuck waiting a few minutes at the car dealer for a new battery to be put in my key fob. Adults can handle waiting with … Continue reading

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WomanCare Clinic Welcomes Dr. Brincat

Star Country_Womens Health Dr Brincat 2011-10-04 – Pelvic Floor Dr. Cynthia Brincat, MD, PhD, spoke with Star Country’s Tracy and Mike about women’s health issues. Click the play button to listen! Meriter WomanCare Clinic welcomes Cynthia Brincat, MD, PhD, a UW Health … Continue reading

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Women in Midlife: The Challenge & Potential

http://www.meriter.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Star-County_Women-In-Midlife-2011-09-14.mp3 Suzanne Kilkus, PhD, spoke with Star Country’s Tracy and Mike about this program - back by popular demand on October 1! Click the play button to learn more. Back by popular demand is our program designed to address the unique issues … Continue reading

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Getting an A+ in Healthy Back to School Lunches

http://www.meriter.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/School-Lunches_Krista-Kohls-TM-2011-09-07.mp3 Meriter Dietitian, Krista Kohls, discussed healthy school lunches on-air with Star Country’s Tracy and Mike. Click the play button to listen. It’s time again to start thinking about what to pack in your child’s lunch box or brown bag for … Continue reading

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After-Hours Care Now Available to MMG Pediatric Patients

The Meriter Pediatric After-Hours Clinic opened today to assist busy families and assure easy appointment access beyond regular clinic hours. Staffed by Meriter Medical Group (MMG) pediatricians, the clinic is open to all patients age 0-18 who have a MMG primary … Continue reading

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Setting Realistic School Lunch Expectations

Back to school is on the mind of almost every parent this time of year. For some, it’s a source of stress (“I’ve been to 3 stores and no one has a pencil box that’s smaller than 8×5 inches!”), for … Continue reading

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Learn How to Live Well with Chronic Pain

Join us for a FREE informative session for people with chronic pain organized by those who have experienced chronic pain. Chronic pain can affect mood, sleep, ones’ ability to work, perform daily activities and relationships with family and friends. Join … Continue reading

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Welcome Internist Gerhard Kraske, MD, MPH

The Meriter Medical Group is proud to welcome Gerhard Kraske, MD, MPH to Meriter Middleton. Dr. Kraske practices internal medicine and is currently accepting new patients. “I look forward to being an advocate for my patients’ health care needs and … Continue reading

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New Pediatricians Join Meriter Medical Group

The Meriter Medical Group is proud to welcome a new team of local pediatricians to Meriter West Washington: Kathryn A. Cahill, MD; Carleen Hanson, MD; Kristin Millin, MD; and Sara E. Kreckman, MD. The physicians will begin seeing patients on September 6.  This team … Continue reading

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How much weight should I gain during pregnancy?

On May 28th 2009, the Institutes of Medicine (IOM) released new recommendations for weight gain during pregnancy.  These recommendations are based on prepregnancy BMI (body mass index).  To determine your body mass index click here. Prepregnancy BMI Weight Gain in … Continue reading

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Meriter DeForest-Windsor Now Open

As of today, Meriter DeForest-Windsor is officially open for business. The clinic, located on the corner of Hwys. 19 & 51, offers primary care, medical imaging, lab and therapy services. Appointments can be made by calling the clinic at 608.417.3300. The clinic … Continue reading

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Rock ‘n Blues Concert a Success!

Three area bands performed a benefit concert last Sunday at the High Noon Saloon to benefit the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Dane County. All of the bands in the Rock ‘n Blues concert featured one member who works … Continue reading

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Video Blog: Newborn Jaundice

Newborn jaundice is a common issue and typically nothing to worry about. In this video, I explain what newborn jaundice is and why it happens. Julia Mason, MS, MD Meriter Medical Group Pediatric Hospital Medicine

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Rock ‘n Blues musicians gather to support families affected by mental illness

Sue Janty and The Mud Room Band appeared on NBC-15 to promote the upcoming concert! Three area bands will perform a benefit concert on Sunday August 14, 1 to 6 p.m. to benefit the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) … Continue reading

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Community Blanket and Diaper Drive

Did you know the average baby can go through 7,500 diapers in a single year? For some families, the cost can be overwhelming. That’s one reason Meriter and the UW Health Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Midwifery will be collecting donations … Continue reading

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New Specialty Clinic Serves both Digestive Health and General Surgery Patients

For the body to feel healthy, the digestive tract must be functioning optimally. Everyone has digestive problems from time to time—an upset stomach, gas, heartburn, constipation or diarrhea. Many digestive problems may be uncomfortable and will resolve within a few … Continue reading

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