Yearly Archives: 2011

Meriter DeForest-Windsor Open House on Aug. 18

Join us on August 18, as we celebrate the opening of Meriter’s newest clinic – Meriter DeForest-Windsor – located on the intersection of Hwys 19 & 51. Stop by between 5 and 7 p.m. and enjoy fun for the entire … Continue reading

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Sports Nutrition: Fueling Up for Competition

As you gear up for back-to-school, many of your children are beginning fall sports practice. It’s important to keep nutrition in mind.  Your child should be eating properly for optimal sports performance and overall health.  Below are some things to … Continue reading

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MyPlate Helps with Healthy Food Choices

As a dietitian, the two questions I am asked most often are “what can I do to lose weight” and “how can I increase my energy level?” The government recently released new nutrition guidelines that can help guide us toward making … Continue reading

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Pediatrician Q&A: Reading to an active toddler

Q: “Whenever I try to read to my 16 month old son he screams and gets angry and shuts the book. He never listens for even one moment and gets really upset whenever I try. He doesn’t like to sit … Continue reading

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Forecast = Very Hot! Stay Cool!

The weather pages show glaring yellow sun with the simple words VERY HOT for Sunday through Wednesday. The heat index is forecasted in the triple digit temps – as high as 105. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidty … Continue reading

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Meriter Named 2011 Most Wired Hospital

Meriter Hospital has been recognized as one of the nation’s Most Wired Hospitals, according to the results of the 2011 Most Wired Survey released in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. The nation’s Most Wired hospitals are … Continue reading

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Meriter Welcomes General Surgeon, Dr. Susan Toth

  We are pleased to announce that Susan Toth, MD, FACS has joined the Meriter Medical Group. “Surgery is a sacred trust and requires a partnership. Together, we’ll build a relationship of trust for a positive outcome. Surgery is, at … Continue reading

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Tour Our New Birthing Center

Meriter delivers more babies than any other hospital in Wisconsin. We are reinvesting for the next generation of Meriter babies by renovating our Birthing Center. After more than a year, our labor and delivery floor has been completely renovated. Enjoy … Continue reading

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Too precious to lose – Protect your eyesight

Eye injuries affect more than 2.5 million people every year, and yet 90 percent of these injuries are preventable with the use of appropriate safety eyewear. Safety eyewear is essential both on the job and at home. Nearly half of eye injuries … Continue reading

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Welcome Dr. Matthew Wolff, Interventional Cardiologist

The Meriter Medical Group is proud to welcome Dr. Matthew Wolff, Interventional Cardiologist, to its team.   “I love cardiology because I can spend time with one patient discussing wellness choices, and later implant a life-saving stent in another patient … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Sugar-Free Black Bean Brownies

I’ve been trying to get my family away from eating sugar for the past year. It hasn’t been too difficult with respect to meals. We avoid sugary sauces and we make sure we eat lots of dark green vegetables instead … Continue reading

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New Pediatric Team Joining Meriter

The Meriter Medical Group is proud to welcome a new team of local pediatricians to the West Washington clinic beginning this September. The physician team includes Kathryn A. Cahill, MD; Carleen Hanson, MD; Sara E. Kreckman, MD; and Kristin Millin, … Continue reading

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Building a Better Breakfast

By Krista Kohls, RD, CD, Meriter Clinical Dietitian There has been decades of research confirming that eating breakfast each morning is beneficial for weight loss, increasing metabolism, providing energy to the brain and much more! And now there is even … Continue reading

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Keeping your Newborn Safe in the Sun

What’s the best way to protect my baby from the harmful effects of the sun? Infants younger than six months should be kept out of direct sunlight if at all possible. Try finding places with shade like under a tree, … Continue reading

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What is Genetic Counseling?

Genetic counseling is the communication process of providing information and support to those with questions or concerns about genetic conditions. Genetic counselors are health care professionals with specialized graduate degrees in the area of medical genetics. They are board certified … Continue reading

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Be Prepared for Summer Emergencies

Star Country’s John and Tammy Interviewed Emergency Services nurse, Cory Morrisard! Star Country’s John and Tammy Interviewed Emergency Services nurse, Cory Morrisard. Click the play button to listen! If a summer filled with fun activities is your goal – packing a … Continue reading

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Great 100-calorie Summer Snacks

Star Country – 100 Calorie Snacks 2011-05-25 Star Country’s John and Tammy ate up Meriter Dietitian Krista Kohls snack suggestions! Click the play button to listen! It’s summer time and you know what that means – shorts, tank tops and … Continue reading

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Sean Yetman, MD, joins Meriter’s experienced Cardiothoracic Surgery Team

  The Meriter Medical Group is proud to welcome Dr. Sean Yetman, Cardiothoracic Surgeon. “When the patient forgets that I am their surgeon and considers me a friend, I’ve succeeded.” Education and Certification: • 2010, Aortic Surgery Fellowship, Yale-New Haven Hospital, … Continue reading

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Welcome Family Medicine Physician Meg Parker, MD

The Meriter Medical Group is proud to welcome Dr. Meg Parker to Meriter Deming Way. Dr. Parker is a Family Medicine physician who can provide primary health care for your entire family. “I enjoy listening to and helping patients and … Continue reading

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Meriter Again Named One of the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Thomson Reuters

For the second year in a row Meriter Hospital was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare. The Thomson Reuters 100 … Continue reading

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May is National Stroke Awareness Month

Star Country – Stroke FAST advice 2011-05-18 It’s important to think F.A.S.T. when you suspect someone’s having a stroke. Listen to Dr. Mel Pearlman, Meriter Emergency Services, and Star Country’s John and Tammy discuss why! This May, Meriter is part of … Continue reading

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Meriter Participating in National Disaster Drill

Meriter is in Day Two of a nationally coordinated three-day disaster DRILL. The disaster is a series of events including two earthquakes – one outside of Memphis, TN and a smaller one in Evansville, IN. THESE ARE NOT REAL EVENTS – … Continue reading

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Should I Give my Baby a Vitamin D Supplement?

Vitamin D is an important vitamin for people of all ages.  It aids the body in calcium absorption, bone growth and remodeling, reducing inflammation, and helping immune function.  You get Vitamin D through certain foods and also through a process … Continue reading

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Celebrate National Women’s Health Week, May 8-14

Meriter’s health care team is ready to be your lifetime partner in providing excellent women and infants’ health services.  We offer evaluation, treatment and procedures for a variety of health issues. We are honored to have delivered more babies than … Continue reading

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May is Osteoporosis Awareness Month

Osteoporosis is the weakening of the bone as it loses density and mass. Typically, this comes with age but it can occur at any age. Osteoporosis is also more common in Caucasian and Asian women, especially slender women, but it can … Continue reading

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