Monthly Archives: April 2012

May is National Stroke Awareness Month

This May, Meriter is part of the nationwide effort to raise awareness and spread hope about stroke – the nation’s #3 killer and leading cause of long-term disability for adults. It is projected that 795,000 Americans of all ages, ethnicities, … Continue reading

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Healthy Recipe – Roasted Eggplant and Red Pepper Dip

Don’t be scared away by the eggplant. This recipe is delicious for even those that are not a fan of eggplant!  Give it a try for a nice spring dip with some whole wheat pita chips! Ingredients: 1 medium eggplant … Continue reading

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Treating Varicose Vein Disease

Minimally Invasive Options and Unparalleled Expertise Varicose vein disease is a common medical disorder. Heredity, age and pregnancies significantly contribute to the development of varicose veins. “Patients with symptomatic varicose veins experience pain or aching in the legs, heaviness and … Continue reading

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Protect Your Family From the Sun

By: Dr. Dana Johnson, pediatrician at Meriter McKee Clinic Sun Protection Tips Wear sunscreen. Try to avoid prolonged sun exposure between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when the sun’s rays are the strongest. A cap with a bill can protect … Continue reading

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A Pediatrician’s Answer to “Mom … I’m bored.”

“Mom, I’m bored.” “There’s nothing to do.” We’ve all heard it, sometimes daily, sometimes hourly. However, with National Screen-Free Week coming up April 30 – May 6, 2012, I thought it would be helpful to give a list of activities … Continue reading

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Attend a FREE Arthritis Presentation

May is Arthritis Awareness month, we have partnered with the Arthritis Foundation to provide the following sessions. The cost is free, but please register at meriter.com/classes. Tuesday, May 8 at 6:00pm Managing Low Back Pain Without Surgery and Healthy Movement … Continue reading

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My Meriter Story – I Cannot Thank Dr. Wilk Enough

I came to Meriter Hospital’s emergency department on March 12. My care from the very beginning couldn’t have been better. From the time I walked in the door until the time of discharge on Friday I was treated with kindness … Continue reading

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National Healthcare Decisions Day: Your Decisions Matter

The National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) initiative is a collaborative effort of national, state and community organizations committed to ensuring that all adults in the United States have the information and opportunity to communicate and document their healthcare decisions.  The … Continue reading

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National Volunteer Week – April 15-21

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Family Challenge: Screen-Free Week 2012

I have recently, and admittedly, somewhat reluctantly, traded in my old free flip phone for a smart phone. My kids were much more excited about this than I was, and had all sorts of ideas for the games I should … Continue reading

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My Meriter Story: Thanks to the Doctors and Staff at Meriter, I Have a Healthy Baby

  A patient’s story… Meriter hospital was my home from February to May of 2011. I was transferred to the hospital due to an unexpected complication with my pregnancy. I was told from 20 weeks up until almost the day … Continue reading

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My Meriter Story: I Was Greeted By a Wonderful Nurse and Excellent Doctors

  A patient’s story… My son was born at a hospital in Iowa and then transported to the Meriter NICU. He had two chest tubes and was on a ventilator. As a mom, I was so scared and a complete … Continue reading

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NICU Honored by Mikayla’s Grace Donation

Meriter would like to thank Mikayla’s Grace for their generous donation of NICU care packages and Angel Memory boxes for our NICU families. Mikayla’s Grace was started by Mike and Melissa Terrill and was initially inspired by their second child … Continue reading

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