Yearly Archives: 2013

A Review of Breast Health and Breast Cancer Reduction Strategies

In the United States, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and the second most common cancer death in women. Breast cancer screening and early detection is the best strategy for breast cancer detection. Reducing risk factors and … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: Talking to Children About Death

Originally published on October 23, 2013 in the Wisconsin State Journal. Dr. Johnson is a pediatrician practicing at the Meriter McKee clinic. Dear Dr. Johnson: My 6-year-old son’s grandmother has a terminal illness. How do we explain this to him … Continue reading

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Meriter Children’s Center Open House

Please join us as we celebrate Meriter’s new Children’s Center! Tour the new building, meet our teachers and enjoy light refreshments as we begin the next chapter of the Meriter Children’s Center. Enrollment is available to both Meriter employees and … Continue reading

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Monona, DeForest Clinics Featured in Healthcare Design Magazine

The Monona and Deforest clinics have been recognized in the annual Healthcare Design magazine’s Architectural and Interior Design Showcase of Ambulatory Care Centers. You can view Meriter’s section of the magazine below, or by clicking here (Pages 108-109).

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Dr. Dana Johnson: Fireplace safety

Originally published October 16, 2013 in the Wisconsin State Journal. Dr. Johnson is a pediatrician practicing at the Meriter McKee clinic. Dear Readers: If you have been reading this column for a while, you may recognize this topic from previous … Continue reading

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Reconstructive Options for Patients with Breast Cancer

  As a plastic surgeon, I have the privilege of treating women who suffer from breast cancer, a potentially life-threatening disease that is becoming all too common. After the general surgeon completes the cancer removal operation, I am given the … Continue reading

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2013 Halloween Candy Trade-In Party

We want your candy – but don’t worry, it’s for a good cause! Bring your extra Halloween candy and join us at the Meriter/Physicians Plus Halloween Candy Trade-In Party! The event will take place on Saturday, November 2 from 9 … Continue reading

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Meriter Health Services Prepares for Future through Strategic Affiliation

Affiliation with UnityPoint Health will offer new efficiencies and resources for Meriter, Physicians Plus and Dane County patients MADISON, Wis. (October 10, 2013) Meriter Health Services announced today that it has agreed to combine operations through an affiliation agreement in … Continue reading

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Community Resources Can Ease Breastfeeding Challenges

Breastfeeding your baby can be one of the most wonderful, lovely, challenging things a woman ever does. Simply put, breastfeeding is naturally feeding your infant. If nature had its way, a mother would continue to feed her infant, naturally, for … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: Vaccinations Best Way to Prevent Flu

Featured in the Wisconsin State Journal on October 2, 2013 Dear Dr. Johnson: Do you recommend the flu shot for otherwise healthy school-age children? Dear Reader: With the fall season here, we are entering cold and flu season, whether we … Continue reading

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Meriter Wins 3 National Awards

Meriter is proud to announce that it has again been recognized as one of the best patient care providers in the nation at the recent National Research Corporation’s 19th Annual International Patient-Centered Care Symposium in Baltimore. Meriter received three major … Continue reading

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Help Feed the Hungry This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving – thousands of reasons to be grateful! You can easily make a big difference this Thanksgiving. Simply “Like” Meriter on Facebook and we will make a $5 donation to the Goodman Center. We hope to donate up to $2,500 before Thanksgiving, November … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: Hand Washing a Key to Health

Featured in the Wisconsin State Journal on September 18, 2013. Dear Dr. Johnson: My child seems to get sick every year after a couple weeks of school. Is there anything I can do to prevent this? Dear Reader: With the … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: Language Development

Featured in the Wisconsin State Journal on Sept. 25 Dear Dr. Johnson: My 18 month old doesn’t seem to be talking as much or as clearly as other kids her age. Should I be concerned? Dear Reader: Language delay occurs … Continue reading

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Mindfulness Training Prevents Burnout, Boosts Compassion Among Doctors

This article was featured in The Huffington Post on September 13, 2013. A growing body of research has shown multiple benefits of mindfulness, including helping smokers quit their habit, improving sleep quality, and even helping students score higher on standardized … Continue reading

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Healthy Recipe: Zucchini Muffins

Recommended by Krista Kohls, RD, CD, Meriter Registered Dietitian Makes: 24 delicious muffins Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: About 30 minutes Ingredients: 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup all purpose flour 1 cup wheat germ 1 tsp baking … Continue reading

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Free Bra Fittings at the Ladies Night Out Event

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Meriter is hosting a ladies night out event. Enjoy an evening with your friends while learning more about breast cancer prevention and treatment, featuring our mammography services. Did you know? One in eight … Continue reading

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Pre-existing Diabetes and Pregnancy

Women with pre-existing diabetes (diabetes prior to pregnancy) can have healthy pregnancies and babies. They are no longer discouraged from having children; however, there are important things you need to know to help you have a healthy pregnancy. First of … Continue reading

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Register for Finding Fitness After 40

Regular exercise is one of the key components to living a happy and healthy lifestyle.  Unfortunately developing a consistent routine can be difficult and often time injuries provide an additional barrier to starting or sustaining a successful exercise program.  Meriter, … Continue reading

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Flu Vaccination Clinic Schedules

This flu season, Meriter urges you to protect yourself by practicing good hand hygiene, steering clear of those who are already sick, and of course, getting your annual flu vaccination. Meriter clinics are now offering flu vaccinations to all Meriter … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: With Possible Concussions, It’s Better to Sit Out

Featured in the Wisconsin State Journal on September 5, 2013. Dear Dr. Johnson: How do I know if my child has a concussion? Dear Reader: Concussions have been in the news a lot lately. There has been more focus on … Continue reading

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Meriter Helps Quintuplets Reunite

Meriter hosted a very special family reunion over the weekend as a set of quintuplets met their whole family for the first time. Local couple Cassie and Frank Vanderwall had five babies at a hospital in Arizona last month. Mom, … Continue reading

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Back-to-School Advice

Dr. Kathryn Cahill of the Meriter West Washington clinic gave back-to-school advice on WKOW’s Wake Up Wisconsin.

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Meriter Patient Beating Diabetes

originally published on Fox47.com Watch the Fox47 Story MADISON- Diabetes is a growing problem in the US. More than 25.8 million adults and children are living with diabetes, while more than 7 million of those are undiagnosed. A local retired … Continue reading

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Healthy Back-to-School Snacks

Recipes recommended by Dietitian Krista Kohls and featured on WISC-TV. No-Bake Energy Bites  Makes about 20-25 balls Ingredients 1 cup (dry) oatmeal (I used old-fashioned oats) 2/3 cup toasted coconut flakes 1/2 cup peanut butter or almond butter or soynut … Continue reading

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