Monthly Archives: January 2013

Dr. Dana Johnson: How to help your child get a good night’s sleep

Originally published in Wisconsin State Journal, January 31, 2013. Dear Dr. Johnson: My 10 year old has a difficult time falling asleep. Are there things I can do to help her get a good night’s sleep? Dear Reader: Some children … Continue reading

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Tips To Deal With The Flu

Originally posted on WKOW.com on Sunday, January 27 MADISON (WKOW) — The flu spreads mostly through the air by coughs and sneezes and it has hit our area. Dr. Sanford Carimi from Meriter joins Wake Up Wisconsin Weekend to discuss … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: Should Parents Avoid Electronic Toys, Such as Talking Dolls?

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on January 24, 2013. Dear Dr. Johnson: As a child, my mother wouldn’t allow me to have a doll that talked for fear it would hurt my creativity. Now, looking at toys for … Continue reading

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The Center for Perinatal Care Accredited by AIUM Ultrasound Practice Accreditation Council

MADISON, Wis. – The Center for Perinatal Care has received accreditation in obstetric and fetal echocardiography ultrasound by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) Ultrasound Practice Accreditation Council.  It is the first and only practice in the state … Continue reading

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Flu Shot Safe for Pregnant Women

Originally published by the Wisconsin Radio Network on January 21, 2013 There used to be some fear that it’s harmful for pregnant women to receive the flu shot, but a recent major study reinforces the safety of pregnant women getting … Continue reading

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HEALTH Program Receives $10,000 Grant from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

MADISON, Wis. – Meriter’s Helping Educate and Link the Homeless (HEALTH) Outreach Program has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Kaiser Family Foundation to provide medical care to the homeless in the Madison area. “The Kaiser Family Foundation Board … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: What to do if your child gets the flu

Originally published in The Wisconsin State Journal, January 17, 2013. Dear Dr. Johnson: What can I do if my child gets influenza? Dear Reader: If you have read the paper, watched the news, been on the Internet or pretty much … Continue reading

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Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones from the Flu

It’s not too late to get your flu shot. Meriter encourages those who have not received a flu vaccination to schedule an appointment at your closest Meriter primary care clinic. Meriter DeForest-Windsor – 608.417.3300 Meriter Deming Way – 608.417.8388 Meriter … Continue reading

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Join Us for Polar Dash!

The Sixth Annual Polar Dash Encourages Kids and Families to Get Active Physicians Plus Insurance and Meriter are hosting the sixth annual Polar Dash to help fight childhood obesity and encourage families to be active. The FREE event will be held … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month

1 out of every 33 babies in the United States is born with a birth defect.  While some birth defects cannot be prevented there are ways to reduce the risk of many others.  By definition, birth defects occur before the … Continue reading

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Meriter Now Offers Otolaryngology (ENT) Services

  Meriter is proud to offer expanded specialty care through our new Otolaryngology (ENT) division. We would like to welcome Neil Brown, MD, and Michael McDonald, MD, to Meriter Monona. Commonly called ENTs, otolaryngologists are experts in the diagnosis and … Continue reading

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4 Great Tips for a Healthier New Year

You’ve set goals for healthier habits for the upcoming year. But what will make this year more successful than last? Accountability Put you goals in writing, and share them with family and friends. Schedule a weekly weigh-in with a friend … Continue reading

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Healthy Recipe: Cod with Oranges

Compliments of Woman’s Day. Recommended by Karen Boehme, Meriter Patient Food Service Manager. Serves 4 Total Time: 30 minutes Ingredients 3 large navel oranges 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium red onion, sliced 4 (5-oz) cod fillets, (3/4- to 1-in. … Continue reading

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Polar Dash Moving to Meriter Monona Clinic

Originally posted on Channel 3000′s Monona/Cottage Grove community website. A winter footrace for youngsters will be held later this month to encourage families to get out of hibernation and involved in wintery activities. Physicians Plus Insurance and Meriter are holding … Continue reading

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When Oatmeal Isn’t a Healthy Choice

Originally published on Prevention.com as part of the article 10 So-Called “Healthy”Foods That Aren’t in December 2012. Flavored instant oatmeal can be high in sugar and sodium, says Krista Kohls, RD, at Meriter Hospital, “Added sugar increases the number of empty calories and … Continue reading

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Energy Bars Aren’t For Everyone

Originally published on Prevention.com as part of the article 10 So-Called “Healthy” Foods That Aren’t in December 2012. Unless you’re exercising at a high intensity for long periods—i.e., a marathon before breakfast—chances are, you don’t need your typical energy bar, … Continue reading

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Meriter Birth Center Welcomes First Baby of 2013

MADISON, Wis. – Meriter Birthing Center is proud to welcome Shreyash Joshi, our first baby born in 2013. Shreyash was born to parents Anchal Gusain and Dinesh Joshi at 4:22 a.m., weighing 6 pounds 7 ounces and 20 inches long. … Continue reading

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