Monthly Archives: April 2013

Thank You Meriter Volunteers!

Meriter volunteers complement our dedicated staff by enhancing the quality of health care provided to our patients. We celebrate our wonderful volunteers during National Volunteer Week, April 21 – April 27, 2013. Below are some impressive statistics about our great … Continue reading

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Join us for Training and Injury Prevention for Golfers

Join us at Vitense Golfland! Saturday, May 18, 2013; registration begins at 8:00 am. Cost is $25 per person. Register now. Has the cold spring given you the blues? Have you been dreaming about this year’s golf season? If you … Continue reading

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Attend Stroke Awareness, Stroke Prevention, and You

May is Stroke Awareness Month, attend our presentation presented by Dr. Ross Levine, a clinical vascular (stroke) neurologist in the Madison area for over 30 years and the Director of Meriter’s Stroke Program. He will discuss topics concerning the recognition and … Continue reading

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Perinatal Palliative Care

When parents choose to continue a pregnancy after their baby is diagnosed with a life-limiting condition A family has learned that their baby’s life may be much shorter than planned.  Meriter Hospital offers a service called Perinatal Palliative Care that … Continue reading

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Healthy Recipe: French Lentils

Adapted from Barefoot Contessa. Recommended by Krista Kohls, CD, RD, Meriter Clinical Dietician. Makes: 4-6 servings Total prep time: 55 minutes Ingredients 2 tablespoons, plus ¼ cup good olive oil 1 leek, white and light green parts, sliced ¼ inch thick … Continue reading

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Meriter’s Healthier Food Challenge

Earth Day is April 22; each year at this time, we often consider ways that we can live more sustainably. At Meriter, our commitment to Live Forward is one that we promise to our patients, our community and our employees. … Continue reading

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Dr. Jeremy Bufford: Allergy-Proof Your Home

Originally aired by NBC 15 on April 8, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. Meriter Allergist and Immunologist, Jeremy Bufford, MD, dropped by NBC 15 News to talk with Leigh Mills about ways to allergy-proof your home and help your family lessen … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: How to keep a child in bed at bedtime

Originally published March 14, 2013, in the Wisconsin State Journal. Dr. Dana Johnson is a pediatrician at the Meriter McKee clinic. Dear Dr. Johnson: How do I keep my 2 year old in her “big-girl bed” at bedtime? Dear Reader: Developing good … Continue reading

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2013 March for Babies

Join Meriter and Physicians Plus at the 2013 March for Babies! Saturday, May 11 NEW LOCATION – Law Park 410 South Blair Street (At Machinery Row) Registration: 8:30am; Start: 9:30am Distance: 3 miles COST: FREE, but you are encouraged to … Continue reading

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Health and Lifestyle Prebiotics in Baby Formula and Eczema: Mixed Picture

Originally published by Reuters on March 28, 2013. NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – There’s some evidence to suggest that putting prebiotics in baby formula protects children against the skin condition eczema, according to a fresh look at past research. The … Continue reading

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Welcome to Spring Allergy Season

Runny nose, sneezing, nasal congestion, cough? Itchy, red, watery eyes? Welcome to April, the official start of the spring allergy season. Just as we are getting over our winter colds, a new menace appears. With warmer weather come seasonal allergies that can … Continue reading

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Meriter McKee Welcomes Dr. Reed

Family Medicine physician Karen Reed, MD, recently joined the Meriter McKee clinic team. A major focus of Dr. Reed’s practice is based on prevention, favoring lifestyle changes rather than medicinal fixes whenever possible. Dr. Reed has a great deal of … Continue reading

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