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Lunches, Snacks and Breakfasts On-the-Go That Your Children Will Love

By Krista Kohls, M.S., R.D., C.D., Clinical Dietitian, Meriter Wellness Center School has begun and that means soccer practice, homework, play practice, games, play dates and so much more! All this running around also means meals-on-the-go, BUT I am not … Continue reading

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Simple Steps to Stop Type 2 Diabetes

by Gretchen A. Diem, PhD, Health Psychology The prevalence of Type 2 diabetes is on the rise. More than 29 million Americans or 9.3% of the U.S. population have diabetes. In addition to the 29 million who already have diabetes, … Continue reading

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Top 10 Reasons to Choose a Meriter Doctor for Your Child

We fit into YOUR schedule. Trying to juggle work, school and soccer practice is hard enough. Where exactly does a doctor appointment fit in? We are proud to offer extended hours at most of our clinics so you can make … Continue reading

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Top 12 Reasons to Choose Meriter Hospital

1. 100 Top Hospital. Only one hospital in Madison was named a 100 Top Hospital by Truven Health Analytics in 2015: Meriter Hospital. 2. More babies than anyone else. We are proud to welcome more babies than any other hospital … Continue reading

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Meriter Hospital Farmers’ Market

If you’re free on Wednesday afternoons, make sure to stop by our weekly farmers’ market! This year, we are partnering with The South Madison Farmers’ Market to bring you fresh, organic, locally-grown fruits and vegetables to help you live well … 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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Learn How to Keep Your Family Heart Healthy

It’s no secret that obesity is increasing in the United States, and as of 2010, accounting for more than 20% of adult Wisconsinites. Unfortunately this is not just a problem for adults. Obesity is increasing in children as well. The … Continue reading

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Veggie Tales from a Pediatrician Mom

“Eat your veggies!” How many times have you said these words to your children (or had your parents say it to you growing up)? It’s unfortunate that some of the foods that are the healthiest, are the ones that kids … Continue reading

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Tips for Keeping Your Kids Healthy This Halloween

It’s that time of year again when BIG bags of candy start appearing on the store shelves.  And with the rising rates of childhood obesity, it’s important to provide healthy alternatives to the traditional Halloween treats.  Here are some helpful … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Kids Healthy at School

http://www.meriter.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Star-Country_Keeping-Kids-Healthy-Dr-Millin-2011-09-21.mp3 Meriter pediatrician, Kristin Millin, MD, spoke with Star Country’s Tracy and Mike about keeping kids healthy at school. Click the play button to listen! The start of the school year is an exciting time for kids, with exposure to all … Continue reading

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