Tag Archives: Meriter West Washington

New Guidelines on Circumcision

New parents are faced with so many decisions to make for their newborn that it can sometimes seem overwhelming.  Some decisions are clear cut:  breastfeeding – yes, please!  Sleeping on the stomach – definitely not!  For parents of newborn baby … Continue reading

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Family Recipe: A New Take on Zucchini

 Zucchini is one of those vegetables that many gardeners have an overabundance of, and it can be hard to come up with ways to get your kids to eat zucchini other than in bread or muffins. Here is a recipe … Continue reading

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A Pediatrician’s Advice on Biting

One of the questions I often get from parents is what to do when your child is biting others. Unfortunately, biting is a part of normal child development. It can be frustrating when your child is bitten, but often harder … Continue reading

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Emphasize Sports …. Not Snacks

For many families with school-age children, summertime is the season of endless sport practices and games, which is a great thing. It’s wonderful to get your kids out and moving around as much as possible; however, as my children are … Continue reading

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Unplugging the Pacifier

I will be the first to admit that both of my children used pacifiers. My daughter didn’t start regularly until she was a few months old, but my son came out of the womb wanting to suck, so we introduced … 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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Diabetes Alert Day: What you need to know

Are You at Risk for Diabetes? The American Diabetes Association and the Meriter Diabetes Care Team want to remind you that Diabetes is a serious disease that strikes nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States, and a … Continue reading

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What Parents Need to Know About: Lice

Lice – just the word is enough to make any parent shudder and get the heebie-jeebies! When I received not one, but two e-mails with the subject “Lice” a few weeks ago, my heart sank.  Two of my daughter’s good … Continue reading

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Celebrating Snow: A reminder from my kids

I think we’d all agree that prior to the snowfall last week, it hasn’t seemed much like a Wisconsin winter … and while I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the biggest fan of the melting, muddy slush … Continue reading

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Discipline Guidelines from a Pediatrician Mom

“Mom, you’re mean!” I knew it would happen sooner or later, but when my son yelled this at me for the first time from his bedroom recently, it hurt. There was no doubt in my mind that I was doing … 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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Taste of Your Own Medicine

Much of my job as a pediatrician is helping educate families on different safety and general health recommendations, and while I know that at times the things that are discussed in the office may sound idealistic, I do try my … 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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Cool Kids

I was out running errands with my 4-year old son the other day and was stuck waiting a few minutes at the car dealer for a new battery to be put in my key fob. Adults can handle waiting with … Continue reading

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Welcome Family Medicine Physician Derek Clevidence, MD

Meriter Medical Group is proud to welcome Dr. Derek Clevidence. Dr. Clevidence will practice at Meriter West Washington, until he relocates to Meriter Monona upon its opening this fall. “Medical care should be scientifically based, humanistically practiced, and mutually responsible.” Education and … Continue reading

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