Yearly Archives: 2010

On the Road to Sharing

Long ago, my son received a blue toy mouse as a gift. It disappeared and was forgotten. Recently, my mom saw the same mouse on sale and thought it would make a nice gift for my daughter. She bought a … Continue reading

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Yoga Basics at Noon

A certified yoga instructor will teach you easy-to-achieve poses for strength, flexibility, balance and stress relief. Don’t worry about not being physically fit enough for yoga. Everyone can join in and obtain the benefits of improved sleep and circulation, fewer … Continue reading

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Relax…..

Whether it’s due to the holiday rush, or a deadline at work, relaxation tends to take a back seat. Here is an easy and effective way to relax and re-energize. Sit back in your chair, with legs apart and bent. … Continue reading

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Safe Sleep for Newborns and Infants

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is defined as the “sudden death of an infant under one year of age, which remains unexplained after a thorough case investigation, including performance of a complete autopsy, examination of the death scene and review … Continue reading

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Toy Safety During the Holidays

Greetings – The holiday season is now officially upon us and parents are busy shopping and buying gifts for their loved ones. But what’s on our kids’ minds? Toys, of course. This is the season for Santa to bring home the wish list, which can … Continue reading

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Two Meriter Nurses Celebrated – Bazala Receives People’s Choice Award

Family, friends and colleagues gathered last night to celebrate the nine nurses selected as Madison’s Favorite Nurses by Madison Magazine. Two Meriter nurses were chosen from over 150 nominations – Shelley Bazala, Newstart Nurse Supervisor and Mary Saur, Birthing Center. … Continue reading

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Prepare for Safe Shoveling

Removing snow from our sidewalks and driveways is real exercise. Some experts estimate that shoveling snow requires the same exertion as running nine miles an hour. It makes sense then to prepare for shoveling much the same way you would … Continue reading

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Why Should I Be Screened for Gestational Diabetes?

Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes first diagnosed during pregnancy and is often attributed to hormones during pregnancy. Gestational diabetes occurs in approximately 7 percent of pregnancies. In general, women at higher risk for gestational diabetes include women with … Continue reading

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Medical Imaging Awarded 3 Year Accreditation in Computed Tomography

Meriter Hospital’s Medical Imaging Department has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).  CT scanning, also referred to as CAT scanning,  is … Continue reading

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New Vitamin D Recommendations for Infants, Children and Teens

Recent studies show that most children aren’t getting enough vitamin D just by drinking milk. We are seeing vitamin D deficiency in infants, children, adolescents and adults. Vitamin D deficiency can lead to several conditions such as rickets, a disease … Continue reading

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Purchase a Meriter Love Light

Love Lights – Spreading the Love & Shining the Light Sponsored By: Friends of Meriter Honor or remember a friend, family member or co-worker this holiday season by purchasing a blue or white Love Light for Meriter’s outdoor tree.  Blue … Continue reading

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A Turkey Leftover to Love

Thanksgiving is over but now the question is what to do with all of the leftovers? Try a tasty and healthy recipe below to add some life to your extra turkey. Turkey Roll-ups with Blueberry Salsa ½ cup reduced-fat mayonnaise … Continue reading

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Kids and Fireplace Danger

Fireplaces provide heat in the cold winter months of Wisconsin and provide a nice ambiance. However, as a pediatrician, almost every year I see or hear of a young child with serious burns from a fireplace. Most parents understand the … Continue reading

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Meriter’s Website is Golden

Meriter received a Gold eHealthcare Leadership award for Best Website Design and an Award of Distinction in the Overall Best Internet Site from the national 14th Annual d-Healthcare Leadership Awards. Meriter unveiled a complete website revamp in spring 2010. “Our … Continue reading

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Holiday Stress? It’s All Relative

“Home for the holidays” sounds heartwarming, but it can easily morph into “the nightmare before (and during) the holidays.” The hectic weeks from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day are already chock-full of obligations. The thought of spending time with family … Continue reading

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When to be Concerned with your Child’s Speech

Speech is one of the developmental milestones that many parents often worry about. Often I get questions about whether it’s OK that children are mispronouncing certain sounds. The good news is that it’s very common for children to have trouble … Continue reading

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NBC to Feature Meriter Heart Attack Drill

Do you know the symptoms of a heart attack? Would you call 911 immediately if you or someone you know is experiencing them? This Friday night, November 19 at 10 p.m., NBC anchor John Stofflet will highlight a recent heart … Continue reading

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Eat for a Healthful Pregnancy

Pregnant and wondering if you are getting all of the nutrients you and your baby need?  Then join us in our new prenatal nutrition class and learn how and what to eat for a healthful pregnancy.  During class one, you … Continue reading

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Healthy Living over the Holidays

Krista Kohls, RD, CD, Meriter Dietitian  The Holidays are just around the corner which means lots of food, family and socializing!  Enjoying your family is usually not the problem; but instead, most Americans enjoy food too much and are left … Continue reading

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What Parents Should Know about Kids & TV

Even though the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that 2 year olds not watch TV and older children watch no more than 1 to hours a day, most children are watching more. According to the Kaiser foundation, 2/3 of … Continue reading

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Healthy Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Ingredients 3 oz. reduced-fat cinnamon graham crackers, about 5 ½ sheets 1 Tbsp. packed light brown sugar 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted 2 large egg whites 1 large egg ½ cup dark brown sugar ¼ tsp. table salt 2 tsp. … Continue reading

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Tips to Keep Your Baby Healthy this Winter

All  babies, no matter when they are born, have immature immune systems. Because of this, we know we need to do everything we can to protect them from getting sick. “Viral season” in Wisconsin starts in early November and usually … Continue reading

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Strategies for Combating Holiday Overeating

Do the holidays put even your best healthy eating habits to the test? You’re not alone. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, many people add from five to 10 pounds. But with a little planning, your family can enjoy the … Continue reading

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“Madison’s Favorite Nurses” Announced

  Madison Magazine received more than 150 nominations for the “Madison’s Favorite Nurses” issue and recently announced the nine winners. Now it’s up to friends, family and our community to choose a “Reader’s Choice” favorite! We are very proud to … Continue reading

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Meriter Breaks Ground for New Clinic in Monona

Monona community officials joined Meriter administrators, board members and physicians for a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Meriter clinic in Monona. The clinic will be located on 5.5 acres at Monona’s south-east gateway at the corner of Broadway Avenue and … Continue reading

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