Monthly Archives: October 2012

Thanksgiving on the Mayflower Food Drive

  Once again, Meriter and WOLX are teaming up for the annual Thanksgiving on the Mayflower food drive. On Friday, November 9, bring your food donations to the Meriter DeForest-Windsor clinic – located at 4200 Savannah Drive in DeForest. The goal is … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: Should I vaccinate 3-year-old against flu?

Originally published in The Wisconsin State Journal on October 4, 2012. Dr. Johnson is a pediatrician at Meriter McKee. Dear Dr. Johnson: My 3-year-old is healthy. Should I really vaccinate her against the flu? Dear Reader: Whether we want to … Continue reading

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Did you know that every 17 seconds, someone is diagnosed with diabetes? And each year, diabetes kills more people than breast cancer and AIDS combined? Recent estimates project that as many as 1 in 3 American adults will have diabetes … Continue reading

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Healthy Recipe: Fattoush (Syrian Whole Wheat Pita Salad)

  Ingredients (Makes 6 servings) 2 Medium-size unpeeled cucumbers, coarsely diced (about 2 cups) ½ teaspoon salt, to taste 2 ½ medium-size whole wheat pita, lightly toasted and cubed (about 2 ¼ cups) 3 medium-size tomatoes, cut into ¾ inch … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: How to keep children safe on Halloween

Originally published in The Wisconsin State Journal on October 25, 2012. Dr. Johnson is a pediatrician at Meriter McKee. Dear Dr. Johnson: Halloween is coming up quickly. Any thoughts or tips to keep my children safe? Dear Reader: Halloween is … Continue reading

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Meriter Recognizes National Pharmacy Week

During National Pharmacy Week, October 21-27, 2012, Meriter acknowledges the invaluable contributions that pharmacists and technicians make to patient care. Our pharmacists play a critical role in preventing medication errors, advising prescribers on the best drug choices, and working directly … Continue reading

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Trade Your Extra Candy for Prizes!

  We want your candy – but don’t worry, it’s for a good cause! Please bring your extra Halloween candy and join us at the Meriter/Physicians Plus Halloween Candy Trade-In Party! The event will take place on Saturday, November 3 … Continue reading

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Monona Clinic Welcomes New Internist Melissa Grimm, MD

The Meriter Medical Group is proud to announce its newest member of the Internal Medicine team, Dr. Melissa Grimm. Education & Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine 2006, Internship and Residency, Internal Medicine, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation, La Crosse, … Continue reading

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Know Your Stats about Prostate Cancer

As Packer fans get excited for this year’s football season, the American Urological Association (AUA) Foundation and the National Football League (NFL) are gearing up for another year of encouraging men to “Know Your Stats About Prostate Cancer®.” Prostate cancer … Continue reading

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Thank You NAMI Walk Participants

Thank you to everyone who supported the 2012 NAMI Walk this past weekend. Meriter was proud to be one of three Super Teams and help fight the stigma around mental illness. All of the funds collected will be used to fund … Continue reading

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National Depression Screening Day

Got the Blues? You Are Not Alone. Everyone experiences stress, sadness and anxiety from time to time. These feelings often happen when you lose a job, children move out of the house, during divorce, with a death in the family, … Continue reading

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Meriter Now Offers Neurology Services

Meriter is pleased to announce that we offer neurology services. We would like to welcome Ross Levine, MD, FAHA, FAAN, and Stephanie Rothman, DO, to the Meriter Specialty Clinic. Both physicians enjoy the challenge and complexity of the nervous system. … Continue reading

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Meriter’s Therapy West is Back!

  We are excited to share with you that Therapy West, located at 5752 Tokay Blvd., Madison, reopened on Wednesday, October 3rd. We hope you will attend our open house on Thursday, October 11 from 5-7pm. We would like to invite you to: Tour the renovated … Continue reading

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DeForest Ladies’ Night Out

Women are always on the go, take a little time for you …  Meriter is hosting a free women’s night event to highlight services that focus on women’s overall health – physical, mental and financial.  DeForest Ladies’ Night Out! Date:  … Continue reading

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Join Meriter at the 2012 Heart Walk!

The American Heart Association’s Heart Walk is a healthy, fun, family event that promotes physical activity as part of a heart-healthy lifestyle and raises funds for research and programs to fight heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. These diseases … Continue reading

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Watch Meriter’s Physician Videos!

Watch Meriter’s physician videos! Get to know some of the physicians in the Meriter family! Click on the names below to learn more about the skilled physicians that practice at Meriter. Once you find a Meriter physician that fits your … Continue reading

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Physicians Plus and UW Medical Foundation Announce Agreement

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Is Co-Sleeping Healthy for a Child?

Dear Dr. Johnson: What is co-sleeping, and when it is it healthy or unhealthy for a child and the parent-child bond? Dear Reader: Co-sleeping is the term most commonly used when an infant or child is sleeping in the same … Continue reading

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