Monthly Archives: February 2013

Meriter Hospital Named a Top Heart Hospital by Becker’s Hospital Reviews

Meriter Hospital has been recognized by Becker’s Hospital Reviews as one of the top hospitals for heart care in the nation. Meriter was the only local hospital and one of four in the state to make the publication’s newly released … Continue reading

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Meriter Joins in Launch of HealthyDane.org

On Tuesday, February 26, Meriter’s President & CEO, Jim Woodward, joined CEOs from UW Health, St. Mary’s and Stoughton Hospitals, as well as Public Health Madison and Dane County, to launch the collaborative website, HealthyDane.org.  The website culminates over 2 … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: Is there a way to tell what color my baby’s eyes will end up?

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal, February 14, 2013. Dr. Johnson is a pediatrician at the Meriter McKee clinic. Dear Dr. Johnson: My newborn has blue eyes. I have heard they can change color. Is there a way I … Continue reading

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Matters of the Heart this Valentine’s Day

  This Valentine’s Day, take matters of the heart…to heart.   All poetry and symbolism of the holiday aside, the fact is our hearts are in bad shape. Every hour, a heart attack strikes nearly 200 people in this country. It’s … Continue reading

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February is the Perfect Time to Begin a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

By Dr. Matthew Wolff, Meriter Cardiologist and Division Chief of Meriter’s Cardiovascular Program. Of course, any time is a perfect time to begin a heart-healthy life! But, February is designated as American Heart Month, and as such, should act as a reminder … Continue reading

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Meriter is Growing to Better Meet Your Needs

We’re proud to offer a full complement of providers and clinic locations throughout Dane County – including Madison (W. Washington Ave and McKee), Middleton (Deming Way and Elmwood Ave), Monona, DeForest-Windsor, Fitchburg and Stoughton. We understand that your time is … Continue reading

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Taming Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder that is characterized by recurring symptoms including abdominal pain, cramping or bloating. These symptoms are often associated with altered bowel habits, such as constipation, diarrhea or both. There is no single, specific … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: Choking is a Danger for Infants and Young Children

Originally published in the the Wisconsin State Journal, February 7, 2013. Dear Dr. Johnson: We have started some solid foods with my 6-month-old. She loves them, but I am worried she might choke. What can I do to prevent this? … Continue reading

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Healthy Recipe: Spinach Mushroom Quiche

Compliments of EveryDay with Rachael Ray. Recipe recommended by Krista Kohls, Meriter Clinical Nutritionist. Makes: 4 servings Prep time: 45 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Ingredients 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 4 yellow-fleshed potatoes, such as yukon … Continue reading

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Meriter Investing in the Next Generation

New Birthing Center Complete Meriter is excited to celebrate the completion of its three-story Birthing Center with the official opening on Monday, February 4, 2013. “This renovation is an essential investment to continue supporting families during one of the most … Continue reading

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GO RED for Women

On Friday, February 1, in honor of Heart Month, Meriter took a stand against America’s #1 killer of women: heart disease. Heart disease kills more women than all cancers combined. The first step in finding a solution to this health crisis is … Continue reading

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