Monthly Archives: March 2013

My Meriter Story: My Hat is Off to Meriter!

  My mother, who is 70 years old, fell and broke her wrist. She was taken to another hospital for her injury. She was not treated very well at this particular hospital and was told that she would have to … Continue reading

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Volunteer Today for a Cancer-Free Tomorrow

  Cancer Prevention Study-3 What if you could prevent even one family from hearing the words “you have cancer”? Right now you have a unique opportunity to fight back against cancer by enrolling in the American Cancer Society’s new research … Continue reading

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My Meriter Story: There Was Nothing Uncomfortable About My First Colonoscopy

  I had my first colonoscopy yesterday and I must say the staff at Meriter is incredible! They made me feel very relaxed and comfortable. There was nothing about the procedure that hurt or that was even uncomfortable. I left there … Continue reading

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Plain Talk: Homeless get health care at compassionate ‘hut’

Originally published by Dave Zweifel in The Capital Times on March 08, 2013. From the outside, the place doesn’t look like much — an out-of-the-way Quonset hut on a narrow two-block-long street on the city’s south side off busy Fish … Continue reading

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Family-Centered Bedside Shift Report

Bringing a new baby into your family is one of the most memorable times in your life. Along with the happiness many families feel a little bit nervous whether welcoming your first baby or the newest brother or sister. We understand … Continue reading

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March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month

        Among the cancers that affect both men and women, colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. In Wisconsin, an annual average of 2,824 residents are diagnosed with it and 1,000 die … Continue reading

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Madison General Hospital School of Nursing History Book for Sale

To purchase “A History of the Madison General Hospital School of Nursing 1902-1982″ book, please fill out the attached order form and return it to the Meriter Foundation Department. The cost for the book is $15. This book was completed … Continue reading

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Keeping Kids Active and Healthy

With the growing issue of childhood obesity, Meriter would like to remind children and adults that exercise is important and can be fun for the entire family. According to the CDC, childhood obesity has more than doubled in children in … Continue reading

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Meriter Celebrates Healthy Baby Month

March is Healthy Baby Month. Our staff works to ensure every baby is born healthy. Meriter is proud of our commitment to family-centered-care provided by highly qualified staff and providers. Our newly renovated Birthing Center was just completed for the … Continue reading

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Find Out if You’re at Risk for Diabetes

Take it. Share it. On March 26, 2013, the American Diabetes Association – and Meriter – will be encouraging the public to take the Diabetes Risk Test, as well as to share the test with everyone they care about – … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: How to Help Your Baby’s Dry Skin

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal, March 7, 2013. Dr. Johnson is a pediatrician at the Meriter McKee clinic. Dear Dr. Johnson: My toddler has dry skin. What can I do to help with this? Dear Reader: At this … Continue reading

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Healthy Recipe – Roasted Red Pepper, Onion and Eggplant Dip

Courtesy of Barefoot Contessa. Recommended by Krista Kohls, CD, RD, Meriter Clinical Dietician. Makes: 6-8 servings Total Prep Time: 60 minutes Ingredients 1 medium eggplant  2 red bell peppers, seeded 1 red onion, peeled 2 garlic cloves, minced 3 tablespoons olive … Continue reading

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Meriter Surgeon Increases Minimally Scarless Gallbladder Surgery

The surgical team at Meriter was the first in Madison to perform a da Vinci® Single-Site™ Cholecystectomy in October 2012 and now the surgery is being performed almost weekly. The gallbladder is removed through one tiny incision of approximately one-inch … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Diet Lowers Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

This article was originally published on Time.com on February 25, 2013.   The Mediterranean diet is a well-known weapon in the fight against heart disease, but exactly how effective is it?  To find out, researchers led by Dr. Ramón Estruch, … Continue reading

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