Monthly Archives: November 2013

Part Two: Preventing Type 2 Diabetes with a Healthy Outlook

By: Michelle Swader, Dietitian Here are a few additional ways to help your child stay at a healthy weight and prevent the onset of diabetes at a young age. Read Part One: How to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in Children for … Continue reading

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Healthy Recipes Featured in the Community Cooking Class

Oven “Fried” Chicken 4 portions 4 Piece  Chicken breast, bone less, skinless, 5-8 oz (can use bone in, if skin removed) 2 Cups  Panko bread crumbs, or regular standard bread crumbs 2 Eggs, beaten 1 Tablespoon  Garlic powder (or adjust … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: Constipation Concerns

Originally published on November 27, 2013, in the Wisconsin State Journal. Dr. Johnson is a pediatrician practicing at the Meriter McKee clinic. Dear Dr. Johnson: My 3-year-old daughter has been having hard golf ball-sized stools. Should I be concerned, and … Continue reading

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Part One: How to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in Children

By:  Michelle Swader, Dietitian We are seeing type 2 diabetes appear at an earlier age than in previous generations. In the past, the disease was most typically diagnosed in people over 40, but it is now being found in children and … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: Preparing Sibling for Baby

Originally published on November 13, 2013, in the Wisconsin State Journal. Dr. Johnson is a pediatrician practicing at the Meriter McKee clinic. Dear Dr. Johnson: We are expecting a baby. How do we prepare our 3-year-old for the addition to … Continue reading

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10 Tips For Healthy Skin This Winter

 By: Dr. Michael S. Pomroy, Dermatologist Although Healthy Skin Month is coming to a close, winter is just getting started!  Dry skin can occur at any time throughout the year, but it is most prevalent in the winter when the … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: When to Treat Eye Drainage with Antibiotics

Originally published on November 13, 2013, in the Wisconsin State Journal. Dr. Johnson is a pediatrician practicing at the Meriter McKee clinic. Dear Dr. Johnson: My toddler has been sent home several times from day care due to eye drainage. … Continue reading

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National Bladder Health Week: How much do you know about your pelvic floor?

Urinary incontinence affects 25 million people in the US, and one out of three US adults has experienced loss of bladder control. November 11th – 15th is National Bladder Health Week. Take this quiz to find out how much you … Continue reading

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Meriter Wins 2013 eHealthcare Leadership Awards

Meriter is proud to announce that is has again been honored with two national eHealthcare Leadership Awards, presented by eHealthcare Straegy & Trends. Meriter received the 2013 Silver eHealthcare Leadership Award for Best Doctor Directory and the 2013 Gold eHealthcare … Continue reading

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Thank You, Forensic Nurses!

The entire staff of Meriter Health Services would like to join the International Association of Forensic Nurses in recognizing forensic nurses around the world for the extraordinary work they do.  The Meriter Hospital SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners) program is the only … Continue reading

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Join Us for a Family Night Out

Enjoy a night with your family before the holiday season kicks into full gear! Meriter is hosting a family night out at our DeForest-Windsor clinic (located near the intersection of Hwys. 19 & 51) on Tuesday, November 26 from 5:30-7:30 … Continue reading

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Meriter Home Care Agency Receives HomeCare Elite Recognition

Meriter Home Care Agency is pleased to announce achievement of HomeCare Elite recognition in 2013. HomeCare Elite™ is a compilation of the top 25% most successful home care providers in the United States based on standardized performance measures using publically … Continue reading

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Tips to Prevent Diabetes

A week does not go by where a patient does not ask me about whether or not they have diabetes. It can either stem from symptoms they are having that could be attributable to diabetes and/or a family history of … Continue reading

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