Yearly Archives: 2014

Meriter-UnityPoint Health Offers Additional Colon Cancer Screenings

At Meriter-UnityPoint Health, your health is our priority. We know that colon cancer is one of the most preventable, yet least prevented, cancers in the U.S. today. Unfortunately, only 1 in 3 people over the age of 50 are getting … Continue reading

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Healthy Halloween Treats

Patty Larabell, RDN Halloween is a fun time for kids and families, but it often includes too many sugary treats. There are easy ways to turn a Halloween snack into a fun and healthy treat. Frankenstein Cups Fill a clear … Continue reading

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Six Things You Didn’t Know About Hospital Pharmacists

By: Hanna Knurr, Pharmacy Practice Resident Did you ever wonder how your nurse knows that he or she is giving you the right medications at the right times and at the right dose? Hospital pharmacists handle all things medication related! … Continue reading

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16 Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe on Halloween

By: Dr. Kristin Millin, Pediatrics at Meriter West Washington Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. At my house, we are currently in negotiations with my 9-year-old about whether a Zombie costume is appropriate to wear this year when we … Continue reading

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Sign up for our Running Clinic

If you are experiencing pain or injury that is limiting your running or just have questions about your running form sign up now for an appointment at the Meriter–UnityPoint Health Sports Medicine Running clinic.  You will meet one on one … Continue reading

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Halloween Candy Trade-In Party!

We want your candy … but it’s for a good cause! Save the date to bring in your extra candy to our 3rd Annual Halloween Candy Trade-In Party on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the … Continue reading

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Why You Should Schedule a Screening Mammogram

By: Dr. Susan Toth, General Surgery You have a spot on your mammogram. You have breast cancer. No two sentences can strike more fear in a woman than those above. Sometimes that fear prevents a woman from actually getting a … Continue reading

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Learn the Truth About Ebola

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What to Know About Breast Reconstructive Options

By: Dr. Jeffrey Larson, Plastic Surgery As a plastic surgeon, I have the privilege of treating women who suffer from breast cancer, a potentially life-threatening disease that is becoming all too common. After the general surgeon completes the cancer removal … Continue reading

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Laura Brown Nominated for PA of the Year

We are pleased to announce that Laura Brown, MS, PA-C, WCC, has been nominated for the 2014 Wisconsin PA of the Year Award. The PA of the Year award annually honors an outstanding physician assistant who demonstrates excellence in service … Continue reading

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Tackling the Blues

By: Elizabeth Bothfeld, APNP at Meriter West Washington At some point in our lives, most of us will be personally affected by our own or a loved one’s mental illness. In fact, 1 in 4 adults will experience mental illness … Continue reading

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How to Remain Injury Free from Falls

By: Roseanne Braslow, Patient Safety Officer, Performance Improvement Did you know that Wisconsin is a national leader in fall-prevention research and that the state’s Aging and Public Health networks are leaders in providing evidence-based, fall-prevention programs to older citizens? A … Continue reading

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Register for Finding Fitness After 40

Regular exercise is one of the key components to living a happy and healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately developing a consistent routine can be difficult and often time injuries provide an additional barrier to starting or sustaining a successful exercise program. Meriter … Continue reading

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Five Reasons to Get a Flu Vaccine

By: Dr. Marie Roethlisberger, Family Medicine at Meriter McKee Did you know that flu activity can begin as early as October and occur as late as May? According to the Centers for Disease Control, the timing of the flu is … Continue reading

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Stepping On Program: Building Confidence and Reducing Falls

Meriter – UnityPoint Health’s Stepping On Program empowers older adults to carry out health behaviors that reduce the risk of falls. This community-based workshop is offered once a week for 7 weeks using adult education and self-efficacy principles. In this … Continue reading

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Flu Vaccine Available at Meriter Clinics

Flu season is nearly upon us, and we encourage you to schedule your annual flu vaccination today. Anyone 6 months or older should be vaccinated as it’s the number one way to protect yourself from the flu. It’s also a … Continue reading

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Join Us for Ladies Night Out – Oct. 1

We invite you to join us for an evening of dinner and inspiring discussion about breast health screening, treatment options and reconstruction in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Meriter-UnityPoint Health offers screening mammography, cancer removal surgery and breast reconstruction … Continue reading

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Meriter – UnityPoint Health Wins National Patient Satisfaction Award

Meriter – UnityPoint Health is proud to announce that it has again been recognized as one of the best patient care providers in the nation at the National Research Corporation’s 20th Annual International Patient-Centered Care Symposium in San Diego over … Continue reading

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Two New Services Help You Get Back in the Game

Meriter - UnityPoint Health is proud to offer two new orthopedic services led by two expert physicians. Dr. Emily Exten offers Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery at Meriter Monona for those suffering from a wide range of foot and ankle injuries. … Continue reading

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ALS: The Ice Cold Truths

By: Dr. Kevin Kapadia, Neurology You may have seen your favorite celebrity, friend or family member ‘go viral’ with voluntarily dumping an ice cold bucket of water on themselves this summer. While this may seem like they are playing practical … Continue reading

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How to Manage Fall Allergies

By: Dr. Jeremy Bufford, Allergy & Immunology Ready to say goodbye to seasonal allergies now that spring and summer have passed? Not so fast. Unfortunately for many people, the approaching autumn doesn’t mean relief from sneezing. Instead, it marks a … Continue reading

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Dr. Kevin Kapadia Joins Our Neurology Team

Meriter – UnityPoint Health welcomes neurologist Kevin Kapadia, MD, to the Meriter Specialty Clinic, located on the main floor of Meriter Hospital. He has a genuine interest in his patients’ health and wellbeing, and provides them the tools to manage their chronic … Continue reading

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How to Get an A+ in Healthy Back to School Lunches

By: Krista Kohls, MS, RDN, CD It’s hard to believe but it’s already time to start thinking about back to school and that means finding food to stuff in the lunch box or brown bag for school lunches. Kids’ lunches … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Returning to Work After Having a Baby

By: Kris Fedenia, RN, Lactation Consultant Many new moms are returning to work in the early weeks after the birth of their baby. It can be challenging and exhausting without some support and planning. Here are some ideas to help … Continue reading

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Now Offering Rheumatology Services

If you are experiencing pain and inflammation due to a rheumatological condition, you may feel at a loss knowing where to turn for help. Meriter-UnityPoint Health is pleased to announce we offer rheumatology services at two convenient locations: Meriter Deming Way … Continue reading

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