Yearly Archives: 2014

Network of Support for Opiate Abusers is Needed

This article was originally published on April 23, 2014 in the Wisconsin State Journal. Regarding recent coverage of heroin use, as addiction medicine physicians at Meriter, we confirm the opiate crisis is not overstated. Opiate abuse is rampant in Dane … Continue reading

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Grilling Season Recipes from Krista Kohls

Krista Kohls, a Meriter Clinical Dietitian, has several recipes to help you prepare for grilling season. From black bean burgers to turkey burgers, enjoy these healthy alternatives at your next barbecue! Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers *Courtesy of Allrecipes.com* Ingredients … Continue reading

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Dispelling Common Myths about Cosmetic Procedures

By: Denise Baker, RN, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery There comes a time in every woman’s life when she looks in the mirror and wonders, “When did that wrinkle get there?” Plenty of us have spent dollars upon dollars on products … Continue reading

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Meriter Children’s Center Celebrates The Week of the Young Child

This week Meriter Children’s Center has been celebrating The Week of the Young Child. This annual celebration is an opportunity to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families. To celebrate, the children have participated in … Continue reading

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Industry Experts Assess the ACA

In a recent InBusiness article, Dr. Robert Turngren, president of Meriter Medical Group, joined a panel of local industry experts to assess the Affordable Care Act’s long-term impacts. Click here to read the complete article.

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Seven Ways to Better Manage Your Allergies

By: Dr. Jeremy Bufford, Allergy/Immunology If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you may have started to notice a runny nose or itchy eyes. From avoiding allergic triggers to options for preventing and treating symptoms, here are several suggestions to manage … Continue reading

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Meriter Launches Interactive Experience for JointCare Program

Online care plan guides patients through joint replacement surgery and recovery Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: Many Choices for a Safe Night’s Sleep

Originally published on March 27, 2014, in the Wisconsin State Journal. Dr. Johnson is a pediatrician practicing at the Meriter McKee clinic. Dear Dr. Johnson: I am expecting and trying to plan where my baby will sleep. What is your recommendation? Dear Reader: … Continue reading

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Fifteen Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

By: Sara Babcock, Clinical Nurse Specialist at Center for Perinatal Care During your first visit, your provider will ask you many questions to help guide pregnancy management. You will discuss the time of your last menstrual period and ultrasounds for … Continue reading

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How to Choose Your Obstetrician

By: Sara Babcock, Clinical Nurse Specialist at Center for Perinatal Care If you’ve decided to have a baby, the most important thing you can do is take good care of yourself! When planning for a pregnancy it is always a … Continue reading

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Meriter Receives Recognition from Salvation Army

Meriter is pleased to receive recognition from the Salvation Army for its involvement in the Red Kettle campaign. Meriter staff participated by ringing bells at several locations. The Salvation Army has been an excellent partner to Meriter in the development … Continue reading

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The Truth about Colonoscopies

By: Dr. Gary Griglione, Gastroenterology Each year, March is recognized as Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer-related death that affects both men and … Continue reading

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Best Tips for Flying with Your Children

By: Dr. Kristin Millin, Pediatrics Wisconsin in the winter makes all of us question why we have chosen to live in the Midwest.  My survival tool is to think about vacations in warmer climates.  I love to fly in an … Continue reading

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Allergy and Pediatrics Groups Achieve Best in the Nation

We are proud to announce that our patients have rated the Allergy and Meriter DeForest-Windsor clinic pediatrics groups Best in the Nation (on National Research Corporation’s Fourth Quarter 2013 Survey) for being able to get an appointment as soon as they needed and getting … Continue reading

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Celebrate Healthy Baby Month

March is Healthy Baby Month. Our staff works tirelessly to ensure every baby born in Meriter Hospital receives personalized attention and support. Each year at Meriter, we care for over 400 babies in our newborn intensive care unit. If a … Continue reading

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March 7 was Dress in Blue Day

On Friday, March 7, in honor of Colon Cancer Awareness Month, Meriter’s doctors, nurses and staff showed up to work dressed in blue to raise awareness and encourage discussion about the importance of screening for colon cancer. View the photos. … Continue reading

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How to Set Exercise Goals for Success

By: Lisa Sanborn, Lead Exercise Physiologist Are you already frustrated and discouraged that you have not kept up with your New Year’s Resolution to exercise more or lose weight? Most likely you probably set too grand of a goal and … Continue reading

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Register to Improve your Golf Game

Has the polar vortex given you the winter blues? Have you been dreaming about this year’s golf season? If you want to improve your golf game and your health, then join Zac Lefel, Dave Bollig, Adam Malm and Ben Armstrong, … Continue reading

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12 Tips from Meriter Women’s HeartCare

Know your numbers. High cholesterol, high blood sugar and high blood pressure are major risk factors for heart disease. Optimal total cholesterol should be under 200, fasting blood sugar under 100 and blood pressure under 120/80. Stop smoking cigarettes. Get … Continue reading

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Understanding the Risk Factors for Heart Disease in Women

By: Dr. Melissa Grimm, General Internal Medicine Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among U.S. women.  In fact, for women the average lifetime risk for some type of cardiovascular disease is high, approaching 1 in 2 women. But … Continue reading

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Ten Tips for a Heart-Healthy Diet

Celebrate American Heart Month with the heart-healthy Mediterranean Diet Continue reading

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How to Protect Yourself from Stress

By: Gretchen Diem, PhD; Women’s HeartCare These days stress is almost a fact of life. It creeps into our lives in a variety of ways from angst-inducing news about natural disasters and economic woes to daily stressors like looming deadlines … Continue reading

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Welcome Dr. Craig Dopf to Meriter Deming Way

The Meriter Medical Group would like to welcome Craig Dopf, MD to Meriter Deming Way located at 2275 Deming Way, Suite 220, Middleton, WI 53562. We are pleased to offer spine services through the Meriter Medical Group. Dr. Dopf prides … Continue reading

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Seven Indoor Activities to Try With Your Kids

By: Dr. Carleen Hanson, Meriter Monona February is American Heart Month, and while many people think of heart disease as an adult medical issue, it’s important to remember that having a healthy heart starts in childhood. I try to remind … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: Plenty of Ways to Stay Active This Winter

  Originally published on January 22, 2014 in the Wisconsin State Journal. Dr. Dana Johnson is a pediatrician practicing at the Meriter McKee clinic. Dear Dr. Johnson: My children are starting to get cabin fever. Do you have suggestions on how … Continue reading

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