Monthly Archives: February 2014

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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