Monthly Archives: May 2014

A Former Olympic Gymnast Overcomes Adversity

From the 1984 U.S. women’s Olympic gymnastics team to family medicine at Meriter McKee, Dr. Marie Roethlisberger shares her story about overcoming adversity in this recent Channel 3000 interview. After losing hearing in her left ear and having almost none … Continue reading

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Healthy Graduation Party Snack Ideas

By: Michelle Gullickson, Manager of Green Bush Garden Bistro Looking for something that will please the taste buds of everyone, but with a health twist? Try these helpful hints and recipes at your graduation party! Give up chips and dip … Continue reading

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Attend Therapy Central’s Open House on June 11

Meriter–UnityPoint Health is very excited to announce that our new Therapy Central clinic is complete at 1414 S. Park Street, Madison. The clinic will start treating patients on May 29. This new facility combines: • Orthopedic physical and occupational therapy • Neuro … Continue reading

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Super Foods for Super Kids Event

Have trouble getting your little one to eat right? Join Meriter–UnityPoint Health dietitians and pediatricians for a kid-friendly afternoon with a super hero twist! You’ll learn about the benefits of adding super foods into your family’s diet, watch a demonstration … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: Get Kids Engaged With the Outdoors

Originally published on May 14, 2014, in the Wisconsin State Journal. Dr. Johnson is a pediatrician practicing at the Meriter McKee clinic. Dear Dr. Johnson: What is the best way to get children active outdoors? Dear Reader: For most young … Continue reading

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Mammography Now Offers Extended Hours

  For your convenience, we are now offering evening hours for our mammography services at Meriter Monona. Mammography is currently the most effective way to detect breast cancer early – when it is most treatable. In fact, mammograms show changes in … Continue reading

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What does Skin Cancer Look Like?

By: Dr. Jeffrey Larson, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, affecting nearly one in five individuals. Sadly, my practice frequently involves reconstructive surgery following the removal of skin cancer. … Continue reading

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Tee Up for Men’s Health

​Meriter–UnityPoint Health invites you for an evening of golf analysis and discussion about men’s health. Although you may prefer to avoid the doctor at all costs, we promise this will be a casual opportunity to ask questions and improve your … Continue reading

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Learn About Food Allergy Safety with The BugaBees

Whether you know a child who has food allergies or you want to learn about how to keep them safe, you don’t want to miss two free events presented by local author Amy Recob, of the popular book series The … Continue reading

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Do You Know the Signs of Stroke?

Stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability and the 4th leading cause of death for adults in the US. Approximately 800,000 strokes occur each year. The good news is up to 80% of strokes are preventable; learn the signs and … Continue reading

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Five Things to Know About Mammograms

By: Lucinda Prue, Mammography Technologist Over the last couple of years there has been some misleading information in the media concerning screening mammograms. How old should you be to have a mammogram? How often should you schedule the examination? Although … Continue reading

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Four Ways to Improve Your Health and Wellness

By: Marta Staple, APNP at Meriter West Washington Healthy living. Wellness. Good health. We hear these terms all the time. We wish for good health for one another and for our children. We strive for our own wellness. We talk … Continue reading

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How to Manage Daily Activities While Living with Arthritis

By: Dr. Amy Franta, Orthopedic Surgery May is National Arthritis Month! Until I hit middle age, I don’t think I truly understood the impact that arthritis has on the millions of Americans who suffer from it. While my aches and … Continue reading

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