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The ABCDEs of Skin Cancer

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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Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet

Heart Month is the perfect time to find new ways to show your heart some love.  If you’re looking for a heart-healthy lifestyle, the Mediterranean diet might be right for you. Research has shown that the traditional Mediterranean diet reduces … Continue reading

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#MadisonGoesRed for Women

On Friday, February 6, in honor of Heart Month, wear red to bring awareness to America’s #1 killer of women: heart disease. Typically thought of as a man’s disease, heart disease kills more women than all cancers combined. The first … Continue reading

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Thank You to our Heart Walkers!

Thank you to all who participated in the American Heart Association® Heart Walk® on October 18. It was inspiring to see so many Meriter blue shirts despite the frigid temperatures. The totals have come in, and Meriter’s Heart & Vascular … 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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Dr. Dana Johnson: Holiday Gift Ideas

Originally published on December 18, 2013, in the Wisconsin State Journal. Dr. Johnson is a pediatrician practicing at the Meriter McKee clinic. Dear Dr. Johnson: Do you have suggestions on the best gifts for children this holiday season? Dear Reader: … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: Getting a Pet

Originally published on December 4, 2013, in the Wisconsin State Journal. Dr. Johnson is a pediatrician practicing at the Meriter McKee clinic. Dear Dr. Johnson: We are considering getting a pet for our family for Christmas. What recommendations do you … 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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