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What to Expect at a Well-Child Visit

By: Dr. Sumita Ram, Pediatrician at Meriter Middleton Of course, we all know to take our children to the doctor when they are sick with an ear infection or a cough or a rash. However, well -child visits are also … Continue reading

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How to Prevent Catching the Flu at the Fair

Today is the opening day for the Dane County Fair! Between the carnival rides, food stands and animals, you can stay busy while taking in the scenes of the fair. During past county fair seasons, swine exhibits have been associated … Continue reading

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Meriter-UnityPoint Health Named 2014 “Most Wired”

Meriter Hospital has been named one of the nation’s “Most Wired” hospitals, according the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. “We’re always looking to better coordinate and improve the quality of care our patients receive. We believe that … Continue reading

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Expect Traffic Delays Near Hospital on 7/17

If you are traveling to and from the hospital campus or any downtown location on Thursday, July 17, please expect traffic delays. Meriter, along with UW Madison police, Madison Fire & Police Departments, Dane Country Sheriff Office & Emergency Management, … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: Keeping Kids Safe Online

Originally published on July 9, 2014, in the Wisconsin State Journal. Dr. Johnson is a pediatrician practicing at the Meriter McKee clinic. Dear Dr. Johnson: How do I keep my preteen safe on the Internet? Dear Reader: The vast World Wide Web can … Continue reading

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Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes

Help us raise awareness and create a healthier community by joining Meriter and Physicians Plus in this year’s American Diabetes Association’s Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes. Continue reading

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The Formula for Good Health

The Formula for Good Health will help get you on track to maintain good health all year and life long. Continue reading

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What to Know About the Baby Blues and Postpartum Depression

By: Dr. Carleen Hanson, Pediatrics When you have a newborn, your life is a whirlwind — not only in regards to daily activities (When was the last time I ate sitting down or even ate at all? Yes, it’s 4:30 … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: Plan Ahead to Stay Safe During Storms

Originally published on June 25, 2014, in the Wisconsin State Journal. Dr. Dana Johnson is a pediatrician practicing at the Meriter McKee Clinic. Dear Dr. Johnson: How do I prepare my family to be safe during severe weather? Dear Reader: … Continue reading

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Healthy Dishes That Will Cause a Bang at Your Celebration

By: Krista Kohls, Clinical Dietitian What comes to mind when someone says “4th of July”? Do you picture an American flag or fireworks or hanging out with family and friends in warm weather? How about grilling and sipping on a … Continue reading

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The ABCs of Infant Safe Sleep

By: Dr. Nicole Baumann-Blackmore, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), defined as the sudden death of an infant less than one year of age that cannot be explained after a thorough investigation, is the leading cause of death … Continue reading

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Why Men Should Have PSA Screenings

By: Dr. Andrew Jahoda, Urology Prostate cancer is relatively common, occurring in roughly 8 out of 10 men. According to the latest data, approximately 1,000 men need to undergo Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) screening to benefit one man’s length of survival. … Continue reading

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Welcome Dr. Mohammed Saghir to Meriter Wisconsin Heart

Meriter-UnityPoint Health welcomes cardiologist Mohammed Saghir, MD, FASE, FACC to Meriter Wisconsin Heart, located at 2601 W. Beltline Hwy, Suite 200, Madison, WI 53713. We are pleased to have him join the Heart & Vascular Care Team. Although Dr. Saghir … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: Fractures Can be a Common Childhood Injury

Originally published on June 11, 2014, in the Wisconsin State Journal. Dr. Johnson is a pediatrician practicing at the Meriter McKee clinic. Dear Dr. Johnson: My 4-year-old is a “daredevil” and constantly getting hurt. Fortunately just bumps and bruises at this point but … Continue reading

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Meriter Hospital Farmstand

Stop on by Madison’s newest farmers’ market, located outside the main entrance of Meriter Hospital*. Come get fresh, delicious produce from Madison’s multi-cultural farm incubator, the Farley Center, which supports new local farmers using sustainable practices! They grow healthy vegetables, … Continue reading

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Meriter-UnityPoint Health Clinics Honored as Best in the Nation

Congratulations to Inpatient Rehabilitation (3N), Deming Way Pediatrics, General Surgery Clinic, Orthopedic Trauma Clinic, Home Health Agency and NewStart Outpatient for achieving NRC Best! Our Inpatient Rehabilitation unit achieved NRC’s Best in the Nation for controlling their patient’s pain. Our … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: Lacerations are Common Summertime Injuries

Originally published on June 4, 2014, in the Wisconsin State Journal. Dr. Johnson is a pediatrician practicing at the Meriter McKee clinic. Dear Dr. Johnson: How do I know if a cut requires stitches? Dear Reader: As kids become more active during the … Continue reading

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Pediatric After-Hours Clinic Closed on 6/5

The Meriter Pediatric After-Hours Clinic will be closed on Thursday, June 5. Please contact your clinic to schedule an alternative appointment. If you believe your child is in need of immediate emergency care, dial 911 or take your child directly … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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