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After-Hours Care Expanding in January

Meriter – UnityPoint Health is proud to announce a new, expanded After-Hours Clinic inside Meriter Hospital opening January 2016 that will serve adults and children. Continue reading

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Easy After-School Snacks

Before you know it, school will be back in session, and you’ll have some hungry kids ready for a snack the minute they walk in the door. Dietitian Dena Person recommends the following ideas for healthy treats that your child will actually want to eat.

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Garden Greek Zucchini Pasta

Looking for a tasty summer recipe to help use some of the fresh veggies ripening in your garden? Look no further than this easy, low-carb pasta alternative. Continue reading

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Meriter – UnityPoint Health Recognized as ‘Most Wired’

Meriter – UnityPoint Health was recognized for the fifth year in a row as one of the nation’s “Most Wired” by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. Meriter, who received this year’s award as part of the UnityPoint Health system, received … Continue reading

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Healthy 4th Of July Grilling Recipe

Chinese Chicken Salad Dressing and Marinade featured on NBC15 This makes about 1 cup of salad dressing or enough marinade for 4-6 chicken breasts. It can also be used as a dipping sauce or salad dressing. ½ cup canola oil … Continue reading

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How to Treat a Tick Bite

Most tick bites are harmless and do not result in disease in humans. Here in Wisconsin, however, we do have a higher incidence of one of the tick-borne illnesses, Lyme disease, which is spread by the Blacklegged tick, more commonly known as the deer tick.

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Fire Up the Grill! Healthy Marinade Ideas

By: Michelle Miller, Dietitian Herb and Garlic Veggie Marinade Servings: about 2-4 servings Ingredients: ½ cup olive oil             ½ cup lemon juice ¼ cup water                                                                            ¼ cup Dijon mustard 2 TBSP pure maple syrup 2 TBSP minced garlic … Continue reading

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Meriter – UnityPoint Health Appoints CEO

The Board of Directors of Meriter – UnityPoint Health, with the support of our partners at UnityPoint Health, has named Arthur Nizza, DSW, as President and CEO, effective February 16, 2015. “We interviewed talented candidates from around the nation and … Continue reading

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Meriter – UnityPoint Health Named Top Employer in Madison

Meriter – UnityPoint Health is proud to announce that it has been named the top place to work in Madison by In Business magazine. Meriter received the magazine’s top score for offering our employees a robust benefits package, continuing education … Continue reading

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Healthy Halloween Treats

Patty Larabell, RDN Halloween is a fun time for kids and families, but it often includes too many sugary treats. There are easy ways to turn a Halloween snack into a fun and healthy treat. Frankenstein Cups Fill a clear … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why You Are Unlikely to Become Sick With Ebola

By: Katelyn Harms, Infection Prevention and Control Western Africa is currently experiencing the largest outbreak of Ebola in history.  Agencies around the world are collaborating to control the spread of disease and calm the world’s fears about this deadly disease.  … Continue reading

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Meriter–UnityPoint Health, UW Hospital and Clinics to Strengthen Mother/Baby Partnership

Meriter–UnityPoint Health and UW Hospital and Clinics plan to expand their tradition of collaborating to improve care for women and infants. Leaders of both entities have signed a nonbinding letter of intent to strengthen their cooperative relationship around mother and … Continue reading

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Let Your Voice Be Heard

It’s important that you receive the care and service you want and deserve. It’s why we’re currently recruiting members for a new online community where your ideas and opinions will directly shape the future of health care in Dane County. … Continue reading

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President & CEO Jim Woodward Announces Resignation

Meriter-UnityPoint Health announced today that Meriter President and CEO Jim Woodward has given his resignation. Woodward accepted a new position as CEO of Elliot Health System in Manchester, NH. “I am honored to have had the opportunity to be part … 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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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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Protein Shakes Featured on WISC-TV

Chocolate Espresso Protein Shake 1 portion  1 scoop            Chocolate or Vanilla Protein Powder (go to local health food store to find which one fits your needs the best) 6-8 ounces       Water, Almond Milk, Kefir, Skim Milk or any other liquid … Continue reading

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