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Recommended Screening for Newborns

The Department of Health and Human Services recently recommended that all newborns be screened for congenital heart disease as part of their routine newborn assessment. Congenital heart diseases causes up to 3% of all infant deaths in the first year of … Continue reading

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Rock ‘n Blues Concert a Success!

Three area bands performed a benefit concert last Sunday at the High Noon Saloon to benefit the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Dane County. All of the bands in the Rock ‘n Blues concert featured one member who works … Continue reading

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Video Blog: Newborn Jaundice

Newborn jaundice is a common issue and typically nothing to worry about. In this video, I explain what newborn jaundice is and why it happens. Julia Mason, MS, MD Meriter Medical Group Pediatric Hospital Medicine

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

  The month of April has been designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in the United States. The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual … Continue reading

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Sudden Death in Young Athletes

There have been several recent news stories about young, teenage athletes dying during sporting events, including the poignant story of a teenager who made a game-winning shot in his basketball game and collapsed seconds later.  These stories are heartbreaking and … Continue reading

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On the Road to Sharing

Long ago, my son received a blue toy mouse as a gift. It disappeared and was forgotten. Recently, my mom saw the same mouse on sale and thought it would make a nice gift for my daughter. She bought a … Continue reading

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