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Got the Blues? You Are Not Alone

Ever feel like you are the only one who is sad in a world of happy people? Everyone experiences stress, sadness and anxiety from time to time – it’s part of life. These feelings often happen when you a lose … Continue reading

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Meriter Supports NAMI Walk

With our mission to Heal, Teach and Serve, Meriter has been committed to serving those in need. With our dedicated Adult Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and NewStart programs, we have served countless patients over the years – improving their … Continue reading

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After-Hours Care Now Available to MMG Pediatric Patients

The Meriter Pediatric After-Hours Clinic opened today to assist busy families and assure easy appointment access beyond regular clinic hours. Staffed by Meriter Medical Group (MMG) pediatricians, the clinic is open to all patients age 0-18 who have a MMG primary … Continue reading

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Meriter DeForest-Windsor Now Open

As of today, Meriter DeForest-Windsor is officially open for business. The clinic, located on the corner of Hwys. 19 & 51, offers primary care, medical imaging, lab and therapy services. Appointments can be made by calling the clinic at 608.417.3300. The clinic … Continue reading

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Forecast = Very Hot! Stay Cool!

The weather pages show glaring yellow sun with the simple words VERY HOT for Sunday through Wednesday. The heat index is forecasted in the triple digit temps – as high as 105. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidty … Continue reading

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Welcome Dr. Matthew Wolff, Interventional Cardiologist

The Meriter Medical Group is proud to welcome Dr. Matthew Wolff, Interventional Cardiologist, to its team.   “I love cardiology because I can spend time with one patient discussing wellness choices, and later implant a life-saving stent in another patient … Continue reading

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Building a Better Breakfast

By Krista Kohls, RD, CD, Meriter Clinical Dietitian There has been decades of research confirming that eating breakfast each morning is beneficial for weight loss, increasing metabolism, providing energy to the brain and much more! And now there is even … Continue reading

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Sean Yetman, MD, joins Meriter’s experienced Cardiothoracic Surgery Team

  The Meriter Medical Group is proud to welcome Dr. Sean Yetman, Cardiothoracic Surgeon. “When the patient forgets that I am their surgeon and considers me a friend, I’ve succeeded.” Education and Certification: • 2010, Aortic Surgery Fellowship, Yale-New Haven Hospital, … Continue reading

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Meriter Participating in National Disaster Drill

Meriter is in Day Two of a nationally coordinated three-day disaster DRILL. The disaster is a series of events including two earthquakes – one outside of Memphis, TN and a smaller one in Evansville, IN. THESE ARE NOT REAL EVENTS – … Continue reading

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The Nurses are Driving TCAB!

Meriter nurses are taking part in a new quality initiative that puts the front-line nurses in charge. Seventeen Wisconsin hospitals were selected from across the state to participate in the Aligning Forces for Quality Transforming Care at the Bedside (AF4Q … Continue reading

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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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Share Your Wishes with Family and Loved Ones

Star Country – Advanced medical directives 2011-04-13 Listen to Meriter Social Worker Shannon McCloskey explain to John and Tammy of Star Country why they should have a Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare. If you were suddenly in a position unable … Continue reading

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The Expanded Version – Women in Midlife

Women in Midlife: The Change & Potential – The Expanded Version “Is that all there is?” can be a common question that triggers an awakening for women at midlife that leads to the next dynamic and significant stage of life. … Continue reading

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Get Fit with Meriter

Regular exercise not only improves your health and keeps weight under control, but also helps you to better handle stress and feel more upbeat. Meriter’s 10-week Get Fit! Exercise and Healthy Eating Program will get you started on the path … Continue reading

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Calling All Knitters!

HeartScarves needed for women diagnosed with heart disease Offered through the Meriter Women’s HeartCare Program, HeartScarves is an initiative of WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease. The focus of this project is to present handmade red scarves … Continue reading

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Take the Mystery Out of Menopause

Menopause affects women differently. Some of us have relatively smooth sailing, while others struggle with challenges that can include hot flashes, mood swings, bone loss, sleep disruption and vaginal changes. Join two expert nurse practitioners, Marta Staple, NP and Mary … Continue reading

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Register Now to Reduce Your Pain

Our rehabilitation medicine physicians are experts at diagnosing and treating the source of pain. Our philosophy is to treat the whole person and not just the symptoms. We take the time to understand your ailments and recovery goals. Then we … Continue reading

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Six Steps to a Healthy Heart

1. Attend a Free Seminar Series This February, in recognition of American Heart Month, Meriter is hosting a free seminar series on heart and vascular well-being. Our seminar series will be held at the Meriter Wellness Center, which is conveniently … Continue reading

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Healthy Changes for the New Year: Quitting Smoking

We know a lot of the bad things that smoking does but there are a few more things people may be surprised to learn: Cigarette smoke contains more than 4,000 chemicals; 69 of which are known to cause cancer Patients who … Continue reading

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Prepare for Safe Shoveling

Removing snow from our sidewalks and driveways is real exercise. Some experts estimate that shoveling snow requires the same exertion as running nine miles an hour. It makes sense then to prepare for shoveling much the same way you would … Continue reading

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NBC to Feature Meriter Heart Attack Drill

Do you know the symptoms of a heart attack? Would you call 911 immediately if you or someone you know is experiencing them? This Friday night, November 19 at 10 p.m., NBC anchor John Stofflet will highlight a recent heart … Continue reading

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Healthy Living over the Holidays

Krista Kohls, RD, CD, Meriter Dietitian  The Holidays are just around the corner which means lots of food, family and socializing!  Enjoying your family is usually not the problem; but instead, most Americans enjoy food too much and are left … Continue reading

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Strategies for Combating Holiday Overeating

Do the holidays put even your best healthy eating habits to the test? You’re not alone. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, many people add from five to 10 pounds. But with a little planning, your family can enjoy the … Continue reading

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