Category Archives: Health Care Connection
By Dr. Jeffrey Larson, Board-Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon As a plastic surgeon, I have the privilege of helping women who have suffered from breast cancer. After the general surgeon removes the cancer, I am brought in to help patients … Continue reading
By Dr. Nicole Baumann-Blackmore, Pediatric Hospital Medicine School is back in session and fall is in the air. Unfortunately that also means that cold and flu season is right around the corner. We all get several colds each year but are typically … Continue reading
By Dr. Nicole Baumann-Blackmore, Pediatric Hospital Medicine As is the case with many diseases, it is easy to think that breast cancer will never happen to you or a loved one. The statistics, however, show otherwise. Strikingly, one in eight … Continue reading
Krista Kohls, Registered Dietitian, MS, CD Krista works closely with Meriter Women’s HeartCare, a lifestyle program designed especially for women by women. The team can help you find out your risk for heart disease and take the necessary steps to … Continue reading
By Laura Snyder, Registered Dietitian, CD Eating gluten-free is easier than ever. More restaurants have gluten-free menus, more stores offer a large variety of gluten-free products, and purchasing gluten-free products online is now an option. What hasn’t changed is that … Continue reading
by Katelyn Harms, Infection Prevention and Control Legionnaires’ disease (or Pontiac Fever), caused by water-borne bacteria called Legionella, took its name from an outbreak of the illness at a 1976 American Legion Convention in Philadelphia. Legionella bacteria are found naturally in the environment, … Continue reading
by Katelyn Harms, Infection Prevention and Control Human plague may sound like a disease of the past, but cases are still occurring in the U.S. Plague is often found in the western US in rural or semi-rural areas. The disease is … Continue reading
Staying active can help improve memory for those suffering from Alzheimer’s. Here are 10 tips to improve memory.
Contact your primary care clinic to get your vaccines!
By Dr. Carleen Hanson, M.D., Pediatrician It’s important for new moms to know that breastfeeding is different for everyone and while sometimes it goes smoothly from the start, for other moms it doesn’t click right away (think of all the other things … Continue reading
Today, children often have busy schedules of academics, sports, music and other extracurricular activities. Find out how being over-scheduled can impact you and your child.
By: Dr. Gary Griglione, Gastroenterology Q: What is IBS? A: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is not a disease – it is a set of symptoms or conditions caused by dysfunction of the GI tract that can affect men and women … Continue reading
By: Dr. Beth Weinman, Sports Medicine Physician Jordy Nelson, a wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers, recently tore his ACL. This, unfortunately, is a season ending injury. ACL tears are one of the most common sports-related knee injuries and occur … Continue reading
By Krista Kohls, M.S., R.D., C.D., Clinical Dietitian, Meriter Wellness Center School has begun and that means soccer practice, homework, play practice, games, play dates and so much more! All this running around also means meals-on-the-go, BUT I am not … Continue reading
By Craig A. Dopf, M.D., Orthopedic Surgery Neck and back pain are very common conditions that can negatively impact your quality of life. If left untreated, it can result in a loss of productivity at work, inability to participate in … Continue reading
By Carleen Hanson, Pediatrician With breakfast being offered at many schools, some children may eat as many meals at school as they do at home during the school year. Ensuring your child eats healthy at school can be a challenge. … Continue reading
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.
Eating well can add to your overall health. Learn 10 reasons why doctors talk about this need.
By Dr. Nicole Baumann-Blackmore, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Ready or not, the new school year is right around the corner! Parents may be anxious for their kids to get back to school and back into a routine, but the kids may … Continue reading
Summer fun can also mean summer risk. Follow these safety tips to help ensure a happy and healthy summer.
Visiting your primary care doctor is an important part of keeping of staying healthy!
by By Steve Ebert, Pharmacist The FDA has recently updated a warning that certain pain relievers can increase your risk of heart attack or stroke. The warning now includes some over the counter medications. Warning labels on these medications will … Continue reading
by Gretchen A. Diem, PhD, Health Psychology The prevalence of Type 2 diabetes is on the rise. More than 29 million Americans or 9.3% of the U.S. population have diabetes. In addition to the 29 million who already have diabetes, … Continue reading
By Cate Shookman, nurse practitioner, Meriter ER During the warm summer months, you might be getting outside to hike or camp. While enjoying these activities you may also come across some plants that can cause rashes, especially May through September. … Continue reading