Category Archives: Meriter News

Summertime Rashes: Poison Oak, Poison Ivy and Wild Parsnips

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

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Walk to Stop Diabetes

  Take steps toward a healthier future and find a cure for diabetes by participating in and supporting the American Diabetes Association’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes. Beginning at Olin Park, enjoy a one or three mile walk along … Continue reading

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Top 11 Reasons to Choose Meriter Hospital

1. 100 Top Hospital. Only one hospital in Madison was named a 100 Top Hospital by Truven Health Analytics in 2015: Meriter Hospital. 2. More babies than anyone else. We are proud to welcome more babies than any other hospital … Continue reading

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Creating a Safe Sleep Environment for Infants

 Follow these simple tips to create a safe sleeping environment for your baby.

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Register for our Running Clinic

The racing season is in full swing now which is exactly when those nagging injuries tend to creep up.  If you are experiencing pain or injury that is limiting your running or just have questions about your running form sign … Continue reading

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Wearable Technology: Shaping the Future of Health Care

Did you know more than 60% of doctors are recommending wearable technology to their patients? 

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Meriter Hospital Farmers’ Market

If you’re free on Wednesday afternoons, make sure to stop by our weekly farmers’ market! This year, we are partnering with The South Madison Farmers’ Market to bring you fresh, organic, locally-grown fruits and vegetables to help you live well … Continue reading

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Sleep Deprivation: Is Your Mind and Body at Risk?

Did you know approximately 30 percent of adults admit they are getting less than six hours of sleep per night?

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The ABCDEs of Skin Cancer

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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Meriter Hospital Wins Stroke Care Award

  Recently, Meriter Hospital received a Silver Plus stroke award from the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association. The 2015 award, called the Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award, signifies that patients will … Continue reading

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Is Laughter Really the Best Medicine?

  Did you know laughter has more benefits than just improving your mood?

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If you Live in Dane County, We Want Your Input!

  Meriter-UnityPoint Health is working with our partners in the other Dane County hospitals and public health to conduct a community health needs assessment for Dane County. The survey is anonymous. It will become part of a larger community health … Continue reading

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Register for the 2015 Couch to 5K

Have you ever thought of running a 5K but don’t know how to train for it? Meriter–UnityPoint Health invites you to join our Couch to 5K Running Club. The Couch to 5K is a plan developed to help beginners get … Continue reading

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Walk for a Cause – May 2

Let’s take a walk to cure arthritis on May 2. This year Meriter’s Dr. James Bowers is the Medical Honoree for Walk to Cure Arthritis. Walk to Cure Arthritis is the Arthritis Foundation’s annual 5K walk. The funds raised from … Continue reading

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Welcome Dr. Miller to Meriter Middleton

  Meriter – UnityPoint Health welcomes family medicine physician Alisha R. Miller, MD, to our Meriter Middleton clinic, located at 7780 Elmwood Avenue in Middleton. She cares for patients of all ages, from newborns to seniors, and enjoys seeing families … Continue reading

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11 Illnesses that Fiber Could Help Prevent

Did you know that foods high in fiber can help prevent certain illnesses and diseases?

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Honor your MD for National Doctor’s Day

National Doctor’s Day is March 30, 2015 National Doctor’s Day recognizes the contributions of doctors to individual lives and communities. Physicians diagnose and prescribe the cure for today’s ever changing diseases and illnesses. It is a thankless job that few outside … Continue reading

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Meriter Monona is Pleased to Welcome Dr. Makeba Williams

Makeba Williams, MD, has started seeing patients at Meriter Monona. She is replacing Dr. Sabo, who is retiring. Dr. Williams was attracted to the field of obstetrics and gynecology because of the bonds and relationships she can form with her … Continue reading

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Visit us at the Madison Kids Expo

Meriter – UnityPoint Health will be at the Madison Kids Expo March 21 and 22. Stop by to enjoy ways for kids to “unplug”. You can also have your photo taken with fun props in our photo booth. On Saturday, March … Continue reading

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March is Healthy Baby Month

Meriter works to ensure that every baby is born healthy. At Meriter, we support mothers and provide them with early and consistent prenatal care at our Center for Perinatal Care. We also deliver more babies that any other hospital in … Continue reading

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If You Could Prevent Colorectal Cancer Would You?

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States. Do you know how to reduce your risk? Get screened today and learn more about Meriter’s Digestive Health Center.

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New Technology to Relieve Chronic Tendon Pain

We are very pleased to announce a new ultrasound guided technology to relieve your chronic tendon pain. When you try to run, swing a golf club, climb the stairs or just take a step – do you feel pain? Has … Continue reading

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Sign up for Finding Fitness After 40

Regular exercise is one of the key components to living a happy and healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately developing a consistent routine can be difficult and often time injuries provide an additional barrier to starting or sustaining a successful exercise program.  Meriter … Continue reading

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Meriter Hospital Named One of the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals

This Week Meriter Hospital was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics,TM a leading provider of data-driven analytics and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care. “I could not be more proud … Continue reading

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Meriter-UnityPoint Health Receives STAR Awards

Congratulations to Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Plastic Surgery for achieving NRC Best! Our Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) achieved NRC’s Best in the Nation for keeping the unit quiet at night. Our Plastic Surgery Clinic achieved NRC’s Best … Continue reading

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