Yearly Archives: 2010

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

Click the play button to listen to Dr. Glinberg’s Star Country Radio interview on diabetes prevention. Dr. Glinberg’s Star Country Radio interview on diabetes prevention. As we raise awareness of Diabetes this month, remember that there is a lot that you can … Continue reading

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What Parents Need to Know about Respiratory Syncitial Virus (RSV)

As a pediatrician and a parent, I have come to dread the winter months.  Everywhere you turn, people are coughing and blowing their noses.  It seems impossible to escape the germs and stay healthy!  Thankfully, most of these illnesses are … Continue reading

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Thank You Heart Walk Participants!

  Thank you to all who participated in this year’s Heart Walk for the American Heart Association! Although the day was a rainy one, Meriter had an amazing showing at the event. Approximately 150 people attended to represent Meriter, Physicians … Continue reading

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“Mom to Be and Flu Free” Campaign

While pregnancy is a very excited time of your life, it can increase your risk of the harmful effects of the flu. You may be reluctant to take these shots. But Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, president of the March of … Continue reading

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Flu Shot Myths

  With flu season fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about getting a flu shot. If you are hesistant, below are explanations to a few myths that often keep people from choosing to get vaccinated. Call your Meriter Medical … Continue reading

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Meriter Breaks Ground for New Clinic in Deforest-Windsor

Community officials joined Meriter administrators, board members and physicians for a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Meriter clinic in DeForest-Windsor. The ceremony was moved out of the wind to the DeForest Area Community Center. The clinic will be located on … Continue reading

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Halloween Safety Tips

Listen to our Radio Broadcast Radio Broadcast I enjoy taking my son trick-or-treating each year.  It is fun to see all the kids and sometimes their parents dressed up.  However, as adults we have to remember to keep safety first.  … Continue reading

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“My Favorite Summer Moment” Photo Contest Winners

The summer of 2010 was filled with sand castles, camping and family fun! The Meriter Pediatricians recently invited you to share your special memories by entering the “My Favorite Summer Moment” photo contest. Congratulations to the winners! Visit www.facebook.com/meriter to … Continue reading

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Joint Pain? Attend Our Free Lecture Series

Back to yourself. Is pain keeping you from things you enjoy? Join our orthopedic physicians for a free evening of helpful information on the most current treatment options available. November 2 – Advancements in Hip Replacement Surgery by James Bowers, … Continue reading

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Meriter West Washington Now Offers Pediatrics

The Meriter West Washington clinic is proud to welcome Scott Gyorog, MD to their team. Dr. Gyorog is a Meriter Medical Group physician who specializes in Med-Peds (or Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics), which allows him to treat newborn through geriatric patients. Same day … Continue reading

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What Every Parent Should Know About Concussions

As a parent, it is exciting to watch your young athlete from the side-lines, making a great catch or kicking a goal. Also, as a parent, safety is always something that is in the back of our minds. One injury … Continue reading

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Be a PAL to a Friend with Food Allergies

Food allergy occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks a food protein. Ingestion of the offending food may trigger the sudden release of chemicals, including histamine, resulting in symptoms of an allergic reaction. The symptoms may be mild (rashes, hives, … Continue reading

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Bullying Prevention Month

October marks the fifth anniversary National Bullying Prevention Month. This is a great time to educate yourself about bullying. Try to maintain open lines of communication with your child and make sure your child understands how you feel about bullying. … Continue reading

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Milk and Your Toddler

Many parents ask me questions about transitioning their child from mom’s milk/formula to cow’s milk. Here are some tips that you should remember as you and your child make the switch: Milk should be stored in a refrigerator that is … Continue reading

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Fever: What Parents Need to Know

When should a parent worry about a fever in their child? With the flu and cold season lurking just around the corner, now is a good time to know how to treat a temperature and when to report it. First … Continue reading

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National Turnoff Week

This week, September 19-25th, is National Turnoff Week. The Center for Screen-Time Awareness organizes this challenge which is endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Families are challenged to turn off their television sets, computers, electronic games and other … Continue reading

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Child Passenger Safety Week (Part 2)

As we approach Child Passenger Safety Week, here are some important things to think about and remember: Even though it is not required, REAR FACING UNTIL TWO YEARS of age is safest. Children who are 12 to 23 months old … Continue reading

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Child Passenger Safety Week (Part 1)

Motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of injuries and fatalities in children. Many of these injuries can be prevented, but OVER 75% OF CAR SEATS ARE USED OR INSTALLED INCORRECTLY. In some places, that number is as high as … Continue reading

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Backpack Tips

I remember seeing a child with a complaint of shoulder pain in the office during the last school year. Did she have a history of trauma? No. Was she in athletics? Perhaps it was overuse. No. Did she ever injure … Continue reading

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Another School Year… Another Flu Season

It’s hard to believe it’s already that time of year again. Here’s what’s new for flu season 2010-2011: This years’ flu shot contains the H1N1 (“swine flu”) strain and 2 other strains of flu virus most likely to cause seasonal … Continue reading

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What is Swimmer’s Ear?

While on vacation, my son started complaining about his ears hurting when I put on his shirt. At first I just thought it was him being a typical 4 year-old, but it caught my attention when it really seemed to … Continue reading

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Rotavirus (or the lack thereof): A vaccine success story

As a hospitalist, I see a sicker patient group. Only when a parent is very worried or a clinic provider feels they need ongoing attention do I see a child in the ED or in the hospital. Now, as we … Continue reading

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What Every Parent Should Know About Concussions

As a parent, it is exciting to watch your young athlete from the side-lines, making a great catch or kicking a goal. Also, as a parent, safety is always something that is in the back of our minds. One injury … Continue reading

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The New Rules of Head Lice: Part 2

    Continued from yesterday’s post …  What should you do if your child has head lice? First, all other household members should be checked. So should any kids who were likely to have direct head-to-head contact. Anyone with live … Continue reading

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The New Rules for Head Lice: Part 1

On July 26, the American Academy of Pediatrics updated its clinical report on head lice. It is common in school-aged kids, and it can be found all over the world. It affects all socioeconomic groups, and it can affect anyone … Continue reading

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