Yearly Archives: 2011

Welcome Tammy Saunaitis – Chief Human Resources Officer

This week, Tammy Saunaitis joined the Meriter Health Services Administrative Team as its new Chief Human Resources Officer. In this role she is responsible for the strategic human resources services of Meriter Health Services including employee and labor relations, compensation and … Continue reading

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Probiotoics: What Parents Should Know

I’ve been receiving some questions from parents regarding probiotics for their children, so I thought I’d give a quick primer on the facts about probiotics, as well as my thoughts on using them. What are Probiotics? Probiotics are essentially living … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Contest – Win a $25 gift card!

What is the best advice your Mom ever gave you? Starting Monday, May 2nd, tell us on Facebook for a chance to win a $25 gift card to Felly’s Flowers! Just in time for Mother’s Day! The question will be … Continue reading

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Get in the Swing!

Are you starting to get the winter blues? Have you been dreaming about this year’s golf season? If you want to improve your golf game and your health, then join Meriter Sports Medicine, along with Holly Duck, MD-orthopedic surgeon and … 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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Bedtime Head Banging: Things to Consider

Many kids exhibit rhythmic behaviors at night such as head-banging or rocking back and forth or making rhythmic sounds. Although these behaviors can seem bizarre, they are a quite normal part of a child’s development. About 5 % of children … Continue reading

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Folic Acid in Pregnancy

Did you know that the addition of a single vitamin could significantly reduce the risk of having a baby with a serious birth defect? One of the most important things a woman can do to help prevent serious birth defects … 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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New Car Seat Recommendations: Keep them Rear Facing

On March 21st, the American Academy of Pediatrics released updated recommendations stating that all children should ride rear-facing until at least age 2 or until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their car seat for rear-positioning.  Currently, … Continue reading

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Meriter Patients Give Hospital Two Thumbs Up

Meriter leads Madison Hospitals in HCAHPS ‘Rating’ and ‘Recommendation’ Scores Meriter has posted its highest scores yet in the most recent survey of hospital patient’s experience posted on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) website (www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov). Meriter scores were highest … Continue reading

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How Is Preeclampsia Treated?

Many factors guide a health care provider’s decision about how to manage preeclampsia, including the gestational age and health of the baby, overall health and age of the mother, and a careful assessment of how the disease is progressing. This … 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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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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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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March is Healthy Baby Month!

As a mother of twin boys, born 7 weeks early, I know the risks of babies coming too soon.  March of Dimes, an organization whose mission is to help moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the … Continue reading

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Welcome Family Medicine Physician Robert A. Golden, MD

The Meriter Medical Group is proud to welcome Dr. Robert A. Golden to Meriter McKee. “I believe that to provide the highest quality of care, it is important to establish an honest doctor-patient relationship, to teach, answer questions, and include … Continue reading

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Brain Injury Rehabilitation Presentation

If you or a loved one has suffered from a brain injury, register to attend this FREE presentation by Joanne, Snow, MD. Our Brain Injury Clinic uses an integrated treatment approach. Specialists include rehabilitation medicine physician, rehabilitation psychology, physical therapy, … Continue reading

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New Fluoroscopy Suite

Recently, we opened our clinic based Fluoroscopy Suite located in the Meriter Orthopedic Clinic at 2275 Deming Way in Middleton. The suite is equipped with a state-of-the-art C-arm and ultrasound machine, used to perform guided spinal and peripheral joint injections. … Continue reading

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Antibiotics: When Are They Appropriate?

As the flu and cold season comes to its annual climax, I’d like to share a few thoughts on antibiotics and when their use is appropriate. First and foremost, it’s important to understand that viruses—the agents responsible for most of … Continue reading

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Welcome Family Medicine Physician W. Michael Wilson, MD

The Meriter Medical Group is proud to welcome Dr. W. Michael Wilson to Meriter McKee. Dr. Wilson is a Family Medicine physician who can provide primary health care for your entire family. “It is a privilege to get to know … Continue reading

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Fight Childhood Obesity

First lady Michelle Obama is speaking out to remove barriers to breastfeeding, throwing the spotlight on nursing as a way to reduce childhood obesity. Looking ahead to what she will do in the second year of “Let’s Move,” Mrs. Obama … Continue reading

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