Thursday, January 10, 2013
This year's flu season is the worst in five years; how to know if you've really got the flu, and where to get a shot to make sure you don't
Influenza cases are on the rise throughout the entire country, and area schools and hospitals in Waukesha County are seeing a huge increase in the illness this year compared to last year. Muskego-Norway Schools seem to be immune, however. Superintendent Kelly Thompson told Muskego Patch that the increase from Jan. 2012 to 2013 for absentees has been only 0.6 percent. Flu cases in the Milwaukee area have increased to an “intense” level, significantly exceeding moderate levels in 2011-12, according to Google Flu Trends. Wisconsin is among 42 states to have a widespread flu outbreak, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. All 50 states are reporting symptoms, with Hawaii only reporting sporadic cases. More than 1,200 …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The American Academy of Ophthalmology offers information to parents about the prevention of pink eye.
Editor's note: The following information was provided by a press release from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. As summer fades away and children head back to school, concerns about sunscreen and day camp are quickly replaced by homework and hygiene – and for many parents, pink eye is one of the top concerns. Children are often susceptible to catching pink eye (or conjunctivitis) —in fact, more than 3 million school days are missed each year in U.S public schools due to the spread of pink eye. To stop the spread of pink eye, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and its EyeSmart program are arming parents and teachers with important information about pink eye. Conjunctivitis is the inflammation of the thin, filmy membrane that covers …
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Parents invited to meet newest pediatrician at their Muskego clinic, Dr. Sarah Gaethke, at a presentation on Apr. 23
Saturday, March 31, 2012
ProHealth Care Medical Associates announces the addition of pediatrician Sarah L. Godbert Gaethke, MD, who recently began seeing patients at their clinic in Muskego. Dr. Gaethke completed her medical school training, an internship and residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Prior to joining ProHealth Care Medical Associates, Dr. Gaethke was employed by the Medical College of Wisconsin at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Her clinical interests include pediatric and adolescent medicine, asthma control and management, and nutrition. “I am privileged and honored to be entrusted with the care of children,” says Dr. Gaethke about her role as a pediatrician. “I seek to partner with parents to ensure the well-being, development, and …
Friday, November 4, 2011
Dr. Carolyn Day comes aboard at ProHealth, and will specialize in geriatric and women's preventative medicine.
ProHealth Care Medical Associates sent us an announcement on the addition of family medicine physician Carolyn Day, M.D., who recently began seeing patients at the Muskego clinic on Janesville & Moorland Roads in Muskego. Dr. Day attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and completed her residency in family medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Her areas of clinical interest include geriatric and women’s preventative medicine. “What I value most about family medicine is building a strong patient-physician relationship, whether my patient is very young or very old. I am committed to caring for the uniqueness of each person in a comforting and down-to-earth manner,” said Dr. Day. View Dr. Day’s video …