Katie Ricciardi, PA-C, conducts an examination with 17-year-old Eduardo in the Neurosciences Center at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
Seeing your child have a seizure is scary. No matter how big or small, subtle or intense it might be, it can still be enough to put a parent into emergency mode and assume something is horribly wrong.
While a seizure certainly can be indicative of a serious condition — and injuries can occur during the seizure itself — there are times when it’s not necessarily a cause for major concern. For example, it Continue reading →
In the midst of the back-to-school rush, while you’re reviewing your schedules and getting supplies and backpacks ready, remember to review safety as well. Parents and caregivers should keep in mind that the relevant safety topics for kids change with every year and every grade. What you were Continue reading →
Playing sports requires a lot of preparation. There is of course all the physical training involved, loads of equipment, learning the rules of the game … but one area that can get overlooked is Continue reading →
In late June, my family and I joined 42 other patients and families from children’s hospitals across the nation in Washington, D.C., as we spoke with members of Congress to tell our stories and explain why investing in children and their well-being is so important. The trip Continue reading →
Hearing that your baby has been diagnosed with a birth defect or other medical condition during your pregnancy can be devastating. Aside from the medical implications, it sets off an initial grief process that often makes parents feel powerless to do anything to help. But the good news is that Continue reading →
(From left) Suzie Zobrist, RN; Jennifer Dunham-Ingle, PA-C; Michael Madrzak, PA-C; Vince Forseth; Maryanne Kessel, MBA, RN, executive director of the Herma Heart Center; Terry Forseth; Lori Grade, RN; and Dawn Forseth gathered recently at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s Herma Heart Center for the 10th anniversary of Vince’s heart transplant.
It was a happy reunion recently in our Herma Heart Center at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Vince Forseth, a strapping 17-year-old high school junior, and his parents, Terry and Dawn, got Continue reading →
When we talk with parents about social media, the focus is usually on the dangers involved, whether it’s sharing too much personal information or just spending too much time looking at a screen. But Continue reading →
Bugs are part of our summer landscape, along with sunshine, barbecues and baseball. And while most bug bites amount to little more than an itchy nuisance, some do carry viruses and infections. We’ve all heard about the increase in concern over the Zika virus, but there is also yellow fever, Continue reading →