The Herma Heart Center at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has become one of the leading pediatric cardiac programs in the world for many reasons, including our world-class doctors and commitment to research. Another key component is the philanthropic support our cardiac Continue reading →
This is a great question that comes up a lot. Everyone has heard of tonsils, but very few people actually know what they are or what they do.
The tonsils are small balls of tissue on either side of the back of the throat. They are made of lymphatic tissue and their primary role is fighting infection. This role is especially important in Continue reading →
When I was a kid, I remember covering my hands in Elmer’s glue, waiting for it to dry and then peeling it off. Simpler times, I suppose. But it seems that Elmer’s glue is popular with kids again for Continue reading →
Keep the Wisconsin Poison Center phone number handy. Accidental poisoning can occur anywhere — at home, at a family member’s house, in the park, at the mall — wherever you travel. One Continue reading →
Welcome to parenthood! Very simply put, your life will never be the same. I don’t think you can fully explain, or even really comprehend, what it is like to be a new parent until it happens to you. It’s as if you didn’t realize your heart could be so full, until you hold your firstborn. In that one moment Continue reading →
Potty training is a huge developmental milestone for children. Unfortunately, for many parents, it’s often an incredibly frustrating experience. But it doesn’t have to be!
The main reason potty training can be such a difficult process is because parents are starting before their child is ready. On average, kids are ready for potty training between 2-4 years old Continue reading →
Having worked for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin for more than a decade in different areas of health education and prevention, I remember being surprised to learn that, of all of the ways Continue reading →
We all know the negative effects of sugar: weight gain, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay, to name a few. Unfortunately, it only seems to be getting worse. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the past 30 years, obesity in children has doubled and in adolescents it’s Continue reading →