Many of us will be enjoying spectacular fireworks displays this weekend as we celebrate the Fourth of July, whether it’s at a city park or in our own backyard. For those who bring the fun home, it’s important to remember to keep safety a priority so that a joyous occasion doesn’t turn tragic.
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Over the last few years, the gluten-free diet has gained a lot of followers and the trend continues to grow. There are those who need it for medical reasons, such as celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, which affect only a small part of the population, and others who are Continue reading →
I am a pediatrician, and I absolutely love what I do. Working with children and families, helping to keep children healthy and making them feel better is the best job I could have imagined. Being a doctor is something I have wanted to do for most of my life. But at one Continue reading →
Working in a pediatric emergency department, we unfortunately see the devastation and sadness when we care for a child who has suffered a gunshot wound. We see a child and family in pain, disheartened by the injury, and we wonder how this tragedy could have been Continue reading →
People aren’t the only ones who love being outside these days. Insects like ticks, mosquitos, and other creepy crawlies also enjoy getting outdoors when the weather is nice, and their favorite pastime is taking a bite (and some blood) out of unsuspecting humans.
It’s not just unsightly bumps and annoying itches that these bugs bring either. Globally Continue reading →
Donald Driver congratulated students at Riverside Elementary for winning this year’s Driven to Better Health school challenge.
On Friday, May 29, I had the pleasure of visiting Riverside Elementary School in Fond du Lac. We selected the students and teachers there as the grand-prize winners of the first Driven to Better Health challenge, thanks to their creative and effective approach to Continue reading →
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is dedicated to advocating on behalf of our patients and families at the local, state and national level to positively impact legislation that affects the health of children and families in Wisconsin and nationwide.
Later this month, I will have the honor of visiting federal lawmakers in Washington, D.C., with Continue reading →
In 2009, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin made a commitment to boost vaccination rates in our region. Our five-year immunization project had great results, with vaccination rates among 2-year-olds in our care and throughout the state improving every year for five years Continue reading →
Imagine going to a restaurant where the menu is in a foreign language. You hand your credit card to the server and tell her to order whatever she wants for you. Wanting you to have the best possible experience, she’ll come up with the most wonderful meal, which will end up Continue reading →
Piano lessons, basketball practice, dance recitals, swim meets, chess club, football games, out-of-town baseball tournaments … these are all great activities that can contribute to a child living a healthy, active life. But how much is too much? And how harmful is too much?
The overscheduling of kids has been a heated topic over the years, with terms like “tiger mom,” “helicopter parent,” “mommy wars” and “free-range children” popping up to enflame Continue reading →