I recently heard a statistic that an estimated 1 in 10 high school athletes will sustain a sports concussion during the season. Well, this past year, we became 1 of the 10.
My daughter Sophia, a strong rugby player with a high threshold for pain, was diagnosed with a concussion after playing in her team’s state championship game. She took a few hard hits, Continue reading →
Sierra creates Blizzard treats at a participating Dairy Queen store in Wauwatosa, Wis.
Summer in Wisconsin is a beautiful thing. The sun is shining. There’s sand between your toes. And if kids are in tow, you may likely hear a resounding chorus of, “Can we get ice cream?” We are America’s Dairyland, after all. On Thursday, July 30, we invite you to plan Continue reading →
For patients at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, prom is truly a night to remember. Prom is supported in part by Applebee’s.
As the saying goes, an apple a day keeps the doctor away.
An apple can do a world of good for your health. And at Wisconsin Hospitality Group Applebee’s restaurants from July 14 – August 16, during the company’s Apples for Kids campaign, purchasing an apple icon or t-shirt at participating Applebee’s restaurants can Continue reading →
There’s a new, colorful display in the halls of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin-Fox Valley! New parents visiting their infants now pass by a 4-by-8 “Miracles Growing” sharing wall.
In the center of the wall is a large, strong tree on a background of green grass, blue skies, and fluffy white clouds filled with words like “Love,” “Courage,” and “Hope.” The tree has Continue reading →
Every parent out there knows how hard we work to do the right thing and to keep our children safe from harm. But despite our best efforts, sometimes accidents do happen. My son Jack, then 3, was out in the yard just a few years ago when he ran to get his dad’s attention, and Continue reading →
Sugar might seem like it’s practically a swear word in health circles these days, and not without good reason. The sweet stuff certainly isn’t the cause of all of our health problems, but the simple fact is our kids are getting too much of it, and it’s hurting them.
We’re not talking about the natural sugars you find in fruit or milk. The trouble comes from added sugars that are put in food and drinks for flavoring — stuff like dextrose, sucrose and Continue reading →
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 →