A little more than a year ago, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin became among the first in the nation to be verified as a Level I Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons. One example of why our hospital earned this prestigious designation was the subject of a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article that chronicled a family’s decision to have their 9-year-old son undergo Continue reading →
For moms who choose to and are able to, breastfeeding helps give babies a great start in life. But this seemingly natural task is not always easy — in fact it can be difficult, especially in the beginning when breastfeeding requires a lot of patience and determination. But it’s worth it! Breastfeeding is Continue reading →
You bought the sunscreen, and you’re careful to apply it. Unfortunately, it can still happen – sunburn. It’s important to take it seriously and keep it from happening again, since the risk of melanoma increases each time a child has a sunburn.
Recently, there’s been online discussion of delaying or “spacing out” vaccines for children, and I get questions from families on this issue often. These questions come from a desire to protect their kids and keep them healthy, and these conversations are great opportunity for me to educate parents Continue reading →
Steve, age 6, is a happy boy with a smile that lights up the room. He may not be able to run as fast or as long as other kids his age, but he enjoys hitting golf balls with his dad, spending time outdoors and playing with his friends at school.
Our daughter, Adair, is a special little gal who recently received a rare and newly discovered genetic diagnosis through the Genetics and Genomics Program at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. She is seen by 13 different clinics at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and has had 10 major surgeries and procedures performed at the hospital. It has been our home away from home Continue reading →
Whether a routine checkup or something more serious, trips to the doctor can be frightening for children. And they’re not much fun for parents either.
But there are things you can do ahead of time to help make the experience positive for your little one. And it’s not just about avoiding the temper tantrum. Encouraging a healthy patient-doctor Continue reading →
What about our kids? As Congress considered changes to the Affordable Care Act, I was increasingly alarmed about the lack of attention and debate on the risks the changes to Medicaid posed to children’s health.
The health care debates of the past decade have focused on adults — their coverage, their Continue reading →
When parents see wax in their children’s ears, their instinct is to remove it, usually with cotton-tip swabs (such as Q-tips). What parents don’t realize, however, is how much harm cotton-tip applicators can do.
In fact, The Journal of Pediatrics recently released a study concluding that cotton-tip swabs Continue reading →