Every year, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel offers an opportunity for members of our community to nominate a nurse for Nurse of the Year. This is an awesome way to publicly recognize a nurse who has touched your life or a member of your family’s life.
I encourage you to watch the video above to learn more about this special opportunity to …Continue reading →
Kids who aren’t school-age yet are curious and can get into anything! While there are lots of dangerous items that can be appealing to a small child, here are the top five potential …Continue reading →
Strep throat is a common childhood illness, but parents often are frustrated with the number of times their kids get it. It’s important to understand a few important differences, especially the difference between a sore throat and strep throat.
Not all sore throats are strep throats. Most sore throats, which often come with a runny nose, cough and hoarseness, are caused by viruses and usually clear up on their …Continue reading →
Brrrr — it’s cold out there. It’s February in Wisconsin, and I expect this weather, but I have to admit, it’s starting to wear me down. I’ve been trying different things to keep warm, like hot chocolate, or my favorite comfort food, macaroni and cheese. And there’s nothing like a hot shower after shoveling snow!
As a nurse in the Burn Program at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, I want you to know that serious scald burns can be caused by wet heat, like steam or boiling water. Sadly, I’m …Continue reading →
Powerful, rare-earth (neodymium) magnets can cause serious injury and death if swallowed. They are up to ten times more powerful than traditional magnets and attract each other even if they are in different areas of the digestive system.
In the past, swallowed magnets generally could be treated with a wait-and-see approach, relying on them to pass without incident. With the proliferation of these small rare-earth magnets, that is not always the case.
X-rays are needed to confirm that a child has swallowed magnets and to identify their location. A critical step is to determine how many magnets were swallowed. A single …Continue reading →