My father-in-law teases me for being a dietitian, saying things like “Did you take all the candy bars away from the kids today?” Little does he know about the day-to-day job of a dietitian.
Dietitian vs. nutritionist: What’s the difference?
I’m sure you’ve heard us called many things — “nutritionist,” “dietary” or even “nutritionalist.” To explain the difference, almost anyone can call themselves a “nutritionist” …Continue reading →
8-year-old Katelyn is cared for in our Tracheostomy Home Ventilator Program (pictured with Claudia Renaud, RN).
This year marks 30 years that Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has operated our Tracheostomy/Home Ventilator Program. Since 1984, we have served over 700 children and their families, and have become the premier program of its kind in the region.
A tracheostomy is a surgical procedure that inserts a tube into the trachea, or windpipe, to …Continue reading →
Rendering of the Sojourner Family Peace Center building opening in 2016
How do we make Wisconsin’s children the healthiest in the nation?
At Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, that is our vision. To everyone who works here, those are more than words, and we strive to improve the health of all children each and every day. We are making progress.
How do we do it? We don’t do it alone. Our work takes us into the community where we partner with organizations with the same commitment to kids. Through our partnerships with …Continue reading →
Some teenagers are looking for ways to get high. They are finding dangerous options to push boundaries and often are not thinking about consequences. Under the influence of one drug it has been shown that teenagers are more apt to experiment with another set of …Continue reading →
Summertime is a chance for kids to get some rest and relaxation, but one thing parents should never take a break from is making sure their kids are safe while enjoying these carefree days.
Did you know, for instance, that thousands of children in the United States are injured each year by lawn mowers? Or that just a few serious sunburns can increase your child’s risk for …Continue reading →
It’s hard to argue with the simple pleasure that comes with jumping up and down on a trampoline, but it’s also impossible to ignore the significant health risk it poses.
A growing number of medical professionals — including yours truly — are discouraging the use of backyard trampolines, if not pushing for an outright ban on them, at least when it …Continue reading →
Summer and water go hand in hand in Wisconsin. Whether you plan to spend time at a community or backyard pool or on a lake, it’s important for parents, caregivers and children to know how to stay safe in and around water — and that seconds count in a water emergency.
Julie Baker of Franksville, Wis., learned that first-hand the day her son Daniel nearly drowned. Here is Daniel’s story: …Continue reading →
Earlier this month, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin was featured in the cover story for the June 2 issue of TIME magazine. “Saving Preemies” takes an in-depth look at world-class neonatal care through the eyes of our tiniest patients. Last week, U.S. News & World Report ranked Children’s in all 10 specialties in the new 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings — one of a number of awards that recognizes Children’s as one of the top children’s …Continue reading →
It looks like a birthmark, but is anything but. PHACE Syndrome is the association of large hemangionoma, commonly referred to as “strawberry marks,” which usually are found on the face or neck in combination with one or more other abnormalities. It’s a relatively new disorder, first diagnosed by name in 1996, and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is at the …Continue reading →
As high school prom season was in full swing, teenagers all over Wisconsin and America were able to attend their school’s prom and having a great experience they will remember forever. Teenagers who were staying at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and some of the outpatients were worried they were going to miss out. But they didn’t! They had the …Continue reading →