Why Applebee’s supports Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Two attendees of the 2015 prom at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

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 →

Fox Valley community members help NICU families share stories of courage and hope

Fox Valley community members help NICU families through sharing wall display projectThere’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 →

Sugar saturation: How to help kids kick the habit

Sugar saturation: How to help kids kick the habitSugar 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 →

Watch what happens when a pediatrician becomes a TV star for a day

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 →

Don’t let ticks and mosquitos bug your kids this summer

Don’t let ticks and mosquitos bug your kids this summerPeople 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 →

My visit to Riverside Elementary — the winning Driven to Better Health school

My visit to Riverside Elementary — the winning Driven to Better Health school

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 →