When it comes to keeping kids healthy in the winter months, much of the discussion rightfully focuses on preventing sickness and disease. But another aspect that should remain in the forefront, regardless of the time of year, is the danger posed by poisons found in the …Click here to continue reading
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is a special place, where remarkable stories of hope and healing unfold every day. This is a place where miracles really do happen. I know, because I see them all the time.
I see the baby who was born much too soon. She weighs less than two pounds and her diaper is the size of a business card. She beats the odds and grows into a beautiful, healthy …Click here to continue reading
As we continue to learn more about the U.S. cases of Ebola, we are on high alert at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Our expertise in infectious disease is helping us prepare, even though the likelihood of an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. is extremely low. We know the signs and symptoms and are doing everything possible to alleviate fear and increase our …Click here to continue reading
My name is MiKayla Person. I’m 14 years old and last year I learned that my school was missing something very important. It did not have an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), a portable electronic device that diagnoses potentially life-threatening cardiac problems.
Minutes can mean the difference between life and death when a student goes into cardiac …Click here to continue reading
Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year. It’d certainly be a shame to miss all that crisp weather and gorgeous scenery because of influenza.
The highly contagious virus affects the respiratory system, causing fever, chills, cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches, headaches and fatigue. It is an annual scourge, changing a bit every season so even though you may have had influenza several years ago, you can …Click here to continue reading
Halloween is a popular time of year for kids and families. Making or choosing costumes, decorating and coordinating trick-or-treat plans with friends often are all part of the excitement and fun. But Halloween comes with its own set of safety risks. Here are 10 tips to …Click here to continue reading
In a recent policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended that middle schools and high schools delay the start of class to at least 8:30 a.m. So why the change?
The truth is, teenagers often become night owls around the time they hit puberty, due to a …Click here to continue reading
Congratulations! You just had a baby! Simply put, your life will never be the same. I don’t think you can fully explain, or even really understand, what it is like to be a new mom until it happens to you. Having a baby is a game changer.
The best new-baby card I ever got simply said, “And now … you know.” I didn’t know that I …Click here to continue reading
Just like meeting homework deadlines and figuring out transportation to and from extracurricular activities, managing your child’s food allergies at school requires planning.
Food allergies affect 4-6 percent of children in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Incredibly, eight foods are responsible for 90 percent of all allergic …Click here to continue reading