Between all the new moms who have been coming to my office lately, and the fact that I just had another little one myself, I’m definitely in new-mom mode. There are so many changes to deal with and skills to master as you help get this brand new life off to a good, healthy start. One of the Continue reading →
The rites of parenthood include watching your children grow, delighting in their every accomplishment, and … overruling their protests when it comes to taking a bath.
Kids just don’t care to take time out of their busy play schedules to get clean. Beyond the obvious Continue reading →
My husband and I made a hoverboard part of our Christmas shopping, figuring it would make the perfect gift for our oldest daughter. She would enjoy the challenge of riding it, and we would Continue reading →
At Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, you’ll find the only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the state that partners with the March of Dimes to bring in a dedicated specialist (such as myself) to help families during their time here. Our March of Dimes NICU Family Support Program offers classes Continue reading →
Adam Lemel wrote in his eighth-grade autobiography that he wanted to live a life he could be proud of.
That life would be tragically cut short, as Adam collapsed and died in 1999 while playing in a high school basketball game. His sudden death at age 17 was devastating for his family, friends Continue reading →
It’s the time of year we think about spring cleaning and getting households in order, which makes it the perfect time to think about and review family safety planning. As we all know, emergencies can happen any time, so it’s important to spend some time preparing, and to make sure everyone Continue reading →
Schoolwork is expected to be challenging, and learning how to get along with their fellow students can definitely be a struggle for kids. But what about when that struggle includes bumping heads with a teacher?
A negative relationship with a teacher can have troublesome effects on a child’s academic Continue reading →
The rise of urgent care as a choice for patients has made it more important than ever for health care systems to step up their game when it comes to coordination. Making sure that urgent care providers are communicating with the patient’s regular provider is crucial to delivering the best Continue reading →
When one of our patients sadly passed away last fall, his parents made the difficult but heroic decision to donate his organs. That selfless act set into motion a series of events that had never been seen before at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
Through the organ recovery process, organs were determined to be a match with five patients at Continue reading →
In urgent care, kids with fevers are among our most common patients. Parents often worry that a fever is dangerous, sometimes even wondering if it could cause brain damage. They may also think that a high fever must mean their child is seriously ill. But while a fever is usually a sign that Continue reading →