Having worked for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin for more than a decade in different areas of health education and prevention, I remember being surprised to learn that, of all of the ways Continue reading →
We all know the negative effects of sugar: weight gain, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay, to name a few. Unfortunately, it only seems to be getting worse. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the past 30 years, obesity in children has doubled and in adolescents it’s Continue reading →
After nearly two years, we at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin are thrilled to announce that the renovation of our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in our Milwaukee hospital has been completed. In the weeks leading up to the grand opening, you could feel the excitement in our Continue reading →
Peggy Troy, president and CEO, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, opens the Safe MKE anti-violence seminar.
Last week, I was honored to participate in Safe MKE, a half-day seminar on violence in Milwaukee. Joined by a diverse array of health, community, business, advocacy, criminal justice and Continue reading →
By the time your child reaches 3 years old, in all likelihood he or she will have experienced one — if not several — ear infections. In fact, ear infections occur in more than 80 percent of children Continue reading →
As a pediatric nurse for 12 years, it was exciting to see NBC Nightly News visit Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and highlight something we do here all the time for our patients to put them at ease. The video above demonstrates what most of us know — a child’s favorite stuffed animal, Continue reading →
In the past, there has been a temptation for athletes to just “play through the pain,” but as we have learned, concussions are serious injuries and must be treated appropriately to decrease the risk of long-term effects. This is especially true for children, whose developing brains may be more Continue reading →