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 →
A little over two years ago, the idea began percolating to take some of the children with physical disabilities we treat here at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and pair them with dancers from Milwaukee Ballet.
The result is Tour de Force, a program that has given many kids with disabilities an opportunity to take a ballet class at a ballet studio, just as a normally developing child would. With newfound Continue reading →
In addition to my role as a safety educator for the Kohl’s Cares Grow Safe & Healthy program, I am the daughter of a fire chief. Growing up, it seemed to me that my dad and his team was called out to more home fires in the winter months, and it turns out that’s entirely true. Did you know that fire Continue reading →
Let’s face it, nobody really likes to talk about constipation. Unfortunately, that doesn’t stop it from occurring. In fact, constipation is one of the most common conditions kids face. Constipation is most Continue reading →
Today I was honored to observe a wonderful milestone in a very important community partnership. After many months of planning, the Family Peace Center, located at 619 W. Walnut St. in Milwaukee, hosted an open house to celebrate its grand opening.
This is a transformational moment for all of us who care so deeply about improving the lives of Continue reading →
Update – Feb. 5: Sexual transmission of Zika has been reported from a person who had traveled to a Zika-endemic area to someone who had never been in an area with Zika virus. Learn more.
The recent news stories about Zika virus have understandably caused a lot of concern. With the outbreak widespread through South American and Central American countries, and predictions that it will make its way to the United States, many are on alert. Much of the fear stems from the Continue reading →
Fetal medicine has made huge strides in recent years, to the point where procedures can be done to help the baby while still in the womb. For women who are experiencing a high-risk pregnancy, Continue reading →
Having a seriously ill child is one of the most devastating experiences a family can go through. Getting treatment often requires frequent trips to the hospital, even extended stays, and it’s not just the sick child who is affected, but all the members of the family who must Continue reading →
Many kids were happy to find some new technological gadgets under the tree this past holiday season. And with winter weather flexing its frigid muscles, they’ll have ample Continue reading →