Hopefully your child has made it through an active summer without too many bumps and bruises. The past few months have been a busy time for us as pediatric orthopedic specialists, treating kids who have rolled an ankle, sprained a ligament or (in most cases) broken a bone. And now, going Continue reading →
As a neonatal nurse practitioner in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit here at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, I have the honor to meet so many courageous families. One of those families, Adam and Molly Van Zeeland of Appleton, recently were generous enough to share the story of their daughter Continue reading →
Access to high quality health care that keeps kids healthy and treats them when they are sick or injured is vital to families throughout our state. But choosing the right plan for your family can be Continue reading →
Kids change so much as they grow, both in ways that are easy to see and those that aren’t. One of the most visible ways is with their weight. It can be helpful for parents to know about growth patterns and to remember that weight fluctuations are par for the course for childhood and Continue reading →
I recently had the opportunity to talk on our Facebook page about childhood cancer. In addition to being an enjoyable, insightful discussion, it was also quite timely as September is Childhood Cancer Continue reading →
Kids will be learning so much as they head back to school. And while they’ll be focused on academic subjects like math, science and reading, it’s also important for them to become more health literate. Understanding information about their health will help them be able to take care of Continue reading →
I had the opportunity recently to talk on our Facebook page about safe sleep for babies and answer questions from parents about a wide range of topics, including the ABC’s of safe sleep, crib bumpers and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). I encourage you to watch the video above to Continue reading →
Katie Ricciardi, PA-C, conducts an examination with 17-year-old Eduardo in the Neurosciences Center at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
Seeing your child have a seizure is scary. No matter how big or small, subtle or intense it might be, it can still be enough to put a parent into emergency mode and assume something is horribly wrong.
While a seizure certainly can be indicative of a serious condition — and injuries can occur during the seizure itself — there are times when it’s not necessarily a cause for major concern. For example, it Continue reading →
In the midst of the back-to-school rush, while you’re reviewing your schedules and getting supplies and backpacks ready, remember to review safety as well. Parents and caregivers should keep in mind that the relevant safety topics for kids change with every year and every grade. What you were Continue reading →