Every child is different and has different sleep needs. Some children take several small naps, while other children take one long nap. The National Sleep Foundation reports that at 2 years of age, 80 percent of children nap, while at 3 years of age, 50 percent of children still nap.
Parents often want to know when their child should cut down on the number of …Continue reading →
Brandon was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
As a pediatric heart surgeon, every day I ask myself the same two questions. I walk into the operating room thinking, “If this was my child, what would I want the surgeon to do?” And after spending hours repairing a tiny heart, roughly the size of a walnut, I ask myself, “If this was my child, what would I want the surgeon to tell me?”
It means so much when I can talk with families, tell them to relax and take a deep breath, because their child now has the best possible chances to grow up with a healthy heart.
One of my favorite stories is about Brandon, a 3-day-old baby who was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a very serious heart condition where one side of the heart is …Continue reading →
In the Emergency Department/Trauma Center at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, we offer world-class medical care to children and comfort to families who may be facing the most traumatic situations of their lives. Our team considers it a privilege to support …Continue reading →
Our specialty clinic located in Neenah, Wis., is a convenient option for many families.
Imagine a doctor telling you your child has diabetes. What happens next is a dizzying mix of tests, consults and education. You are transported from knowing virtually nothing about diabetes to having the responsibility of closely managing your child’s care. And, until recently, I would have added the stress of traveling from the Fox Valley with your sick child to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee for your 7 a.m. “Day 1” diabetes class.
As a pediatrician at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Neenah, Wis., I see more and more families receiving this diagnosis. It doesn’t matter if the diagnosis is type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Living with diabetes isn’t easy. But now that all pediatric diabetes care, …Continue reading →
I recently had an amazing opportunity to meet Emma and Ben who are both patients at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. We hung out together, shot the puck around and talked …Continue reading →
I’m excited to share Sam’s story, which puts a human face on the capabilities of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. In this video, the Derus family talk about the care we provided Sam and how the odds were stacked against their …Continue reading →
I have a passion for helping kids live safe, healthy lives. That’s one reason I chose to become a pediatrician. It’s also why I continue to treat patients in addition to my duties as chief medical officer at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. If you ask nearly anyone here, they’ll tell you the same thing. This passion and clear sense of purpose shine through in so many ways at our hospital.
This week, our dedication to helping kids resulted …Continue reading →
Have your car or booster seat checked to be sure it’s properly installed.
Don’t you just love the scene from A Christmas Story when Ralphie’s mom is bundling up his little brother, Randy, to go to school? She dresses the little boy in so many layers he can’t even bend his arms. Then, she tops him off with a scarf she wraps around and around and around his neck. I just laugh every time I see that scene!
Gone are the days of dressing my kids. Today, I just remind them to wear …Continue reading →
TV or furniture tip-over accidents can occur in the blink of an eye. They can have long-lasting — even deadly — consequences. Please watch the video above to learn how you …Continue reading →
At Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, we are so grateful for our community partners. We are able to provide the best care to kids, thanks in large part to them.
One of our partners is IHOP and they’re celebrating National Pancake Day in a big way. From 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, IHOP restaurants across the country are hosting the nation’s largest pancake party. Guests can enjoy a free short stack …Continue reading →