Winter is here, and we have snow! As a parent, I’m anxious to get my kids outside for some fresh air and exercise — and to enjoy all that our Wisconsin winter has to offer. Matching up mittens, finding warm socks and getting everyone into their winter gear is definitely a process Continue reading →
A lot of parents this month will be making New Year’s resolutions for themselves, hoping to turn 2015 into the year they start eating healthier, getting in shape and basically doing all those things they always said they wanted to do. Well, there’s no reason kids can’t get in on the action, too.
Even if you can’t always bring your kids with you as you enjoy your new gym membership, there are plenty of ways you can help them start 2015 off right. If you have concerns about Continue reading →
When I learned that my son, Mason, was going to need to be delivered two months early, there was a lot of uncertainty. How would the delivery go? Would he be healthy? What was life going to be like for him? But one thing I was absolutely certain of is where I wanted him to Continue reading →
The holiday season is here, and it can be a joyous time for kids and adults. It’s also a time when decorating, entertaining and festivities can distract from child safety. Following are some poison prevention safety tips to keep in mind when celebrating with family and friends Continue reading →
Nosebleeds are common, and often harmless, but that doesn’t make them any less alarming.
They typically occur when dry air irritates the capillaries inside the nose, causing them to break or bleed. Crusting then occurs that can itch and cause scratching leading to additional bleeding. Dry climates or heated indoor air are often to blame, but colds can also play a Continue reading →
The return of winter might have a lot of us bummed out, but what’s even more of a drag is all the illnesses and ailments the cold season brings with it.
Yes, it’s time to start preparing for colds, flu, strep throat, croup, ear infections, dry skin — all those health issues that tend to pop up in children as the temperature drops. And often these Continue reading →
There’s a big push to pay attention to how much “screen time” kids have these days, with electronic tablets now becoming more commonplace in schools as well as at home. Part of that effort should also be focused on the impact this has on their hearing.
While there are many different causes of noise-induced hearing loss, the pervasiveness of Continue reading →
For so many of us, the holidays revolve around children and families. That’s certainly true here at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. As the CEO, and as a mom, my thoughts are with the kids and families who are struggling this holiday season with a hospital stay or those transitioning to foster care. Then there are those who have a new home and renewed hope Continue reading →
As you may have heard, I recently announced the launch of an exciting new partnership with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin called Driven to Better Health. The program challenges schools and families in Wisconsin to make healthy eating and physical activity a daily priority. The best part? Every year, one school and one family that show their commitment to living Continue reading →