Deciding where to take your child for pediatric care involves weighing many factors. In my many years as a pediatric heart surgeon working with families, one of the key factors I always recommend they consider is innovation. For many reasons, I suggest that parents …Continue reading →
Goodbye, winter. Be gone and take your polar vortex with you! Hello, spring. Bring the warm temperatures and sunshine, but take it easy on the pollen count, OK?
The truth is, there isn’t much we can do about plants and trees releasing pollen into the air. While this natural flowering process gives rise to all the beautiful vegetation that makes …Continue reading →
Once children are in elementary school, they are more familiar with the concept of accidental ingestion of a poison. But kids have a natural curiosity, and they often don’t think about the consequences of their actions. Children may think they know what something is …Continue reading →
You may or may not read the labels on the foods you eat. Regardless, the Nutrition Facts label could have some big changes ahead that will make reading it a bit easier — for some …Continue reading →
Spring break is approaching, and a family trip might be in your future. Whether it’s a short trip to visit grandparents or a trip across the country, traveling with children sometimes can be challenging. If you’re planning a family trip, consider choosing a destination where …Continue reading →
Accidental ingestions can occur anywhere — at home, at a family member’s house, in the park, at the mall — wherever you travel. One statewide resource that is constant is the Wisconsin Poison Center.
Program the number of the Wisconsin Poison Center in your cell phone: (800) 222-1222. Wherever you go, this toll-free number will connect you to certified poison specialists for …Continue reading →
Head banging is a type of rhythmic movement that healthy infants and children may use to fall asleep at the beginning of the night and during normal nighttime arousals in the middle of the night. Other similar rhythmic behaviors include body rolling or body rocking. Common …Continue reading →
While it may seem easier and more efficient to do a Google search and find out how to treat various ingestions, oftentimes you could be receiving the wrong information. Most people don’t have the medical knowledge to sift through the vast array of resources online, …Continue reading →