We are seeing a nationwide outbreak of hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD) this summer, with more cases than in recent years. HFMD is a common infection in children. It usually causes sores in the mouth and a rash on the hands, feet or buttocks, sometimes …Click here to continue reading
Nurse Kelly Pergande cares for 2-year-old Trevor in our MACC Fund Center.
For 30 years, I have been helping children who have cancer. Every child and every family has a different story, but each one is a story of hope and courage. And each one begins the same way — with the words no parents ever want to hear … “your child has cancer.” They’re scared and they feel powerless. That is the reality for families we meet every day.
Over the past 30 years we’ve made remarkable strides in treating kids with cancer, now with successful outcomes for 80 percent of the kids we see. But that means 20 percent of …Click here to continue reading
Many kids come home after school to empty houses, and for a new set of tweens, this school year will mark the first time they are allowed to do this.
As parents, we know once kids reach middle school they become more independent and responsible for making the right decisions to keep themselves safe. But how do you know …Click here to continue reading
In 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics published updated guidelines regarding the medical care for children with Down syndrome. It was recommended that all children with Down syndrome should have a sleep study by age 4. Why?
Children with Down syndrome are at high risk for obstructive sleep apnea or OSA. OSA is a sleep disorder in which the upper airway periodically closes off, not allowing airflow, until …Click here to continue reading
Have you heard about Thursday? It’s Miracle Treat Day! Which means you can make a difference for the kids served here at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin simply by eating a Dairy Queen Blizzard.
Participating Dairy Queen locations will donate $1 or more from every Blizzard sold on …Click here to continue reading
It’s about that time on the calendar when children’s groans change from “I’m bored!” to “Summer’s over already?” Another school year is upon us, and in addition to making sure your young scholars have all the pens, pencils and paper they need, it’s also part of your …Click here to continue reading
My father-in-law teases me for being a dietitian, saying things like “Did you take all the candy bars away from the kids today?” Little does he know about the day-to-day job of a dietitian.
Dietitian vs. nutritionist: What’s the difference?
I’m sure you’ve heard us called many things — “nutritionist,” “dietary” or even “nutritionalist.” To explain the difference, almost anyone can call themselves a “nutritionist” …Click here to continue reading
8-year-old Katelyn is cared for in our Tracheostomy Home Ventilator Program (pictured with Claudia Renaud, RN).
This year marks 30 years that Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has operated our Tracheostomy/Home Ventilator Program. Since 1984, we have served over 700 children and their families, and have become the premier program of its kind in the region.
A tracheostomy is a surgical procedure that inserts a tube into the trachea, or windpipe, to …Click here to continue reading
Rendering of the Sojourner Family Peace Center building opening in 2016
How do we make Wisconsin’s children the healthiest in the nation?
At Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, that is our vision. To everyone who works here, those are more than words, and we strive to improve the health of all children each and every day. We are making progress.
How do we do it? We don’t do it alone. Our work takes us into the community where we partner with organizations with the same commitment to kids. Through our partnerships with …Click here to continue reading
Some teenagers are looking for ways to get high. They are finding dangerous options to push boundaries and often are not thinking about consequences. Under the influence of one drug it has been shown that teenagers are more apt to experiment with another set of …Click here to continue reading