Hearing that your baby has been diagnosed with a birth defect or other medical condition during your pregnancy can be devastating. Aside from the medical implications, it sets off an initial grief process that often makes parents feel powerless to do anything to help. But the good news is that Continue reading →
(From left) Suzie Zobrist, RN; Jennifer Dunham-Ingle, PA-C; Michael Madrzak, PA-C; Vince Forseth; Maryanne Kessel, MBA, RN, executive director of the Herma Heart Center; Terry Forseth; Lori Grade, RN; and Dawn Forseth gathered recently at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s Herma Heart Center for the 10th anniversary of Vince’s heart transplant.
It was a happy reunion recently in our Herma Heart Center at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Vince Forseth, a strapping 17-year-old high school junior, and his parents, Terry and Dawn, got Continue reading →
When we talk with parents about social media, the focus is usually on the dangers involved, whether it’s sharing too much personal information or just spending too much time looking at a screen. But Continue reading →
Flu season is going to look a little different this year as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended against using the nasal flu vaccine. This will obviously impact Continue reading →
Bugs are part of our summer landscape, along with sunshine, barbecues and baseball. And while most bug bites amount to little more than an itchy nuisance, some do carry viruses and infections. We’ve all heard about the increase in concern over the Zika virus, but there is also yellow fever, Continue reading →
Maybe you’re familiar with this scenario: You’ve prepared a delicious meal for the whole family to enjoy, but there’s one particular family member who has made it loud and clear that they are not Continue reading →
Michelle’s children, Katie and Matthew, are patients at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
I’m not sure what our lives would be like without Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Not only have my children and myself had lifesaving interventions here, but we have also been truly touched by our compassionate providers who have helped us through our darkest hours. It is traumatic to find Continue reading →
Millions of children in the United States undergo surgery every year, but many are having the procedures done in general hospitals that are not best equipped to give them the specialized care Continue reading →
I’m happy to report that year two of Driven to Better Health was a huge success in promoting healthier lifestyles in Wisconsin schools. Over 125 schools signed up to participate, agreeing to Continue reading →
Just about everyone knows that temper tantrums are normal and that even the most mild-mannered and reasonable young children occasionally lose their cool. But that’s cold comfort when it’s your Continue reading →