Last year, I teamed with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin to create Driven to Better Health, a program that promotes health and wellness to Wisconsin’s youth in school and at home.
It was so gratifying when 150 schools across Wisconsin signed up to participate, agreeing to implement programs and activities that would encourage and sustain healthy eating and Continue reading →
The warmer weather is calling us outdoors. As children run off to play on the playground or backyard playsets, we have a few safety tips for playground injury prevention.
Falls are the most common type of playground injury, accounting for more than 75 percent of Continue reading →
Researchers estimate that approximately 15 million Americans have a food allergy. This includes 1 in every 13 children, which translates to approximately two in every classroom! Here’s another statistic that might be hard to stomach: Every three minutes, someone in the Continue reading →
Grooming and riding Cooper (the horse) provide Emily with a calming refuge from her Tourette.
As 1 of the approximately 138,000 kids in the U.S. who have Tourette Syndrome, I would like to address some common misconceptions people have about the condition, and the people Continue reading →
This spring Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s congenital heart surgery program was awarded a 3-star rating for quality and clinical excellence by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). Only the top 5 percent of heart centers nationally received the STS’ highest designation, making Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin just one of six centers in the Continue reading →
Baby Paisley was born at 30 weeks and weighed 3 pounds, 5 ounces at birth.
Mother’s Day is special wherever you celebrate. This year, we met with eight moms who will be spending Mother’s Day with their newborns in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units in our Milwaukee and Neenah hospitals.
For some, it will be their first Mother’s Day as a mom. In addition to all the emotions that Continue reading →
Michelle Czarnecki, MSN, RN-BC, APNP, was recognized by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel with their 2015 Nurse of the Year award.
It’s well-known that Michelle Czarnecki knows her stuff! As an advanced practice nurse in the Jane B. Pettit Pain and Headache Center at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Michelle works with kids to help manage pain that comes as a result of a medical condition or Continue reading →
Quick, what’s a great way to provide good, physical activity for you and your family that can also save you money and provide fresh, healthy food? Growing a garden!
If you’re new to gardening and think it’s only for those with the greenest of thumbs, never fear. With some simple planning (for instance, start small), you can soon be enjoying the Continue reading →
Years ago while doing my training in gastroenterology, I performed the very first lactose breath test for my university in a 32-year-old volunteer who often drank milk and ate ice cream. After an uneventful first hour, the test confirmed his lactose intolerance in dramatic Continue reading →
Sleepovers are a rite of passage for kids — and parents — that signal a big step toward independence and responsibility. It’s definitely an exciting occasion, but also can come with its share of worry and anxiety. How will Johnny do in a different home all night, under Continue reading →