The past few years have seen a drastically increased focus on concussions, their health effects, how to avoid them, and how to treat them. Much of the attention has been paid to young athletes, and football in particular, but the truth is a concussion can happen to Continue reading →
Your child has a fever and sore throat. Oh no, not strep throat again! When you call the pediatrician’s office, the nurse practitioner tells you to bring her in for a strep test. But last year she had the same thing, you say, and she took antibiotics and got better. Couldn’t they Continue reading →
My daughter, Peyton, is 11 years old. The week she has chemo is the week she’s usually at her dad’s house. Brian and I share 50-50 custody, and switch off week to week, always on a Friday. So he prepares her that week, reminding her that chemo is coming up so that it Continue reading →
A new school year means more teens will be home alone after school, perhaps for the first time. With this increased independence, many new responsibilities come into play — like preparing after-school snacks or perhaps helping to prepare dinner.
As parents, we like to think we know that our kids know what is safe and unsafe to do in the kitchen. But the truth is, we should never assume. My young teens and I recently reviewed Continue reading →
Throughout summer, we see a lot of insect bites and stings in urgent care. Most of the time they are not harmful or infected, and can be easily treated.
Mosquito and other insect bites and stings cause itchy bumps that can sometimes even be painful (especially wasp or bee stings). In children, the area around the sting can get pretty Continue reading →
At Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, we are 100 percent dedicated to caring for kids and teens. That means we give them treatment meant specifically for them and their developing bodies, because kids and teens are not just smaller versions of adults.
The last several years have seen major strides for working moms who breastfeed. Workplaces are now more supportive of breastfeeding, and the issue has received much more global awareness. The next step is to now provide some helpful, practical directions to Continue reading →
When our son, Ashton, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma at just 2 years old, we felt the same shock and sadness that any parents would. Our hearts were heavy and our anxiety high. We didn’t know how we were going to make it through.
But watching Ashton progress from the first day he was admitted until the day he was discharged was an indescribable feeling. My husband, Ko, and I saw every day how tough he Continue reading →
Paying attention to vitamins can often feel like you’re wading through some serious alphabet soup. A, B, C, D, then there’s even some with numbers after them, like B12. Not to mention that a whole industry has grown around multivitamins, meant to give you a little extra help Continue reading →