Stopping the cycle of violence: Project Ujima and emergency care at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

In the Emergency Department/Trauma Center at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, we offer world-class medical care to children and comfort to families who may be facing the most traumatic situations of their lives. Our team considers it a privilege to support …Click here to continue reading

Purchase your Milwaukee Admirals charity game tickets to support Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

I recently had an amazing opportunity to meet Emma and Ben who are both patients at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. We hung out together, shot the puck around and talked …Click here to continue reading

Sam’s story: Newborn and fetal care at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

I’m excited to share Sam’s story, which puts a human face on the capabilities of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. In this video, the Derus family talk about the care we provided Sam and how the odds were stacked against their …Click here to continue reading

Caring for young athletes with sprains and strains

During the winter months, I see many young athletes who have long-lasting pain and problems from injuries that happened during the summer and fall. In a lot of these …Click here to continue reading

Your child’s health: What websites, daytime TV shows and your pediatrician have to offer

Parents now have access to an increasing number of resources designed to help them care for their children, including a variety of websites, daytime TV shows, books and magazines. However, it’s important to understand the difference between what those …Click here to continue reading

How to prevent choking hazards and keep your children safe during the holidays

It is hard to believe that 2012 is almost over and the holidays are right around the corner. This is typically a season when families give and receive a lot of gifts. As someone who works in injury prevention, I know this is also a time when children are at an increased risk …Click here to continue reading

Halloween safety: What every parent needs to know

As a mom, I know how fun and exciting Halloween can be for children. But as a pediatrician, I also know how important it is for parents to be involved in helping older children stay safe while trick-or-treating.

In the following video, I share what I think parents should know before letting their kids go out trick-or-treating:

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How research grants improve lives of kids with cancer and blood disorders

Hope on Wheels

Sam Milanovich, MD, and Julie Talano, MD, received grants from the Hyundai Hope on Wheels program.

In the past 40 years, there’s been a big improvement in the survival rate of kids with cancer and blood disorders, and that’s due to one thing: Research. Today two of our doctors, Sam Milanovich, MD, and Julie Talano, MD, received grants from the Hyundai Hope on Wheels program.

I was so proud to honor them, because I know it’s through research that we learn how to improve treatment and enhance quality of life for our patients. Watch highlights from today’s press conference: …Click here to continue reading

Why it’s important to customize the form and fit of a scoliosis brace

Many families are preparing for school and fall sports. As part of these preparations, you might be arranging physicals for your kids. During the exam, your child’s doctor may tell you he or she has signs of scoliosis.

I’m an orthotist, and for the last 17 years, I’ve worked with patients at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. An orthotist is a person who makes braces for most any part of the body, including back braces for kids with scoliosis. But I don’t do teeth, I leave that to the orthodontists!

Scoliosis usually is diagnosed when a child is between the ages of 10 and 15, and most …Click here to continue reading

How donated breast milk helps infants thrive at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

As an international board-certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) for almost 20 years, I have educated many mothers on the importance of breastfeeding for both baby and mother. For some, breastfeeding can be a complex road that takes many turns.

Many hospitals around the country, including Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, use pasteurized donor milk for infants whose mothers cannot provide breast milk. Like mother’s own milk, pasteurized donor milk provides nutrients, enzymes, growth factors …Click here to continue reading