5 questions to ask if your child needs an imaging exam

5 questions to ask if your child needs an imaging examYou may have noticed increased public awareness of radiation risks and efforts to reduce radiation exposure in medical imaging — especially in children.

As a pediatric radiologist, it is my responsibility to consider the risks and benefits of all imaging tests and keep the radiation dose as low as possible for each patient. I take this responsibility seriously and ask myself each day, “How would I tailor the test if this child was Continue reading →

Don’t pass the salt: Most kids are consuming too much sodium

Don’t pass the salt: Most kids are consuming too much sodiumWhile most people fear the dreaded “sugar,” “added sugars” or “high fructose corn syrup” when looking at food or ingredient labels these days, a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that 90 percent of U.S. kids 6-18 years old take in way too much salt. And there are pretty specific foods contributing to that high Continue reading →

My role as a national voice for children

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3-year-old Matthew and 3-year-old Sadie are both primary care patients at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

This week it was announced that I accepted the honor to serve as the 2015 Chair for the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA). The mission of CHA is to advance child health through innovations in quality, cost and care delivery. Representing more than 220 children’s Continue reading →