Healthy weight management: How to help children be the healthiest they can be

Healthy weight management: How to help children be the healthiest they can beWeight. You (and your child) probably hear about it at home, school, and so very often in the media. With the rise in the overweight population and obesity, there are many prevention and intervention programs to help us lose extra pounds, along with an entire industry of products aimed at Continue reading →

Answering questions about safe sleep for babies and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)

I had the opportunity recently to talk on our Facebook page about safe sleep for babies and answer questions from parents about a wide range of topics, including the ABC’s of safe sleep, crib bumpers and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). I encourage you to watch the video above to Continue reading →

What to do if a child has an unexpected seizure

Katie Ricciardi, PA-C, conducts an examination with 17-year-old Eduardo in the Neurosciences Center at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Katie Ricciardi, PA-C, conducts an examination with 17-year-old Eduardo in the Neurosciences Center at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Seeing your child have a seizure is scary. No matter how big or small, subtle or intense it might be, it can still be enough to put a parent into emergency mode and assume something is horribly wrong.

While a seizure certainly can be indicative of a serious condition — and injuries can occur during the seizure itself — there are times when it’s not necessarily a cause for major concern. For example, it Continue reading →