The best way to keep kids from developing peanut allergies is to keep them away from peanuts, right? Not so fast.
A groundbreaking study published recently in The New England Journal of Medicine showed that exposing allergy-prone children to peanuts while they were infants dramatically Continue reading →
Parents can struggle with the decision of whether to take their child to an emergency room or urgent care clinic for after-hours care. High co-pays or deductibles can be a concern, and parents don’t always know if their child should be seen or where to go. Parents never Continue reading →
While 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 →
“Poop,” my 2-year-old granddaughter says enthusiastically. “Me. Look … Woooow!”
She’s acquired the curiosity bug and wants to view the poop before it’s flushed away. She’s Continue reading →
Just because your kids are inside doesn’t mean they have to be inactive. How about a dance party?
The pull of TV and video games is strong year-round for kids, but throw in some bitterly cold weather, piles of snow and wind chills that need to stand on a ladder to see zero, and it Continue reading →
When you shop at Kohl’s, do you stop to see the latest kids’ $5 books and plush merchandise on display near the checkout counter? I know I do. The merchandise usually Continue reading →
The shocking news about the recent measles outbreak is a regrettable reminder to all of us of just how preventable this disease truly is when your child is vaccinated. Measles, also called rubeola, 10-day measles, or red measles, is a highly contagious viral illness that results Continue reading →
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 →
This day and age, Americans eat and drink about one-third of their calories away from home. We’re always on the go and convenience plays a big part in what we choose to eat. That also means that we often don’t make the best choices when we’re hungry or in a hurry, and the options that are available may not be the healthiest.
Enter the FDA. New regulations have been established requiring restaurants and vending Continue reading →
Winter is here, and we have snow! As a parent, I’m anxious to get my kids outside for some fresh air and exercise — and to enjoy all that our Wisconsin winter has to offer. Matching up mittens, finding warm socks and getting everyone into their winter gear is definitely a process Continue reading →