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 →
Returning to the workplace while continuing to breastfeed can be a challenge. First and foremost, it means women will have to pump breast milk to store and then use with a bottle. It Continue reading →
I have the privilege of working alongside an incredible person who inspires me every day. And now, thanks to the attention she’s getting after her awesome performance last week at the Special Olympics World Games, a whole lot more people are going to be inspired by Continue reading →
I recently heard a statistic that an estimated 1 in 10 high school athletes will sustain a sports concussion during the season. Well, this past year, we became 1 of the 10.
My daughter Sophia, a strong rugby player with a high threshold for pain, was diagnosed with a concussion after playing in her team’s state championship game. She took a few hard hits, Continue reading →
Summer in Wisconsin is a beautiful thing. The sun is shining. There’s sand between your toes. And if kids are in tow, you may likely hear a resounding chorus of, “Can we get ice cream?” We are America’s Dairyland, after all. On Thursday, July 30, we invite you to plan Continue reading →
As the saying goes, an apple a day keeps the doctor away.
An apple can do a world of good for your health. And at Wisconsin Hospitality Group Applebee’s restaurants from July 14 – August 16, during the company’s Apples for Kids campaign, purchasing an apple icon or t-shirt at participating Applebee’s restaurants can Continue reading →
There’s a new, colorful display in the halls of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin-Fox Valley! New parents visiting their infants now pass by a 4-by-8 “Miracles Growing” sharing wall.
In the center of the wall is a large, strong tree on a background of green grass, blue skies, and fluffy white clouds filled with words like “Love,” “Courage,” and “Hope.” The tree has Continue reading →
Every parent out there knows how hard we work to do the right thing and to keep our children safe from harm. But despite our best efforts, sometimes accidents do happen. My son Jack, then 3, was out in the yard just a few years ago when he ran to get his dad’s attention, and Continue reading →
Sugar might seem like it’s practically a swear word in health circles these days, and not without good reason. The sweet stuff certainly isn’t the cause of all of our health problems, but the simple fact is our kids are getting too much of it, and it’s hurting them.
We’re not talking about the natural sugars you find in fruit or milk. The trouble comes from added sugars that are put in food and drinks for flavoring — stuff like dextrose, sucrose and Continue reading →