Sports mom shares her experience with concussion care at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Sports mom shares her experience with concussion care at Children’s Hospital of WisconsinI 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 →

Calling all ice cream lovers: Get your Blizzard on Miracle Treat Day

2015 Miracle Treat Day

Sierra creates Blizzard treats at a participating Dairy Queen store in Wauwatosa, Wis.

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 →

Why Applebee’s supports Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Two attendees of the 2015 prom at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

For patients at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, prom is truly a night to remember. Prom is supported in part by Applebee’s.

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 →

Fox Valley community members help NICU families share stories of courage and hope

Fox Valley community members help NICU families through sharing wall display projectThere’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 →

Sugar saturation: How to help kids kick the habit

Sugar saturation: How to help kids kick the habitSugar 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 →