How does the size of a baby’s head relate to brain function and development? What causes a baby’s head to get misshapen (flattened, pointy, asymmetrical)? When is a helmet a good idea?
You might have heard by now that getting flu vaccinations for your kids is a little different this year. Back in June, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended against using the nasal flu vaccine (FluMist) because it hasn’t been very effective in the past and isn’t Continue reading →
Halloween is a great time for pretend spookiness, with kids getting to dress up as all sorts of ghosts and goblins, but there are some safety risks that are all too real and can ruin the festivities. That’s why I’m proud to help raise awareness about Halloween safety, and I recently had the great Continue reading →
Would you know what to do if you saw someone having a cardiac emergency? Does your school have an AED and trained staff who know how to use it? And what do the Bee Gees have to do with CPR?
Weight. 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 →
Hopefully your child has made it through an active summer without too many bumps and bruises. The past few months have been a busy time for us as pediatric orthopedic specialists, treating kids who have rolled an ankle, sprained a ligament or (in most cases) broken a bone. And now, going Continue reading →
As a neonatal nurse practitioner in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit here at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, I have the honor to meet so many courageous families. One of those families, Adam and Molly Van Zeeland of Appleton, recently were generous enough to share the story of their daughter Continue reading →
Access to high quality health care that keeps kids healthy and treats them when they are sick or injured is vital to families throughout our state. But choosing the right plan for your family can be Continue reading →
Kids change so much as they grow, both in ways that are easy to see and those that aren’t. One of the most visible ways is with their weight. It can be helpful for parents to know about growth patterns and to remember that weight fluctuations are par for the course for childhood and Continue reading →