Parents often find them gross. They freak out about them, and sometimes are even too embarrassed to ask the doctor about them. But don’t be frightened, they’re common!
I’m talking about pinworms. Pinworms are a form of intestinal parasite that look like pieces of Continue reading →
As a pediatrician who cares for kids and teens, one of the best parts of my job is the trust I have built with my patients and their parents, caregivers and families. It leads to great conversations Continue reading →
Logan, a 15-year-old patient at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Surgicenter, recently participated in a nurse-led research project on how essential oils can ease nausea.
Imagine being able to relieve a headache, ease nausea or soothe anxiety before resorting to medicine. In some cases, the solution could be something as natural and simple as Continue reading →
When your child has a cold and is feeling miserable, you likely want to do more than just offer chicken noodle soup and wait for him or her to feel better. I strongly caution parents, however, Continue reading →
The transition from breast milk and formula to solid foods is a major milestone for babies. It’s also one that’s often met with a fair amount of anxiety from parents. Pediatricians recommend that parents start introducing solids to their babies around 6 months of age. But before your child Continue reading →
Kids deal with tough situations on a daily basis — stress from schoolwork, social media pressures, or even scary or traumatic events. Sometimes emotions like sadness, anger or fear can become too much for kids to handle and can start to cause problems, like not getting along with other kids Continue reading →
Ear infections are one of the most common complaints seen in a pediatrician’s office. While they can occur anytime throughout the year, they tend to increase in frequency during the winter and are most often preceded by viral colds. While ear infections are common and are usually easily Continue reading →
A photo of 6-month-old Finley, surrounded by purple knit caps made in her memory.
My daughter Finley was just 6 months old when she died. According to doctors, she died from head injuries that could have resulted only from severe trauma. By sharing her story, I hope to raise awareness on the issue and help stop this from happening to another child.
My daughter was a healthy, happy, beautiful baby — so vibrant with life. She lit up our lives Continue reading →
Parenthood changes people in countless ways. You discover an intensity of love you never knew you were capable of. Your priorities get completely rearranged as your focus turns to your new baby. And you get very comfortable discussing poop. And that last one is especially important because Continue reading →
Benjamin Gino Seigel
Benjamin Gino Seigel lived for just 17 days. During that time, he was surrounded by the love of his parents, Jenya Iuzzini-Seigel and Matt Seigel, legions of family and friends, and the care of doctors and nurses at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Also at the family’s side was Karen Continue reading →