When 18-year-old Amber Pflughoeft walks across the stage at her graduation from West Bend West High School, she’ll be defying more than a few odds. Amber has survived stage 4 osteosarcoma – bone cancer – and is graduating on time with her class despite missing hundreds of days of school over the past eight years. Continue reading →
It’s been 15 years since scientists announced they had identified and mapped all the genes of the human genome. That groundbreaking work has made an incredible impact on prenatal care and pregnancy planning, as moms-to-be can now get more information than ever before about their babies before they are born — and even before they become pregnant. Continue reading →
After being cooped up for more than six grueling winter months, kids are finally free to go outside and enjoy summer. While there are many fun, family activities to enjoy throughout the city and state, there is one pest to be aware of – ticks. Continue reading →
The return of summer weather means more beach days, more picnics and more outdoor fun with family and friends. But when temperatures and humidity levels spike, being outdoors can get uncomfortable — especially during exercise. Continue reading →
How can something be selfless and selfish at the very same time? Sounds impossible, doesn’t it? It’s not.
In a study on charitable giving, researchers found that when people donate to a worthy cause, the pleasure center of the brain lights up. There is no more worthy cause than Children’s Hospital Continue reading →
Losing a child is the most devastating event a parent will ever face. Although everyone handles their grief differently, having a supportive community is critical. That’s why Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin created Text for Hope, a first-of-its-kind service that provides support to grieving families by offering comfort, community and reminders that they are not forgotten. Continue reading →
It was a late night in December 2007 and 37-year-old Jenni Sego was at work when a coworker who was training to be a nurse asked to take her blood pressure to practice. Jenni said sure.
“I knew it was going to be high. I work third shift, I have three kids and I don’t sleep,” said Jenni. “She took it multiple times and it kept coming back 200/100. I just kept making up excuses because I felt fine. She said I really needed to go to the doctor.” Continue reading →
Becoming a mom changes you forever — and that includes your mental and emotional state of being. How could you not be altered by suddenly having a tiny person who relies on you, and who you love and want to protect more fiercely than you could have imagined? Continue reading →
For many kids, a broken bone is a childhood rite of passage. All it takes is a fall from a bicycle or a slip from the monkey bars for them to find themselves in a cast. Continue reading →
As expectant parents we often imagine what life will be like when baby arrives — peaceful moments snuggling, blissful coos or quietly tiptoeing when baby is sleeping. It can come as a shock that a normal part of infancy is crying — and there can be lots of it. Continue reading →