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Taking the Ouch Out of Immunizations

Taking the Ouch Out of Immunizations

Madison, Wisconsin - The thought of a painful needle poke may be keeping parents from getting their children vaccinated.“Studies have shown that perceptions of vaccine toxicity are the biggest reason why parents avoid vaccinating their children...
2/11/2015 | Taking the Ouch Out of Immunizations

Donate Electric Ride-On Toy Cars to Help Children with Mobility Problems

Donate Electric Ride-On Toy Cars to Help Children with Mobility Problems

Madison, Wisconsin - The electric ride-on toy car gives many children an early taste of exploring their environment independently. But children with disabilities may not have the skills to use the cars.An innovative joint venture of UW physical thera...
1/29/2015 | Donate Electric Ride-On Toy Cars to Help Children with Mobility Problems

UW Health Initiative Targets Helmet Use In Skiing, Snowboarding

UW Health Initiative Targets Helmet Use In Skiing, Snowboarding

Madison, Wisconsin - Skiing and snowboarding crashes and collisions are two of the causes of preventable traumatic brain injury among kids under 18 in Wisconsin. Yet, a UW Health pediatric trauma surgeon says helmet use is not widespread."Six-hundred...
1/26/2015 | UW Health Initiative Targets Helmet Use In Skiing, Snowboarding

Holiday Store Helps Patients' Families "Shop" for Gifts

Holiday Store Helps Patients

Madison, Wisconsin - Families with loved ones at American Family Children's Hospital over the holidays didn't have to go far to do their gift shopping.The fourth annual "Holiday Store" was open to families of inpatients on Monday, Dec. 22 in the chil...
12/23/2014 | Holiday Store Helps Patients' Families "Shop" for Gifts

Koch Family Makes Annual Donations In Memory of Their 'Chunky Monkey'

Koch Family Makes Annual Donations In Memory of Their

Madison, Wisconsin - For third straight year, the Koch family came to American Family Children's Hospital bearing gifts.Mandy and Dan Koch, along with their sons Samuel and Emerson and 13-month-old daughter Zuriahna, made the 40-mile trip from Argyle...
12/23/2014 | Koch Family Makes Annual Donations In Memory of Their 'Chunky Monkey'

Back to Normal: Lydia's Story

Back to Normal: Lydia

Two-hour surgery. Four tiny incisions. One happy Lydia.Unable to swallow food, and barely water, for that matter, 14-year-old Lydia Morrison was diagnosed with esophageal achalasia. In desperate need of a complicated surgery to alleviate her lif...
11/26/2014 | Back to Normal: Lydia's Story

Amazing Kids, Amazing Stories: Andrew's Story

Amazing Kids, Amazing Stories: Andrew

We're treating cancer one Andrew at a time.Patsy and David Zielsdorf were heartbroken when they learned that their son Andrew had been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia — a cancer that affects the white blood cells and, if left untrea...
11/26/2014 | Amazing Kids, Amazing Stories: Andrew's Story

Easing Kids' Fears in the Operating Room

Easing Kids

Kids who need surgery are often fearful, nervous and confused, and understandably so. American Family Children's Hospital goes to great lengths to allay their apprehension, employing its Child Life staff to answer questions and keeping the children's...
5/22/2014 | Easing Kids' Fears in the Operating Room

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