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Playground Safety Can be a Walk in the Park

Playground Safety Can be a Walk in the Park

Madison, Wisconsin - Now that spring has arrived, families are enjoying outings to local parks. But during Playground Safety Week (April 21-25), parents are reminded to actively supervise their children when playing on a playground.“Lack of or ...
4/18/2014 | Playground Safety Can be a Walk in the Park

Expansion Puts Children's Hospital Among Best in Nation

Expansion Puts Children

Madison, Wisconsin - If we could wish it so, the two words “hospitalized children” would never go together. Fortunately, most pediatric patients–even those with highly complex needs ranging from cancer to heart disease to severe tra...
3/26/2014 | Expansion Puts Children's Hospital Among Best in Nation

Using Computer Games to Help with Pediatric Incontinence

Using Computer Games to Help with Pediatric Incontinence

Madison, Wisconsin - Pediatric incontinence, or daytime wetting, affects more than 10 million children nationwide. Traditionally, it has been evaluated with invasive tests and treated with a combination of medication and surgery.Thanks to an innovati...
3/26/2014 | Using Computer Games to Help with Pediatric Incontinence

Safety Center Offers Easter Basket Bike Helmets

Safety Center Offers Easter Basket Bike Helmets

Madison, Wisconsin - The Kohl's Safety Center at American Family Children's Hospital is offering Easter basket-themed bike helmets to promote bike safety in the weeks leading up to the holiday season. All helmet orders include a bike helmet, ava...
3/10/2014 | Safety Center Offers Easter Basket Bike Helmets

Wisconsin Dance Marathon: Standing for Those Who Can't

Wisconsin Dance Marathon: Standing for Those Who Can

Madison, Wisconsin - University of Wisconsin students and members of the Madison community will put on their dancing shoes on Mar. 8 to raise money for American Family Children's Hospital. The sixth annual Wisconsin Dance Marathon will be held o...
3/05/2014 | Wisconsin Dance Marathon: Standing for Those Who Can't

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...
4/15/2014 | 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...
4/15/2014 | 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...
4/15/2014 | Easing Kids' Fears in the Operating Room

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