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Santa Goes High-tech for American Family Children's Hospital Patients

Santa Goes High-tech for American Family Children

Madison, Wisconsin - Santa will make virtual visits from the North Pole to patients in their rooms at American Family Children’s Hospital on December 10.Through the magic of an iPad and technology from Cisco, Santa will visit every patient who ...
12/08/2014 | Santa Goes High-tech for American Family Children's Hospital Patients

Five Quick Tips to Make Your Home Safer for Holiday Visitors

Five Quick Tips to Make Your Home Safer for Holiday Visitors

Madison, Wisconsin - If you have children visiting you for the holidays, it's time to get down to their level."One of the best ways to identify potential harms to children who will be visiting over the holidays is to look at your home literally at th...
12/03/2014 | Five Quick Tips to Make Your Home Safer for Holiday Visitors

Annual 'Trouble in Toyland' Report Highlights Most Dangerous Toys of 2014

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Madison, Wisconsin - The number one item on every parent and shopper's "to-do" list this year? Learn which potentially dangerous toys to avoid to keep children safe.That's the wish of The Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group, which released its 2...
12/02/2014 | Annual 'Trouble in Toyland' Report Highlights Most Dangerous Toys of 2014

Dr. Anna Huttenlocher Wins Community Impact Award

Dr. Anna Huttenlocher Wins Community Impact Award

Madison, Wisconsin - An American Family Children’s Hospital pediatric rheumatologist will be honored with a prestigious community leadership award next month.The Arthritis Foundation of Dane County will award the Foundation’s Community Im...
9/24/2014 | Dr. Anna Huttenlocher Wins Community Impact Award

An Act of Giving: From One Generation to Another

An Act of Giving: From One Generation to Another

New Glarus, Wisconsin - Seated around a large table were five residents of the New Glarus Home, hunched over the work before them. Each was coloring a 10-inch square of ivory muslin on which a design had been traced. Most had arthritic hands and fail...
7/25/2014 | An Act of Giving: From One Generation to Another

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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