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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

American Family Children's Hospital Ranked Among Top 50 Pediatric Hospitals

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Madison, Wisconsin - American Family Children's Hospital is ranked among the nation's top 50 pediatric hospitals in four medical and surgical specialties, according to this year's U.S. News & World Report rankings of children's hospitals.The hosp...
6/10/2014 | American Family Children's Hospital Ranked Among Top 50 Pediatric Hospitals

Coach McCarthy and Family Raise $425,000 for American Family Children's Hospital

Coach McCarthy and Family Raise $425,000 for American Family Children

Madison, Wisconsin - A dinner and golf outing hosted by Packers Coach Mike McCarthy and his wife, Jessica, raised more than $425,000 for American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison.“Our family is committed to American Family Children&r...
6/09/2014 | Coach McCarthy and Family Raise $425,000 for American Family Children's Hospital

Medical Mystery Unraveled by New Genomic Sequencing Technology

Medical Mystery Unraveled by New Genomic Sequencing Technology

Madison, Wisconsin - The mystery of a 14-year-old boy's sudden illness was solved by a unique collaboration between a UW Health physician and researchers at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF).The case is the subject of a New England...
6/05/2014 | Medical Mystery Unraveled by New Genomic Sequencing Technology

American Family Children's Hospital Radiothon Raises $680,021 For Patient, Family Programs

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Madison, Wisconsin - A total of $680,021 was raised for American Family Children’s Hospital following a three-day, 39-hour radio broadcast this week.The 10th annual American Family Children’s Hospital Radiothon was sponsored by Mid-West F...
5/09/2014 | American Family Children's Hospital Radiothon Raises $680,021 For Patient, Family Programs

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

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...
5/20/2014 | Amazing Kids, Amazing Stories: Andrew's Story

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...
5/20/2014 | Back to Normal: Lydia's Story

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