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Preventing Infections in the PICU

Preventing Infections in the PICU

Madison, Wisconsin - What's a CLA-BSI?Though the acronym may suggest the name of a distant galaxy in the latest Star Wars trilogy, CLA-BSI is taken very seriously by health care professionals because they pose threats to patient health and can cost h...
5/04/2015 | Preventing Infections in the PICU

Radiothon Raises Money for Children's Hospital Patient and Family Programs

Radiothon Raises Money for Children

Madison, Wisconsin - Former and current patients and their families will tell their personal and inspirational stories as part of the 11th annual American Family Children’s Hospital Radiothon on April 29, 30 and May 1.The Radiothon, sponsored b...
4/28/2015 | Radiothon Raises Money for Children's Hospital Patient and Family Programs

No Limits: Activity Options for Kids with Disabilities

No Limits: Activity Options for Kids with Disabilities

Madison, Wisconsin - A University of Wisconsin Department of Kinesiology initiative that helps children with physical and cognitive disabilities participate in exercise and group sports activities has roots in the American Family Children's Hospital'...
4/20/2015 | No Limits: Activity Options for Kids with Disabilities

Distance Shouldn't Be a Barrier to Care: Telemedicine in the NICU

Distance Shouldn

Madison, Wisconsin - Since May 2014, doctors in American Family Children's Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) have been using video technology similar to Facetime to make quick, accurate diagnoses of very sick newborns.The NICU is one of ...
4/06/2015 | Distance Shouldn't Be a Barrier to Care: Telemedicine in the NICU

A Little Girl's Big Idea Lives On: Caps for the Cure Has Raised More Than $160,000

A Little Girl

Madison, Wisconsin - "I told you I could do it."Those who knew and loved Kristina Schultz believe that's what she would have said, with an ear-to-ear grin, after learning one bright idea had turned into a statewide campaign to find a cure for cancer....
3/25/2015 | A Little Girl's Big Idea Lives On: Caps for the Cure Has Raised More Than $160,000

Cardiac Catheterization and Electrophysiology Studies

Cardiac Catheterization and Electrophysiology Studies

The Pediatric Heart Program and Pediatric Cardiology Clinic at American Family Children's Hospital specialize in the care of children and young adults with heart-related conditions.Our care team emphasizes the comfort of our patients and families whe...
4/30/2015 | Cardiac Catheterization and Electrophysiology Studies

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

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