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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

Hospital Photographer's Images Included in Nationwide Exhibit

Hospital Photographer

Madison, Wisconsin - Three photographs by American Family Children's Hospital photographer John Maniaci were selected for the 2015 Children's Hospitals Photo Exhibit, a national competition through the Children's Hospital Association.The exhibit is c...
3/23/2015 | Hospital Photographer's Images Included in Nationwide Exhibit

Recycle Old or Damaged Car Seats on April 25

Recycle Old or Damaged Car Seats on April 25

Madison, Wisconsin - American Family Children's Hospital in conjunction with the Safe Kids Madison Area Coalition is sponsoring a car seat recycle day on Saturday, April 25 from 9-11am in the parking lots outside of Kohl’s at West Tow...
3/10/2015 | Recycle Old or Damaged Car Seats on April 25

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

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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