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Anatomy of a Cancer Drug

Anatomy of a Cancer Drug

Madison, Wisconsin - Paul Sondel is reflective and thoughtful as he tries to sum up the last 30 years of research toward an immunotherapy regimen that kills cells of a rare but deadly pediatric cancer.Thirty years after the research began, the new dr...
7/27/2015 | Anatomy of a Cancer Drug

American Family Children's Hospital Milk Lab Puts up Huge Numbers in First Year

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Madison, Wisconsin - Imagine 136 gallons of milk lined up in the grocery store or 3,650 bottles of infant formula stacked on a kitchen counter. That’s the volume of human milk and formulas prepared for inpatients during the first year of operat...
7/15/2015 | American Family Children's Hospital Milk Lab Puts up Huge Numbers in First Year

American Family Children's Hospital Receives Donation of 30 Infant Car Seats

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Madison, Wisconsin - American Family Children’s Hospital is one of 12 in the U.S. that have received donations of car seats from GB, a children’s products company. GB donated 30 infant car seats to the children’s hospital. A total o...
7/15/2015 | American Family Children's Hospital Receives Donation of 30 Infant Car Seats

As Childhood Cancer Survival Rates Improve, Many Suffer from "Late Effects"

As Childhood Cancer Survival Rates Improve, Many Suffer from

Madison, Wisconsin - An American Family Children's Hospital oncologist said better care coordination for childhood-cancer survivors transitioning to adult care could further improve long-term survival rates.Dr. Diane Puccetti is director of the Carin...
6/29/2015 | As Childhood Cancer Survival Rates Improve, Many Suffer from "Late Effects"

Making a Splash: Water Bottle Filling Stations in Madison Schools

Making a Splash: Water Bottle Filling Stations in Madison Schools

Madison, Wisconsin - Kids don't drink enough water. An American Family Children's Hospital initiative is providing students at three area schools ample opportunity to reverse that recently-revealed trend.Working with the Childhood Obesity Prevention ...
6/18/2015 | Making a Splash: Water Bottle Filling Stations in Madison Schools

McKenah's Story

McKenah

McKenah was born 12 weeks early. Shortly after, she acquired a severe infection of the instestine. The intensity of the inflammation in her 3-pound little body damaged her brain.Kris was her neonatal nurse and took care of McKenah almost every day fo...
5/28/2015 | McKenah's Story

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

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