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UW Health Initiative Targets Helmet Use In Skiing, Snowboarding

UW Health Initiative Targets Helmet Use In Skiing, Snowboarding

Madison, Wisconsin - Skiing and snowboarding crashes and collisions are two of the causes of preventable traumatic brain injury among kids under 18 in Wisconsin. Yet, a UW Health pediatric trauma surgeon says helmet use is not widespread."Six-hundred...
1/26/2015 | UW Health Initiative Targets Helmet Use In Skiing, Snowboarding

Holiday Store Helps Patients' Families "Shop" for Gifts

Holiday Store Helps Patients

Madison, Wisconsin - Families with loved ones at American Family Children's Hospital over the holidays didn't have to go far to do their gift shopping.The fourth annual "Holiday Store" was open to families of inpatients on Monday, Dec. 22 in the chil...
12/23/2014 | Holiday Store Helps Patients' Families "Shop" for Gifts

Koch Family Makes Annual Donations In Memory of Their 'Chunky Monkey'

Koch Family Makes Annual Donations In Memory of Their

Madison, Wisconsin - For third straight year, the Koch family came to American Family Children's Hospital bearing gifts.Mandy and Dan Koch, along with their sons Samuel and Emerson and 13-month-old daughter Zuriahna, made the 40-mile trip from Argyle...
12/23/2014 | Koch Family Makes Annual Donations In Memory of Their 'Chunky Monkey'

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

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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