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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...
6/30/2017 | 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...
6/28/2017 | Amazing Kids, Amazing Stories: Andrew's Story

Music Therapy: Helping Kids Adjust to the Hospital

Music Therapy: Helping Kids Adjust to the Hospital

American Family Children's Hospital offers music therapy as a way to help our young patients cope with pain and reduce the stress and anxiety they sometimes feel when staying in the hospital.
3/09/2017 | Music Therapy: Helping Kids Adjust to the Hospital

Facebook, UW School of Medicine and Public Health Team Up on Social Media Research

Facebook, UW School of Medicine and Public Health Team Up on Social Media Research

Madison, WI – A partnership between Facebook and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health will explore the relationship between teens' use of digital technologies and their mental and social health.The research is part o...
9/13/2018 | Facebook, UW School of Medicine and Public Health Team Up on Social Media Research

Greater Bucky Open Brings the Bucky Spirit to Raise Funds for Children's Hospital

Greater Bucky Open Brings the Bucky Spirit to Raise Funds for Children

For 22 years, The Greater Bucky Open (GBO) has brought former Bucky Badger mascots, UW alumni, celebrities and the community together each September for a benefit golf outing that has raised more than $300,000 for American Family Children’s Hos...
9/11/2018 | Greater Bucky Open Brings the Bucky Spirit to Raise Funds for Children's Hospital

Children's Hospital Certified As Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Center

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Madison, Wisconsin - American Family Children's Hospital has become the 19th center in the nation to be named a Certified Duchenne Care Center by Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD). Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is the most common fatal genetic d...
9/06/2018 | Children's Hospital Certified As Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Center

American Family Children's Hospital Ranks Among Best Hospitals

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UW Health's American Family Children's Hospital ranked in the top 50 children's hospitals in six medical and surgical specialties in this year's U.S. News and World Report Best Children's Hospital rankings.The children's hospital was named in the top...
6/26/2018 | American Family Children's Hospital Ranks Among Best Hospitals

Study: Early Farm Exposure Mitigates Respiratory Illnesses, Allergies and Skin Rashes

Study: Early Farm Exposure Mitigates Respiratory Illnesses, Allergies and Skin Rashes

Madison, Wisconsin - Exposure to dairy farms early in life may dramatically reduce the frequency and severity of respiratory illnesses, allergies and chronic skin rashes among young children according to a collaborative study that includes two resear...
9/05/2017 | Study: Early Farm Exposure Mitigates Respiratory Illnesses, Allergies and Skin Rashes

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