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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

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

American Family Children's Hospital First in Wisconsin to Offer Newly Approved CAR-T Leukemia Therapy

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Madison, Wisconsin - A unique new therapy for children and young adults with a particular form of leukemia received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval today. American Family Children's Hospital will be one of a handful of certified treatment...
8/30/2017 | American Family Children's Hospital First in Wisconsin to Offer Newly Approved CAR-T Leukemia Therapy

American Family Children's Hospital Turns 10

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Madison, Wisconsin - For most kids, there is something a little extra special that comes with turning 10. In August 2017, American Family Children's Hospital – a place that has played a key role in the lives of thousands of children - will join...
8/09/2017 | American Family Children's Hospital Turns 10

Collaborative Adapts Ride-On Cars for Children with Mobility Challenges

Collaborative Adapts Ride-On Cars for Children with Mobility Challenges

Madison, Wisconsin - The ability to explore the world is crucial to cognitive and social development in early childhood. Children with mobility challenges will get the chance to explore the world more fully thanks to Go Baby Go, a program that adapts...
7/19/2017 | Collaborative Adapts Ride-On Cars for Children with Mobility Challenges

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