Off-season training isn’t just for athletes with hopes of one day playing on college teams, or those competing at a high level. UW Health Sports Performance coach Alison Regal explains that most youth athletes can benefit – although how they approach it and the benefits they gain will be different depending on their age.
To figure out what’s best, it is helpful to understand the
different developmental stages.
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While attending cosmetology school nearly two decades ago, it never crossed my mind that someday I would be able to apply the skills I was acquiring to help children in a hospital setting. Most likely, the reason it hadn’t occurred to me is because it is extremely rare that cosmetology services are offered in a pediatric hospital. The Positive Image Center is a hidden gem on the second floor of American Family Children’s Hospital, known as the only hospital-based salon of its kind geared specifically to children.
Haley Jinkerson is a
14-year-old from Monroe, WI who has cystic fibrosis. This is her take on the
movie Five Feet Apart.
Being a cystic fibrosis
patient myself, I was so excited when I heard ‘Five Feet Apart’ was coming out.
I was even more excited when I found out that Cole Sprouse was going to be a
lead actor in it. I went and saw it opening night with both of my parents.
It’s National Infant Immunization Week (#Ivax2Protect). What?! Why is an adolescent medicine physician blogging about infant immunizations?! With all the measles going on (seriously, I cannot even deal with the current measles outbreak – 704 cases this year alone!), we need to talk about immunizations and the current laws.
an especially long winter, it’s finally time to enjoy the warmer weather, get
out the flip flops, and enjoy the great outdoors! It’s also a common time for kids
and families with diabetes to ask questions about foot health. Many of us know
someone who suffers from diabetic neuropathy, a complication of diabetes. Thankfully,
it’s rare for kids with diabetes to have foot problems, but it’s a good time of
year to pay more attention to their feet and learn how to prevent problems down