Blog posts by UW Health

Vote to help AFCH win a $10,000 grant

Siena-8333A vote on Facebook can help American Family Children’s Hospital win a $10,000 grant from Jewelers for Children.

Goodman’s Jewelers  has nominated American Family Children’s Hospital for the Jewelers for Children (JFC) Local Grant Program. JFC, a non-profit organization founded by the jewelry industry in 1999, is dedicated to helping children in need. The Local Grant Program has set aside $100,000 to fund 10 $10,000 grants for local children’s charities around the country. Jewelers were asked to nominate their favorite non-profit.

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Thanks for Sharing (Giveaway)

This giveaway is no longer accepting entries. Congratulations to our winner Barb! 
ss_156891005_surveyThere’s just one more week left before school starts for most kids in Wisconsin. We hope you enjoyed reading the tips, recipes and advice from our experts this summer.

This summer you contributed over 230 comments! We enjoyed reading your suggestions for best place to hike and your family’s favorite things to grill. Here were a few of our favorite comments from readers:

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Football Helmets and Concussions

Football HelmetsIf you’re a parent of a football player, you may have seen claims by equipment manufacturers that their products are designed to better protect young athletes from concussions. And, because you want the best products for keeping your kids safe, it’s understandable if you’d be persuaded to purchase a particular brand based on the claims. But is there truth behind the marketing?

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High School Athletes: Staying Safe in the Heat

Teen Playing TennisMany high school athletes have already returned to sports camps in preparation for the fall season. The challenge is that during July, August and even September, we can experience some of the hottest days of the year. With the high temps, athletes need to be aware of how environmental factors like heat and humidity can affect their health and athletic performance.

How Heat Affects the Body

As heat and humidity rise our body has to work harder to cool off. Our bodies cool primarily through the evaporation of sweat. When temperatures rise, we produce more sweat to cool the body. As the humidity rises, it becomes more difficult for the sweat to evaporate hampering the ability of the body to cool off. It is one reason why it is important for athletes to drink fluids during the day and at practice to stay adequately hydrated, and to modify practice routines based on weather conditions.

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Campfire Safety Guide

Campfire SafetySummer nights are perfect for having a campfire with your family. You can sing songs, tell stories and roast marshmallows to make s’mores. Keep your campfire experience fun and safe with these tips from the UW Health Burn Center:

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