Blog posts by UW Health

Common Summertime Rashes

You return from a camping trip only to find your seven year old is complaining that her legs are really itchy. The red, swollen skin could mean poison ivy or poison oak. Should you be concerned?

While it can be hard to live with the itching sometimes, rashes – also called dermatitis – are often not something to worry about although there are times where they may need medical treatment.

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Being a Teen with Epilepsy

Navigating your child’s teen years can be a challenge. Some topics are simpler than others when it comes to offering advice. Dating, puberty, and driving can be major milestone events for your teenagers and no doubt they will have questions. Let’s discuss everything from your teenager’s fear of rejection to menstruation and its potential effect on seizure frequency.

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When a Close Relative Has Cancer, Books Can Help Children Cope

Most adults realize that cancer is a complex disease, but it can be even harder for children to understand the situation surrounding a cancer diagnosis and treatment. When the disease is affecting a close relative, most parents wonder how much they should tell their kids about cancer.

“I think for parents, they have worries about how to break the news to their children and whether they will say the right thing or be able to get the words out,” says UW Health psychologist Lori DuBenske, PhD.

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Is my child’s hearing OK?

Most of us don’t have to think twice about our hearing, but what about the possibility that our kids might be experiencing some hearing loss? Fortunately, nearly every baby born in a hospital in the United States is screened for proper hearing. In Wisconsin, 99 percent of babies are screened, according to the Wisconsin Sound Beginnings program. So thankfully, most parents know if their newborn requires further hearing testing and possible treatment.

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