parents have looked at their beloved child or toddler and had a thought zip
across their minds.
Hey, wait a minute. Is my child walking funny?
Maybe, says Blaise Nemeth, MD, a pediatric orthopedist at American Family Children’s Hospital. Most walking issues fall on a spectrum of normal, and the chances are good that the issue will correct itself without medical intervention.
Ashley Nelson and her husband Jason Phipps of Madison were settling in late on a September night in their birthing suite at UnityPoint Health – Meriter, hoping to get some sleep. About 19 hours earlier, Ashley had given birth to a beautiful baby boy, Leo, the couple’s second child. All seemed fine, and the family was planning to go home the next morning.
RN, a postpartum nurse, was nearing the end of her shift when she noticed that
Leo appeared greyish-blue – a worrisome sign that suggested his oxygen level
Although most people adjust in a day or two, the shift to Daylight Saving Time can take some people up to a week to get used to the time change. As you set your clocks forward this weekend, take a few minutes to examine what lifestyle factors are affecting you family’s quality and quantity of sleep.
UW Health has seen an increase in serious
injuries from vaping devices. In the past year, we treated five patients, up
from zero the year before. The majority of the injured were middle and high
school aged teens. While fires and explosions from vaping are considered rare,
these incidents can be life altering for victims.
An e-cig device or battery can explode while
it is being carried, like in a shirt or jeans pocket. When it explodes, it can
start clothing on fire, which makes it difficult to remove the clothes or even
put out the fire. As a result, burns occur suddenly and close to sensitive
areas such as the face, hands, even the legs and genitals. Several of the patients
seen at University Hospital for e-cigarette related injuries required skin grafting
because the burns were severe.
Most parents of school-age kids are way too young to recall how prevalent measles was in its heyday. A very serious, highly contagious respiratory disease that affects the lungs and respiratory tract, measles affected 3 to 4 million people in the United States each year before vaccination began in 1963. Back then, measles — which can be passed on through a cough or sneeze — put 48,000 people in the hospital and killed 500 people annually.
routinely given to children for the past 55 years, it’s easy to assume that measles
has been totally wiped out. Unfortunately, as more children in school show up without being vaccinated, measles
outbreaks have popped up more frequently. Just this year, more than 100 cases
have been confirmed in 21 states — especially in Washington and Oregon – with
most cases diagnosed in children who have not had the routine MMR (measles,
mumps and rubella) vaccine.