Tag Archives: kids health

Head Lice: Prevention and Treatment

By Dr. Nicole Baumann-Blackmore, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Most parents worry about their children getting head lice during the school year.  The majority of cases of head lice are acquired outside of school, however.  I found myself thinking more about it … Continue reading

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Healthy Swimming: Share the Fun, not the Germs

by Katelyn Harms, MPH, CIC, Infection Prevention Summer is the perfect time to enjoy fun in the water.  If you are planning a visit to the pool, water park, hot tub, splash pad or spray park, there are ways to be safe … Continue reading

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How to Get an A+ in Healthy Back to School Lunches

By: Krista Kohls, MS, RDN, CD It’s hard to believe but it’s already time to start thinking about back to school and that means finding food to stuff in the lunch box or brown bag for school lunches. Kids’ lunches … Continue reading

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What to Expect at a Well-Child Visit

By: Dr. Sumita Ram, Pediatrician at Meriter Middleton Of course, we all know to take our children to the doctor when they are sick with an ear infection or a cough or a rash. However, well -child visits are also … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: Keeping Kids Safe Online

Originally published on July 9, 2014, in the Wisconsin State Journal. Dr. Johnson is a pediatrician practicing at the Meriter McKee clinic. Dear Dr. Johnson: How do I keep my preteen safe on the Internet? Dear Reader: The vast World Wide Web can … Continue reading

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The ABCs of Infant Safe Sleep

By: Dr. Nicole Baumann-Blackmore, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), defined as the sudden death of an infant less than one year of age that cannot be explained after a thorough investigation, is the leading cause of death … Continue reading

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Dr. Dana Johnson: Lacerations are Common Summertime Injuries

Originally published on June 4, 2014, in the Wisconsin State Journal. Dr. Johnson is a pediatrician practicing at the Meriter McKee clinic. Dear Dr. Johnson: How do I know if a cut requires stitches? Dear Reader: As kids become more active during the … Continue reading

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