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American Family Children's Hospital
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Could something as simple as water be dangerous to little ones? The surprising answer is YES!
Did you catch some of the warmth and sunshine we’ve had in the past couple of weeks? Wisconsin may be home of the "Frozen Tundra," but eventually that ice melts and brings with it some gorgeous weather, perfect for being active outside (and maybe getting sweaty). As adults we know the im
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Keep your toddlers safe this summer with these safety tips:
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Dr. Christian Capitini answers this week's Morgridge Institute for Research​ Blue Sky Science question.
Parking. Visitor parking in lots 17, 20 and 80 costs $1 per 30 minutes for the first two hours and $1 per hour thereafter, up to a maximum of $12 per day. Prices and availability are subject to change. For more info, contact Transportation Services. Lot 17 Engineering Drive Ramp, ...
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The Triplett family organized a fundraiser to celebrate Matthew's first year of recovery from Neuroblastoma. It's grown exponentially since 2011, and to date Matthew's Mission for Hope has raised $54,000 for the Beat Childhood Cancer Research Fund.
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Help protect kids from #heatstroke by remembering to ACT: Avoid heatstroke. Create reminders. Take action. Learn more :
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Tune in to 93.1 Jamz and Today's Q106 for the next 3 days for the ‪#‎Champion4Kids‬ Radiothon.
For 6am - 7pm on April 29, 30 and May 1 you can hear the inspiring stories of our patients, families and staff.
Donate online: or call 877-719-5437 and become a Champion for just $15 a month.
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Do thunderstorms cause anxiety for your kids? #wiwx #thunderstorm #parenting
Now that the warmer weather is finally here, chances are there will be a few thunderstorms rolling our way. While some kids may enjoy the spectacle of the storms, for others it can be a very frightening experience. Marcia Slattery, MD, UW Health child and adolescent psychiatrist, and Director
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Reach Out and Read, a program that “prescribes” book-sharing in families with young children, will be expanded to all UW Health pediatric and family medicine clinics.
UW Health is the academic medical center and health system for the University of Wisconsin and includes the renowned UW Hospital, American Family Children's Hospital, UW Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center and UW Medical Foundation in Madison, Wisconsin.
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When your child has type 1 diabetes, planning for a vacation can be complicated. Here are some tips to help prepare for wherever your travels take you.
Traveling with children means planning ahead. It can feel a little more complicated when your child has type 1 diabetes. Families managing diabetes have more to prepare for than the average family. Kids with type 1 diabetes can do anything other kids can - sleepovers, road trips, or travel abroad
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Though stress can make teens feel uncomfortable, it’s not all bad. Share these 11 tips to shake off stress:
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From the unique perspective of being both a pediatrician and a mom, Dr. Paul reflects on the challenges of managing your own personal grief while helping your children as well.
I recently lost my father, whom I love so dearly and deeply. It has only been a few months, but I feel that I can offer something in this blog to families as a mother, as a pediatrician, and as a daughter. If you are placed in this situation, it is important to understand that you cannot be the
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Learn how we're preventing infections in the PICU.
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1675 Highland Ave Madison, WI 53792
1675 Highland AvenueUSWisconsinMadison53792
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"Even the room service delivery guy was just friendly and kind and curtious."
"ER Staff has seen my autistic son 3 times this year."
"Best place to buy a helmet in town."
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Kelly Rowley
2 months ago
This hospital is the best. My daughter was diagnosed with subglottic stenosis back in November by our local ENT because she kept getting croup. When he could not clip her laryngeal web, he sent us to American Family Children's Hospital. She had airway reconstruction in April. It is a miracle that had this surgery because she is doing much better. Her breathing is not noisy and she is talking much more. Because of her condition, she had a speech delay. I can't thank Dr. McMurray enough for what he has done for my daughter. Also, the doctors and nurses in the Pediatric ICU were very compassionate and caring and interested in my daughter's well being and they also became part of our family. So, from the bottom of my family's heart-thank you to everyone from the surgeons and the PICU staff and general peds staff. Thank you!
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Catherine Cline
4 months ago
From the moment we checked in, to the moment we checked out, we recieved nothing but the best possible care we could get. Our nurses were an absolute joy and treated my daughter with such kind hearts and skills. Even the room service delivery guy was just friendly and kind and curtious. The entire expirience despite the horrible circumstances of why we were there was amazing! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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Jessica Stevens
3 months ago
Everyone was extremely nice and made our 2 year old feel safe. Very happy with the outcome.
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Angela Waldsmith
6 months ago
ER Staff has seen my autistic son 3 times this year. They try there best to get us in and out quickly and to work around his fears.
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policegamer4 yall
3 months ago
My doughter was in the nicu for 2 months. This was our first child. I worked 3 days on 2 days off 2 days on. We were up there on all my days off. The nurses are super fake to the point where you can't stand them. They take notes on everything you say and use it against you I'll explain in a little bit. The nurses asked us about our personal life. They had us meet with the social worker her name was Chris. They also had us meet with the health psych. I ADVISE YOU TELL THEM YOU DONT WANT THEIR SERVICE. if you don't they will keep coming. They all talk about you behind your back. .........."............ This is when it all happened ........ One normal day my wife and I were at home and we got a phone call it was child protective services. Saying they got a call and that the mom freezes up when baby crys. And mom hasn't changed one diaper. THIS IS A LIE WE TOOK TURNS. The worker also said that they also said that they thought I was going to volintairally say no to head start. They never even brought head start to my attention??? And that she went up to see our baby..???? Whatttt the nicu didn't bother to tell us? As we dug deeper we found out that it was the American family children's hospital that called the cps on us. My wife broke down into tears and I took over yelling at the cps worker I told her I wasn't answering any questions without an attorney. She said we may not need to take this to court. But if you hire an attorney we will place your child into protective custody. That day I hired an attorney. The next day we went up to the nicu one of the nurses said she was sorry cps was called. Come to find out it was HER!!! We had a meeting with the social worker, hospital social worker, me, my wife, a nurse, a doctor, neonatologist, uw lawyer, and our lawyer. The social worker said it was a neglect /abuse case. They later changed that. IF I d. EVER HAVE ANOTHER KID I WILL NEVER TAKE THEM HERE. EVER!!!!! They gave my wife a hard time. They were out to get her. They wouldn't let me record. They went as far as giving me a packet on their policy, but it's ok for them to record you. They have recording devices. Our lawyer said to be there at all times. And to do all cares. If they try to do them say NO I WANT TO DO IT. we did not loose our kid she went home. Now they made us go on a program called 0-3. These people come to your home. And take notes on you. When will we be able to rase our kid alone. It's all because one nurse was a cun*. I hope the worst thing happens to the person that called. What a sick individual. They try to keep it confidential on what nurse called. The cps worker said that before the meeting she talked to the nurse that called. We know who it was. I ADVISE YOU DONT GO TAKE YOUR CHILD HERE GO SOMEWHERE ELSE SO YOU CAN BE A FAMILY. I will never return here as if two months wasn't enough they wanted my baby girl forever. She will grow up with her mommy and daddy like it aught to be.
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John Galetka
4 months ago
A great hospital all around. They do a great job with customer experience. They have wagons for the kids and a great other things to keep the kids occupied. I don't know what we would have done without this hospital. Kudos to all who work there.
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Luke VandenLangenberg
5 months ago
Amazing place for helping kids! Parking is a little tricky here.
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Chloe Covey
7 months ago
After numerous trips with my two children, I have to say I um underwhelmed. Makes me want to move back to St.Louis where my two chronically ill children receive more proactive care and I have three children's hospitals to choose specialists from. I gave the second star for the food. It is soo much better than the food I have encountered at other children's hospitals. They also don't hassle you about using donated breast milk to supplement your own supply which earned them the third star.
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