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Teen vaping
News Jul 26, 2019

Teens hospitalized with lung damage after reportedly vaping

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Media Relations

In July 2019, eight teenagers were hospitalized at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin with seriously damaged lungs.

Children
Patient Stories Jul 16, 2019

Protecting youth from HIV for three decades

Nicole Sweeney Etter Writer

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has been on the leading edge of HIV care and prevention since 1991.

Teen being seen by a doctor
Patient Stories Jul 03, 2019

How five questions can help save a troubled teen's life

Katie Lott Writer

Since 2018, all kids age 11 and up are given the Ask Suicide-Screening Questions screening when they come to our Emergency Department.

Mom applying sunscreen to daughter
Tips Jul 01, 2019

Chemical vs. mineral — breaking down the sunscreen controversy

Sharyl Paley, MD Pediatrician

Sunscreen is an important tool for protecting kids from the negative effects of sun exposure. Let’s break the controversy down so you can feel confident using sunscreen.

Little girl hiking
Tips Jun 25, 2019

Bug off: How to prevent and treat bug bites

Ellen Shen, DO Pediatrician

Some of the most enjoyable parts of summer in Wisconsin can be ruined by bugs. With a few preventative measures and tips for treating bug bites and stings when they do happen, you and your family can enjoy your time outside.

Lynn Sheets, MD, medical director of child advocacy and protective services at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
News Apr 03, 2019

New infant abuse prevention bill based on work of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin doctor

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Media Relations

Based on the work of Dr. Lynn Sheets, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced a new bill that would help reduce cases of infant abuse in the United States.

Milwaukee City Hall
News Mar 26, 2019

Children’s Hospital doctor discusses lead exposure in kids

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Media Relations

The number of children being hospitalized with severe lead poisoning in Milwaukee continues to increase, says doctor.

Kid taking opioids
Tips Mar 25, 2019

Opioids and kids: Facts and fictions

Evan Solochek Writer

The daily news reports about the current opioid epidemic can be scary, but the truth is there are many misconceptions about these important pain relieving drugs.

Magnets
Tips Feb 06, 2019

Tiny magnets make kids' toys fun — but also potentially dangerous

John Cox, MD Emergency Physician

Magnetized toys are popular among kids of all ages. With that, unfortunately, comes an increase in cases of serious injury.

Baby getting buckled into car seat
Tips Sep 20, 2018

Car safety: What parents need to know about car seats

Libbe Slavin Coordinator

So, what difference does it make if a child’s car seat is rear-facing or forward-facing? A big difference, in fact. Using the correct car or booster seat can help decrease the risk of death or serious injury by more than 70 percent. That’s why car seat safety is constantly being evaluated and laws being updated.

Fireworks
Tips Jun 26, 2018

Fireworks and kids: How to stay safe this summer

Libbe Slavin Coordinator

Watching fireworks displays is one of the joys of summer holidays, but home fireworks are dangerous. In fact, more than 3,000 children under age 15 go to the emergency room every year as a result of fireworks injuries.

Teen with a Pill
Tips Jun 25, 2018

Top causes of teen poisoning

Jillian Theobald, MD, PhD Toxicologist

Being a teenager has never been easy, but the substances that are readily available to teens these days pose a special hazard. Some teens and tweens are searching for ways to experiment with drugs and finding dangerous options online.