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Poison ivy danger sign
Tips Jul 10, 2019

Danger in the outdoors: Poison ivy and giant hogweed

Emilee Yamdagni, MD Pediatrician

Poison ivy and giant hogweed may look deceivingly harmless, but in reality they can cause dangerous rashes.

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.

Happy family in summer
Tips Jun 28, 2019

Summer is a perfect time to work on healthy family habits — together

Cynthia Running, MD Pediatrician

Summer is here and it’s a great time to be active with your family. Sign up for the Kohl’s Cares® and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Summer Healthy Family Challenge.

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.

Little girl with allergies
Tips Jun 20, 2019

How to keep seasonal allergies from interrupting your summer

Joy Rynda, MD Pediatrician

One day, everyone in your household is happily looking forward to the warm summer, and the next, someone starts sniffling. It could be a cold. Or, more likely, it could be seasonal allergies.

Good reads that support mental and behavioral health
Tips Jun 04, 2019

Good books that support mental and behavioral health

Nicole Sweeney Etter Writer

Childhood can be a trying time — for kids and parents alike. Fortunately, there are plenty of great books that can help families navigate common challenges.

Toddler sleeping in bed
Tips May 20, 2019

Losing sleep — Tips for getting your toddler to catch more zzz’s

Benjamin Landgraf, MD Pediatrician

For toddlers, bedtime problems are a common occurrence. Here are a few tips for getting your toddler to go to — and stay in — bed.

Dad with new baby at grocery store
Tips Apr 29, 2019

Tips for your first outing with a baby

Kimberly Cronsell, MD Pediatrician

Your first time out of the house with a newborn can feel like the most daunting thing you’ve done since leaving the hospital. But it doesn’t have to be so scary.