Stay Active and Engaged This Summer

Stay Active and Engaged This Summer

Did you know kids are actually less active during the summer? On average, they also read less too. Without the daily school schedule it can be easy to pass the hours by watching TV or playing computer games. Starting June 11th, we’ll feature a weekly post with information and resources for parents to help keep kids of all ages active and engaged. Answer the question at the end of each post, and you could win the weekly prize including gift certificates to the Farmer’s Market, book store, sporting goods store and more.

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Cold or Allergies?

When your child is experiencing symptoms, it can be difficult to tell the difference. Sneezing, itchy nose and throat, nasal congestion and coughing are just a few of the common symptoms of airborne allergens, such as pollen or ragweed.

If your child has cold-like symptoms that last longer than a week or two, or if he or she develops a “cold” at the same time every year, your pediatrician can help determine whether a referral to an allergist is appropriate.

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The Reality Behind the Documentary – UW Health’s Pediatric Fitness Clinic

When film crews visited the UW Health Pediatric Fitness Clinic, it wasn’t for the latest Hollywood film – though it felt a little bit like that. It was for a documentary about the very real crisis of obesity in the U.S.

HBO and the Institute of Medicine, in association with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health, created the four-part documentary series that brought together the nation’s leading research institutions. Part three, “Children in Crisis” focused on childhood obesity and the challenges facing kids and parents today. The Pediatric Fitness Clinic and a few of its patients were featured in the episode.

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American Family Children’s Hospital By the Numbers

Champions for Kids Radiothon

For the next 3 days, 13 hours each day, 96.3 Star Country morning hosts Tracy and Mike will broadcast live from the lobby of American Family Children’s Hospital. During the Champions for Kids Radiothon, they’ll visit with patients and families who will share their personal stories of the challenges they’ve faced.

Tune in to 96.3, listen online, or follow along on our Facebook page

As you listen, you’ll be inspired by the incredible stories of courage and hope. And you’ll be amazed as you learn more about American Family Children’s Hospital and the patients for whom we care.

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“Private Parts”: Helping Kids Understand Without Creating Anxiety

Dr. Caroline R Paul and Patient

Pediatricians take pride that prevention is the backbone of their vocation. As we work with families to better the lives of their children, we emphasize preventive measures that are based on well-founded knowledge and have been shown to be effective in reducing harm to children. We have to be particularly careful in balancing guidance for a potential danger, without provoking undue anxiety and fear. One particular area is that of personal safety.

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