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How can something be selfless and selfish at the very same time? Sounds impossible, doesn’t it? It’s not. In a study on charitable giving, researchers found that when people donate to a worthy cause, the pleasure center of the brain … Continue reading →

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Losing a child is the most devastating event a parent will ever face. Although everyone handles their grief differently, having a supportive community is critical. That’s why Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin created Text for Hope, a first-of-its-kind service that provides … Continue reading →

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It was a late night in December 2007 and 37-year-old Jenni Sego was at work when a coworker who was training to be a nurse asked to take her blood pressure to practice. Jenni said sure. “I knew it was … Continue reading →

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Becoming a mom changes you forever — and that includes your mental and emotional state of being. How could you not be altered by suddenly having a tiny person who relies on you, and who you love and want to … Continue reading →

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For many kids, a broken bone is a childhood rite of passage. All it takes is a fall from a bicycle or a slip from the monkey bars for them to find themselves in a cast. When a child or … Continue reading →

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As expectant parents we often imagine what life will be like when baby arrives — peaceful moments snuggling, blissful coos or quietly tiptoeing when baby is sleeping. It can come as a shock that a normal part of infancy is … Continue reading →

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From fire pits and stoves to hot baths and curling irons, there are many ways children can accidentally get burned at home. In fact, about 120,000 children under age 20 are seen in emergency departments for burns every year in … Continue reading →

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When kids have to spend hours in the hospital tethered to an IV pole, the tiniest bit of fun and freedom can make all the difference in the world. It was with that in mind that 5-year-old Aiden and his … Continue reading →

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Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is proud to have the only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in the state that partners with the March of Dimes to have a dedicated family support program coordinator (such as myself) to help families during … Continue reading →

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Watching 10-month-old Marlowe Emrey crawl and play with her twin sister, Mabel, you would never know Marlowe was born with clubfoot. “Actually, it’s often Mabel who is trying to keep up with Marlowe,” said mom, Angie Emrey. Clubfoot is the … Continue reading →

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