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Today we want to highlight SSM Health and their relationship with local doulas.  A doula is a professional birth coach who provides emotional, physical and mental support to women in their reproductive journey. Doulas build a relationship with the...
    By Dr. Kellye Knueppel Every autumn, a phenomenon can emerge after the first month or so of school: Children who have never struggled with schoolwork before will begin to perform poorly on tests and other assignments. They may even start...
The American Optometric Association estimates that 1 in 4 children has an undetected vision problem that affects their ability to learn. Why does the problem go undetected? One big reason is that school vision screenings and conventional eye exams...
Learn How to Safely Enjoy the Outdoors this Summer with Tips from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Are you sending your kids to summer camp? Planning a family camping trip to a state park or hitting the local trail?...
What are the Benefits of Tooth Fluoride? First, it's important to know that fluoride is a natural mineral that's absorbed by your teeth and makes them more resistant to acid. Your mouth contains bacteria that feeds on sugar (creating acid...
Last month, our readers had an opportunity to submit questions about COVID-19 vaccines for children. We took those questions to our local experts at UnityPoint Health - Meriter and and had the chance to connect with Rachel Kelly, PA in...
By Dr. Kellye Knueppel Vision and learning have a crucial connection to one another. In fact, it’s estimated that around 80% of information comes to a child through vision. Now consider that the American Optometric Association estimates around 25% of...
  For many new moms, breastfeeding can be a challenge, all while they are learning to adapt to less (or zero) sleep, the health and care of a tiny child and healing from pregnancy and childbirth. It can be a...
You may not be familiar with the medical term amblyopia, but the condition affects somewhere around 2 to 4 percent of children. What’s especially concerning about amblyopia, or “lazy eye,” as it’s more commonly called, is that it can...
Have you ever wished that Urgent Care could just come to you? Or have you dreaded sitting in a crowded waiting room for hours? Or maybe you have multiple children - and since siblings are often not allowed to...
Vision: it has an enormous impact on how we live our lives and how we learn. It influences our social, motor, cognitive and academic development from day one. The first time parents usually think of having their child get...
What food allergies can look like, when you don't know it's food allergies. My son had his first allergic reaction to eggs one month before he turned 1-year-old. A blood antibody test later showed that he was also allergic to...

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