Chronic Illness | Hank Green & Kati Morton

Kati (K): Hey everybody! I have a wonderful, special guest. Hank Green is here to talk with us about his experience with chronic illness. Hank (H): Hi Kati. How’re you doing? K: I’m good, how are you? H: I’m good. Funny thing to say after you’re like “Let’s talk about your chronic illness…I’m doing great! No I am actually, particularly […]

How to Give your Child Liquid Medication

Administering liquid medications to your child can be tricky, but taking care to give them correctly is important to the health of your child. Today, we will present to you an easy way to remember the tools needed to give medicines to your child — the 3 R’s: right medicine, right dose, and right time. Right Medicine When your child […]

Doxycycline Treats Bacterial Infections and Prevents Malaria Infections – Overview

Doxycycline is a prescription medication used to treat certain bacterial infections and to prevent malaria infections. Doxycycline is in a class of medications called tetracycline antibiotics. It works by preventing the growth and spread of bacteria and the parasite that causes malaria. This medication comes in tablet, capsule, and oral suspension forms, and is typically taken once or twice a […]

Prescription Medication Ranitidine Overview

Prescription ranitidine is used to treat ulcers, GERD, erosive esophagitis, and other conditions. Ranitidine is in a class of medications called H2 blockers. It decreases the amount of acid made in the stomach. This medication comes in regular tablet, effervescent tablet, capsule, and syrup forms. Ranitidine is taken by mouth, up to 4 times a day, 30 to 60 minutes […]

Medication: Why choose Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin?

Giving medicine to kids may seem pretty simple. The smaller the kid, the smaller the dose — right? Not necessarily. Kids’ bodies are still developing, so they react to medicine differently than adults. Sometimes it actually takes more to help kids get better. Other times, even tiny amounts of medicine developed for adults can have serious side effects in kids. […]