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Volunteers and donors recognized for service and commitment

The Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation and Norton Healthcare Foundation recently recognized outstanding volunteers and donors for their service and commitment. Collectively, these volunteers have donated thousands of hours of their time and raised millions of […]

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What to do about a baby’s distended abdomen

A distended abdomen in a baby is typically nothing to worry about — babies’ bellies tend to stick out, especially after eating. “If your baby’s abdomen is swollen and hard and they haven’t moved their […]

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COVID-19 appears to make existing neurological conditions in kids worse

Cases of COVID-19 neurological damage in kids have been rare, but children with chronic neurological diseases have seen their conditions worsen, according to a child neurologist in Louisville. “People have seen really small numbers of […]

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Norton Children’s Cancer Institute offers clinical trials for kids with AML

It’s the news no parent wants to hear: acute myeloid leukemia (AML). This cancer of the bone marrow — the spongy tissue inside bones where blood cells are made — is rare but dangerous, affecting […]

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Treating seizures in children using electrical stimulation

Using electrical stimulation to treat seizures in children — neuromodulation — is a potentially life-changing treatment option for kids with drug-resistant, or refractory, epilepsy. “Neuromodulation is the alteration of nerve activity through targeted delivery of […]

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Symptoms of hand, foot and mouth disease

Hand, foot and mouth disease symptoms include the small red sores that often appear in the mouth and rashes that appear on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet and that give […]

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Study to look at effects of new greenery on children’s asthma

A new study by Norton Children’s Pulmonology, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, will examine whether more trees and other plants in a neighborhood affects children’s asthma. The team, led by pediatric pulmonologist Scott […]

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New drug treats hemophilia A in children

Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, cares for children with hemophilia, blood cancers and many other diseases. Emicizumab is a new drug now being used for children with moderate to […]

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Nurse known as ‘Sickle Cell Queen’ retires after 4 decades of care

June 6, 2021, marked the end of the long reign of the “Sickle Cell Queen,” LaVera Wilson. So-named by her colleagues, LaVera spent her 44-year nursing career with what is now Norton Children’s, much of […]

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Norton Children’s Heart Institute earns accreditation from the Adult Congenital Heart Association

The only accredited program in Kentucky and Indiana, Norton Children’s Heart Institute is recognized for collaborative work to treat adults and children living with lifelong congenital heart disease. In recognition of its expertise in serving […]

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Matthew and Beth Allen make $1 million gift in support of Norton Children’s Cancer Institute

Matthew and Beth Allen believe in a future without childhood cancer. This belief was inspired by a family tradition of supporting others, both in their community and — for Matthew — through his career as […]

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Are there certain foods that help asthma? Foods high in vitamin D and antioxidants might

Are there foods that help asthma? There are indications that foods laden with vitamin D, such as oily fish like salmon, egg yolks, and fruits and vegetables high in antioxidants may help asthma, but there’s […]

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Flu hasn’t gone away; protect kids and older adults

Kids getting flu shots goes beyond keeping the children healthy and helps keep their grandparents healthy, according to Gary S. Marshall, M.D., infectious diseases physician with Norton Children’s Infectious Diseases, affiliated with the UofL School [...]

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What are common sports injuries in kids? How are they treated?

There are many benefits to kids participating in sports, from confidence-building and physical health to boosting social skills and problem-solving ability. However, there are risks of sport-dependent injury in growing children. Sport-dependent injury There are […]

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Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in infants can lead to respiratory conditions later

There is increasing evidence that severe respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections in young children can have long-term effects such as wheezing and asthma, according to Ronald L. Morton, M.D.,  pediatric pulmonologist with Norton Children’s Pulmonology, […]

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