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Norton Children’s Heart Institute’s Owensboro location treats children with heart defects close to home

It all started with a routine ultrasound. Chelsea Rusher, who was pregnant with her son, Baylor, was getting a 20-week anatomy scan. During the scan, the provider noticed a complication: It appeared the baby would […]

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New West Louisville hospital offers patients better access to healthcare – and hope

When Regina-Riley Smith has a doctor’s appointment, it usually means having to take the entire day off from work. In order to make it to her appointment on time, she has to leave 45 minutes [...]

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Goodwill Industries of Kentucky, Norton Healthcare break ground on $100 million Norton Healthcare Goodwill Opportunity Campus

Today, Goodwill Industries of Kentucky and Norton Healthcare broke ground on the Norton Healthcare Goodwill Opportunity Campus at 28th Street and Broadway that will include a 120,000 square-foot opportunity center and the first hospital west of Ninth Street in […]

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Your child’s pediatrician can begin treatment for headaches in children

When children have headaches or migraine, it is usually not necessary to make an appointment with a neurologist right away. A pediatrician often can begin treatment for a child’s headache or migraine attack, which may […]

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Updated child developmental milestone guidelines can improve early detection of autism, developmental disabilities

What are developmental milestones? A child’s milestones, such as speaking their first word or taking their first step, can be an exciting time for parents, but these moments also serve as important clues that a […]

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Summer break means it’s time to schedule your child’s sports physical

Summer break is the best time to schedule a sports physical. At most schools, a sports physical must happen before a child can participate in sports or various extracurricular activities. Many elementary, middle and high […]

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Back-to-school time is the best time to check up on your child’s health

Getting ready to go back to school is a busy time for all families, no matter what grade their child is entering. Despite everything else on parents’ to-do lists, it’s important to check up on […]

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Early symptoms of neuroblastoma can mimic other common childhood illnesses

Neuroblastoma is a rare type of childhood cancer that starts in the nerve cells of the sympathetic nervous system, and usually affects infants and children under age 5. The average age of diagnosis is 18 [...]

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Children with cyclic neutropenia are at higher risk of developing severe bacterial infections

Cyclic neutropenia is a rare disorder that happens when the blood doesn’t have enough neutrophils, a type of white blood cell that aids in fighting bacteria. “In cyclic neutropenia, a child experiences regular episodes of […]

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Looking for alternatives to baby formula? Here are some do’s and don’ts

“We recommend that babies are either formula fed or breastfed until age 6 months. Shortly before 6 months, babies who are meeting developmental milestones can have their formula supplemented with purees, cereal and other solid [...]

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Biologics for asthma can help limit children’s asthma attacks, other severe symptoms

For children with severe asthma who continue to have symptoms despite using daily controller inhalers, a newer type of therapy called biologics could be able to offer them some much-needed relief. “Biologics significantly can help [...]

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Skinny and unhealthy: Striving to be thin can put your life at risk

Even though anorexia nervosa can be life-threatening, adolescents with an eating disorder often feel being skinny makes them healthy, according to Brittany K. Badal, M.D., an adolescent medicine physician with Norton Children’s Medical Group – [...]

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Elementary students raise $40,000 for Norton Children’s Hospital

North Harrison Elementary School students raised $41,179.46 for Norton Children’s Hospital — the most the school has raised in more than 30 years of fundraisers. The Ramsey, Indiana, students raised $41,179.46 for Norton Children’s Hospital […]

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How to potty train your toddler with patience and fun

Before you begin to learn how to potty train your toddler, consider when to start toilet training. The child having dry diapers and the ability to pull up and down their pants are some key [...]

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Teaching lawn mower safety tips can help your child avoid serious injuries

Practicing lawn mower safety Injuries involving lawn care equipment can have devastating consequences, and families should teach lawn mower safety tips to their children. Children can be injured or killed during lawn mower accidents, and […]

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