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Study: Breastfeeding reduces risk of heart disease

A new study confirms that a patient who breastfeeds has a reduced risk of heart disease and stroke, or death from cardiovascular disease. New research suggests that the risk decreases with longer periods of breastfeeding, […]

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Any teenager can have a heart attack, not just athletes

You occasionally hear about it on the news: A seemingly healthy child suddenly collapses or dies after cardiac arrest on the football field or basketball court, or during another sporting event. But any teenager can […]

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New technology is treating heart defects in premature babies

State-of-the-art technology is helping save the lives of some of Louisville’s youngest patients. Cardiologists are using a new device to help treat micro-preemies — babies born before the 28th week of pregnancy and/or weighing less than […]

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Symptoms of ear infections in kids

Children are more likely than adults to get ear infections. If your child says their ear hurts, you may wonder: Could it be an ear infection? Middle ear infection (otitis media) is the most common […]

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COVID-19 puts pediatric patients with bleeding disorders at higher risk

Some pediatric patients with bleeding disorders may have a higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19, especially if they have serious underlying medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity or asthma. Although most bleeding […]

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How to dress a baby for cold weather

Although babies can go outside when it’s cold, their bodies aren’t equipped to handle the extreme temperatures yet. They shouldn’t be out in the elements for very long, and there are some precautions to take […]

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Don’t dismiss a baby’s diarrhea as teething

Teething alone won’t cause diarrhea. A child could have looser stools while teething, as sore gums could encourage them to drink or nurse more, increasing fluid intake. Parents should take it seriously, however, if a […]

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Giving your teen some alone time with their health care provider

Some time without parents in the exam room can help a teen develop trust with their health care provider and lead to valuable conversations about mental health, sexual health, substance use and bullying. Teens can […]

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Southern Indiana Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fundraising now will benefit Norton Children’s

When you see Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals partner organizations in Southern Indiana raising funds, they’re now supporting your local children’s hospital: Norton Children’s Hospital. For years, the funds raised in Southern Indiana were sent to […]

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Diet rich in antioxidants can help prevent infection during pediatric leukemia treatment

A healthy diet that includes foods — not dietary supplements — rich in antioxidants can help kids undergoing treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) reduce the risk of infection and inflammation in the digestive tract, […]

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How to cut taxes during retirement by helping Norton Children’s Hospital

If you like the idea of saving on taxes and supporting Norton Children’s Hospital, an individual retirement account (IRA) charitable rollover gift may make sense for you. Congress passed a law that gives you this […]

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Child with brain injury achieving better movement with spasticity care

In October 2009, Clayton Fackler was “a pretty typical 3-year-old,” according to his mother, Susan Fackler. The family was outside playing when Clayton suddenly collapsed, going into cardiac arrest. From there, Clayton would begin a […]

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Specialized care for children and adults with a single ventricle

Andrea Lambert, M.D., decided to specialize in heart failure and heart transplant care after an especially challenging case during her cardiology training. The patient appeared to be out of options, but after a collaboration between […]

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Norton Children’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine opens in Elizabethtown

Specialty care for patients experiencing a variety of pregnancy-related health conditions is now available in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, from Norton Children’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine. The practice’s new office is located at 1301 Ring Road. “With our ability […]

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Helping kids with heart conditions and others do more with safe exercise

Pediatric cardiologist Delwyn E. McOmber, M.D., has advice for couch potatoes, athletes sidelined by COVID-19 and heart patients alike: Just get started. “Let’s get rid of the standard definition of exercise — the stuff you […]

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