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Cover your cough to be a Super Kid: Cough into elbow

Coughing and sneezing can spread illness — everything from the common cold to COVID-19. Wearing a mask is just one part of being a Super Kid; covering your cough by coughing into your elbow is […]

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Dehydration symptoms in kids and what parents can do

The early hot days of summer can mean getting caught off guard by heat-related illnesses, such as dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heatstroke. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that in the […]

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Tickets on sale for the Norton Children’s Hospital Home & BMW Raffle

Tickets are available now for the 10th annual Norton Children’s Hospital Home & BMW Raffle. The raffle offers a chance to win a new home in Norton Commons valued at approximately $750,000 and a 2021 […]

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Mitral valve prolapse is rarely serious and often has no symptoms

The heart condition of mitral valve prolapse, also known as floppy valve syndrome, involves two flaps in a heart valve that don’t close smoothly or evenly. The condition, which requires monitoring once diagnosed, affects 2% […]

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Don’t delay your child’s well-baby visit schedule

With the COVID-19 outbreak still going on in the community, new parents may wonder: Can we delay the baby checkup schedule a little bit? The baby is eating well and is healthy. Is it worth […]

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Sports physicals especially important with coronavirus still looming

With youth sports returning to action with precautions amid the coronavirus pandemic, pediatricians are conducting yearly sports physicals to make sure kids are healthy and fit to engage in physical activity. A sports exam includes […]

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When should you wash your hands?

Washing your hands is the easiest way to keep yourself and others from getting sick. Think of it as a do-it-yourself vaccine: Hand hygiene helps prevent diarrhea, strep throat, the flu and many other illnesses […]

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Drownings in Kentucky waterways this year already surpass all of 2019

Kentucky already has had more drownings this year than all of 2019, even while public pools are closed to limit the spread of the coronavirus. So far this year, there have been 33 drownings in […]

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Norton Healthcare further eases maternity visitation policies

Esta publicación también está disponible en español. Visitor policy Following state guidelines, Norton Healthcare has lifted its no-visitor policy. However, for the protection of our patients, providers and employees, the policy still limits visitors. At [...]

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Daily disinfecting and deep cleaning between patients at Norton Children’s Hospital

Norton Children’s Hospital environmental services crews disinfect each patient room daily and perform a deep clean after each patient leaves the hospital. The strict regimen between patients includes disinfecting furniture and surfaces such as bedrails, […]

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Gun safety for kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), there is a gun in 1 out of 3 homes with children, and nearly 1.7 million children live in a home with a loaded, unlocked gun. Every […]

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Hot cars are no place for kids

It doesn’t have to be a hot summer day for a hot car-related injury or death to occur. It can get up to 50 degrees higher than the outside air temperature inside a car, and […]

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How to talk to kids about the stresses in their lives

Children encounter troubling issues every day, from divorce, major illness and death of a loved one to community violence, natural disasters and other tragedies making the news. To guide a child’s understanding of difficult issues, […]

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Returning to the classroom may be unclear, but the need for vaccinations isn’t

Even with COVID-19 still looming, now is a good time for parents to schedule back-to-school wellness exams and vaccinations. “Though we’re not exactly sure what the new school year will bring, it’s very important that […]

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How to prevent heat exhaustion

The official start to summer is coming soon; however, the temperatures and humidity levels already have arrived. As we brace for heat waves during the summer, medical experts encourage parents to heed the warning and […]

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