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Norton Children’s Hospital opens newly renovated pediatric intensive care unit

Norton Healthcare cut the ribbon on its newly renovated Norton Children’s Hospital pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), marking the completion of a $78 million expansion and renovation project to improve critical care services for children […]

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Social gender affirmation may help lessen depression, anxiety in gender diverse children

Transgender children are more at risk for depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts than their non-transgender peers, according to researchers. Social transitioning, or social gender affirmation, is a way for children to express their […]

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Baby poop: What is normal and what’s not

Baby poop can be a source of concern for new and veteran parents. If you’ve spent time searching for information about specific colors or textures to understand if it’s normal or abnormal, this is for […]

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Hearing loss from an ear infection is almost always temporary — What parents need to know

An ear infection can cause hearing loss in a child, but the symptom is usually temporary and can last a few weeks or more even after the infection clears. The infection causes fluid to build […]

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My child is sick: When should I call the doctor?

It’s the middle of the night, and your child seems agitated and isn’t feeling well. You think: “My child is sick. Do I call the doctor? Do I wait until the morning?” Many new and […]

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Before COVID-19 and violence fears, Black youth suicide was a crisis

The suicide rate among Black youth had been rising faster than other groups for years before Black communities disproportionately were affected by COVID-19, and news of police violence increased awareness that youth of color may […]

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Rare congenital heart disease treated through combination of surgical techniques

Alyssa Claycomb considers her first two children “healthy as horses.” So during her pregnancy with her youngest child, Cayden Horton, the thought of congenital heart disease never entered her mind, let alone a very rare […]

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Sickle cell treatment: Red blood cell exchange therapy

Each year, about 1,000 babies are born in the U.S. with sickle cell disease (SCD), one of the most common genetic disorders. Curative options for SCD include bone marrow transplantation and the emerging gene therapies […]

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For Tamina R.B. Singh, M.D., joy is watching NICU babies grow and thrive

Even when she’s delivering the most advanced care to the sickest babies, Tamina R.B. Singh, M.D., medical director of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Norton Children’s Hospital, never loses sight of the family. […]

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When an active kid started falling down, it was clear something was wrong

Nyssa Gaddy, now a sixth-grader at Calloway County Middle School in Murray, Kentucky, was losing her balance. She’d never before had a hint of clumsiness; as an active kid, she always enjoyed the water whether […]

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Boy regains use of left side of body after brain tumor, stroke

Anthony Brettnacher makes friends wherever he goes, according to his mother, Cierra Brettnacher. At age 2, Anthony was diagnosed with a brain tumor, juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma (JPA), an optic pathway glioma. Since then, he’s had […]

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Child thrives after retinopathy of prematurity and NICU stay

Lindsay Rogers and her husband, David, tried for 16 months to get pregnant, including three cycles of fertility medications. As she considered whether seeing a fertility specialist might be the next step, she became pregnant […]

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Send a stuffed animal to a kid at Norton Children’s Hospital this Valentine’s Day

People like you helped raise tens of thousands of dollars to support kids at Norton Children’s Hospital by sending stuffed animals through SendAFriend — an online store that ships fluffy friends with personalized messages. This […]

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Send Valentine’s Day cheer to children at Norton Children’s facilities

Community members have an opportunity to send children who are patients at Norton Children’s facilities a Valentine’s Day greeting. The greetings can be selected at From Feb. 1 to 10, 2021, people can choose […]

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Norton Children’s Medical Group pediatrician office now open in Jeffersontown

Norton Children’s Medical Group, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, announces the opening of Norton Children’s Medical Group – Jeffersontown. Norton Children’s Medical Group now has 25 locations to serve your family throughout Louisville […]

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