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Bardstown girl living with Rett syndrome, a rare autism-like condition

Grace Hatfield seemed to be developing like a normal toddler. She was walking, talking and interacting with family. But as she approached 15 months, her development seemed to start going in reverse. “Grace began losing […]

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What is cystic fibrosis?

Cystic fibrosis (CF) affects about 30,000 children and adults in the United States, with approximately 1,000 cases diagnosed each year, according to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Patient Registry. What is CF? Cystic fibrosis is a […]

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Kids with MIS-C responding to treatments, but long-term outlook for coronavirus-related condition unclear

Kids with multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) are recovering after treatments with anti-inflammatory drugs such as intravenous immunoglobulin and steroids, according to Brian J. Holland, M.D., chief of pediatric cardiology at Norton Children’s Heart […]

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Keep your family healthy during flu season with a flu shot and hand hygiene

Welcome to the heart of flu season. Over the next several months up to 60 million of us will be sick for days with headaches, fever, diarrhea, chills and muscle aches that all come courtesy […]

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Pediatrician debunks 5 myths about the flu

Should I get a flu shot? Can you get sick from the flu shot? Does the flu shot work? There are a lot of questions about the flu shot and the flu out there — […]

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A leading national voice in the fight against pediatric infections when Louisville needs it

When she graduated from college, Kristina A. Bryant, M.D., didn’t plan on becoming a doctor. She’d majored in French and political science. Her first job out of school was working as a medical writer for […]

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Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) symptoms can look a little like COVID-19, but need fast treatment

Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) symptoms can overlap some with COVID-19 symptoms in children, but while most kids can ride out an infection from the coronavirus at home, AFM can worsen quickly — often in hours […]

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Flu and coronavirus can be different in kids — Here are the symptoms

With flu season upon us amid the coronavirus pandemic, parents with children feeling under the weather may find themselves confused and anxious about symptoms. Many symptoms of seasonal influenza and coronavirus/COVID-19 are the same. COVID-19 [...]

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Adult congenital heart disease: Growing up and growing old with ACHD

In 1940, children born with severe congenital heart disease (CHD) had less than a 10% chance of living to age 18. Over the years advanced new treatments, including surgeries, were developed. Survival rates improved: Children […]

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Should my child get a flu shot? A pediatrician answers

With cooler temperatures and changing leaves, you may have pumpkin spice lattes and jack-o’-lanterns on your mind. However, pediatricians at Norton Children’s Medical Group, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, are gearing up instead […]

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Nurse navigator found her ‘niche’ in childhood cancer

When Frances Price, R.N., was a teenager, she felt a calling to nursing. She had watched her grandfather struggle with health complications, including heart attacks and strokes. Today, as a patient navigator with Norton Children’s […]

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Pediatrician, brain surgeon and oncologist team up to help boy recover

In 2016, not long after his fourth birthday, Jameson Milby started having headaches, nausea and vomiting. “I’m one of those moms who calls the doctor for a scrape on the knee, so I made an […]

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Qué hacer con un niño pequeño que tose por la noche

¿Un niño pequeño tose cuando está acostado? ¿Quizás no tosió en absoluto durante el día, o no tosió mucho, pero empezó a toser por la noche? La razón es que la mucosidad de los senos […]

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¿Cuándo es la gripe o el COVID-19 una emergencia para los niños?

Son las 2 a.m. y su hijo tiene fiebre alta. ¿Los signos de la gripe están ahí o es COVID-19? En ese momento, los pensamientos de los padres pueden acelerarse: “¿Debo llamar al pediatra o […]

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Home & BMW Raffle grocery winners give every year

When Richard Stocke found out he won groceries for a year from the 2019 Norton Children’s Hospital Home & BMW Raffle monthly prize drawing last October, he was shocked. “It’s the biggest thing I’ve ever […]

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