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Living with — and treating —Type 1 diabetes

Living with Type 1 diabetes touches every aspect of a person’s life — children, teens and their families learn to manage and live with the condition. Many with Type 1 diabetes found their way to […]

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The health care providers staffing the Kentucky COVID-19 Hotline

The rapid spread of the coronavirus has made it critical that accurate health information be distributed as quickly as possible to Kentucky residents. The Kentucky Poison Control Center of Norton Children’s Hospital stepped up to […]

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An opportunity this holiday season to instill gratitude and hope in our children

For so many, this year has felt like a long haul with no end in sight. A global pandemic, racial injustice and economic insecurity have all contributed to surging rates of mental illness in families […]

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An easy-to-follow guide to helping the kids enjoy the season while staying safer

One thing COVID-19 has taught us is that we don’t need to be physically together to be together. Virtual celebrations are an ideal way to catch up with those who live both near and far. Gather [...]

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Take a look inside the 2020 Home & BMW Raffle house

Thanks to your generous support, all 12,000 tickets for the 2020 Norton Children’s Hospital Home & BMW Raffle have been sold. The winners will be drawn during the virtual Snow Ball gala Nov. 21. Visit for […]

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Norton Children’s Hospital Home & BMW Raffle tickets sell out

Tickets for the 2020 Norton Children’s Hospital Home & BMW Raffle have sold out. It’s the first time in the fundraising raffle’s history that all the tickets sold. The 12,000 tickets were sold with days […]

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First gynecological exam debunked: What parents need to know

Girls in the U.S. get their first period (menstruation) around age 12. As a parent, you may wonder: When should my daughter see a gynecologist for the first time? At what age should a girl […]

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Western Kentucky babies get state-of-the-art technology for detecting fetal heart anomalies

Doctors have a new way to detect heart and other conditions in Western Kentucky babies even before they’re born. Norton Children’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine, on the campus of Med Center Health, Bowling Green, Kentucky, recently installed […]

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Nurse recalls delivering her NICU grad daughter at 25 weeks

Natalie Jacobs, MSN, R.N., NPD-BC had worked a full shift as a nurse manager at Norton Children’s Hospital on Jan. 28, 2019. When she got home, she realized she was spotting. Pregnant at 25 weeks, […]

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Helping the NICU babies their daughter didn’t get to be with for long

Books and words have always been important to Carter and Sara Ruml. When it came time to put together a nursery in anticipation of their daughter’s birth, they settled on a children’s book theme. After […]

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Nurse with ACHD cares for kids with congenital heart disease

When Ashley Eastman, R.N., has an appointment to monitor her adult congenital heart disease (ACHD), she simply leaves her desk, walks to the front desk, checks in, and waits to be called. As a nurse […]

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Pediatric orthopedist: Kids need to ease back into sports

Young athletes coming off a long layoff too quickly can put themselves at risk for injury. There are steps kids can take to lessen their chances of injury as they return to previous activity levels. […]

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Overuse injuries a risk for kids playing baseball year-round

Youth baseball puts a lot of stress on young arms, which can result in shoulder or elbow injuries sometimes called “little league shoulder” or elbow. “These kids are throwing harder sometimes than their elbow can […]

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Professionalism, compassion and popsicles for Owensboro girl with dangerous vascular condition

When Molly Knott was 2, the toddler took a spill in the kitchen and her mother reflexively scooped her up, grasping her under her arms. That’s when she first noticed a lump under Molly’s left […]

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Annual Festival of Trees & Lights, Snow Ball move online

Home for the holidays has a new meaning for many this year. To help you get ready, the annual Festival of Trees & Lights, presented by Republic Bank, and Snow Ball, presented by Konica Minolta, […]

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