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Lifelong treatment for congenital heart disease in adults

Walter L. Sobczyk, M.D., pediatric cardiologist with Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the University of Louisville, has treated hundreds of children born with life-threatening heart abnormalities. Thanks to advances in surgery and treatment over […]

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Sisters’ bond helps family manage epilepsy

Seven years ago, my younger sister, Samantha, was diagnosed with epilepsy. Who would have thought that fluttering her eyes was actually a seizure? Sam didn’t seem herself, and so our pediatrician ordered a sleep-deprived electroencephalogram […]

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Using music to help preemies ease into a world they weren’t ready for

How babies develop, before and after birth, is nothing short of a miracle. But what happens when they are born prematurely, before they are ready for the sights, sounds and touches of the outside world? […]

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Employee volunteers make annual Festival of Trees & Lights tree a show-stopping fundraiser

For 13 consecutive years, David Miller, Norton Healthcare’s director of creative services has served as “chief elf” of the marketing and communications department’s Festival of Trees & Lights tree decorating committee. He oversees choosing a […]

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VIDEO: Tour the 2019 Norton Children’s Hospital Home & BMW Raffle house

Snow Ball Gala While you don’t have to be present to win, you may want to join us for the 30th anniversary of the Snow Ball gala! This magical night includes a cocktail hour, silent […]

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Festival of Trees & Lights celebrates 30 years of helping Norton Children’s Hospital

The Festival of Trees & Lights, presented by Republic Bank, has helped kick off the holiday season in Louisville for the past 30 years. The festival and the Snow Ball gala have raised nearly $9.4 […]

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Overcoming arteriovenous malformation, Paducah teenager gives back

In 2012, 11-year-old Jade Cain was diagnosed with a ruptured arteriovenous malformation (AVM), an abnormal cluster of veins and arteries in her brain. Treatment to cure the life-threatening bleed was successful, but it also caused […]

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How to prevent diabetes in children

In Kentucky, 20.8% of kids age 10 to 17 are obese. That’s the third-highest obesity rate in the country among this age group, according to the “State of Childhood Obesity: Helping All Children Grow Up […]

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New parent or new to town? Meet a pediatrician at a Newbie Night this month

Norton Children’s Medical Associates monthly open houses allow parents to meet staff and see our practice locations. These “Newbie Nights” are perfect for parents who are expecting or new to the area to meet providers […]

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Ketogenic diet and epilepsy: An approach that can reduce seizures

The ketogenic diet (keto diet) is among the latest Hollywood health fads. Beyond the trendy hype, the ketogenic diet has made a world of difference in the lives of children with epilepsy.   Research has […]

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Choking deaths are preventable with age-appropriate Heimlich maneuver

Country singer Ned LeDoux and his wife, Morgan, announced the death of their 2-year-old daughter on social media Oct. 27. Their daughter, Haven, died due to a “tragic choking accident” in their home. Tragedies such […]

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Halloween fun at Norton Children’s

Follow Norton Children’s on social media Facebook Twitter Instagram Halloween is a fun time at Norton Children’s locations throughout Louisville and Southern Indiana. Patients and staff at Norton Children’s facilities dressed up, trick-or-treated and celebrated […]

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When to start toilet training

Toilet training is a difficult transition for both children and parents. When should parents start toilet training? The truth is, there is no right, definitive age to start. The timing is unique to each child; […]

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ADHD facts and myths

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects up to 11% of American children, and Kentucky has the highest rate in the country — more than 18% — according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data. […]

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Meet Melissa Lee Perrotta, M.D.: Norton Children’s new adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) specialist

From working in a genetics lab to teaching yoga, Melissa Lee Perrotta, M.D., has found a way to blend all of her passions into one career. Her drive to understand and solve complex problems and […]

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