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Norton Children’s opens COVID-19 vaccinations to children ages 12 and older

Norton Children’s has opened COVID-19 vaccine scheduling for children ages 12 and up on Parents or legal guardians who would like to schedule their children for vaccination can make an appointment at Multiple […]

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6 signs your child may have asthma

Louisville, Kentucky, is no stranger to allergies or asthma, so knowing what to look for in your child is important. Louisville routinely is ranked among the most challenging cities to live with asthma by the [...]

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‘Bone Appetit’ cookbook benefits Norton Children’s Hospital

Norton Children’s Hospital Auxiliary has produced a 300-recipe cookbook with recipes from well-known Louisville restaurants, Norton Children’s Hospital Auxiliary members, hospital employees and others. Funds raised from this special “Bone Appetit” book will benefit Norton […]

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Helping kids and adults who’ve experienced complex trauma

Complex trauma occurs when children are exposed to multiple, severe and pervasive traumatic events or experiences. Complex trauma includes profound abuse, neglect or ongoing exposure to violence, typically involving a primary caregiver. Traumatic experiences often […]

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Providing sophisticated pediatric neurological care to the Owensboro area

Pediatric neurology nurse practitioner Stephanie Wagner, APRN, offers children in Owensboro, Kentucky, and the surrounding area a full-time local provider for neurological care. “I really try to keep my patient care family-centered and listen to […]

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Endometriosis can start in your teens and early 20s

Tessa Nielsen, 21, was in so much pain from her menstrual periods and cramps, she couldn’t do much at all. “I would lie in bed, curled up in ball with a heating pad,” she said. […]

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What can a routine infection have to do with a child’s sudden outbursts and obsessiveness?

The 5-year-old who arrived at the Norton Children’s Hospital emergency department in December was far different than the happy, healthy girl her parents had come to know. A month earlier, it started with emotional outbursts. […]

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Pediatrician visit leads to emergency surgery for testicular torsion

*EDITOR’S NOTE: In this article, parent and child names have been altered for the child’s privacy at their request. When Pat was selecting a pediatrician for her children, she chose Robert A. Blair, M.D., pediatrician […]

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Early childhood development, health disparities fuel pediatrician’s drive

Matthew D. Kinney, M.D., pediatrician with Norton Children’s Medical Group – Novak Center, felt like medicine was his calling from a very young age. In his work as a primary care pediatrician, Dr. Kinney is […]

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Separating autism myths from the facts

About 1 in 54 children in the U.S. has autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Despite how common the disorder is, autism myths continue to persist. These […]

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Personal autism experience helps physician connect with his patients

For the past 25 years, Gregory N. Barnes, M.D., PhD. has worked with thousands of families to help diagnose, adapt to and overcome autism. Autism is personal to Dr. Barnes, whose son, Joshua, was diagnosed […]

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Neonatologist champions follow-up clinic for NICU graduates

When Hannah R. Fischer, M.D., neonatologist with Norton Children’s Neonatology, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, was doing her pediatric residency, it was in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) where she found her […]

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Twin gets pacemaker for congenital heart block

The Jackson family discovered the first surprise of their second pregnancy at their scheduled 14-week appointment: They were having twin boys. A few days before Christmas 2017, the family went for the 20-week anatomy scan, […]

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Plenty of allergens and severe weather can mean thunderstorm asthma

Warm temperatures in Louisville and Southern Indiana bring severe weather and a jump in allergens like pollen. For some, that may mean a risk of “thunderstorm asthma.” Thunderstorm asthma occurs when strong winds and rain […]

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When should I take my child to the hospital?

You’re not alone if you’ve wondered “When should I take my child to the hospital?” after your child has experienced an illness or injury. Having that kind of doubt is OK; no parent likes to […]

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