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Genital dermatitis in boys: What parents should know

If you’re male, chances are you’ve had — or will have — genital itching at some point in your life. Boys’ genital itching comes with swelling, burning and sometimes a rash — called genital dermatitis. What […]

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New guidelines recommend giving infants potentially allergenic foods

Babies should be introduced “nutrient dense” and “potentially allergenic foods” at 6 months old, according to new guidelines from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services. The recommendations […]

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Volunteer Fred Bennett honored for service with tree planting

For the past 13 years, Fred Bennett has assumed the role of “candy man” at the gift shop in Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital. This dedicated volunteer is known for ensuring that staff and visitors […]

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Norton Children’s Hospital attains national verification from the American College of Surgeons

Norton Children’s Hospital has been verified as a Level I Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons Children’s Surgery Verification Quality Improvement Program. The verification means Norton Children’s Hospital meets standards that ensure […]

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Pediatric gynecologist lends expertise at spina bifida clinic

As a medical student, Kimberly S. Huhmann, M.D., was interested in both pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology. It was during her residency that Dr. Huhmann started considering combining her interests as a pediatric and adolescent gynecology specialist. […]

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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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