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Doctor uses own journey with Type 1 diabetes to help patients

When Ryan J. Dyess, M.D., treats kids with Type 1 diabetes, he knows well what his patients are going through. Dr. Dyess has dealt with Type 1 for most of his life. He is the […]

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Is there a juvenile arthritis diet?

Eating a balanced diet is important for supporting the health and immune system of all growing children. Parents may look to a certain diet in the hopes that it may lessen JIA symptoms for their […]

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Asthma peak week: What parents should know

There is a week every September when asthma attacks, asthma episodes and hospitalizations from asthma are at their highest. Known as “asthma peak week” by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, the third week […]

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Faced with childhood cancer, family chooses joy over sadness

“Your child has cancer.” Those are words no parent ever wants to hear. It’s heartbreaking news that takes you on an emotional roller coaster, filled with difficult decisions. Emily and Jason Fox’s son Boone was […]

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New guidelines on when kids should get the flu shot

With this year’s flu season coinciding with the COVID-19 pandemic, pediatricians are urging parents to get their kids’ flu shots sooner rather than later. In newly released guidelines, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) strongly […]

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Asthma action plan: Start the school year off safely

Back-to-school time usually coincides with one of the worst months of the year for asthma: September. Irritants such as ragweed pollen, mold, dust and respiratory infections are at higher levels during this time. Parents and […]

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How to make an impact now and in the future

Walter Clare has a warm, welcoming smile and a giving heart. For Walter, that spirit of generosity led him to making a legacy gift, or planned gift, to benefit Norton Children’s Hospital. With a desire […]

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How to help teens manage their feelings during the COVID-19 pandemic

Teens have different psychosocial needs than younger children. They crave autonomy and independence. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many teens are still grappling with a new normal: e-learning for the start of the school year, […]

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What is sickle cell disease?

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is one of the most common genetic disorders in the world. Each year, 1,000 babies in the U.S. and 500,000 children worldwide are born with the condition, according to the Sickle […]

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When is the flu or COVID-19 an emergency for kids?

It’s 2 a.m. and your child has a high fever. The signs of the flu are there, or is it COVID-19? At that point, a parent’s thoughts can race: “Should I call the pediatrician or […]

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Does my teen have PCOS?

Acne. Hair growth. Irregular periods. Weight gain. Sounds like the usual issues teen girls deal with during puberty. Maybe — but not always. These also can be symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS. When acne, […]

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Deadline approaching: September Home & BMW Raffle prize

The annual Norton Children’s Hospital Home & BMW Raffle is one of the most popular ways to help the hospital maintain and advance its lifesaving programs and services. In addition to the grand prize of […]

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Questions to ask before sending your child back to day care

If you’re considering sending your child to day care, or camp and activities, there are questions you can ask to make sure the facility is following guidelines to protect you and your family. Kentucky issued […]

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Honor Childhood Cancer Awareness Month with Norton Children’s Cancer Institute

2020 has been a challenging year. Unfortunately, childhood cancer doesn’t stop during a pandemic. Many of the “new normal” actions that everyone should use to reduce the risk from COVID-19 — face masks, social distancing […]

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How to prevent shinsplints

With kids playing multiple organized sports or on several different teams, overuse injuries such as shinsplints in children have been on the rise. Shinsplints often occur in runners — but they can happen in sports […]

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