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Louisville-area RSV cases continue rise

Norton Healthcare providers have diagnosed 651 cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) bronchiolitis in the Louisville and Southern Indiana area since September — more than triple the number of cases in the same period last year. Meanwhile, […]

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What is RSV in children?

You’re in line for day care pickup and discover that your child’s classmate has respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) bronchiolitis. What does this mean for your child? With RSV season about underway, it’s a good time […]

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RSV — respiratory syncytial virus — almost killed my baby

Alex McCoy shares her story about RSV in babies … This time last year, my husband and I were sitting in the Norton Children’s Hospital ”Just for Kids” Critical Care Center — decorated for Christmas […]

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Pneumonia

Pneumonia is inflammation in the lungs caused by bacteria, viruses or chemical irritants. It is a serious condition in which the air sacs fill with pus and other fluid. The pediatric pulmonologists with Norton Children’s […]

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Upper Airway Obstruction

An upper airway obstruction is a common cause of respiratory distress and failure in children. The upper airway includes the nasal cavity, pharynx (back of throat) and larynx (upper end of trachea, where the vocal […]

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Chronic Lung Disease

Chronic lung disease (CLD), also called bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), is a long-term respiratory condition that affects children born prematurely. The pediatric pulmonologists with Norton Children’s Pulmonology, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, have the […]

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Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), also called chronic lung disease (CLD), is a long-term respiratory condition that affects children born prematurely. The pediatric pulmonologists with Norton Children’s Pulmonology, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, have the [...]

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Bronchiolitis

Bronchiolitis is an infection that affects the lower respiratory tract, which causes swelling in the bronchioles (small airways) of the lungs, causing airway obstruction. Bronchiolitis usually affects infants, 3 to 6 months old. The pediatric [...]

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COVID-19 y niños: Las novedades que los padres deben saber

Está empezando a haber algunos casos de coronavirus (COVID-19) en niños en Kentucky. A pesar de que el virus parece ser por lo general menos serio en los niños, muchos padres están preocupados. Kristina Bryant, […]

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COVID-19 and kids: The latest on what parents need to know

COVID-19 y niños: Las novedades que los padres deben saber Kentucky is starting to see some cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in kids. While the virus appears to be — for the most part — […]

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Telehealth Appointments With Your Child’s Provider

Citas de telesalud con el médico de su hijo Telehealth appointments provide an alternative solution for meeting your child’s health care needs from the comfort of your home. Contact your child’s pediatrician or specialist by [...]

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Middle schooler thriving after scare as a baby, now giving back

Kentucky Country Day School seventh grader Ryan Shaps raised $3,500 as a social action project for his bar mitzvah and through sponsors for the Norton Sports Health 10K he ran in September. He is donating […]

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