Poison control center: 65 years of preventing illness and death

The Kentucky Poison Control Center of Norton Children’s Hospital has been working to reduce illness and death from poisoning in Kentucky for 65 years. The center provides 24/7 free and confidential access to specially trained […]

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Is poison ivy contagious? How does it spread?

Now that the kids are getting out more, they’re at greater risk of brushing up against some poison ivy and inadvertently spreading its oil on their skin.   Poison ivy doesn’t typically spread from person […]

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Study shows adolescent girls at risk for intimate partner homicide

Nearly half of women who die by homicide in the U.S. are killed by a current or former intimate partner. Now a new study in JAMA Pediatrics shows that adolescent girls are at risk for […]

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What are the early signs of autism?

About 1 in 59 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network. Signs of autism spectrum disorder begin […]

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Collaborative heart care helps Indiana boy’s Ebstein anomaly

Audrey Sims’ first clue that her twins’ birth would be complicated came at 14 weeks of pregnancy, when a routine ultrasound found that one of her sons, Aiden, had a blocked lymph node, which can […]

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Music therapy gives young cancer patient new joy

When acute lymphoblastic leukemia took away Lana Dobson’s greatest love — gymnastics — she was left with a void she thought she would never fill. From age 4, gymnastics was Lana’s life. She practiced six […]

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A mother’s effort to prevent kids’ head injuries with bike helmets

Nine years ago, at age 7, T.J. Floyd lost his independence just as he was discovering it. His parents, Heather and Bo, lost the child they knew — and all the dreams and aspirations they […]

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How does the heart beat?

How does your heart beat? Your heart beats because of the actions of a highly specialized electrical system. It listens in to what’s going on with you at the time and triggers the muscular walls […]

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New mom 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 expectant or new-to-the-area parents to meet providers and ask questions. Those looking […]

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New study shows parents may be unaware of a child’s suicidal thoughts

Suicide, including child suicide, is a public health issue. Suicide rates have been rising in nearly every U.S. state, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2016, suicide became the second […]

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‘Momo Challenge’ serves as reminder to monitor what kids watch online

Another online challenge is causing concern for local parents. The “Momo Challenge” is a game illustrated by a disturbing character. Momo supposedly pops up in YouTube and social media videos and encourages self-harm and even […]

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Dental health is an important part of your child’s overall health

Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month. The month focuses on raising awareness about the importance of oral health. To celebrate, here are some facts that can help families […]

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