Childrens Hospital Foundation, Foundation, Heart, Norton Childrens Hospital, Norton Childrens Medical Center

Send Valentine’s Day cheer to children at Norton Children’s facilities

Community members have an opportunity to send children who are patients at Norton Children’s facilities a Valentine’s Day greeting. The greetings can be selected at NortonChildrens.com/Valentine. From Feb. 1 to 10, 2022, people can choose from seven different Valentine’s Day cards with heartfelt messages on the front and fun kids’ activities on the back. The…

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Cancer, Norton Childrens Hospital, Sarcoma

What is Ewing sarcoma?

What is Ewing sarcoma? Ewing sarcoma is a type of malignant tumor that can occur in bone or soft tissue. Ewing sarcoma is the second-most common type of malignant bone tumor that affects children and young adults, ages 10 to 20 years old. Approximately 200 to 250 children and adolescents in the United States are…

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Emergency Medicine, Hospitalist, Norton Childrens Hospital, Norton Childrens Medical Group, Transport Team

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 see their child ill or hurt. It’s important for new and even veteran parents to know when to call 911,…

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Childrens Hospital Foundation, Foundation, Norton Childrens Hospital

$550,000 grant turns concrete space into healing garden

What used to be an empty concrete space at Norton Children’s Hospital has been transformed into a beautiful healing garden for families to enjoy thanks to $550,000 in funding from the Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation. “This space is a welcome addition, and we’re excited it is finally ready to be enjoyed,” said Emmett C. Ramser,…

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Childrens Hospital Foundation, Foundation, Norton Childrens Hospital

New mural at Norton Children’s Hospital welcomes patients

If you drive by Norton Children’s Hospital, you may notice the outside has gotten a little more colorful. Norton Children’s teamed up with local artists Often Seen, Rarely Spoken to complete a mural on the hospital’s parking garage. The 5,000-square-foot mural is 4 1/2 stories tall. Support the Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation Help kids at…

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Norton Childrens Hospital, Recipes, Urology

5 foods for urinary tract infections in a child

A child’s urinary system plays an important role in filtering and eliminating waste products from the body. A balanced diet filled with key power foods can have a big impact on keeping the body healthy. Our specialists at Norton Children’s Urology, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, recommend five power foods to improve urinary…

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Autism, Developmental-behavioral Pediatrics and Genetics, Neurosciences, Norton Childrens Hospital, Patient Stories, Rett Syndrome

Bardstown girl living with Rett syndrome, a rare autism-like condition

Grace Hatfield seemed to be developing like a normal toddler. She was walking, talking and interacting with family. But as she approached 15 months, her development seemed to start going in reverse. “Grace began losing words,” said Kim Hatfield, Grace’s mom. “Then, while talking to her, she’d start to zone out — just staring at…

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Norton Childrens Hospital, Pulmonology

What is cystic fibrosis?

Cystic fibrosis (CF) affects about 30,000 children and adults in the United States, with approximately 1,000 cases diagnosed each year, according to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Patient Registry. What is CF? Cystic fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disorder that affects the lungs, pancreas and other organs. This lifelong condition is caused by mutations in the…

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Festival of Trees and Lights, Home & BMW Raffle, Norton Childrens Hospital, Radiothon, Snow Ball

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 a new home in Norton Commons and a first prize of a 2021 BMW X3 from BMW of Louisville plus…

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Fractures and Injuries, Norton Childrens Hospital, Orthopedics

Don’t let children on trampolines

To jump or not? Trampolines are popular fixtures in backyards, and trampoline parks are popular in cities across the U.S. But pediatric orthopedic surgeons warn about trampoline use and accidents that cause broken arms, wrists, elbows and legs, as well as knee and joint injuries. “We see an increasing number of injuries from kids jumping…

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COVID19, Norton Childrens Hospital, Norton Childrens Medical Group

Daily disinfecting and deep cleaning between patients at Norton Children’s Hospital

Norton Children’s Hospital environmental services crews disinfect each patient room daily and perform a deep clean after each patient leaves the hospital. The strict regimen between patients includes disinfecting furniture and surfaces such as bedrails, bedside table and over-bed table. The bed is cleaned top to bottom, and a five-step procedure is used to disinfect…

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Norton Childrens Hospital, Prevention & Wellness, Teens

How to prevent heat exhaustion

The official start to summer is coming soon; however, the temperatures and humidity levels already have arrived. As we brace for heat waves during the summer, medical experts encourage parents to heed the warning and know the signs of heat exhaustion. “Heat exhaustion and heat-related illnesses can be detrimental in children,” said Sandra M. Herr,…

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