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Norton Children’s Medical Group adding prescriptive food pantry to more locations

Many families in Louisville and Southern Indiana struggle to provide healthy meals for children. This is due to many factors, including cost, living in a “food desert” — an area where it’s difficult to find affordable fresh food — and being unable to travel to a grocery. Food insecurity has negative effects for a child’s…

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Norton Healthcare, University of Louisville finalize pediatric integration

The affiliation between Norton Healthcare, UofL Physicians – Pediatrics and the University of Louisville School of Medicine was finalized on Sunday, March 1, 2020. Under the newly formed Norton Children’s Medical Group, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, 21 former UofL general pediatric and pediatric subspecialist practices are now part of Norton Healthcare. Approximately…

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Just days old, Ace Graham was diagnosed with a life-threatening heart condition

Ace Graham soon will celebrate his second birthday, an accomplishment that most families take for granted. But for his parents, T.J. and Allie Graham, and his extended family, each day is a blessing, and nothing is taken for granted. Ace was born March 22, 2018, and everything appeared fine. He was healthy, and within a…

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Understand the possible side effects of general anesthesia with an infant

Serious reactions to modern anesthesia are rare, especially for healthy patients. One concerning recent development in anesthesiology research is related to the potential of risks to children from exposure to general anesthesia. There is data from studies in juvenile animals linking medications used in general anesthesia to a negative impact on the growing brain. In…

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CICU, Foundation, Heart, Norton Childrens Hospital, PICU

Behind the scenes of the Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit dedication

The Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU), was dedicated Dec. 23, 2019, at Norton Children’s Hospital. More than 125 donors, physicians, staff members, former patients and family members gathered to help celebrate the occasion. The new unit is part of Norton Healthcare’s $78.3 million investment to renovate several areas of Norton Children’s Hospital. Norton…

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Avoiding anesthesia complications for kids

Using general anesthesia in a child has its risks, but there are steps you and your physician can take to make this part of a child’s medical procedure safer. Most side effects of anesthesia are minor and include nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, muscle soreness and sore throat. Rare but more serious complications include adverse reactions that…

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Barbara Bernard – Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

Barbara Bernard is a regular volunteer in the child life and expressive therapies department at Norton Children’s Hospital, helping with kids’ playtime, supporting parents and helping others any way she can. She has been an active volunteer with Norton Children’s Hospital for over 11 years. “Over her decade of service, Barbara has donated thousands of…

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What your donations to Norton Children’s funded in 2018

The life-changing care provided by Norton Children’s throughout Louisville, Kentucky and Southern Indiana wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of those who contribute to the Children’s Hospital Foundation. Over 30,000 donors gave a total of more than $12.9 million in 2018. Your efforts helped over 180,000 young patients receive treatment. Norton Children’s has seen its…

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Neurosciences, Norton Childrens Hospital

Ketogenic diet and epilepsy: An approach that can reduce seizures

The ketogenic diet (keto diet) is among the latest Hollywood health fads. Beyond the trendy hype, the ketogenic diet has made a world of difference in the lives of children with epilepsy.   Research has shown that the keto diet, which has been around for decades, can reduce the frequency of a child’s seizures, especially…

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What is newborn screening?

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, 4.1 million newborns in the U. S. undergo newborn screening for congenital disorders each year. Of these, 4,000 infants are diagnosed with a condition. September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month –– did you know about this public health service in every U.S. state? Newborn screening identifies conditions that…

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Sleep apnea can cause ADHD-like symptoms in kids. What are they?

Every child can have a day where he or she is grumpy and can’t pay attention after not getting enough sleep. The child might be forgetful and have poor impulse control, too. These can be symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) –– but did you know they also could be signs of a sleep disorder…

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What is a neonatologist?

A neonatologist is a specially-trained pediatrician who cares for preterm babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 in 10 babies in the U.S. are born prematurely. Premature births, also called preterm births, happen when a baby is born before 37 weeks of pregnancy….

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