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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‘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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Scared of vaccines? Maybe you should be scared of measles instead

In January 2019, 79 individual cases of measles were confirmed in 10 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The states that have reported cases to CDC are California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, […]

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Pediatrician follows in his dad’s footsteps in Louisville’s south end

Mark Brockman Jr., M.D., recently joined Norton Children’s Medical Associates – Iroquois, where his father, Mark Brockman, M.D., has been practicing for 27 years, and where he first fell in love with medicine. After graduating […]

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Flu cases surging in Louisville area

UPDATE Friday, Jan. 4: Flu hits Louisville hard as Kentucky officials call the outbreak ‘widespread’   It appears flu season is upon us. Norton Children’s Medical Associates offices in Louisville and Southern Indiana confirmed more […]

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RSV — respiratory syncytial virus — almost killed my baby

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 — praying for our daughter’s life. Isla Mae was only […]

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A new pediatrician option in Crestwood and south Oldham County

When April R. Mattingly, M.D., walked into her pediatrics rotation as a medical student at the University of Louisville, she knew she belonged. “There was nothing else I wanted to do,” said Dr. Mattingly, who […]

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Pediatricians using specialized iPhone app to detect eye diseases

Pediatricians at Norton Children’s Medical Associates practices are using customized iPhones to detect serious eye problems, including amblyopia – lazy eye – and some types of eye cancer, such as retinoblastoma, in children age 6 and […]

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Pediatricians’ offices helping kids care for their teeth

Pediatricians are now helping kids in Louisville and Southern Indiana get the dental care they need by teaching them about good dental hygiene and connecting them to dentists. “Most parents understand that not taking care […]

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One-third of parents plan to skip the flu shot for their kids, according to survey

Even though a record number of kids died from the flu last year, many parents still aren’t protecting their children from the influenza virus. According to a recent report, 34 percent of U.S. parents said […]

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Making mental health care available to kids through pediatricians’ offices

For generations, health providers have offered mental health care to kids outside of the primary care or pediatricians office. Studies show many children’s behavioral health issues go untreated and lead to deeper issues in adulthood. […]

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