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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Polio-like acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) remains extremely rare; cause is a mystery

Several outbreaks of AFM — acute flaccid myelitis — have been reported in children in recent weeks, including three in the Louisville and Southern Indiana area. The mysterious polio-like disease causes weakness in the arms […]

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What is impetigo? It’s an itchy, painful and very treatable rash

What’s red with oozing blisters and a honey-colored crust? Impetigo. Pronounced im-peh-tie-go, this common childhood skin infection often starts with a cut, scratch or bug bite. It sounds truly awful, but don’t despair. “The infection […]

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Flu season already? Flu cases showing up early in Kentucky

Flu season usually gets underway in October, but local pediatricians are already seeing cases. Last year, a record number of kids died from the flu. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), […]

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Seven back-to-school illnesses parents need to watch for

It’s not just kids back in class. School is now in session for germs, viruses and bacteria that cause illnesses that can make your child (or you) sick. As a parent, what do you need […]

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Measles is a greater threat than debunked vaccine safety claims

More than 41,000 children and adults in Europe have been infected with measles so far in 2018, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This year, the U.S. has seen 107 cases, according to the […]

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Ulmer family gift will support underserved children

Some of Louisville’s most underserved children will get help thanks to a $500,000 gift from the Ulmer Family Foundation. The newly created Norton Children’s Medical Associates – Broadway Ulmer Family Wellness Program will provide expanded […]

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Helping teens cope with back-to-school anxiety

The school year has begun. If you have an adolescent or teenager who is showing signs of anxiety about going back to school, there are steps you can take to help ease the transition. “Anxiety […]

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Is your child’s backpack too heavy?

As the school year kicks off with that new backpack full of school supplies, now is the time to do a safety check on your child’s back. “Many students carry too much weight on their […]

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7 tips for simple school lunches

Kids are back to school and families are back in the bustle of daily life. It’s easy to let good nutrition slip for the sake of convenience. Don’t resort to school lunches with processed, packaged […]

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