Norton Children’s Medical Associates August Newbie Nights

Norton Children’s Medical Associates welcomes expectant, new or new-to-the-area parents to meet providers and ask questions at monthly Newbie Nights. Join us this month for an open house at a practice near you to meet […]

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Hand, foot and mouth disease spiking in Kentucky

Local health providers are seeing more cases of hand, foot and mouth disease, also known as coxsackievirus. The virus gets its name from small red sores that often appear in the mouth and rashes that […]

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Does solid food over breastfeeding really help babies sleep better?

A recent debate about feeding infants solid food before 6 months of age has become a point of conversation among new mothers. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, mothers should exclusively breastfeed for the […]

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5 healthy habits of a fit family

A recent study published by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health revealed five key guidelines families should follow to keep their kids at a healthy weight. Researchers found that when mothers stuck to […]

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Reading, writing & ready for school

Parents: School is back in session in just a few days. Are you ready? Better yet, are your kids ready? “It’s not too late,” said Stephen K. Johnson, M.D., Ph.D., pediatrician with Norton Children’s Medical […]

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Deadline for students to get hepatitis A vaccine fast approaching

School districts around Kentucky have been warning parents that students won’t be able to start the upcoming school year if they don’t follow the new hepatitis A vaccine requirements. A new state regulation says all Kentucky […]

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Time for sports physicals

School may have just ended for the summer, but there’s something you shouldn’t leave until the new school year begins — a pre-participation sports physical.  Your student athlete won’t be allowed to play in sports […]

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CDC warns about disease outbreaks linked to pools, hot tubs

It’s finally summer. With the warm temperatures here to stay, many families are heading to swimming pools. Before you jump in, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a warning: Pools and hot […]

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Injury deaths rising among youth

We’re seeing a significant rise in accidental deaths among young people across the country due to injury, homicide, suicide and motor vehicle accidents. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports an increase in […]

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Record number of kids died from flu this season

This past winter was one of the worst flu seasons. Now we’re learning just how bad. Unfortunately, it’s one for the record books. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 172 children died […]

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Americans less confident in vaccines, study finds

Americans’ confidence in the U.S. vaccine system is waning, according to a new survey. A study by Research!America and the American Society of Microbiology shows 77 percent of adults are confident in the current system […]

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Stop using benzocaine teething gel

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned parents to immediately stop using over-the-counter teething products that contain benzocaine. At issue is the risk of methemoglobinemia, a serious blood disorder that can be fatal. The symptoms usually […]

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