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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Kent L. Walker, D.O., COOL’s newest pediatric orthopedic surgeon

Kent L. Walker, D.O., pediatric orthopedic surgeon, has joined Norton Children’s Orthopedics of Louisville. Dr. Walker earned his undergraduate degree from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, and medical degree from Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of […]

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5 questions to ask when choosing where to have your child’s surgery

If you’ve just learned your child needs surgery, his or her health is your first concern. Here are some questions to ask before you decide where to have the surgery performed. Ask Norton Children’s The […]

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Norton Children’s Hospital names chief administrative officer

Norton Healthcare has named Emmett Ramser chief administrative officer of Norton Children’s Hospital. In his role, Ramser will oversee all facets of the hospital’s operations and work diligently to ensure that children throughout Kentucky and […]

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Therapy dogs introduced at Norton Children’s locations

Holly and Rosa don’t greet patients with a handshake or a hello, but there is a lot of tail wagging. And they create beaming smiles from everyone they meet. The duo are Norton Children’s first […]

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What to look for if mild flu symptoms become an emergency

If you are mildly ill with the flu, there’s no need to go to the emergency room. You can visit a Norton Immediate Care Center, see your health provider or schedule a Norton eCare visit. […]

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Finding surgical care that’s right for your child

Choosing where to have your child’s surgery can be a daunting task. What kind of care is going to make your child and family feel safest, physically and emotionally? Technology advancements have made it possible […]

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Three causes of kids’ constipation and what you can do

Stomachaches seem to be a fact of life for younger children. But there is often a common cause: constipation. It’s one of the top reasons children go to Norton Children’s Emergency Departments at Norton Children’s […]

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Norton Children’s Medical Center technician goes above and beyond

Doing what comes naturally — going the extra mile for a patient — led Mary Jo Irvin to earn the lasting loyalty of a local family. Mary Jo, a surgical technician at Norton Children’s Medical […]

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Time for ear tubes?

Your toddler is cranky and not her usual sweet self. She’s had her nap, so she can’t be tired. Suddenly she tugs at her ear and you think, “Oh, no, not another ear infection. Why […]

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Making big moves toward reducing obesity

Childhood obesity is a serious issue in Kentucky, where nearly 20 percent of kids ages 10 to 17 are obese. The bluegrass state ranks third in the U.S. in percentage of obese high school students. […]

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4 fun activities for your whole family

It’s no secret that being active is important. Need some fun and easy ways to get the whole family involved? Summer is the perfect time to get out and enjoy the fresh air while setting […]

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