New study shows parents may be unaware of a child’s suicidal thoughts

Suicide, including child suicide, is a public health issue. Suicide rates have been rising in nearly every U.S. state, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2016, suicide became the second […]

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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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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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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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4 questions to ask about ear infections

My son had his first ear infection when he was 8 months old. We were on vacation in Florida, his first beach vacation, when he spiked a fever of 104. Prior to this, he hadn’t […]

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Asthma leads to thousands of ER visits

Spring has sprung and so have the allergies, especially here in the Ohio Valley. However, what you think might be seasonal allergies could be asthma. “Asthma is a real problem in Kentucky,” said Nikki Boyd, […]

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Keeping constipation away: Grocery store swaps for increasing fiber

With so many children suffering from stomachaches due to constipation, parents need to be vigilant about how much fiber kids are eating. Fiber is a key component in staying regular. Simple grocery store swaps can […]

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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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What to expect at a Norton Children’s Newbie Night

We know raising children can come with a whole slew of decisions, from choosing a name to sending them off to school. Pediatric primary care fits in there too. Norton Children’s Medical Associates is making […]

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Dear Santa: Get my kids to sleep

“Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” The writer of that Christmas classic obviously did not live in a house with children. For […]

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Babies and solid food

I worked the night shift when my girls were babies. I remember dreading the sound of a tiny wail when the “new baby” would wake up in the middle of the night. That interruption wasn’t […]

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