School and Sports Physicals on Your Schedule

Many elementary, middle and high school students start new sports seasons when they return to school in August. For most, an annual exam, known as a “sports physical,” must be completed before participating in sports. […]

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Louisville second-grader heads to U.S. Capitol to advocate for kids’ health

Hey there! My name is Eleanor and I’m 8 years old. I love drawing and art. I also really like to play with Legos with my little sister. I’m in the second grade, and the […]

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Tick-borne diseases do exist, but they’re rare

A Bullitt County toddler is making national headlines after being hospitalized due to Rocky Mountain spotted fever. And while the disease, which is spread by tick bites, does occur in Kentucky, doctors say tick-borne illness […]

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Child diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes? 5 things all parents should know

I remember very clearly the day that my son Cooper was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. I was sitting with my husband and Cooper in the emergency department waiting to see the endocrinologist. As we […]

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What is measles? Find answers about the disease

Already in 2019 there have been more measles cases in the United States than any year since the disease was initially declared eliminated in 2000. Nearly two dozen states, including Kentucky, have reported cases. Many […]

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Bourbon & Bowties 2019: Celebrating 10 years of helping kids

Two families with one common cause. That’s what led to the creation of Bourbon & Bowties, now celebrating its 10th year as a premier fundraising event for the Children’s Hospital Foundation. Finding a way to […]

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Parents to honor daughter who survived Wilms tumor at Chili’s Clip for Kids

It was a few days after Morgan Villanova’s fifth birthday in September 2015, just as she was beginning kindergarten at Goldsmith Elementary School in Louisville, when she and her family received life-changing news. Morgan had […]

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Students can see a medical provider virtually without leaving school

Thanks to a new collaboration with Norton Healthcare, students at Engelhard Elementary School have access to medical care beyond the school nurse. The School-based Telemedicine Program allows a child to see a Norton Healthcare provider […]

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Collaborative heart care helps Indiana boy’s Ebstein anomaly

Audrey Sims’ first clue that her twins’ birth would be complicated came at 14 weeks of pregnancy, when a routine ultrasound found that one of her sons, Aiden, had a blocked lymph node, which can […]

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Music therapy gives young cancer patient new joy

When acute lymphoblastic leukemia took away Lana Dobson’s greatest love — gymnastics — she was left with a void she thought she would never fill. From age 4, gymnastics was Lana’s life. She practiced six […]

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A Lost Boy of Sudan finds refuge caring for injured children

Abraham Aluel greeted 5-year-old Hunter with a smile. The young boy, there to get an X-ray of his leg, extended his hand. Abraham took it. There was an instant bond between the two as they […]

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From a pediatrician: Why you shouldn’t spank your child

I’m in Walmart, picking up art supplies for my kid’s school project, when I hear “the warning” in the next aisle. “You better knock it off, or you’re going to get a spanking.” The hair […]

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