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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A mother’s effort to prevent kids’ head injuries with bike helmets

Nine years ago, at age 7, T.J. Floyd lost his independence just as he was discovering it. His parents, Heather and Bo, lost the child they knew — and all the dreams and aspirations they […]

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8 ways to help stop child abuse

No one wakes up in the morning expecting to abuse a child. It happens, but there are ways to stop child abuse. Anyone can lose their cool when frustrated with a child’s behavior, whether it’s […]

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Kentucky has highest child abuse rate in U.S.; Indiana second highest

Kentucky and Indiana children continue to suffer abuse at alarming rates. TheU.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Children’s Bureau “Child Maltreatment 2017”report — released in 2019 — shows Kentucky now has the highest abuse […]

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Bahaaldin Alsoufi, M.D., brings congenital heart disease expertise to Louisville

Bahaaldin Alsoufi, M.D., says that the road to becoming a pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon is a long one. He started his journey at 16, when he first vowed to become a heart surgeon. After earning his […]

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New blood and bone marrow transplant procedures for Louisville kids

A new hematologist in Louisville is putting international research to practice for local kids. His specialty: blood and bone marrow disorders such as leukemia and immune deficiency. William T. Tse, M.D., Ph.D., with UofL Physicians […]

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Surgeons use 3D model to prepare more precisely for teen’s complex scoliosis treatment

Gracie Latkovski is sitting up straighter and breathing easier after undergoing state-of-the-art spine surgery. Her surgeons were able to be precise in her complex surgery by preparing with the help of a 3D printed replica […]

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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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‘Momo Challenge’ serves as reminder to monitor what kids watch online

Another online challenge is causing concern for local parents. The “Momo Challenge” is a game illustrated by a disturbing character. Momo supposedly pops up in YouTube and social media videos and encourages self-harm and even […]

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