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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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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Child abuse is 100 percent preventable — you have the tools to end it

Don’t think your baby can be a victim of abuse? Think again. Kentucky and Indiana have some of the highest rates of child physical abuse and neglect in the country — more than 40,000 kids […]

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Kentucky child abuse rate is second highest; Indiana fatalities double

Kentucky and Indiana continue to see a rise in child abuse. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Children’s Bureau child abuse report released this year shows a jump in both states. Kentucky reported […]

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Is he a danger to my child?

I met him on hospital day 79. There he was — a toddler who was in his third month in the pediatric intensive care unit at Norton Children’s Hospital. He required a life-saving operation to […]

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

The number of Kentucky children who died from abuse, as well as overall cases of abuse, is on the rise. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Children’s Bureau “Child Maltreatment 2015” report — […]

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Doctor describes horrors of sex abuse

***This article includes graphic details*** As a medical resident, I saw a 4-year-old girl with a large tear in her vagina that required surgery to put it back together. I couldn’t image what had happened. […]

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Child abuse through a doctor’s eyes

I’ve been a practicing pediatrician for 13 years. I feel like I’ve seen it all — from the normal bumps and scrapes to some of the rarest syndromes and diseases on this planet. But there’s […]

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More moms can find safe haven for babies

Giving up a newborn baby may seem unimaginable. But for some Kentucky moms, they are faced with having to make that heart-wrenching decision. Up until now, they had only three days after giving birth to […]

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Kentucky deaths from child abuse drop

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (March 29, 2016) – The number of Kentucky children who died from abuse has dropped to the lowest level in 10 years, according to data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human […]

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Kentucky becomes only fourth state to mandate physician training on child abuse

Kentucky and Indiana continue to rank among the worst states in the nation for the number of children who are abused and neglected, according to data from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services […]

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