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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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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Families of children with heart conditions get help and guidance finding their way through a new world

If your child has been diagnosed with a heart condition, this is no time to be on your own learning about the condition, worrying about the finances of treatment, coordinating appointments with specialists — the […]

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Pediatrician follows in his dad’s footsteps in Louisville’s south end

Mark Brockman Jr., M.D., recently joined Norton Children’s Medical Associates – Iroquois, where his father, Mark Brockman, M.D., has been practicing for 27 years, and where he first fell in love with medicine. After graduating […]

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Nurse honors teen cancer patient with his Bronze Star and Soldier’s Medal

An old proverb advises that it’s not glittering weapons that fight the fight, but a hero’s heart. Bob Wilkinson, R.N., probably understands this better than most. A former combat soldier, Bob, 63, served in the […]

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Spina Bifida Clinic recognized for its efforts

For its innovative and continued dedication to patients with spina bifida, Norton Medical Group recently received the Spina Bifida Service Award from the Spina Bifida Association of Kentucky. Dennis Peppas, M.D., medical director, Norton Children’s […]

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At 16, Bahaaldin Alsoufi, M.D., saw his father survive a heart attack

Bahaaldin Alsoufi, M.D., was a teenager growing up in Damascus, Syria, when his father collapsed from a heart attack. The 16-year-old watched with uncertainty and fear as his father was treated at a local hospital […]

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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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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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Norton Children’s neurologist uses acupuncture to help patients

Elizabeth S. Doll, M.D., completed years of medical training to become a child neurologist. But what most people don’t know is she also spent hundreds of hours at Harvard University, training in the art of […]

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