Health & Wellness, Norton Childrens Medical Group, Prevention & Wellness

Prevent coronavirus spread: Don’t touch your face

Touching your face may be a habit you don’t realize you have. One study shows that a person can touch their face up to 23 times per hour. Norton Children’s wants every child to be a “Super Kid.” Being a Norton Children’s Super Kid means doing activities that prevent spread of the coronavirus. Super Kids…

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Endocrinology, Health & Wellness, Newsjacking, Norton Primary Care

Dehydration symptoms in kids and what parents can do

The early hot days of summer can mean getting caught off guard by heat-related illnesses, such as dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heatstroke. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that in the United States, over 9,000 high school athletes are treated for heat illnesses each year. Many medications and underlying medical conditions,…

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Health & Wellness, Infectious Disease, News, Prevention & Wellness

How to prevent strep throat

When your child comes down with strep throat, you may be inclined to think, “Who’s next?” That doesn’t have to be the case. While this illness can be passed easily from one person to another, there are ways to prevent strep throat from spreading. The bacteria that cause strep throat are in the nose and…

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Health & Wellness, Prevention & Wellness, Recipes

Recipe: Frozen Peanut butter banana bites

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and getting kids involved in the kitchen is one way to teach them mindful eating practices. Making sweet treats at home is also a way to avoid dangerous additives like high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners and food dyes. Have your little chefs help you whip up this…

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Health & Wellness, Prevention & Wellness, Recipes

Seven skills kids learn by cooking

Do you remember helping your parents bake cookies or make dinner as a child? Did you realize you were learning skills such as how to count, measure and read recipes? Cooking activities for kids can help them develop confidence and skills naturally in the kitchen. Cooking together also can help your family commit to healthy…

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Health & Wellness, Newsjacking, Norton Childrens Hospital, Norton Childrens Medical Group

CDC warns about disease outbreaks linked to pools

It’s finally summer. With the warm temperatures here to stay, many families are heading to swimming pools. Before you jump in, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a warning: Pools can carry many waterborne diseases, including cryptosporidiosis, an illness caused by ingesting cryptosporidium, a fecal parasite.   In fact, the CDC reports that during…

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Health & Wellness

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 through a secure video visit from the school nurse’s office. Working together, the school nurse and Norton Healthcare provider use…

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Health & Wellness, Immediate Care Centers, Infectious Disease, Newsjacking

CDC: Do not eat Honey Smacks

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a warning for consumers telling them not to eat Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal — no matter the package size or best-by date printed on the package. The cereal has been linked to an outbreak of Salmonella that has sickened 100 people in 33 states, including…

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Health & Wellness, Newsjacking, Norton Childrens Medical Group

Stop using benzocaine teething gel

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned parents to immediately stop using over-the-counter teething products that contain benzocaine. At issue is the risk of methemoglobinemia, a serious blood disorder that can be fatal. The symptoms usually occur within minutes or hours of using benzocaine and include rapid heart rate, difficulty breathing, sleepiness, pale skin, blue or…

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Health & Wellness, Newsjacking, Norton Childrens Medical Group

Step-by-step instructions for removing a tick

Ticks are popping up in the Bluegrass, and local medical professionals are urging parents to check their children. “Ticks are all different sizes, so giving your child and yourself a good once-over at the end of a day outside is important,” said Joseph A. Clan Jr., M.D., pediatrician with Norton Children’s Medical Group – Okolona….

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Allergy and Immunology, Health & Wellness, Norton Community Medical Associates, Prevention & Wellness

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, Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness. “In fact, asthma is one of the leading causes of trips to our emergency departments.”…

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Gastroenterology, Health & Wellness, MyNortonChart

Getting your kids to eat more fiber can fix constipation

Nearly 10 children a day come to a Norton Children’s emergency department for constipation. It’s also the No. 1 reason for stomachaches. Yes, you read that right. Several things can cause constipation, but one of the easiest to fix is diet. Norton Children’s Gastroenterology (502) 588-2330 “Not eating enough fiber can definitely have an effect…

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