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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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 […]

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CDC warns about disease outbreaks linked to pools, hot tubs

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 and hot […]

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Norton Children’s to give away 100 bike helmets at Louisville Bats game

Summer is the biggest time for bicycle accidents. Injuries from wheeled sports sent more than 50 children every hour to U.S. emergency rooms last year. During that same period, Norton Children’s Hospital treated hundreds of […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Dehydration symptoms in kids and what parents can do

We are seeing record high temperatures in Greater Louisville already this spring. These early hot days mean you can get caught off guard by heat-related illnesses, such as dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Stomachache? It could be constipation

  Believe it or not, one of the top reasons parents bring their children to a Norton Children’s emergency department is constipation. It’s also the No. 1 cause of stomachaches. “The children that come to […]

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Sign up now for this kid-size triathlon

Kids will sweat a little this summer at the second annual COOL Kids Tri on Saturday, June 10. The event is for ages 6-14 and includes a swim, bike and run. Age groups are split between […]

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Introduce kids to new veggies by dying eggs with them

It’s Eastertime and that means children are looking forward to dying Easter eggs. While it’s easy to hop on over to your local store to pick up a package of artificial dyes, it’s even more […]

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