Poison control center: 65 years of preventing illness and death

The Kentucky Poison Control Center of Norton Children’s Hospital has been working to reduce illness and death from poisoning in Kentucky for 65 years. The center provides 24/7 free and confidential access to specially trained […]

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Is poison ivy contagious? How does it spread?

Now that the kids are getting out more, they’re at greater risk of brushing up against some poison ivy and inadvertently spreading its oil on their skin.   Poison ivy doesn’t typically spread from person […]

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My child fainted. Is it something to worry about?

Anytime a child or teenager faints, “passes out” or loses consciousness, family members — as well as the child or teen — often worry there might be something terribly wrong. The good news is that […]

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Sleep deprivation with a newborn? Restoring sleep habits may take year

Most parents realize they’re in for some sleep deprivation when having a newborn at home, but now researchers have determined it takes much longer for sleeping habits to return to normal. A recent studyfound sleep […]

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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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ACL injuries, knee sprains and other soccer injuries more common this time of year

Youth soccer in the United States has exploded in popularity since it emerged decades ago. But as the number of players has increased, knee injuries and other ailments have soared as well. According to a […]

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Head lice alert: How to stop an outbreak in its tiny tracks

With a new school year solidly underway, more kids are bringing home “the wrong kind of friends.” No, we aren’t talking about their fellow classmates — we’re talking about head lice. “As children come in close […]

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What you need to know about Ritz and Goldfish cracker recalls

The recall Mondelez International Inc., the parent company of brands Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits, has issued a voluntary recall for both of these products. Likewise, Pepperidge Farm, the parent company of Goldfish crackers, […]

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8 ways to make school lunch fun

School lunches don’t have to be boring or bland. If you’re looking for some ways to brighten up your child’s lunch box, there are some easy things you can do — while getting your child […]

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Reading, writing & ready for school

Parents: School is back in session in just a few days. Are you ready? Better yet, are your kids ready? “It’s not too late,” said Stephen K. Johnson, M.D., Ph.D., pediatrician with Norton Children’s Medical […]

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Norton Children’s patient represents Kentucky children in Washington, D.C.

Hi again! I just got back from the 2018 Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. I had such a great time representing Norton Children’s Hospital and being a voice for sick […]

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Wendy Novak Diabetes Center at Norton Children’s Hospital now one of three with national certification

Norton Children’s Hospital has received national recognition for its treatment of children with diabetes. The Joint Commission, a national health care accrediting organization, has awarded the Wendy Novak Diabetes Center at Norton Children’s Hospital with […]

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