Families can meet goals this summer with wellness workshops

Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness, with support from Kohl’s Cares, offers wellness workshops and classes for the whole family throughout the year. Our wellness specialists team up with community organizations like Healthy House and Shively […]

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When should you wash your hands?

Washing your hands is the easiest way to keep yourself and others from getting sick. Think of it as a do-it-yourself vaccine: Hand hygiene helps prevent diarrhea, strep throat, the flu and many other illnesses […]

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Why go to a pediatric emergency department for your child’s care?

Your child has an accident and your pediatrician’s office is closed; or maybe you’re traveling. When your child needs emergency care, it’s tempting to go to the closest hospital or immediate care center so he […]

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Hot cars are no place for kids

It doesn’t have to be a hot summer day for a hot car-related injury or death to occur. It can get up to 50 degrees higher than the outside air temperature inside a car, and […]

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Walmart announces support for Norton Children’s Hospital ‘Just for Kids’ Critical Care Center

Walmart Inc. has announced it will commit the next $3 million it raises in the Louisville area to support the Norton Children’s Hospital “Just for Kids” Critical Care Center. This amount, which will be given […]

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6 signs your child may have asthma

Louisville, Kentucky, is no stranger to allergies or asthma, so knowing what to look for in your child is important. Louisville is the fifth most challenging city to live with asthma, according to the Asthma […]

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COOL Kids Triathlon is this Saturday

The 2019 COOL Kids Triathlon, brought to you by Norton Children’s Orthopedics of Louisville, is Saturday, June 8. There’s still time to register! It’s not a race — the idea is to finish and have some fun trying […]

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Child diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes? 5 things all parents should know

I remember very clearly the day that my son Cooper was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. I was sitting with my husband and Cooper in the emergency department waiting to see the endocrinologist. As we […]

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What is dry drowning?

Every summer, children are lost or suffer long-term disabilities related to submersion injuries. Submersion injuries include drowning and near-drowning incidents. Frightening stories about “dry drowning” go viral on social media. You may scroll past them, […]

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The signs of drowning aren’t what you might think

As pools open for the summer, the number of drownings goes up. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, two-thirds of all drownings happen between May and August. The Norton Children’s Hospital emergency department sees an average […]

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SUID cases are down across Kentucky

The number of sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) cases fell by more than half in Kentucky from 2016 to 2018, according to the Kentucky Department for Public Health. In 2016, 103 SUID cases were recorded […]

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Scoliosis screening recommended for children ages 9-12

Scoliosis screening is most helpful during an adolescent’s growth spurt beginning about age 10. If your health care provider detects a curve in the spine that needs treatment, a brace will often correct the condition […]

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