Natural options for children’s allergy relief

In Louisville and Southern Indiana, seasonal allergies are a way of life for many. If you’re reluctant to use over-the-counter medication for children’s allergy relief or want to try natural remedies first, here are some […]

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3 truths about asthma

Why do people not take seriously a diagnosis of asthma? That is a question I ask myself every day. As a nationally certified asthma educator, I am constantly searching for the answer. Of course, the […]

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6 ways to tell if your child has asthma

Spring has sprung and so have allergy flare-ups, especially here in the Ohio Valley. However, what you think might be seasonal allergies could be asthma, a disease of the bronchial tubes that often is triggered […]

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9 ways to ease allergies without medicine

In Louisville and Southern Indiana, seasonal allergies are a way of life for many. If you’re reluctant to use over-the-counter medication for children’s allergy relief or want to try natural remedies first, here are some […]

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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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Tips from Coach Petrino on starting spring sports

Spring is almost here, and outdoor sports season will be ramping up. Here are some simple tips from University of Louisville Head Football Coach Bobby Petrino for keeping kids in game-ready shape and reducing the […]

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Scharnese Cook went from an active kid to a heart transplant in weeks

At age 8, Scharnese Cook was very active. She ran track at school and was involved in various activities. Then she began to have trouble breathing. At first, it appeared to be a severe asthma […]

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What triggers an asthma attack?

Fall and winter can be very hard for children with asthma. It’s prime cold and flu season, and even a mild cold can lead to wheezing and tightness in the chest. As temperatures drop, allergens […]

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How a young heart transplant patient took on Washington

Scharnese Cook, an 11-year-old heart transplant patient, led a delegation to Washington, D.C. Cook, along with a team from Norton Children’s Hospital, met with lawmakers to make sure they keep sick kids in mind as they […]

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After heart transplant, girl takes her story to Washington

At age 8, Scharnese Cook was very active. She ran track at school and was involved in various activities. In May 2015, she began to have trouble breathing. At first, it appeared to be a […]

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‘Asthma Lady’ helps kids breathe for 16 years

As Courtney Samuels, R.N., began her new nursing career at Norton Children’s Hospital last summer, she bumped into an old friend on the fifth floor. “Where is your inhaler?” were the first words that certified […]

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