Emergency Medicine, Hospitalist, Norton Childrens Hospital, Norton Childrens Medical Group, Transport Team

When should I take my child to the hospital?

You’re not alone if you’ve wondered “When should I take my child to the hospital?” after your child has experienced an illness or injury. Having that kind of doubt is OK; no parent likes to see their child ill or hurt. It’s important for new and even veteran parents to know when to call 911,…

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Emergency Medicine, Prevention & Wellness

Drownings in Kentucky waterways this year already surpass all of 2019

Kentucky already has had more drownings this year than all of 2019, even while public pools are closed to limit the spread of the coronavirus. So far this year, there have been 33 drownings in Kentucky’s lakes, reservoirs and streams. Nearly half of them — 14 — have occurred since May 23, the Saturday before…

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Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Craniofacial, Emergency Medicine, Neurosciences, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Head and facial injuries from motorized scooters on the rise

Motorized scooters are becoming more popular in Louisville and major cities across the United States. But this new transportation fad comes with a potential serious health risk. According to a study in the American Journal of Otolaryngology, facial and head injuries from electric scooter accidents have tripled during the past decade. During that time, researchers estimated…

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Emergency Medicine, Trauma

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 or she can find relief as quickly as possible. However, hospitals and urgent care centers that serve adults may not…

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Emergency Medicine, Flu, Norton Childrens Hospital, Norton Childrens Medical Center

What to look for if mild flu symptoms become an emergency

If you are mildly ill with the flu, there’s no need to go to the emergency room. You can visit a Norton Immediate Care Center, see your health provider or schedule a Norton eCare visit. If you have the flu, your health provider will give you a plan to get better. It will include staying…

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Emergency Medicine, Health & Wellness, Norton Childrens Hospital, Prevention & Wellness

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 the emergency department often have sharp pain,” said John T. Stutts, M.D., pediatric gastroenterologist at Norton Children’s Hospital and University…

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