Gastroenterology, NICU, Patient Stories

From 1 pound, 10 ounces to a thriving kindergartner

When Dana’s daughter, LeAnn, was born at 25 weeks, she weighed 1 pound, 10 ounces. Born more than three months early, LeAnn was so fragile she couldn’t be held or even taken out of the incubator for a week, and her skin looked almost see-through, her mother recalled. LeAnn would spend months overcoming one health…

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COVID19, Gastroenterology, Heart, Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Neurosciences, Rheumatology

Norton Children’s creates MIS-C multidisciplinary clinic

Norton Children’s has created a multidisciplinary clinic for children who have experienced multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) associated with COVID-19. Norton Children’s Pediatric MIS-C Multidisciplinary Clinic will give children who were hospitalized with MIS-C follow-up care with a team of pediatric specialists who can monitor the child for any short- and long-term effects of…

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Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) symptoms in children

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) refers to a chronic inflammation of the intestinal tract. The two main types of inflammatory bowel disease are ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. IBD is common, affecting 1.6 million Americans, including as many as 80,000 children. About 1 in 10 children with IBD have indeterminate colitis, which means that the doctor…

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Gastroenterology, Norton Childrens Hospital, Surgery, Teens

Photos: Look inside the new Norton Children’s medical/surgical unit

Another phase of Norton Children’s Hospital’s expansion is nearly complete. Patients and staff cut the ribbon to open part of the hospital’s newest medical/surgical unit. The space on the sixth floor features 12 private rooms along with a teen entertainment room, toddler play room and nourishment spaces for families. The rest of the unit, which…

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Gastroenterology, Urology

An alternative to surgery for chronic constipation in kids with neurogenic bowel

An estimated one in three children suffers from constipation at some point. In fact, constipation in kids is the cause of thousands of pediatrician visits every year, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Constipation is even more common in children with neurogenic bowel dysfunction, a condition in which the nerves that control bowel function…

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Gastroenterology, Health & Wellness, MyNortonChart

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 the easiest to fix is diet. Norton Children’s Gastroenterology (502) 588-2330 “Not eating enough fiber can definitely have an effect…

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Gastroenterology, Norton Community Medical Associates, Teens

Keeping constipation away: Grocery store swaps for increasing fiber

With so many children suffering from stomachaches due to constipation, parents need to be vigilant about how much fiber kids are eating. Fiber is a key component in staying regular. Simple grocery store swaps can increase your child’s fiber intake. Coupled with plenty of water and exercise, you can help prevent constipation. How much fiber…

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