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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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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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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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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Study shows adolescent girls at risk for intimate partner homicide

Nearly half of women who die by homicide in the U.S. are killed by a current or former intimate partner. Now a new study in JAMA Pediatrics shows that adolescent girls are at risk for […]

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Dog bite prevention – even dear pets can become aggressive

Across the nation there are some 800,000 dog bites reported each year. Children and the elderly are especially vulnerable to bites, even from the most innocent of dogs. Last year, 394 children were treated for […]

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Safety City: Field trip destination celebrates 25 years

If you were a second-grader in Jefferson County after 1993, chances are you took a field trip to Safety City. For 25 years, nearly 150,000 second-grade students from private, public, parochial and home school programs […]

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One mom’s experience and tips on limiting screen time for kids

When my daughter was just old enough to hold a book, I was surprised to notice her “swiping” the pages with her tiny finger. At age 1, she already was familiar with operating a tablet. […]

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8 ways to help stop child abuse

No one wakes up in the morning expecting to abuse a child. It happens, but there are ways to stop child abuse. Anyone can lose their cool when frustrated with a child’s behavior, whether it’s […]

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