Kentucky has highest child abuse rate in U.S.; Indiana second highest

Kentucky and Indiana children continue to suffer abuse at alarming rates. TheU.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Children’s Bureau “Child Maltreatment 2017”report — released in 2019 — shows Kentucky now has the highest abuse […]

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Bahaaldin Alsoufi, M.D., brings congenital heart disease expertise to Louisville

Bahaaldin Alsoufi, M.D., says that the road to becoming a pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon is a long one. He started his journey at 16, when he first vowed to become a heart surgeon. After earning his […]

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Growing a happy, healthy family

Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness and YMCA of Greater Louisville host a five-week Healthy Living Workshop series designed to support families with teens in their journey toward healthy living. This workshop will focus on: It’s […]

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New mom or new to town – meet a pediatrician at a Newbie Night this month

Norton Children’s Medical Associates monthly open houses allow parents to meet staff and see our practice locations. These “Newbie Nights” are perfect for expectant or new-to-the-area parents to meet providers and ask questions. Those looking […]

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New blood and bone marrow transplant procedures for Louisville kids

A new hematologist in Louisville is putting international research to practice for local kids. His specialty: blood and bone marrow disorders such as leukemia and immune deficiency. William T. Tse, M.D., Ph.D., with UofL Physicians […]

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What is biofeedback training for incontinence in kids?

Enuresis refers to urine leaking in kids old enough to have developed bladder control. Enuresis can happen during the day (daytime wetting) or at night (nighttime wetting). Biofeedback training uses video games to help teach […]

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What is supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) in children?

Normal heartbeats can be slow when an individual is resting or asleep, fast when running, excited or upset, and somewhere in between at other times. Even at rest, young children have faster heartbeats than older […]

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Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) treatment includes steps to slow an abnormally fast heartbeat

Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) isn’t life-threatening for otherwise healthy children if they receive proper care. Infants and children with various types of other heart disease are most at risk of fast heartbeats due to SVT. SVT […]

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Top 6 tips to help you keep your child safe and healthy

Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness has six tips for children and families to help prevent injuries and stay healthy throughout the year. Top 6 tips to keep your child safe and healthy Wash your hands: Washing […]

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What is a child life specialist?

Getting a life-changing diagnosis, such as cancer, can create fear, uncertainty and stress for a child and his or her family. Child life specialists are professionals who provide emotional support, education and help children and […]

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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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How to know if a child’s bone is broken and what to do

Your child comes home and complains that an arm or a leg hurts. What do you do? Only a doctor can diagnose a broken arm or a broken leg, but you can look for signs […]

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