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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$2,600 in dining gift certificates up for grabs through Bourbon & Bowties™ raffle

Enjoy dining out at 26 local restaurants if you are the winner of the 2019 Bourbon & Bowties™ raffle. A $25 ticket will give you a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to each […]

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Child diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes? 5 things all parents should know

I remember very clearly the day that my son Cooper was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. I was sitting with my husband and Cooper in the emergency department waiting to see the endocrinologist. As we […]

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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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Scoliosis screening recommended for children ages 9-12

Scoliosis screening is most helpful during an adolescent’s growth spurt beginning about age 10. If your health care provider detects a curve in the spine that needs treatment, a brace will often correct the condition […]

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What is measles? Find answers about the disease

Already in 2019 there have been more measles cases in the United States than any year since the disease was initially declared eliminated in 2000. Nearly two dozen states, including Kentucky, have reported cases. Many […]

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What is Little League elbow?

Spring is officially here — and that means young pitchers and catchers are reporting to baseball fields all across Louisville and Southern Indiana. Youth baseball is a fun and healthy spring and summer sport for […]

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A fetal echocardiogram can detect heart issues early

Eight years ago, only about a third of babies who had heart surgery at Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville were diagnosed before birth.   Among those children were babies who had very serious, complex heart […]

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Quality children’s cardiology care from Ashland to Paducah

When a pediatrician suspects a child has a serious heart issue, the physician and parents want to understand the situation quickly with a speedy diagnosis. If families in Kentucky or Indiana had to drive to […]

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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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