What are brain tumor symptoms in kids?

Brain tumors are growths of abnormal cells that occur in the brain or the tissue or structures near it. Brain tumors can be invasive (destroying nearby tissue or travelling to other spots in the body) […]

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Is poison ivy contagious? How does it spread?

Now that the kids are getting out more, they’re at greater risk of brushing up against some poison ivy and inadvertently spreading its oil on their skin.   Poison ivy doesn’t typically spread from person […]

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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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Bourbon & Bowties 2019: Celebrating 10 years of helping kids

Two families with one common cause. That’s what led to the creation of Bourbon & Bowties, now celebrating its 10th year as a premier fundraising event for the Children’s Hospital Foundation. Finding a way to […]

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Get a bow tie or neck tie for Derby and help kids

Derby week is the time to get that new bow tie or neck tie for the festivities. The Children’s Hospital Foundation is working with several retailers in the area to offer special bow ties and […]

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Parents to honor daughter who survived Wilms tumor at Chili’s Clip for Kids

It was a few days after Morgan Villanova’s fifth birthday in September 2015, just as she was beginning kindergarten at Goldsmith Elementary School in Louisville, when she and her family received life-changing news. Morgan had […]

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Tips to prepare your child for a kid-size triathlon

Completing a triathlon is a challenging task no matter your age. The grueling three-leg race consisting of swimming, running and bicycling is challenging both mentally and physically. Now kids are getting in on the action […]

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What are the early signs of autism?

About 1 in 59 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network. Signs of autism spectrum disorder begin […]

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Students can see a medical provider virtually without leaving school

Thanks to a new collaboration with Norton Healthcare, students at Engelhard Elementary School have access to medical care beyond the school nurse. The School-based Telemedicine Program allows a child to see a Norton Healthcare provider […]

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My child fainted. Is it something to worry about?

Anytime a child or teenager faints, “passes out” or loses consciousness, family members — as well as the child or teen — often worry there might be something terribly wrong. The good news is that […]

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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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