Muscular dystrophy tests include genetic, muscle and nerve examinations

Tests for muscular dystrophy generally look for genes associated with inherited muscle diseases and include measures of muscle strength and neurological tests along with other examinations to rule out other causes of symptoms. Before any […]

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Woman born with Ebstein anomaly thriving over 30 years later

Christa Taylor was born with Ebstein anomaly, pulmonary atresia and pulmonary stenosis, all forms of congenital heart disease (CHD). She manages her adult congenital heart disease with care from Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with […]

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Kids may have subtle differences in COVID-19 symptoms

COVID-19 symptoms in kids are largely the same as adults, but there can be subtle differences. Common COVID-19 symptoms include cough, fever or both, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There […]

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How do I limit screen time for kids?

Limiting screen time after 18 months of reliance on them can be hard for parents. Many families have felt they had no choice when it came to loosening rules on screen time, due to the […]

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Haploidentical blood marrow transplant patient reaches milestones, celebrates turning 18

On Valentine’s Day, 2020, Angel Florian received a 6-foot-tall plush rose from her boyfriend. It was a substitute for the real flowers he wanted to give her but couldn’t because her weakened immune system made […]

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Born on the cusp of viability, Cohen Sutton is now a rough-and-tumble boy

When Alex and Kaylee Sutton’s son was born at 25 weeks, his new parents were scared their 1-pound, 9-ounce baby, born on the cusp of viability, wouldn’t make it. They’d arrived at Norton Women’s & […]

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How soon after COVID-19 exposure should a child get tested?

Because they haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19, children under 12 should quarantine immediately after exposure to someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. Exposure definitions for children in K-12 school: If all children are wearing masks, […]

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Pediatric HeartCare Partners joins Norton Children’s Heart Institute

Roddy D. McDowell, M.D., and Delwyn E. McOmber, M.D., are making their Pediatric HeartCare Partners practice a part of Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine. In addition to adding two […]

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Babies and infants can get migraine headaches

Migraine headaches can start at any age, affecting babies and toddlers. There are many differences in symptoms children and adults. What can parents do to spot a migraine and get your child relief? What ages […]

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Teen’s ‘got this’ after bone cancer surgery

Jennifer Paschal, like most teens, has many interests. The 13-year-old, who lives in Southern Indiana, enjoys spending time with her large family. She loves animals and has many pets. She likes to draw and paint, […]

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Family’s surprise baby yields surprise NICU stay

Meredith Zuhars and her husband, Dave, were totally surprised by her pregnancy with their son, Zachary. They were raising a teen and preteen at the time, and both working, Meredith as a nurse. They were […]

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How to sleep train

Sleep training is the process of teaching your child how to fall and stay asleep and self-soothe. It’s not “cry it out,” as many mistakenly assume. We will walk through what sleep training is and […]

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