Osgood-Schlatter disease affects growing athletes

Young athletes can be at risk for Osgood-Schlatter disease during growth spurts. Don’t worry, it’s not contagious: The condition is an extremely common pain in the front of the knee. It’s not the normal “growing […]

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When do boys start puberty?

Most discussions around puberty tend to focus on girls, but boys are starting puberty earlier, too. A 2012 study of U.S. boys found white and Hispanic boys were entering puberty at an average age of […]

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More pregnant women have chronic high blood pressure

A new study shows a large increase in the number of American women with chronic high blood pressure during pregnancy: an average of 6% each year over the 40 years of the study. “High blood […]

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Top 10 car seat mistakes

Think your child’s car seat is installed correctly? Chances are, it’s not. According to safety professionals at Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness, nearly 4 out of 5 car seats they check are used incorrectly.   […]

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Schielar Skaggs almost didn’t make it – but he fought

Before he was born, Schielar Skaggs’ parents, Terry and Melissa, worried about the life their son would have. Would he survive childbirth? If he did, would his life be short and filled with suffering and […]

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How to talk about suicide? First, talk about it

How did I not see the signs? What could I have done? These are questions no parent wants to ask. While suicide can be a dark and difficult subject to talk about, shining a light […]

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Answers to 5 common potty training questions

Is your 4-year-old not yet potty trained? Does your toddler get upset when she has an accident? Potty training can be time-consuming, confusing and stressful, but you can ease your concerns by knowing what to […]

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No one would miss me if I were gone

The pressures teens face today are enormous and much different than what most adults faced at their age. During these formative years, teens simply aren’t equipped to handle a lot of stress. As a result, […]

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Days-old heart transplant recipient now 32, healthy and loving ‘life to the fullest’

Infant heart transplants are never routine, but for a child who wouldn’t otherwise survive a congenital heart defect, they’ve become much more common. That wasn’t the case 32 years ago when Leslie Keown of Franklin, […]

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10 facts about childhood cancer

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society, childhood cancers make up less than 1% of all cancers diagnosed each year. In 2019, about 11,060 children in the United States under […]

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Can infants and toddlers get migraines?

Many people think of migraine as a condition that affects adults.However, migraine headaches can start at any age, affecting children as young as infants and toddlers. There are many differences between how migraines present in […]

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CDC: Don’t vape with e-cigarettes

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced it is investigating 450 possible cases of electronic cigarette-related lung disease across 33 states, including Kentucky and Indiana. The CDC confirmed five deaths, including one in […]

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