Behavioral-Mental Health, COVID19, News, Norton Childrens Medical Group

Eating disorders increased during COVID-19

Eating disorders have increased around the world amid the COVID-19 pandemic’s lockdowns and other changes. Eating disorders thrive in isolation and are fueled in part by social media, according to Andrea L. Krause, M.D., a pediatric hospitalist with Norton Children’s Inpatient Care, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine. The pandemic supplied plenty of both….

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Endocrinology, Patient Stories

Diabetes care providers are on Team Trey for 11-year-old’s taekwondo and dance competitions

Trey Adams is an active 11-year-old. He competes nationally in taekwondo and various styles of dance and practices one or the other pretty much every day. A little more than year ago, Trey started wetting the bed. When he went with his mother to his pediatrician to find out what was going on, a finger-prick…

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News, Norton Childrens Medical Group

What does a pediatrician do?

What does a pediatrician do? A pediatrician is more than just your child’s doctor; they are an advocate for your child’s health and also act as a supportive resource for parents. Pediatricians see children of all ages, from newborns to young adults. “Pediatricians are uniquely trained to support your child’s overall health, including their physical,…

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Norton Healthcare, Norton Children’s experiencing rapid escalation of flu cases

The number of flu patients who have sought care at Norton Healthcare and Norton Children’s has soared in recent weeks as thousands have caught the seasonal respiratory illness. “After two relatively mild flu seasons, we are seeing flu cases surge throughout the community,” said Mary E. Rademaker, M.D., medical director of Norton Immediate Care Centers….

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What to expect during an ACL tear recovery

After a child experiences an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear, the recovery process post reconstruction surgery requires patience, dedication, and support from the athlete’s family and friends.  Initially, the primary goals of post-surgery rehabilitation are restoring range of motion, activating the quadricep muscle and getting comfortable walking without crutches. Sports nutrition education can help optimize…

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Fetal Echocardiogram, Heart, News

Preparing for a baby with a heart condition

Imagine yourself in the shoes of an expectant couple visiting their OB/GYN for their 20-week pregnancy ultrasound. Thrilled to see tiny images of your baby on the screen, the mood changes as the ultrasound sonographer notices something abnormal. You go through a roller coaster of emotions as you learn the health of your baby is…

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Child Abuse Prevention, News

Parents should avoid spanking as a form of discipline, pediatricians say

As children head back to school, some families may encounter additional behavioral issues at school or in the home. Pediatricians are reminding parents that spanking is not an effective method of discipline. Spanking doesn’t work Spanking as a form of discipline is associated with poor health outcomes, such as mental health issues, substance abuse issues,…

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Norton Childrens Medical Group

Pediatrician debunks 5 myths about the flu

Should my child get a flu vaccine? Can you get sick from the flu shot? Does the flu vaccine work? There are a lot of questions about the flu shot and the flu out there — and a lot of conflicting answers, depending on whom you ask. Let’s go through the myths to uncover the…

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Flu, Norton Childrens Medical Group

5 ways to protect your child from the flu

5 ways to protect your child from the flu Flu season is underway, and there are several things you can do to help protect your child from the flu and other respiratory viruses this year. 1) Hand-washing is an easy and effective way to help prevent the flu. “Hand-washing is key to protecting ourselves from…

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Autism and screen time could be related, study shows

Around 1 in 44 children are identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and researchers are studying a possible link between autism and screen time. Excessive screen time can impact a child’s speech, physical and emotional development. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends no…

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Autism, Childrens Hospital Foundation, Foundation, Norton Childrens Medical Group, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics

Norton Children’s opens new Hikes Point campus

Norton Children’s celebrated the opening of its new campus in Hikes Point. The facility represents a $16 million investment with the goal of enhancing pediatric care in the community. The 45,000-square-foot facility, located in the former Kmart building off Breckenridge Lane and Taylorsville Road, is the new home to Norton Children’s Autism Center. It also…

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Behavioral-Mental Health, Norton Childrens Medical Group

Are children overmedicated? Talking to your pediatrician about deprescribing drugs for mental health

The number of medications prescribed for children for many behavioral and mental health conditions has increased over the years, prompting concerns about overmedication of children. Medication successfully can treat behavioral and emotional conditions such as depression, anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and insomnia. These drugs, which affect the central nervous system, are also known as psychotropics….

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