Three basic ways to treat scoliosis: Observation, bracing or surgery

There are three basic ways to treat scoliosis in kids, depending on whether they are still growing and the severity of the curve. When viewed from the side, the spine needs to have some curve […]

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What is histoplasmosis?

Histoplasmosis is one of the most common types of pulmonary mycosis, an endemic fungal infection that affects the lungs. The condition also is called “Ohio River Valley fever” due to its prevalence in the area, […]

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Puberty blockers for gender affirmation

Puberty blockers are medications that halt the production of estrogen or testosterone, hormones that play a role in the development of secondary sex characteristics. Secondary sex characteristics are the features that develop and appear during […]

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Local cases of RSV, croup on the rise

While most virus news continues to be about the one that causes COVID-19, there are several other viruses affecting local children. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a health advisory […]

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Technology helps premature babies thrive with breast milk

Breast milk can be like a medicine for babies. While breast milk is preferred for most babies, it may not naturally contain all of the macronutrients (fat, carbohydrates and protein) needed by premature babies, those […]

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With depression on the rise, focus on gun safety in the home

The spread of COVID-19 has slowed while restrictions are one by one receding into memory. Whatever the “new normal” looks like, it doesn’t mean there won’t be lingering effects of the pandemic. Now more than […]

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What is juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma (JPA)?

A 2017 study in the Journal of Neuro-Oncology showed that children in Appalachia, a region that spans 13 states including large parts of Eastern Kentucky, are more at risk for a type of pediatric brain […]

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Norton Children’s Research Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, to participate in COVID-19 investigational vaccine clinical trial for children ages 6 months to 11 years

The Norton Children’s Research Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, will participate in a phase 2/3 clinical trial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 investigational vaccine for healthy children ages 6 months to 11 years. […]

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Find a pediatrician at a Newbie Night

Newbie Nights hosted by Norton Children’s Medical Group, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, are events for families to meet staff and tour our practice locations to find a pediatrician who meets their needs. [...]

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Skin changes in early stage leukemia

Leukemia is the most common cancer that affects children, with 1 in 3 children with cancer experiencing leukemia. Skin changes can be a symptom in early stage leukemia. Here is what parents should know and […]

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Best symptom-checker? Your pediatrician

There’s no shortage of health information or symptom-checker apps available on the internet. Parents are busy, so it’s tempting to just pull out your phone and search your child’s symptoms to see what may be […]

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Signs of allergies in toddlers

Allergies usually develop after repeated exposure to an allergen, a substance that causes a reaction by the body’s immune system. What are the signs of allergies in toddlers, and when should parents talk to their […]

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