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Teens stories

Jalen Matthews

Growing up with sickle cell disease

Jalen Matthews is a 20-year-old junior at the University of Kentucky. She is a kinesiology major who aspires to a career in physical therapy. She’s active in her sorority and the student activity board. And, she has sickle cell disease. In the 1970s, the average life span for a person with sickle cell was 14 […] Read More »

youth football

Youth football research shows children at even greater risk for concussion

Youth football players represent 70 percent of all players in the United States. Yet, many studies have focused on measuring head impact in high school, college and professional athletes. Few studies on direct hits in youth football have emerged until now. A study published in Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics in October shows youth football players […] Read More »

child fainting

Fainting in children

Benign syncope (fainting) is a common occurrence in adolescents and older children. It is a brief and sudden loss of consciousness and postural tone with spontaneous recovery. Causes include dehydration or dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system, such as vasovagal syncope, also known as neurocardiogenic or reflex syncope, leading to transient loss of adequate cerebral […] Read More »

Doctor giving patient vaccination

HPV rise highlights need for vaccination

As a new study shows human papillomavirus (HPV) has increased dramatically over the past 20 years — especially among men — doctors are stressing the importance of having their children vaccinated. HPV is a very common virus; nearly 80 million people in the U.S. — about one in four —currently are infected. According to the […] Read More »

fiber and constipation

Keeping constipation away: Grocery store swaps for increasing fiber

With so many children suffering from stomachaches due to constipation, parents need to be vigilant about how much fiber kids are eating. Fiber is a key component in staying regular. Simple grocery store swaps can increase your child’s fiber intake. Coupled with plenty of water and exercise, you can help prevent constipation. How much fiber […] Read More »

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How to create safer streets from Safe Kids Louisville

You have heard plenty of people ask why the chicken crossed the road, but no one asks “how?” The scary part is, if the chicken had learned to cross the road from humans, he would be looking at a phone or have buds in his ears. Fatalities for pedestrians under age 19 was on a […] Read More »

pediatric cancer and learning disabilities

Cancer survivors can be at risk for learning disabilities

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 80 percent of children with cancer now survive five years or more thanks to major treatment advancements. As more kids who had childhood cancer grow up, doctors and researchers are learning more about side effects that can happen months or years down the road. Learning disabilities and […] Read More »


Who cares for my child in the hospital?

If your child needs to be hospitalized, you’ll run into a whole staff of comforting faces. The hospitalist is one specialist you’ll meet and may not have heard of. In the same way that pediatricians focus their care on children and teens, hospitalists focus on the special needs of hospitalized patients. Your pediatrician or an […] Read More »

Give for Good Louisville

Thanks, Louisville, for helping kids with cancer

Thank you so much for your generosity and outpouring of love for those in our community who have been touched by cancer during this year’s Give for Good Louisville campaign. Funds raised go directly to help care for children and teens at Norton Children’s Cancer Institute. If you missed it, we shared the courageous stories […] Read More »

suicide prevention

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 on it can help save a life. Suicide by the numbers More than 44,000 Americans die by suicide each year, […] Read More »

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Change a life today and give for good

An estimated 15,780 kids in the United States are diagnosed with childhood cancer every year. In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Children’s Hospital Foundation asks you to join us today raising funds to help put an end to cancer. Give for good for every family that has to hear “Your child has cancer.” […] Read More »

Kinley Elrod hospital fundraising

Teen receives award for Norton Children’s Hospital fundraising

I have homes, I have many homes. One of my many homes is Norton Children’s Hospital. Some people may think it’s silly To call a hospital a home, But to me, that’s what I’ve known. – Kinley Elrod, 14 Kinley has written several poems about her time at Norton Children’s Hospital. But this one really […] Read More »