Childrens Hospital Foundation, Endocrinology, Norton Childrens Hospital, Research

Diabetes doesn’t have to slow kids down

Kids need to play and move. It’s part of a healthy childhood. They’re meant to run around until they’re red in the face and exhausted. But when a child has Type 1 diabetes, vigorous activity, such as sports, can cause major health consequences due to changes in blood sugar levels. A $1 million pledge to…

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Cancer, Clip for Kids

Dawne Gee: Why I fight for kids with cancer

As a news anchor in Louisville, I meet many people. One of those was Brooke Pardue, mother of a 4-year-old fighting rhabdomyosarcoma. His name was Sammy. His beautiful eyes and lips seemed to stand out because the harsh treatment had taken away all his hair. Even his eyebrows were gone. On that day, however, Brooke…

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Prevention & Wellness

6 tips to ensure you enjoy Thunder

More than 300,000 spectators are expected to jam the Louisville and Indiana waterfronts on Saturday to officially kick off the Kentucky Derby Festival. To make the most of your family’s Thunder Over Louisville experience, here are some tips for staying healthy and safe while making last memories: Save your skin. The weather is going to…

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Recipes, Urology

Power Foods – Frozen Yogurt Pops

Eating yogurt and other cultured dairy products (fermented with “good” bacteria) regularly may decrease the risk for urinary tract infections by up to 80 percent. When selecting yogurt for your child, it is important to look for a statement on the packaging that says “contains live and active cultures.” Yogurt contains good bacteria, active cultures…

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News

Guns and kids don’t mix

It happens thousands of times a year: A child gets a hold of a gun and shoots him or herself, or someone else. The latest incident happened in Indianapolis this week when a 2-year-old boy died after shooting himself with a gun he found in his mother’s purse. The mother had stepped away for just…

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News

Going all the way with your sex talk

It’s no secret that children today are often exposed to adult language, images and behaviors before they are developmentally prepared to handle them. As children see and hear these at a younger age, parents need to start thinking about having the “sex talk” earlier than our parents did when we were kids. Here’s four myths…

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Cancer, Gynecology

Family adopts to save baby with cancer

Hal and Shelly White have always taught their four children to be loving and Christian-minded, sharing their kind hearts with members of their community, church and school. One Sunday in 2009, the White family attended church services that would ultimately change their lives. The sermon talked about orphans who were displaced in Haiti following the…

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Childrens Hospital Foundation, Norton Childrens Hospital

The baby whisperers cuddle and calm drug-addicted newborns

Gary and Rita Muratalla have a standing date every Friday. The Elizabethtown, Kentucky, couple doesn’t go dancing or out to dinner; they spend hours at Norton Children’s Hospital holding and calming newborns going through the agonizing and painful process of drug withdrawal. The pain-pill and heroin epidemics have spiked a 50-fold increase in hospitalizations of…

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Child Abuse Prevention

Child abuse through a doctor’s eyes

I’ve been a practicing pediatrician for 13 years. I feel like I’ve seen it all — from the normal bumps and scrapes to some of the rarest syndromes and diseases on this planet. But there’s one thing that always shocks and upsets me as a physician and as a parent: child abuse. An abused child…

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News

Preparing yourself and your kids for puberty

Any parent would agree: There are milestones in our children’s lives that give us thrills and chills. Watching our children take their first steps, play a team sport for the first time, receive an honor from a teacher — the list goes on. What about the onset of puberty? For many boys and girls, this…

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Child Abuse Prevention

More moms can find safe haven for babies

Giving up a newborn baby may seem unimaginable. But for some Kentucky moms, they are faced with having to make that heart-wrenching decision. Up until now, they had only three days after giving birth to do so. That’s about to change. The Kentucky General Assembly has passed an expansion of Kentucky’s Safe Infants Act, also…

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Norton Childrens Hospital, Recipes, Urology

Power Foods – Berry Smoothie

Cranberries, blueberries, raspberries, oh my! Berries promote urinary tract health and provide protection against infection with an important compound that helps fight bacteria and keeps it from sticking to the lining of the urinary tract. Recipe: • 1 Cup low-fat vanilla yogurt • 1/2 cup strawberries • 1/2 cup raspberries • 1/3 cup skim milk…

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