Teens

Boys and Bathing [Infographic]

As a parent, it’s your job to teach your preteen and teen about hygiene, cleanliness, washing, shaving and taking care of their body. Here’s what your child needs to know.

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CICU, Heart, Norton Childrens Hospital, Norton Childrens News

Jennifer Lawrence establishes Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 12, 2016) – Children with heart conditions who seek care at Norton Children’s Hospital will receive a boost thanks to a $2 million gift from the Lawrence Family Foundation that will establish the Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. In addition, the foundation is challenging the community to raise an additional $2…

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Heart

Norton Children’s Hospital establishes heart center

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 11, 2016) – Norton Children’s Hospital has established a heart center to address any and all heart conditions in children from across Kentucky and Southern Indiana. The Norton Children’s Hospital Heart Center provides comprehensive family-oriented services for patients of all ages born with heart defects (congenital heart disease) and for children with…

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News

Make Sunday a super celebration for kids, too

With the #SB50 right around the corner, many families are planning their game time festivities. If children will be attending your party, be sure to plan activities to keep them occupied. Mother, grandmother and child advocacy expert Erika Janes, R.N., shares a few tips on making game night a super celebration for all ages. Designate…

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Healthy Peanut Butter Ball Recipe

There’s a subject that keeps popping up on the Facebook page for the elementary school I attended in Georgia. In between memories of pony rides at the Halloween carnival and debates over who held the Field Day record for fastest 50-yard dash, there are lots of entries about the Cafetorium. We all remember that the…

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Health & Wellness, Prevention & Wellness

Obesity a growing problem in younger kids

The World Health Organization is out with a new study on the obesity crisis, and the findings are troubling. Worldwide, at least 41 million children age 5 and younger are obese or overweight, up nearly 25 percent from three decades ago. According to Healthy Louisville, nearly 20 percent of local kindergartners are overweight. The numbers…

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Babies get a health boost

Helping more babies live to see their first birthdays is the goal of a new coalition that includes Norton Children’s Hospital and Norton Healthcare. In Louisville, there are nearly seven infant deaths per 1,000 children, which is higher than the national average of 5.5. Healthy Babies Louisville is comprised of representatives from Baptist Health Louisville,…

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Heart, Patient Stories

Good at Heart

No one watching Ethan Byler play on the swing set with his sister, Emily, would point to the toddler and say, “He had a heart transplant.” They wouldn’t know that earlier this year Ethan became the first child in Kentucky to get a Berlin Heart. They’d never guess this external mechanical pump kept Ethan alive…

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NICU

Improving infants’ quality of life through music

The neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) at Norton Children’s Hospital downtown and Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital in St. Matthews offer music therapy for infants and their families. This clinical and evidence-based health practice is very different from expressive therapy, which uses music along with art, massage, writing, drama and more to help patients and families express…

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Norton Children’s Hospital again granted prestigious Magnet status

LOUISVILLE, Ky. , (Jan. 15, 2013): Norton Children’s Hospital has once again been granted Magnet? status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program. The hospital becomes one of only five in the state that have been granted Magnet status and one of only 20 children’s hospitals in the country that have been…

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News, Norton Childrens Hospital, Norton Childrens News

Conjoined twins separated at Norton Children’s Hospital

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Nov. 19, 2015) – Specialists at Norton Children’s Hospital have announced they performed a surgery to separate 7-week-old conjoined twin girls on Nov. 11. Since the surgery, the girls have been under close watch of experts in the hospital’s “Just for Kids” Critical Care Center. They are currently still on ventilators but have…

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Child Abuse Prevention

Kentucky becomes only fourth state to mandate physician training on child abuse

Kentucky and Indiana continue to rank among the worst states in the nation for the number of children who are abused and neglected, according to data from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Child Maltreatment 2012 report. In recent years Kentucky has consistently ranked among the worst states in the nation for death…

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