Diabetes, Endocrinology

Wendy Novak memoir on her diabetes journey offers hope, empowerment to others with the condition

Wendy Novak was 7 years old when she learned she has Type 1 diabetes, formerly known as juvenile diabetes. Her father also had the condition, so the family was well aware of the classic symptoms — excessive thirst and frequent trips to the restroom. The highs and lows of blood sugar, the indicator of blood…

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Norton Childrens Medical Group

Checklist: What to bring to your baby’s first pediatrician appointment

Congratulations on your baby’s first pediatrician appointment! This milestone marks the beginning of your baby’s health care journey. To ensure a smooth and productive pediatrician visit, it’s important to come prepared with the right items. Pack your diaper bag and be prepared for a successful visit with your pediatrician at Norton Children’s Medical Group. Here…

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Heart, Heart Transplant

Norton Children’s Heart Institute now 100 transplants strong

The transplant nurse clinician at Norton Children’s Hospital got the call on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2023. It was one that got her heart racing — in a good way. A heart was available for a young patient at Norton Children’s Hospital who had been waiting for nearly a year for a transplant. This news sent…

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15 things to do when preparing for your baby’s arrival

Becoming a parent is an exciting and life-altering event, and getting ready for your baby’s arrival comes with a lengthy checklist of preparations and decisions to make ahead of time. “As new parents, it is crucial to be prepared and ready to welcome your baby. Not only is it more comfortable for your infant —…

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Norton Childrens Medical Group

What is considered obese or overweight? The answer isn’t so simple for kids.

Around 1 in 5 children have obesity, and weight continues to be a growing issue among kids in the U.S — but what is considered obese for a child? The answer isn’t the same for each child, and it’s important to bring your child to see their pediatrician for their annual well-child visit. “The journey…

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Diabetes, Endocrinology, Research

Inhaled form of insulin studied for children and adolescents

Children and adolescents with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes may no longer need injections of insulin if a new inhaled form of insulin is found to be safe and effective. “Some kids — especially kids who have been diagnosed recently — can have a difficult time getting used to injections. This formulation is a…

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Childrens Hospital Foundation, Foundation, Home & BMW Raffle

Golden ticket: 4 co-workers buy Home & BMW raffle ticket together and win big

Just in time for the holidays, a group of Norton Healthcare employees cashed in the winning ticket for $500,000 as part of the Norton Children’s Hospital Home & BMW Raffle drawn Saturday, Nov. 18. Michellene Reynolds, R.N.; Sheila Sanders, R.N.; Christel Spears, R.N.; and Mary Ann Yann, R.N. have worked together for over five years…

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Heart, Interrupted Aortic Arch, Patient Stories, Ventricular Septal Defect

Hybrid heart surgery saves baby’s life

When Jessica and Jarrod Hogue left Norton Hospital without their newborn, they had no idea what to make of the following days, let alone years. On March 12, 2021, the Hogues welcomed their baby, Hudson, into the world nine weeks early due to a very complex congenital heart defect. As a chronic planner, Jessica had…

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Infectious Disease, Norton Childrens Medical Group, Pulmonology

What is RSV in children?

You’re in line for day care pickup and discover that your child’s classmate has respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) bronchiolitis. What does this mean for your child? With RSV season underway, it’s a good time to understand RSV, as knowledge and preparedness are key to keeping children healthy. RSV bronchiolitis symptoms RSV is a common virus…

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Endocrinology, Foundation

Living with diabetes for decades: Woman hopes to inspire others with new book and life journey

In her new book, “Diabetes and Me: Living a Healthy and Empowered Life in the Face of Diabetes” (ISBN-13 9781633310803, Nov. 14, 2023), philanthropist Wendy L. Novak takes readers on a journey illustrating that people diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, despite the challenges they may face, still can accomplish their goals and dreams. Proceeds from…

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Employee stories - Norton Childrens, NICU, Patient Stories

Carrying forward a legacy of love in the NICU

When Lindsay Brock was born, the world welcomed a fighter. Lindsay entered this world six weeks earlier than expected. Her early days were marked by medical complications that landed her in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at two Norton Healthcare hospitals. She would spend over a month fighting for her life, being cared for…

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Norton Childrens Medical Group

How to choose a pediatrician for your baby

How to choose a pediatrician: A guide for new parents  Choosing a pediatrician for your first child, or because you’ve moved or are looking to switch for any reason, brings up a lot of questions. Here are some tips for how to choose a pediatrician — so you can build a relationship that works for…

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