Behavioral-Mental Health, Norton Childrens Medical Group

Are children overmedicated? Talking to your pediatrician about deprescribing drugs for mental health

The number of medications prescribed for children for many behavioral and mental health conditions has increased over the years, prompting concerns about overmedication of children. Medication successfully can treat behavioral and emotional conditions such as depression, anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and insomnia. These drugs, which affect the central nervous system, are also known as psychotropics….

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Endocrinology

Norton Children’s Hospital, Wendy Novak Diabetes Institute receive national certification for inpatient diabetes care

Norton Children’s Hospital has achieved a national certification for inpatient diabetes care. Norton Children’s is the first pediatric hospital in the country to receive it. Inpatient diabetes care is provided by the pediatric specialists with the Wendy Novak Diabetes Institute. Specifically, the hospital received the certification for its glycemic management program. Glycemic management is the…

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Behavioral-Mental Health, Norton Childrens Medical Group

Types of bullying and what you can do

There are three types of bullying: Verbal bullying, social bullying and physical bullying. Bullies use these strategies to gain control over a child emotionally or even sexually. It can happen anywhere – at school, out of school, on the bus, on the internet. At that root of bullying is aggressive behavior that takes advantage of…

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Flu, Norton Childrens Medical Group

Flu shots for kids: A pediatrician answers parents’ questions

Pediatricians at Norton Children’s Medical Group, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, are gearing up for the upcoming flu season, which typically runs from October through May.  Although influenza rates were lower than usual last year, likely due to pandemic precautions, the flu and other respiratory viruses are expected to rise this year, as…

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News

Kids should get flu vaccines by end of October

As cases of flu are already popping up, Norton Children’s Medical Group, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, urges families to get their children vaccinated before the end of October. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends annual flu vaccines for children starting at 6 months old. Children between the ages of 6…

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Childrens Hospital Foundation, Endocrinology, Foundation

$15 million gift to create the Wendy Novak Diabetes Institute

Norton Children’s Hospital and the Lift a Life Novak Family Foundation today announced the creation of the Wendy Novak Diabetes Institute. A $15 million lead gift from the Lift a Life Novak Family Foundation is the starting point of a $60 million vision to expand diabetes care for children and adults, as well as build…

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Electrocardiogram, Fetal Echocardiogram, Heart, Tele-Echocardiogram

Quality children’s cardiology care close to home across Kentucky and Southern Indiana

Southern Indiana are getting the sophisticated pediatric heart care available at Norton Children’s without having to leave their hometown. Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, has an extensive network offering pediatric cardiology testing and follow-up care at 16 cardiology offices, 30 tele-echocardiography locations and six fetal echocardiography locations across Southern…

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News, Norton Childrens Medical Group, Pulmonology

RSV cases spiking in Norton Children’s

Norton Children’s is treating more than twice as many patients with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) compared with the same period last year — fueling an unseasonal spike in respiratory illnesses typically seen in winter months. Norton Children’s Hospital has admitted 66 patients for RSV this week, compared with 32 at the same point in 2021. RSV…

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Orthopedics

7 most common sports overuse injuries in kids

Sports overuse injuries in kids have become quite common as the pressure for students to compete in year-round sports, such as travel and tournament teams, has increased over time. “Being active and participating in sports is a good thing for kids,” said James E. Moyer, M.D., pediatric orthopedic specialist with Norton Children’s Orthopedics of Louisville, affiliated…

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Cancer

10 facts about childhood cancer

It’s an unfortunate fact: Childhood cancer rates have been on the rise for the past few decades. Here are some of the top facts to know about childhood cancer:  10 childhood cancer facts Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in children ages 1 to 14. (Accidents account for the most deaths among children, according…

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News

Diet, exercise essential for teens with PCOS and weight gain

If your daughter is experiencing polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and weight gain, it’s important to keep in mind that lifestyle changes, such as proper diet and exercise, can reduce the disease’s severity. Excessive weight gain is common in teens with PCOS. But without proper diagnosis and treatment, the condition can lead to obesity, diabetes, heart…

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Norton Childrens Medical Group

Qué causa la conjuntivitis, cuánto tiempo es contagiosa y cuándo consultar a un médico

This story is also available in English ¿Qué causa la conjuntivitis? La conjuntivitis puede ser causada por un virus, bacterias, reacciones alérgicas o irritantes ambientales. También conocida como conjuntivitis, es una inflamación de la conjuntiva, la parte blanca del ojo y los párpados internos. “La conjuntivitis puede ser extremadamente contagiosa y propagarse a través de…

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