Does my teen have PCOS?

Acne. Hair growth. Irregular periods. Weight gain. Sounds like the usual issues teen girls deal with during puberty. Maybe — but not always. These also can be symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS. When acne, […]

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Deadline approaching: September Home & BMW Raffle prize

The annual Norton Children’s Hospital Home & BMW Raffle is one of the most popular ways to help the hospital maintain and advance its lifesaving programs and services. In addition to the grand prize of […]

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Questions to ask before sending your child back to day care

If you’re considering sending your child to day care, or camp and activities, there are questions you can ask to make sure the facility is following guidelines to protect you and your family. Kentucky issued […]

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Honor Childhood Cancer Awareness Month with Norton Children’s Cancer Institute

2020 has been a challenging year. Unfortunately, childhood cancer doesn’t stop during a pandemic. Many of the “new normal” actions that everyone should use to reduce the risk from COVID-19 — face masks, social distancing […]

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How to prevent shinsplints

With kids playing multiple organized sports or on several different teams, overuse injuries such as shinsplints in children have been on the rise. Shinsplints often occur in runners — but they can happen in sports […]

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Childhood leukemia patient returns to the hospital as a staff member

Heather Kays was a 12-year-old girl newly diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia when she was a cancer patient at Norton Children’s Hospital. Now, as a 23-year-old healthy woman, she is on the staff as a […]

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What is SMA?

Spinal muscular atrophy, or SMA, is a condition that progressively causes the loss of motor neurons (anterior horn cells). SMA affects about 1 in 11,000 births and is the No. 1 genetic cause of death […]

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Once school starts, there will be more than 1 virus to take steps to avoid

There will be more than one virus to take steps to avoid as schools reopen. Kids have always brought home germs, viruses and bacteria that could make their sick day a sick day for you […]

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Last year’s Norton Children’s Hospital Home & BMW Raffle early prize winner supports the cause

When Anthony Manni won the technology package in the September early prize drawing as part of the 2019 Norton Children’s Hospital Home & BMW Raffle, it seemed meant to be. Anthony — who won an […]

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$2.5 million gift to Norton Children’s furthers cystic fibrosis research and care

During the past 70 years, great strides have been made in developing treatments for cystic fibrosis (CF). A child born with the disease once had little hope of attending school, but today they are living […]

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A Bowling Green girl is ready for kindergarten after complex heart care

Kara Ainsley is a registered nurse at a rehabilitation facility in Bowling Green, Kentucky. She can tell when things are going smoothly and when they aren’t. After a relatively uneventful pregnancy, she labored the morning […]

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Review your college-bound child’s health insurance

Colleges across the country are taking steps to keep students safer — reconfiguring dorm rooms, creating more classroom space to allow for social distancing and adopting policies to reduce the risk of spread of the […]

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