Drownings in Kentucky waterways this year already surpass all of 2019

Kentucky already has had more drownings this year than all of 2019, even while public pools are closed to limit the spread of the coronavirus. So far this year, there have been 33 drownings in […]

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Daily disinfecting and deep cleaning between patients at Norton Children’s Hospital

Norton Children’s Hospital environmental services crews disinfect each patient room daily and perform a deep clean after each patient leaves the hospital. The strict regimen between patients includes disinfecting furniture and surfaces such as bedrails, […]

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Gun safety for kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), there is a gun in 1 out of 3 homes with children, and nearly 1.7 million children live in a home with a loaded, unlocked gun. Every […]

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Hot cars are no place for kids

It doesn’t have to be a hot summer day for a hot car-related injury or death to occur. It can get up to 50 degrees higher than the outside air temperature inside a car, and […]

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How to talk to kids about the stresses in their lives

Children encounter troubling issues every day, from divorce, major illness and death of a loved one to community violence, natural disasters and other tragedies making the news. To guide a child’s understanding of difficult issues, […]

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Returning to the classroom may be unclear, but the need for vaccinations isn’t

Even with COVID-19 still looming, now is a good time for parents to schedule back-to-school wellness exams and vaccinations. “Though we’re not exactly sure what the new school year will bring, it’s very important that […]

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How to prevent heat exhaustion

The official start to summer is coming soon; however, the temperatures and humidity levels already have arrived. As we brace for heat waves during the summer, medical experts encourage parents to heed the warning and […]

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Kids’ face masks: How to help your child

Wearing a mask (when age-appropriate) is a way for people to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep children and families safer during the COVID-19 outbreak. Norton Children’s wants every child to be a […]

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How to prevent kidney stones

In the past few decades, kidney stones have become common in young children and teens. While kidney stones affect a small number of children overall, the condition can be very painful and stressful for a […]

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2 years after emergency heart surgery when he was born, Trent is happy and energetic

Trent Robinson was rushed to Norton Children’s Hospital by ambulance from a nearby hospital just after being delivered by emergency cesarean section in March 2018. “He was turning blue. I got to see him for […]

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Providing kids the highest level of trauma care

Norton Children’s Hospital is home to the region’s only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center, meaning it is equipped to provide the highest level of trauma care. Mary E. Fallat, M.D., is one of the main […]

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Welcome Yarie to the Heel, Dog, Heal program

The four-legged medical staff at Norton Children’s facilities is growing, thanks to generous community support. Yarie, a 2-year-old golden Lab cross, joined Norton Healthcare’s Heel, Dog, Heal program in January. She works in the “Just […]

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