Get your child’s health care college ready: Advance directives

If you have a college freshman heading off to campus, you know it is an exciting time, full of promise. When you think of this time in your child’s life, the phrase “estate planning” doesn’t […]

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Time for sports physicals

School is just around the corner, or already starting, and there’s no better time for your child to get a pre-participation sports physical. Your student athlete won’t be allowed to play sports this fall without […]

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Time to graduate to an adult OB/GYN

Turning 18 comes with a lot of milestones and new beginnings: graduating high school, becoming a legal adult and embarking on college or a career. One milestone young women should consider soon after they turn […]

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Pediatric rheumatologists can help kids with pediatric rheumatic disease

Rheumatologists diagnose and treat autoimmune and inflammatory conditions that affect muscles, joints and connective tissues. These conditions in children are called by a broad term known as pediatric rheumatic diseases. A well-known pediatric rheumatic disease […]

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New parent or new to town — meet a pediatrician at a Newbie Night this month

Norton Children’s Medical Associates monthly open houses allow parents to meet staff and see our practice locations. These “Newbie Nights” are perfect for expectant or new-to-the-area parents to meet providers and ask questions. Those looking […]

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Deadline approaching: Win gas for a year

Would you like to win gas for a year from Thorntons? Try your luck by purchasing a ticket for the 2019 Norton Children’s Hospital Home & BMW Raffle. The entry deadline is Aug. 10, and […]

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Tips on talking to your kids about tragedy from Norton Children’s experts

The Rev. Rick Forest, chaplain and bereavement care coordinator at Norton Children’s Hospital, and Bryan D. Carter, Ph.D., clinical pediatric psychologist at Norton Children’s Hospital and University of Louisville Physicians offer thoughts on how to talk to […]

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How to manage Type 1 diabetes during the summer

Summer can be a fun time for kids: time spent outside, vacations, day trips and so much more. The fun can disrupt a child’s normal routine, however, which can make managing blood sugar difficult for […]

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Helping kids with cancer find a new purpose in music

Not much rattles Joseph M. Flynn, D.O., MPH, FACP, chief administrative officer for Norton Medical Group and physician-in-chief for Norton Cancer Institute. Yet, he admits to having butterflies last May as he stood backstage with […]

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Sunscreen ingredients like oxybenzone are less risky for kids than skin cancer

A recent study by the Journal of the American Medical Association, JAMA has prompted worries about sunscreen ingredients such as oxybenzone that can be absorbed into the bloodstream, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to […]

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Splash ‘n’ Dash Walk/Run is Saturday

Norton Children’s Hospital Splash ‘n’ Dash Walk/Run is this Saturday, Aug. 3. There’s still time to register online — or you can register the morning of the race. (Day-of registration fee is an additional $5.) No matter […]

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Umbilical cord blood can help children with cancer and blood disorders

July is Cord Blood Awareness Month. Did you know that umbilical cord blood can be used to treat more than 70 diseases, including blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma? If you’re expecting a baby, you […]

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