Long-term effects of Kawasaki disease include dangerous heart issues

Kawasaki disease — a rare condition that most often affects children under 5 — comes with symptoms such as rash, peeling skin, swelling, redness, drying and cracking of the lips and tongue. Another symptom is […]

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Blood disease HLH requires fast diagnosis and treatment

Recently, ESPN reporter Edward Aschoff passed away unexpectedly on his 34th birthday after a brief illness. His fiancée disclosed that he was diagnosed with multifocal pneumonia and was being treated for a “presumed diagnosis” of […]

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Need a new pediatrician? Meet our providers at a Newbie Night

Newbie Nights at Norton Children’s Medical Associates allow parents to meet staff and see our practice locations. These monthly events provide a perfect opportunity for parents who are expecting a baby or new to the […]

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Brain injury in kids linked to common household items

When you think of traumatic brain injury (TBI), also called acquired brain injury (ABI), you may think of car crashes or sports injuries. However, a recent study shows that common home furnishings and fixtures are […]

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How to count carbs for Type 1 diabetes

I have lived with Type 1 diabetes for 21 years. Carbohydrate counting is as integral to a meal to me as chewing. And that’s because there’s a lot of math to think about when you […]

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Spine surgery using 3D technology saves Indiana girl from paralysis

An innovative surgery using 3D printing technology is alleviating pain for some of the most critical and complicated cases. A 13-year-old girl from Clarksville, Indiana is one of those cases. Haley Kessinger was born with […]

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How to help your child with grief after a celebrity death

Children, especially younger ones, process grief in different ways. Grief is not a feeling that we reserve solely for our loved ones; we also experience grief at the passing of people with whom we feel […]

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Childhood cancer patients and Louisville musicians produce remix of My Morning Jacket song

It’s unlikely Jim James was thinking of childhood cancer when he wrote the song “Victory Dance,” for My Morning Jacket’s 2011 record “Circuital.” The song, however, has become a rallying cry for the children and […]

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What to expect in a neurological exam

Your child was referred to a pediatric neurologist for a neurological exam, also called a neuro exam, part of a complete neurological evaluation. You know your pediatrician and generally what to expect during those visits. […]

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What is a growth plate fracture?

Everyone of us, young and old, is at risk for taking a stumble and breaking a bone, an injury also called a fracture. Children, however, are at risk for an additional type of injury: the […]

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How do fad diets affect diabetes?

At the start of the new year, getting healthy and losing weight are on the minds of many. There are a lot of diets out there to choose from –– and while many diets promote […]

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How long does the cold virus live on surfaces?

Cold viruses can survive on indoor surfaces for up to seven days, but are infectious only for about 24 hours. Generally, they last longer on hard, nonporous surfaces such as plastic or stainless steel. The […]

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