As insulin costs rise, many patients need help affording diabetes medication

The cost of insulin keeps rising, making it difficult for diabetes patients to afford their lifesaving medication. Today, one vial of insulin, which manages a diabetic’s blood sugar, can cost hundreds of dollars, forcing many […]

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Safety tips to help prevent teen distracted driving

When your child has newly obtained their driver’s license, handing over the keys can be anxiety inducing for parents. While a new driver can be excited to gain additional freedom and responsibilities, parents are often [...]

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Healthy blood pressure in children differs from adults

The commonly known “goal” for healthy blood pressure in adults is 120/80, but this guideline does not apply to many children. “What is considered a healthy reading for adults could indicate an unhealthy blood pressure […]

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A 39-year career of discovery as kids with cancer and blood disorders were able to thrive

Thirty-nine years ago, Diane Burnett, APRN, wasn’t sure she was cut out to care for kids with cancer and blood disorders. Give it a year, she figured. “I didn’t know if I would be a […]

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What to expect when bringing your newborn baby home from the hospital

Bringing your newborn baby home from the hospital is an exciting time, and parents should ensure they have everything they need before making that first trip home. How to dress the baby When leaving the […]

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What causes pinkeye, how long it’s contagious and when to see a doctor

What causes pinkeye? Pinkeye can be caused by a virus, bacteria, allergic reaction or environmental irritants. Also known as conjunctivitis, it is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the white part of the eye and the inner […]

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Norton Children’s receives $6 million from the state to combat child abuse

With Kentucky still outpacing the nation in instances of child abuse, state officials and Norton Children’s announced $6 million from the Kentucky General Assembly aimed at reducing the number of child deaths and injuries related […]

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One type of seizure can cause brain damage and needs emergency treatment

A seizure that lasts more than five minutes, or at least two seizures without full recovery in between, can cause brain damage or worse in children and newborns. Call 911 and get emergency treatment immediately. […]

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Laura B. Cornwell, M.D., returns home to help kids with urinary conditions

Laura B. Cornwell, M.D., hadn’t set her sights on a career in medicine until midway through high school. The Louisville native traveled to Chicago, Illinois, to visit her older sister, who was then in her […]

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Wendy Novak Diabetes Center provides diabetes resources for kids, including tools that support the entire family

When a patient is newly diagnosed with diabetes, learning how to effectively manage their condition is a top priority at the Wendy Novak Diabetes Center, part of Norton Children’s Endocrinology, affiliated with the UofL School […]

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Is it child abuse? Understanding the myths vs. facts

The signs of child abuse and neglect are not always obvious, and thousands of children in Kentucky and Indiana fall victim each year. “Adults can help protect children by understanding and correcting common myths about […]

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17 years later: Triplets thriving after starting their lives spending two months in the NICU

Maria Mozzali was at her doctor’s office for a routine checkup. The expectant mom, pregnant with triplets, was having her babies’ heart rate checked when the provider noticed something was wrong. The smallest baby’s heart […]

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