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One parent’s story of a child’s autism diagnosis

Nearly a decade later, I still vividly remember almost every detail of the day I was told my youngest child was on the autism spectrum. Grayson was just shy of 3 years old when we learned of his diagnosis. We sat in shock as we were told by the developmental pediatrician that she had every…

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Heart, Heart Transplant

Norton Children’s celebrates 100th heart transplant patient

As doctors, nurses and staff lined the lobby of Norton Children’s Hospital to say goodbye, Thomas Norris had a big reason to smile. After almost a year of waiting and more than 100 days in the hospital, Thomas left Norton Children’s with a new heart. Thomas, a 9-year-old from Jeffersonville, Indiana, was born with dilated…

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Respiratory therapist whose career spans decades also gives freely through volunteer service

Angela Fields is a giver in the truest sense of the word. At work, as a respiratory therapist at Norton Children’s Medical Center, she gives compassionate care to young patients who are having trouble breathing. She takes it upon herself to find ways to connect with the children she treats, gladly studying up on popular…

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Diabetes, Endocrinology

Megan B. Coriell, M.D., helps kids make their endocrinology disorders fit their lives

As the daughter of a pediatrician, Megan B. Coriell, M.D., was drawn to medicine from an early age. “I grew up around medicine,” said Dr. Coriell, a Louisville native. “I watched the relationships my mom made with patients and their families and saw how much she loved her job.” When the future Dr. Coriell started…

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Diabetes, Endocrinology

New treatment can delay Type 1 diabetes

You wouldn’t know it, but Kylie Smith is in the early stages of Type 1 diabetes. Thanks to a new treatment at Wendy Novak Diabetes Institute, Kylie, a 15-year-old from Shepherdsville, Kentucky, has the chance to potentially delay getting the disease. Two years ago, Kylie’s sister developed Type 1 diabetes, which happens when the pancreas…

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Top 13 questions to ask the pediatrician about your newborn

While becoming a parent is exciting, it can come with many questions for the pediatrician. During this time, your baby’s pediatrician will be one of your most valuable resources. You’ll be seeing them a lot during the first year during regular check ups, and they are here to advocate for your infant’s health and well-being,…

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Heart

Young boy flown from Africa receives lifesaving care at Norton Children’s

Four-year-old Nouri was born with a hole in his heart,  a condition that — for babies in the U.S. — usually can be surgically repaired soon after birth. But in Nouri’s home country, Burkina Faso, such lifesaving treatments were not accessible. In fact, the country in West Africa is considered one of the poorest in…

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Norton Children’s pioneer passes away

A local icon in the pediatric world has passed away. Richard S. “Dick” Wolf, M.D., who served as medical director of Norton Children’s Hospital from 1983 through 1995, passed away Oct. 17, 2023. In addition to being a well-known local pediatrician for 30 years, Dr. Wolf was instrumental in building Norton Children’s Hospital into what…

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Heart, Heart Transplant, News

Norton Children’s performs 100th heart transplant

Norton Children’s is celebrating a milestone almost 40 years in the making. Doctors with Norton Children’s Heart Institute performed the hospital’s 100th pediatric heart transplant. The patient, a 9-year-old, is currently recovering. He had been on the transplant waiting list for almost a year. “It’s exciting to reach this milestone,” said Bahaaldin Alsoufi, M.D., chief…

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Mother’s persistence and Norton Children’s expertise leads to discovery and treatment of brain infection

No parent wants to see their child in pain. For months this summer, Anita Salik watched her 9-year-old son, Harold, experience persistent, debilitating headaches. “I would always wake up in the night and it would hurt,” Harold said. “I couldn’t stop crying.” “He’d get mad sometimes when he had it because he just couldn’t enjoy…

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Cancer, Patient Stories

After 4-year battle with neuroblastoma, Louisville girl is cancer-free

Surrounded by nurses and staff, Alaina Kenney proudly rang the “end of treatment bell” at Norton Children’s Hospital. The celebration in early August marked the end of the 13-year-old’s chemotherapy treatments, nearly four years after being diagnosed neuroblastoma, a type of cancer found most often in kids and infants. One day in September 2019, as…

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News, Pulmonology

Vaping Impacts on Teen Health

Electronic cigarette use puts young people at risk of bronchitis, shortness of breath and other significant respiratory symptoms after just 30 days, according to a new study from the Center for Tobacco Research. The study found these teens were twice as likely to have bronchitis and 78% more likely to have shortness of breath. A…

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