Back to School, Norton Childrens Medical Group

Get caught up on your child’s immunizations during back-to-school season

Back-to-school season is a good time to catch up on your child’s immunizations. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more children have fallen behind on vaccines since the COVID-19 pandemic began. In the 2020-2021 school year, the CDC reported that fewer kindergartners were getting vaccinated, with an overall decline in childhood immunizations since…

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Allergy and Immunology

What is the best allergy medicine for kids?

If your child has seasonal allergies, you may be wondering what is the best over-the-counter allergy medicine for kids. According to allergists, the medication that can offer the best relief likely depends on a child’s age and symptoms. Generally speaking, nasal steroid sprays tend to be the best daily medication to treat allergies and have…

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COVID19, Migraine Headaches, Neurosciences

Providers working to treat children with ‘long COVID-19’ headaches

Providers are seeing more patients complain of headaches during the pandemic, and headaches are a common symptom of “long COVID-19,” an illness marked by COVID-19 symptoms that linger for months after an infection. Many children who become infected with the COVID-19 virus typically recover within a week, and most cases are not severe. However, some…

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Endocrinology

How food can be used as a form of diabetes treatment

Treating diabetes with food When it comes to managing diabetes, medications and insulin aren’t the only ways to help. Food can be an effective form of diabetes treatment, according to Morgan Kopka, RDN, L.D., a diabetes educator with Norton Children’s Endocrinology, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine. The latest research shows combining so-called “culinary medicine”…

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Back to School, Sleep Medicine, Teens

Setting a back-to-school bedtime routine

Shopping for school supplies, completing back-to-school checkups and meeting new teachers are all part of the back-to-school excitement. But for many families, one of the biggest challenges is getting back into a regular bedtime routine. Summer break often means more relaxed bedtime and wake-up schedules. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s guidelines for the recommended…

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News

Video: The ‘first roll’ with Jack Harlow at The Homies’ annual kickball tournament

Bourbon & Bowties™ The event, benefiting Norton Children’s Hospital, features music, hors d’oeuvres from Louisville’s top chefs and an auction to raise funds for the Norton Children’s Hospital through the Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation.Get updates on 2023’s event A Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation Bourbon & Bowties™ honoree, 15-year-old Maxwell Johnson, rolled the ceremonial “first roll” at the…

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Immediate Care Centers, Infectious Disease, Norton Childrens Medical Group, Norton Primary Care

Is it a Mpox rash or something minor?

Mpox rash symptoms include pimples or blisters that can be painful or itchy and often are located on or near the genitals or anus, according to health care providers. In addition to the groin area, a monkey pox rash can break out on the hands, feet, chest, face or mouth. If you are concerned about…

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Brain Tumor, Cancer

Treatment options for recurrent low-grade glioma

What is low-grade glioma? Low-grade gliomas (LGGs) are the most common brain tumors in children. A glioma is a type of tumor that starts in the brain or spinal cord, and low-grade means that the cancer grows at a slower rate. A low-grade glioma begins in the glial cells, which help the neurons in the…

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Endocrinology

New program helps young adults with diabetes transition to adult care

For teens and young adults with diabetes and their families, the transition to adulthood can be both exciting and stressful. Some parents find it hard to transition management of their child’s care when for so long they have been used to managing their child’s chronic health condition. As they become adults, young people with diabetes…

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Orthopedics, Scoliosis

Tethering for scoliosis offers children more benefits, faster recovery

Tethering for scoliosis is a newer, minimally invasive surgery that works with a child’s natural growth process to correct their spinal curvature over time.  Norton Children’s Orthopedics of Louisville, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, offers the latest pediatric scoliosis tethering technology. “Tethering is a newer technique that corrects a child’s scoliosis, but unlike…

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Orthopedics, Scoliosis

What to expect after your child’s spinal fusion surgery

When a child is being treated for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), many parents have questions about what to expect after spinal fusion surgery: What will my child’s recovery be like? What happens before and after the operation? How will the treatment team ensure my child remains as comfortable as possible? Norton Children’s Orthopedics of Louisville, affiliated…

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Migraine Headaches, Neurosciences

Migraine symptoms in kids

Migraine symptoms in kids are very similar to adult symptoms, and since a tendency toward migraine may be passed from parent to child, parents already may know some of the signs. Migraine attacks recur and can cause throbbing pain on one or both sides of the head. More than with a routine headache, migraine symptoms…

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