For babies with complex heart conditions, care continues once it’s time to go home

Caring for children born with complex heart conditions can be challenging and stressful for families. Treatment involves long hospital stays and sometimes multiple open heart surgeries. Being well enough to go home is a big […]

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Norton Children’s Heart Institute growth helped pediatric cardiologist decide to move to Louisville

Pediatric cardiologist Sarah J. Wilkens, M.D., MPH, has trained to care for the sickest children — heart failure and transplant patients. “Ultimately what motivates me are the patients and trying to support their families in […]

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Why baby face masks are dangerous and how to protect young ones from coronavirus

Face masks can be dangerous for babies and toddlers under age 2, but there are steps you can take to protect the little ones from the coronavirus. Babies and toddlers have smaller airways, making breathing […]

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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 2020 Norton Children’s Hospital Home & BMW Raffle. The entry deadline is Aug. 10, and […]

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How to prevent Little League shoulder

While an abbreviated major league season is just getting underway, much younger pitchers and catchers have been playing at baseball fields across the U.S. As baseball is one of the youth sports where it is […]

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What to expect at a doctor’s appointment

Keeping healthy during this time is crucial — when was the last time your child saw their doctor? Norton Children’s practices and facilities have resumed all services as before the coronavirus outbreak, while taking extra […]

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How to prepare your child for seeing face masks at the doctor’s office

When was the last time your child saw their pediatrician? Norton Children’s practices and facilities have resumed all services as before the coronavirus outbreak, while taking extra precautions to keep you and your child safer. […]

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Home & BMW Raffle gas card winner: ‘Share what you’ve got’

Rodney Lambert purchased a Norton Children’s Hospital Home & BMW Raffle ticket in his wife’s name last year. Before he had a chance to tell her about the ticket, she won the first early prize […]

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Joint pain in children: When to get help

Maybe it’s growing pains or the kind of soreness that any active kid is going to experience. But when is joint pain in children something to take seriously? If joint pain, swelling or stiffness lasts […]

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Safe baby sleep: What parents need to know

According to Safe Sleep Kentucky, the state’s infant mortality rate is almost double the national average. Safe sleep practices can reduce the risk of any infant dying. What do parents need to know about safe […]

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Don’t let children on trampolines

To jump or not? Trampolines are popular fixtures in backyards, and trampoline parks are popular in cities across the U.S. But pediatric orthopedic surgeons warn about trampoline use and accidents that cause broken arms, wrists, […]

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Heavy periods: Don’t ignore your daughter’s pain

Mothers who experience heavy periods may expect that their daughters will have the same fate. If you’ve had heavy periods and consider it as just “something to deal with,” it may not be the same […]

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