$550,000 grant turns concrete space into healing garden

What used to be an empty concrete space at Norton Children’s Hospital has been transformed into a beautiful healing garden for families to enjoy thanks to $550,000 in funding from the Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation. […]

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A routine prenatal ultrasound turns scary, but offers time to prepare for lifesaving heart surgery

For Lauren Fitzmaurice of Owensboro, Kentucky, after 30 weeks of pregnancy, her due date was starting to seem like it was within reach. Pregnant with her second son, Miles, she was diagnosed with gestational diabetes, […]

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Child regressing during the pandemic? Ways to help

Child regression can take many forms: Potty accidents, thumb-sucking, baby talk, clinginess and sleep issues. Increased stress, whether due to the COVID-19 pandemic or other disruptions such as the birth of a sibling, parent’s job […]

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Yearly checkups screen for mental health

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, children and families have been working through a new, difficult normal. Depending on a child’s situation, there was a lot to be stressed about: completing school at home, […]

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Helping kids avoid and overcome infections after transplants

Victoria A. Statler, M.D., works hard to educate children undergoing transplants on ways to avoid potentially dangerous infections. She also treats them when they do get sick. Children receiving transplanted organs or bone marrow take […]

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Bleeding disorder symptoms: What parents should know

Bleeding disorders are a rare group of conditions that affect blood clotting. The human body has 13 blood clotting factors — blood components such as clotting proteins and platelets — that work together to help […]

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My toddler has blood in their urine. What’s wrong?

If you notice blood in your toddler’s urine, it can be cause for concern. Blood in urine, called hematuria, is when the kidneys or other parts of the urinary tract allow blood to leak into […]

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Learning from the ‘heart’ kids bring to spina bifida treatment

Like a lot of future orthopedic surgeons, Joshua W. Meier, M.D., liked to build things growing up. What got him interested in becoming a surgeon wasn’t making model planes out of balsa wood or helping […]

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Study: Black children disproportionately face autism diagnosis delays

Diagnosing a child with autism typically is a monthslong process involving multiple assessments, but for Black children the delay was found to average more than three years in a recent study. From the parents’ first […]

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5 ways to talk to your kids about alcohol

Here’s a staggering fact: In the U.S., more than 60% of teens have had at least one drink of alcohol. Teen drinking is an issue — and if you think your teen is not doing […]

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Strategies for reducing the infant mortality rate

A pregnant patient’s race, social status, access to medical care and living conditions all can affect whether they are more likely to deliver a baby weighing less than 5 pounds, 8 ounces (low birth weight), […]

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Genital dermatitis in boys: What parents should know

If you’re male, chances are you’ve had — or will have — genital itching at some point in your life. Boys’ genital itching comes with swelling, burning and sometimes a rash — called genital dermatitis. What […]

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