Skip the waiting room, follow-ups by video call: Medical care resumes with safeguards

Appointments with your child’s health care providers are changing, and new options may be around long after the coronavirus threat has passed. For Madeleine Wardell, APRN, pediatric nurse practitioner, the waiting room at Norton Children’s […]

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Norton Children’s Medical Associates adding prescriptive food pantry to more locations

Many families in Louisville and Southern Indiana struggle to provide healthy meals for children. This is due to many factors, including cost, living in a “food desert” — an area where it’s difficult to find […]

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PMIS and COVID-19: What to watch for

Fewer children than adults have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of children who have been diagnosed, most haven’t been very sick. Some children had cold symptoms, and we know that some children who have tested positive […]

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Diabetes-friendly recipes: Hummus or guacamole roll-ups

GUACAMOLE ROLL-UPS Ingredients: 4 whole-wheat tortillas 1 cup Simple Truth traditional guacamole, 1/4 cup per tortilla 3 to 4 pieces sliced turkey or ham Shredded lettuce 3 to 4 Roma tomatoes, diced Shredded low-fat cheese, […]

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Norton Children’s Hospital launches pediatric COVID-19 helpline

As Kentucky begins seeing cases of pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome, associated with COVID-19, Norton Children’s Hospital and the commonwealth of Kentucky are launching a pediatric COVID-19 helpline. The helpline, (800) 722-5725, is open 24/7 to […]

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COVID-19 and Kawasaki disease: What should parents know?

So far in the COVID-19 pandemic, data from China, Italy and other European countries showed that coronavirus infections were much less common in children than adults. When children did get sick with the virus, they […]

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Questions and answers about pediatrician’s office visits

Phase 1 of Kentucky’s Healthy at Work plan called for the reopening of nonurgent/nonemergency health care services, diagnostic radiology and laboratory services on April 27. The plan also recommends that telehealth appointments should be used […]

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Norton Children’s providing COVID-19 testing to all patients before admission or outpatient surgery

Norton Children’s resumed outpatient surgery and other outpatient invasive procedures on Wednesday, May 6. To accommodate these patients, who are required to have a COVID-19 test before their procedure, Norton Healthcare has opened pre-procedure testing […]

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How to help a constipated baby

Constipation in infants is something parents often ask their child’s pediatrician about. Is their child having a bowel movement often enough? What does constipation look like in an infant? Here’s how you can help an […]

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Now isn’t the time to let vaccinations slip — pediatricians’ offices are open with extra safety

Concerns over COVID-19 are keeping some families from doing wellness visits with their child’s pediatrician. Doctors are concerned this delay could result in children falling behind on potentially lifesaving vaccines or even cause future outbreaks […]

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Norton Healthcare resuming elective surgical procedures with stringent COVID-19 controls

In keeping with guidance from Gov. Andy Beshear, Norton Healthcare is resuming previously-postponed medical procedures, including elective inpatient surgeries. The health system gradually will add procedures such as outpatient surgery and limited inpatient operations. After […]

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Expressive therapy continues for childhood cancer patients during COVID-19 pandemic

The expressive arts team, part of Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, ​supports childhood cancer patients with music, art and massage therapy as they undergo treatment at Norton Children’s Hospital. […]

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