CDC warns about disease outbreaks linked to pools

It’s finally summer. With the warm temperatures here to stay, many families are heading to swimming pools. Before you jump in, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a warning: Pools can carry […]

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Why would my child see a hospitalist?

There are a lot of different roles that make up a child’s care team when he or she is in a children’s hospital. A child can see nurses, nurse practitioners and any number of physician […]

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How to prevent firework hand injuries

It’s fun to play with fireworks — until it’s not. Emergency departments across the country see an increase in burns and hand injuries around the  July Fourth holiday.   Charity S. Burke, M.D., hand surgeon […]

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8-year-old heart transplant recipient speaks on Capitol Hill

Eleanor Westenhofer, an 8-year-old heart transplant patient, led a delegation to Washington. Eleanor, along with a team from Norton Children’s Hospital, met with lawmakers to make sure they keep sick kids in mind as they work […]

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Tickets on sale July 1 for the 2019 Norton Children’s Hospital Home & BMW Raffle

Would you like a chance to win a new house and help kids at Norton Children’s Hospital? Try your luck by purchasing a ticket for the 2019 Norton Children’s Hospital Home & BMW Raffle, starting […]

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Head and facial injuries from motorized scooters on the rise

Motorized scooters are becoming more popular in Louisville and major cities across the United States. But this new transportation fad comes with a potential serious health risk.   According to a study in the American Journal […]

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The Schroth method: Noninvasive treatment for children with scoliosis

Scoliosis affects about 7 million people in the U.S. Scoliosis describes an abnormal curve in the spine, which can vary in severity. Scoliosis can develop in infancy or early childhood, and many children are diagnosed […]

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Get Your Child’s Immunizations College Ready

It’s high school graduation season! All over the region, families are celebratingtheir high school seniors as they complete a life milestone.After all of the ceremonies and parties, many families will begin preparing their recent grads […]

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Families can meet goals this summer with wellness workshops

Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness, with support from Kohl’s Cares, offers wellness workshops and classes for the whole family throughout the year. Our wellness specialists team up with community organizations like Healthy House and Shively […]

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When should you wash your hands?

Washing your hands is the easiest way to keep yourself and others from getting sick. Think of it as a do-it-yourself vaccine: Hand hygiene helps prevent diarrhea, strep throat, the flu and many other illnesses […]

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School and Sports Physicals on Your Schedule

Many elementary, middle and high school students start new sports seasons when they return to school in August. For most, an annual exam, known as a “sports physical,” must be completed before participating in sports. […]

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Louisville second-grader heads to U.S. Capitol to advocate for kids’ health

Hey there! My name is Eleanor and I’m 8 years old. I love drawing and art. I also really like to play with Legos with my little sister. I’m in the second grade, and the […]

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