Childhood obesity can lead to increased blood pressure and fatty liver disease in children

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common type of chronic liver disease in children and young people, and providers are seeing more cases of this condition in conjunction with the rise in childhood […]

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Study finds children with blood cancers at greatest risk for severe COVID-19

Children with cancer were more likely to experience severe COVID-19 symptoms than other children, according to a first-of-its-kind worldwide study. One in 5 children with cancer had severe or critical COVID-19, and 1 in 25 […]

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How to prevent RSV and bronchiolitis in babies

Bronchiolitis is a common lower respiratory tract infection that often appears in children younger than 2 years old. Bronchiolitis develops when the tiny airways in the lungs, called bronchioles, become infected by a virus, swell […]

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Goodwill Industries of Kentucky and Norton Healthcare Partner for Historic $100M Investment in West Louisville

Goodwill Industries of Kentucky, Norton Healthcare and Governor Andy Beshear today announced a $100 million investment in West Louisville that will bring a collection of life-enhancing programs and services to one of Kentucky’s most underserved [...]

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New robots helping Norton Children’s urologists perform procedures like pyeloplasty

State-of-the-art robots are assisting surgeons at Norton Children’s Urology, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, offering minimally invasive procedures while dramatically reducing recovery times for children undergoing surgery, such as a pyeloplasty. “Using robots […]

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Protection from the COVID-19 vaccine is passed on to babies

New research published Feb. 7 in JAMA gives patients even more reason to get vaccinated. Infants born to vaccinated mothers were shown to have antibodies in their systems, offering a level of protection against COVID-19 […]

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Children’s excessive screen time could cause headaches from eyestrain

Spending too much time staring at a screen, such as a phone, tablet or computer, can cause digital eyestrain, a key trigger in headaches, and with online school and fewer in-person activities during the COVID-19 […]

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When does a baby’s soft spot go away?

Ian S. Mutchnick, M.D. is a pediatric neurosurgeon with Norton Children’s Neuroscience Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine. Babies’ brains grow very quickly. Therefore, the bones of a baby’s skull are not connected […]

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Low-radiation imaging for pediatric orthopedics patients

The pediatric orthopedic specialists at Norton Children’s Orthopedics of Louisville, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, have started using an extremely low-radiation system for collecting high-quality 2D and 3D images. The low-radiation feature of […]

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Risk factors for non-Hodgkin lymphoma in children

Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system, which is part of the body’s immune system that helps fight infections and other diseases. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma causes white blood cells called lymphocytes to grow out of […]

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Send Valentine’s Day cheer to children at Norton Children’s facilities

Community members have an opportunity to send children who are patients at Norton Children’s facilities a Valentine’s Day greeting. The greetings can be selected at NortonChildrens.com/Valentine. From Feb. 1 to 10, 2022, people can choose […]

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Recognizing child abuse during a pandemic

Typically, a drop in the number of calls to child protective services would be cause for great celebration and taken as a sign of less child abuse and neglect. Not this time. You see, we […]

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