How to limit screen time for kids

Limiting screen time can be hard for parents. It can be alarming how challenging it is to set and stick to limits on how much time children spend looking a screen. Parents may be concerned […]

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Norton Children’s Heart Institute is growing and advancing heart care, including transplants

Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the University of Louisville, has grown to more than 120 staff members providing cardiothoracic surgery, including heart transplants. With pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon Bahaaldin Alsoufi, M.D. assuming leadership of the […]

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How to manage Type 1 diabetes at school

After your child receives a Type 1 diabetes diagnosis, you may wonder, “What about school?” It’s understandable for parents to be concerned about how their child will manage Type 1 diabetes at school. Federal law […]

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Halloween tips to help kids with diabetes enjoy the holiday

For many kids, Halloween is a big sugar rush. But for children with diabetes, the holiday can be very challenging for the entire family. Fortunately, kids with diabetes still can enjoy the holiday. It just […]

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Many children get surgeries at adult hospitals

As many as 40% of childhood surgeries are performed in adult hospitals by surgeons who haven’t trained in the intricacies of caring for growing bodies, according to a 2013 study. The study published in Pediatrics, […]

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Reasons why your baby may go to the NICU

When planning a pregnancy and birth, parents may not imagine that their child will need a stay in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). However, there are many reasons a child may need to be […]

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New parents: What to do about health insurance for kids

Some of the most frequently asked questions pediatricians hear from new parents are about health insurance. Below are some tips to help you establish insurance while making sure your baby’s medical needs are met in […]

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Norton Children’s is giving away tickets to Festival of Trees & Lights

Start a holiday tradition with your family at the 30th annual Festival of Trees & Lights, Nov. 15 to 17. Marvel at the hundreds of beautifully decorated trees, wreaths and décor items — all of […]

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3 ways to lock down your medications

Nearly 8,000 calls came into the Kentucky Poison Control Center of Norton Children’s Hospital in 2018 as a result of concerns about children under 5 ingesting medication. Calls involve kids getting access to medication they […]

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Baby elephant’s name to be unveiled by toddler with a new heart

In Eli Alexander’s 23 months of life, he has overcome a congenital heart defect with the help of a heart transplant. His family has taken to comparing his strength and bravery to an elephant’s. It […]

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Courageous Clay gets his heart transplant follow-up visits closer to home in Bowling Green

Nicole Pendino has a courageous son. In fact, his nickname is “Courageous Clay.” Many members of his hometown community in Bowling Green, Kentucky, have rallied around him over the past 12 years. In 2017 when […]

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What is RSV in children?

You’re in line for day care pickup and discover that your child’s classmate has respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) bronchiolitis. What does this mean for your child? With RSV season about underway, it’s a good time […]

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