Technology helps premature babies thrive with breast milk

Breast milk can be like a medicine for babies. While breast milk is preferred for most babies, it may not naturally contain all of the macronutrients (fat, carbohydrates and protein) needed by premature babies, those […]

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With depression on the rise, focus on gun safety in the home

The spread of COVID-19 has slowed while restrictions are one by one receding into memory. Whatever the “new normal” looks like, it doesn’t mean there won’t be lingering effects of the pandemic. Now more than […]

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What is juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma (JPA)?

A 2017 study in the Journal of Neuro-Oncology showed that children in Appalachia, a region that spans 13 states including large parts of Eastern Kentucky, are more at risk for a type of pediatric brain […]

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Norton Children’s Research Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, to participate in COVID-19 investigational vaccine clinical trial for children ages 6 months to 4 years

The Norton Children’s Research Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, will participate in a phase 2/3 clinical trial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 investigational vaccine for healthy children ages 6 months to 4 years. […]

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Find a pediatrician at a Newbie Night

Newbie Nights hosted by Norton Children’s Medical Group, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, are events for families to meet staff and tour our practice locations to find a pediatrician who meets their needs. [...]

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Skin changes in early stage leukemia

Leukemia is the most common cancer that affects children, with 1 in 3 children with cancer experiencing leukemia. Skin changes can be a symptom in early stage leukemia. Here is what parents should know and […]

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Best symptom-checker? Your pediatrician

There’s no shortage of health information or symptom-checker apps available on the internet. Parents are busy, so it’s tempting to just pull out your phone and search your child’s symptoms to see what may be […]

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Signs of allergies in toddlers

Allergies usually develop after repeated exposure to an allergen, a substance that causes a reaction by the body’s immune system. What are the signs of allergies in toddlers, and when should parents talk to their […]

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Benefits of outdoor play

There are many documented benefits of outdoor play for children and families. We all have spent a lot of time indoors in the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic; but children in general have […]

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Girl with rare form of long QT syndrome thriving after specialized heart care

Parents Lena and Sixtus Iwu say that looking at their 5-month-old daughter Eleanor, you wouldn’t know what she’s been through with a congenital heart condition. The growing, active child born in December has a rare […]

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Encouraging results from study of cystic fibrosis drug for children ages 6 to 11

A potential new cystic fibrosis treatment for children ages 6 to 11 showed encouraging results, improving lung function. The three-drug mixture known as Trikafta (a combination of elexacaftor, ivacaftor and tezacaftor) is already approved by […]

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Does asthma get worse in spring?

Spring can be an exciting time, filled with warming weather, the end of school, graduation season and much more. We know it can be a tough time for children with allergies; but what about for [...]

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