Don’t let your child’s 4th end like this

“Flames were shooting into her hand. She kept screaming.” That’s how Marc Janson recalls his Fourth of July last summer. Janson and his daughter Caroline, then 6 years old, were playing with handheld smoke bombs, […]

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Snapchat Rewind: Kickballin’ for Kids

The National Kickball Association teamed up with the Children’s Hospital Foundation for the “Kickballin’ for Kids” Kickball Tournament on Saturday, June 25. Participants enjoyed live music, yummy food, beautiful weather, a life-size game of Hungry, […]

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Concussions in kids worse than thought?

You don’t normally see soccer players wearing head protection. But for 15-year-old Ruby Fitzer, it’s a requirement. “I don’t like wearing it — it leaves a mark on my forehead,” said Ruby, a goalie for […]

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Teen patient taking on Washington

Anna-Maria Beck, a 17-year-old Sacred Heart student, is going to Washington, D.C. on behalf of children facing serious illnesses. On June 22, Anna-Maria and her family will travel to Capitol Hill to meet with lawmakers […]

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To the physicians who saved my son

I’ve thought about writing this letter about a million times since March. Now that things have settled down and Miles is thriving, I feel like I can finally gather my thoughts and attempt to put […]

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Peyton Manning’s wisdom for young athletes

Former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning sat down with Jason Frakes, Courier-Journal high school sports writer, to discuss his career, retirement, thoughts on children playing football and advice for high school athletes. At the Kentuckiana Sports […]

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Has your child athlete had enough?

In a world of travel ball and year-round practices, the pressure on young athletes is higher than ever. While consistent development can help a child hone their skills, it also can lead to overuse injuries, […]

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Finally a KY health ranking to be proud of

It’s no secret that our region has a child obesity problem. But it appears we are doing something about it. GoNoodle is out with its first Kids Movement Index, which ranked the top states and […]

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7 ways to help kids understand tragedy

Driving my children to camp the other morning, we listened to the radio DJs talking about the mass shooting in Orlando. Since the normal light and airy tone was replaced by something much more somber, […]

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Snapchat Rewind: Bourbon & Bowties

Each year, Bourbon & Bowties is held in honor or memory of a child who was cared for at Norton Children’s Hospital, and each year’s event features a custom-designed bow tie and tie created with […]

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Doctor describes horrors of sex abuse

***This article includes graphic details*** As a medical resident, I saw a 4-year-old girl with a large tear in her vagina that required surgery to put it back together. I couldn’t image what had happened. […]

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Graduating from 12 years of surgeries

Shearice Harrison cheered just like any other mom as her son, Jerren, walked across the New Albany High School stage to get his diploma. But she wasn’t just celebrating his academic achievements; she reveled in […]

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