The ins and outs of hearing

During the first few years of life, hearing is a critical part of a child’s social, emotional and cognitive development. Even mild or partial hearing loss can affect a child’s ability to speak and understand […]

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Choosing the proper toy can keep holidays merry

It’s easy to get caught up in the advertising and hype of the holidays. But as you prepare your shopping list for the children in your life, be sure that the toys you plan to […]

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Whooping cough warning

Parents, there’s a new warning out about whooping cough. Health professionals have begun to notice a rising trend of fewer children receiving DTaP vaccinations — the vaccine that protects against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis. And […]

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Turning vibrations to sound

The audiologist’s office grew quiet with a sort of controlled excitement while Jaci Curry waited for the big moment. “You should be able to hear your mom when she talks very, very quiet,” said Casey […]

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2013 Festival of Trees & Lights at Slugger Field to Benefit Norton Children’s Hospital, Nov. 15 to 17

Traditional Dickens Family Night Celebration Scheduled for Friday, Nov. 15, 6 to 9 p.m. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Nov. 8, 2013): Christmas trees and wreaths designed by area artists and designers, children’s activities, entertainment, shopping, a celebration […]

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Getting kids to wash their hands

“Unfortunately, the flu often is easier to catch than the habit of hand-washing — especially when trying to reinforce these good practices in young children,” said Sharon Rengers, R.N., supervisor of the Children’s Hospital Foundation Office […]

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15 ways to use leftover Halloween candy

Do you have a mountain of leftover candy from Halloween? You may be tempted to eat it all, but it’s probably not the best idea. This year, after eating some of your favorites, why not […]

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Will new health care options mean more breastfeeding moms?

Kentucky’s poor ranking when it comes to how many women breastfeed could improve now that health care reform is helping more moms get breastfeeding assistance at no cost. “Insurance companies and the government are finally […]

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5 ways to bully-proof your kid

Did you know that 25 percent of public schools report that bullying among kids occurs on a daily or weekly basis? And that 1 in 5 high school students report being bullied in the past year? […]

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Glow sticks can be dangerous for kids

Glow sticks, necklaces and bracelets are bright and colorful and lots of fun. They’re very popular on Independence Day, at concerts and birthday parties — and on Halloween. But looks can be deceiving. “Calls about […]

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Baby Penny

Mother-daughter miracle Rare pregnancy complication threatened two lives At 3 weeks old and weighing just under 4 pounds, Penelope Elliott was starting to make funny faces. When another baby cried in the neonatal intensive care […]

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Avoid candy overload this Halloween

Kids look forward to Halloween all year. This highlight of the fall season can be a frustrating time for parents, though, as they work hard to encourage kids to eat healthy foods and limit sugary […]

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