September — the “asthma epidemic” month

The back-to-school days of early fall are exciting but stressful for kids and parents. The last thing your child needs during this busy time is an asthma attack! Unfortunately, September is the most dangerous month […]

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Speedy CT scans

Three-month-old Jase Poppke quietly looked around inside the large doughnut-shaped computed tomography (CT) scanner, his tiny fingers wrapped around the thumb of Suzanne Loew, lead CT technologist at Norton Children’s Hospital. Seconds later, on the other […]

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Don’t forget — big kids need shots too!

When you pack up your teen for college, it’s easy to get consumed with buying all the trappings they’ll need:  extra-long sheets, comforters, bulletin boards, desk lamps, etc. But don’t forget about things they need […]

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Norton Children’s Hospital announces top 10 car seat errors

LOUISVILLE, Ky., (Sept. 13, 2013)  In the past year, the Children?s Hospital Foundation Office of Child Advocacy of Norton Children?s Hospital and SAFE KIDS Louisville have conducted numerous child safety seat, or car seat, check-up […]

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Keeping kids in the game after a sports injury

At 6’9″ and wearing a whopping 16.5 shoe size, Raymond Spalding is a giant on the basketball court. The Trinity High School sophomore is a starter on the junior varsity squad as well as a member of the varsity […]

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Get scoliosis screening early

My daughter is a ballet dancer, so she is judged daily on her straight arms, legs and posture. One Saturday we were participating in a physical therapy evaluation when the therapist noted that she might […]

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Ready, set, breakfast!

Do you want your child to be more involved in the breakfast-making routine — and save you time in the morning? Then make it fun and simple. Kids as young as age 4 or 5 […]

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Safe and sound

It’s a startling fact, but one that parents, family members and caregivers need to be aware of: Nearly 4,600 babies needlessly die each year due to sudden unexpected infant death, defined as the death of […]

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8 healthy lunch guidelines for kids

While making my daughter’s lunch this morning, it occurred to me that I have been packing peanut butter sandwiches in her lunch since elementary school. As parents we know our children do not always choose the […]

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Norton Children’s Hospital and Kentucky Children’s Hospital Partner to Advance Pediatric Care in Kentucky

The Commonwealth’s Two Children’s Hospitals Sign Letter of Intent to Join Forces to Improve Healthcare for Kids LOUISVILLE, KY. / LEXINGTON, KY — (August 22, 2013): Kentucky’s two children’s hospitals — Norton Healthcare’s Norton Children’s Hospital […]

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Every 30 minutes a falling TV sends a child to an emergency room

More television sets in the home can do more than increase the electric bill — they also can increase the odds for a TV tip-over accident. In fact, a new study has uncovered some pretty […]

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Cool rules for making healthy choices fun for kids

“Changing your child’s eating habits and making a game of kickball outside sound more fun than an online video game doesn’t have to be an uphill battle,” said Amy Medley, health educator, Children’s Hospital Foundation Office […]

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