New start with a new heart

At age 8, Scharnese Cook was very active. She ran track at school and was involved in various activities. In May 2015, she began to have trouble breathing. At first, it appeared to be a […]

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The baby whisperers cuddle and calm drug-addicted newborns

Gary and Rita Muratalla have a standing date every Friday. The Elizabethtown, Kentucky, couple doesn’t go dancing or out to dinner; they spend hours at Norton Children’s Hospital holding and calming newborns going through the […]

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Birth control isn’t all about the girl

Do you know the facts about unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)? Really? Don’t believe everything you read or hear. The Internet is full of truths, half-truths, confusion and straight-up lies. How do you […]

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Legos for life

Aiden Johnson, an 11-year-old who courageously fought cancer not once, but twice, recently made the news. He worked with community partner Texas Roadhouse to raise nearly $31,500. The money raised went to purchase $15,000 worth […]

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It’s All In Your Mind

More and more children are experiencing issues with stress and anxiety. A child struggling with stress and anxiety will show some of the following symptoms: stomachaches, headaches, difficulty sleeping or concentrating, moodiness, clinginess, or refusing […]

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Miles of Smiles

Have you signed up for the Norton Children’s Hospital Splash ‘n’ Dash 5k walk/run yet? If you’re still on the fence about participating, two Norton Children’s Hospital nurses can help convince you to join in […]

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Child abuse through a doctor’s eyes

I’ve been a practicing pediatrician for 13 years. I feel like I’ve seen it all — from the normal bumps and scrapes to some of the rarest syndromes and diseases on this planet. But there’s […]

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Preparing yourself and your kids for puberty

Any parent would agree: There are milestones in our children’s lives that give us thrills and chills. Watching our children take their first steps, play a team sport for the first time, receive an honor […]

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More moms can find safe haven for babies

Giving up a newborn baby may seem unimaginable. But for some Kentucky moms, they are faced with having to make that heart-wrenching decision. Up until now, they had only three days after giving birth to […]

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Kentucky deaths from child abuse drop

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (March 29, 2016) – The number of Kentucky children who died from abuse has dropped to the lowest level in 10 years, according to data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human […]

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Power Foods – Berry Smoothie

Cranberries, blueberries, raspberries, oh my! Berries promote urinary tract health and provide protection against infection with an important compound that helps fight bacteria and keeps it from sticking to the lining of the urinary tract. […]

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Mosell Stands Tall

Rolando M. Puno, M.D., is known for donating his talents. The spine surgeon at Norton Leatherman Spine Center has performed probono surgeries for children around the world. “I have an opportunity to help people who […]

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