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Raising resilient kids

As parents it is impossible to prevent our children from experiencing hardships —divorce, financial struggles, illness, death of a loved one just to name a few. Resiliency is the ability to bounce back and rise above setbacks or hardships. Resilient people see challenges as opportunities. Teaching children how to be resilient is critical,  because It…

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Zucchini Spaghetti Recipe

Getting your kids to eat their vegetables can be quite the task. Use up the last of this summer’s zucchini or summer squash with this recipe that’s sure to please. Zucchini spaghetti 4 zucchini or summer squash 1 tablespoon olive oil Seasoning to taste (we love Trader Joe’s 21 seasoning blend) ¼ cup water Using…

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Orthopedics

Growing Pains

When you awaken to those middle-of-the-night moans and groans from your growing kid, it’s not necessarily a reason to rush to the emergency department. Nor should it be dismissed as an attempt to skip school the next day. You might chalk it up as an episode of growing pains. There’s long been debate about the…

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Beware of these teething products

If you’re looking for teething gels and tablets for your baby, beware of products currently being investigated by the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA first warned against using homeopathic teething products in 2010, then again in September 2016 after an investigation found more than 400 reports of children having seizures, breathing problems and tremors….

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A day in the life of a teen & his phone

In today’s world of electronic conveniences, it’s hard for parents to know how much is too much time spent on the phone or computer. We asked Derek, a 14-year-old JCPS high school student, to log his time spent on the phone in an average day so we could get an idea of what it’s like…

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Recipes

Power food: Crispy edamame & chickpeas recipe

Calcium is a superhero for your child’s bones, setting them up for a strong, healthy body later in life. And it’s hidden in some surprising places — like edamame and chickpeas! Try this recipe for a calcium boost. Crispy Edamame and Chickpeas A perfect healthy snack or salad topping  2 16-ounce cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans),…

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Kentucky Poison Control Center

Tales from the Poison Center: Cough syrup

Can I just say that I fully expect my son, Connor, to win the Nobel Peace Prize one day? He has been reading since he was 3 and, for a 6-year-old, we think he’s pretty mature. But last week, he proved that anyone young enough to be completely absorbed by two rubber dinosaurs at play…

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News, Norton Childrens Hospital, Norton Womens & Childrens Hospital

New name announced for children’s hospital and services

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 28, 2016) – Norton Healthcare today announced that the downtown children’s hospital that it has owned and operated for nearly 50 years will now be named “Norton Children’s Hospital.” The first children’s hospital opened in Louisville nearly 125 years ago under the name of Children’s Free Hospital. Over the years, the name…

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Working moms & dads: We salute you!

National Working Parents Day is Sept. 16. In honor of all parents balancing work and family life, we asked some moms and dads in our department how they manage work, kids and life. Their advice ranges from the practical to the inspirational. One thing is clear: Their children are the most important part of their…

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Cancer, Heart, Newsjacking

Addie’s Journey: Fighting cancer with a smile

This story was originally published on April 2, 2015 and has been updated. It had been in high school, over 10 years ago, when I had last seen Angela Roberts. It wasn’t under the greatest circumstances that we reconnected, but she was still the same as I had remembered — a smile from ear to…

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Bourbon and Bowties, Cancer, Childrens Hospital Foundation, Snow Ball

Cancer took our little brother

Cancer should only occur in old people — old people we don’t know. It was awful, as little kids, when our grandmom died of lung cancer. That was our frame of reference for the injustice of this disease until Feb. 15, 2016, when our little brother, Owen, died of cancer. He was 16. Owen was…

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Cancer, Childrens Hospital Foundation, Research

Go gold with us!

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and all of our children’s medical facilities are “Going Gold” to show our support. We are committed to fighting childhood cancer in our community, and our Addison Jo Blair Cancer Care Center is a leader in providing pediatric cancer care and stem cell transplant services. Why gold? Like other…

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