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An ‘over the fence’ moment

For most kids, summers are filled with swimming, cookouts, bike rides and lots of time spent outdoors. Some kids, though, only wish they could take part in typical summer activities but can’t because they have health conditions that don’t allow them to. Fortunately, the Center for Courageous Kids (CCK) in Scottsville, Kentucky, offers summer camp…

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Is it safe for kids to eat vegan?

A proposed law in Italy would give a jail sentence to parents who feed their child a vegan diet. It follows on the heels of several cases in the country where children were hospitalized with severe malnutrition tied to the diet that eliminates animal-based products, such as meat, fish, cheese, milk and eggs — a…

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Ava’s story in photos

Fixing heart defects is what the Norton Children’s Hospital Heart Center team does. But little Ava Delaney’s issues were extremely complex and required four surgeries in one to repair them. Our photographer spent the day in the operating room, following Ava’s progress. Get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to repair a heart. Learn…

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Kosair Charities, Norton Healthcare reach settlement agreement

LOUISVILLE, KY August 11, 2016: Kosair Charities Committee, Inc. and Norton Healthcare, Inc. today announced that they have entered into a settlement agreement that resolves all disputes between them on terms that allow each organization to focus on its respective mission. Under this settlement agreement, Kosair Charities’ annual contributions for the children’s hospital currently being…

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Snapchat Rewind: Splash ‘n’ Dash 5K

Runners and walkers of all ages splashed their way through a 5k course or a 1k Family Fun Run filled with refreshing ways to cool off in splash zones on Saturday, Aug. 6. Many participants also enjoyed activities in the “Just for Kids” Zone, sponsored by Hwang’s Martial Arts, including a DJ, face painting, water…

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Don’t drink the finger paint!

While most parents are worried about back-to-school shopping, early bedtimes and homework, there’s something even worse that can ruin your child’s school year: being poisoned. Every year, the Kentucky Regional Poison Control Center receives hundreds of calls from teachers and parents across the commonwealth involving a child who may have been poisoned at school. While…

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When you’re an eyewitness to a tantrum

I’m the mother of a fabulous 2-year-old boy. Casey is funny, loving and rambunctious. He’s also one package of M&Ms away from a temper tantrum in the middle of a grocery store. I know this day is coming, and I already dread it. Two-year-olds are on their own emotional roller coaster as they test limits…

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The internet stole my life

I decided to give up the internet. No more surfing websites, chatting on social media, playing video games or watching Netflix. When I turned my smartphone and two tablets over to my parents, it felt like a nightmare and I thought I would have serious withdrawal issues. So, why did I do it? I realized…

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Ask; don’t stare

Fifteen-month-old Kinsley Pruitt was born prematurely with major health issues. For the most part, she appears to be like most other toddlers — learning to walk and explore the world around her — except she has a G-tube. This is a tube that comes out of her abdomen and allows her to be fed directly…

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Our normal may not be your normal

We all can probably agree that the world needs less judging and more compassion. Negative behaviors usually stem from lack of understanding about what another person is going through. This is especially true when it comes to medical issues. Young mother Shelly Pruitt shares her story about how outward appearances don’t give the full story…

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Is your noisy home hurting your toddler?

Is your TV or radio playing most of the day? It could affect how your child can learn new words, according to a study from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. When looking at children between 22 and 30 months, learning new words was easier when their living area was quiet versus noisy. By 18…

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Splashin’ fashion!

Do you have your outfit chosen for next weekend’s Splash ‘n’ Dash 5k walk/run at Beckley Creek Park? It should be a combo of form and function — but don’t forget a splash of color! Watch this slideshow for inspiration. Haven’t registered for the race yet? There’s still time to help kids at Norton Children’s…

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