News

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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Childrens Hospital Foundation, Heart, Patient Stories, TAPVR

Riding the heart surgery roller coaster

Photo credit: sweetlilpics by Ashley Cari and Kyle Whalen were ready for their standard anatomy ultrasound around the 24th week of Cari’s pregnancy. They knew they were having a girl, so this was to be a routine check of the baby’s brain, spine, abdomen and heart. But the result was anything but routine. “The ultrasound…

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Recipes

Power food: Cheesy Broccoli Tots

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 broccoli! Try this recipe for a calcium boost.   Cheesy Broccoli Tots  2 cups or 12 ounces raw or frozen broccoli 1 large egg ¼ cup diced…

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Heart, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, NICU, Norton Womens & Childrens Hospital, Patient Stories

3 unexpected blessings

Looking ahead to their daughter’s third birthday in April 2016, last summer Jenna and Brian Richie began thinking about a second baby. A little brother for Madelynn would be nice, they thought. Little did they know their spunky, red-headed toddler would soon have three sisters. On Feb. 17, 2016, the Richies welcomed the arrival of…

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News

Have breast milk, will travel

If you are a breastfeeding mom, you know it can be challenging at times, especially when you are on the go. But with a little humor and flexibility, it doesn’t have to be. We asked several moms to share their most challenging experiences breastfeeding their babies while traveling, and advice on how they got through…

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