About Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness

A healthy kid is a happy kid. Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness provides resources to help you and your child build healthy habits. Established in 1991, the Office of Child Advocacy, now Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness, takes an active leadership role in teaching healthy habits for children including injury prevention and educating children and their families on healthy lifestyle choices. Advocacy and outreach educational programs are at the heart of the Norton Children’s mission.
Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness is funded through donations to the Children’s Hospital Foundation. Our efforts are focused around:

  • Safety and injury prevention
  • Promoting healthy lifestyles
  • Key community partnerships
  • Government relations
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When is the flu an emergency for kids?

It’s 2 a.m. and your child has a high fever. The signs of the flu are there. Body aches? Check. Sore throat? Check. Cough? Check. Runny nose? Check. Chills? Check. Headache? Check. Fatigue? Check. At […]

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How to prevent strep throat

When your child comes down with strep throat, you may be inclined to think, “Who’s next?” That doesn’t have to be the case. While this illness can be passed easily from one person to another, […]

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Antibiotics: Why your pediatrician may not prescribe them

Your child is in the pediatrician’s office with a fever, and you find yourself asking why the doctor didn’t prescribe an antibiotic. Or, you wonder what’s the harm in trying an antibiotic? Antibiotics are just […]

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How to help your child with grief after a celebrity death

Children, especially younger ones, process grief in different ways. Grief is not a feeling that we reserve solely for our loved ones; we also experience grief at the passing of people with whom we feel […]

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How long does the cold virus live on surfaces?

Cold viruses can survive on indoor surfaces for up to seven days, but are infectious only for about 24 hours. Generally, they last longer on hard, nonporous surfaces such as plastic or stainless steel. The […]

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When is the flu an emergency for kids?

It’s 2 a.m. and your child has a high fever. The signs of the flu are there. Body aches? Check. Sore throat? Check. Cough? Check. Runny nose? Check. Chills? Check. Headache? Check. Fatigue? Check. At […]

Read Full Story

How to prevent strep throat

When your child comes down with strep throat, you may be inclined to think, “Who’s next?” That doesn’t have to be the case. While this illness can be passed easily from one person to another, […]

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Antibiotics: Why your pediatrician may not prescribe them

Your child is in the pediatrician’s office with a fever, and you find yourself asking why the doctor didn’t prescribe an antibiotic. Or, you wonder what’s the harm in trying an antibiotic? Antibiotics are just […]

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How to help your child with grief after a celebrity death

Children, especially younger ones, process grief in different ways. Grief is not a feeling that we reserve solely for our loved ones; we also experience grief at the passing of people with whom we feel […]

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How long does the cold virus live on surfaces?

Cold viruses can survive on indoor surfaces for up to seven days, but are infectious only for about 24 hours. Generally, they last longer on hard, nonporous surfaces such as plastic or stainless steel. The […]

Read Full Story

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