Calcium: Superhero for your child’s bones

Bones are the framework of a child’s growing body. Bone is living tissue that is always changing, with bits of old bone being replaced with new bone. During childhood and the teenage years, much more bone is made than replaced. Because up to 90 percent of peak bone mass is reached by age 18 in…

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Atrial Fibrillation, Heart, News

Norton Heart Care physicians first in region to offer alternative to warfarin with newly approved Watchman implant

Norton Heart Care is the first in the Louisville region to offer patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (A-fib) an alternative to taking warfarin medication long term with the newly approved Watchman Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) implant. The first Watchman procedure was performed earlier this year, and now several local patients are seeing the full…

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Employee stories - Norton Healthcare, News

A call to duty

When Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990, leading to the first Gulf War, Oldham County native Kenneth J. Payne, M.D., was bound by honor, duty and commitment to serve his country. The then 24-year-old left his job in the hospitality industry and enlisted in the U.S. Marines. He was eventually stationed at the U.S. Embassy in…

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Bike to Beat Cancer, News

Miraculous recovery leads to giving back

Riding in Norton Cancer Institute’s Bike to Beat Cancer event is physically challenging, but for Tonya Hinton, some might even call it miraculous. In March 2011, a car accident left Hinton with a broken neck and torn spinal cord. Her life hung in the balance, and friends and family feared the worst. Fast forward to…

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Employee stories - Norton Healthcare, New Parent, News, Obstetrics

What if I can’t breastfeed?

Breastfeeding can seem like a daunting task — it did for me. What questions should I ask? How do I prepare? What if the baby can’t or won’t latch or arrives early? How do I go back to work and pump? I knew going into this pregnancy that breastfeeding definitely was a possibility and something…

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News, Prevention and Wellness

Hepatitis C on rise in young Kentuckians

If you are a young woman in Kentucky, you are 10 times more likely to get hepatitis C than the national average. Drug abuse is to blame. A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that widespread drug abuse has led to a significant increase in hepatitis C diagnoses among…

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News, Obstetrics

Breastfeeding just got real

When people find out you are pregnant, everyone has a bit of advice to share. Some is good, some makes you scared, some makes you think “I’m never going to do that,” but some advice helps prepare. Whatever advice you receive, one thing is for sure: Everyone is different, everyone’s journey is different and at…

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Heart, News

Slideshow: Camp BraveHearts

A huge thank you to the Center for Courageous Kids for offering the opportunity to allow children with heart conditions to participate in summer activities just like other kids get to do. Want to help more kids have a summer camp experience? To support other children who depend on financial support from the Children’s Hospital…

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Heart, News

Snapchat Rewind: Camp BraveHearts

Being an “average kid” may not seem like something to strive for, yet it can mean everything for children who yearn to do things that other kids do. Camp BraveHearts gave these children that chance during a week at the Center for Courageous Kids in Scottsville, Kentucky. Children ages 6 to 16 who have congenital…

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Bike to Beat Cancer Training, News

Louisville’s Top Docs

Congratulations to the following Norton Healthcare physicians for being named by Louisville Magazine as 2016 “Top Docs.” Louisville-area physicians were asked which doctors they would recommend to a friend or loved one, and these Norton Healthcare physicians made the list. Need help finding a physician, visit or call (502) 629-1234. FAMILY MEDICINE Amy M….

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Cancer, News

Healing and dealing with being a teen

It was the Sunday afternoon before orientation on my first day of work at Norton Healthcare when my grandmother told me the story of “the man in the red coat”: The Rev. John Norton. She described how more than 100 years ago The Rev. Norton was known in our community as the Good Samaritan because…

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News, Sports Health

New tools fight concussions

Donavan Hickman planned to start last season as nose tackle for Floyd Central High School’s football team. Unfortunately, fate had other plans. “It was the first day of practice,” Hickman said. “I jumped at the line of scrimmage, was hit and landed on my head. After that, everything became disoriented.” A trip to the hospital…

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