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When counting sheep gets old

There’s not much worse than waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to go back to sleep. You change positions. You try to clear your mind of the things on your to-do list. Maybe you’ve got heartburn or restless legs syndrome and can’t get comfortable. If this sounds familiar, you’re…

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News, Weight Management

Bitter truth about your favorite foods

Get ready for sticker shock on some of your favorite foods. The Food and Drug Administration has released new guidelines for nutrition information printed on food packaging. Starting in summer 2018, companies will be required to include an “added sugar” line to their nutrition labels. The change, one of several that will appear on the new…

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News, Prevention and Wellness

How to safely remove a tick

Are you planning on spending more time outdoors this summer? You may want to be ready to know how to safely remove a tick from a child or adult. Ronald Paul, M.D., chief of Norton Children’s Emergency Medicine, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, and professor of pediatrics at the medical school, explains how…

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News, Wings for Kids

Snapchat Rewind: Wings for Kids

On Saturday and Sunday, planes took to the skies over Bill Fluke Airfield in E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park for Wings for Kids, a fundraising event for Norton Children’s Hospital presented by the IPA Foundation. The 15th annual Wings for Kids airshow was hosted by River City Radio Controllers and featured radio-controlled airplane flying exhibitions, including…

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Cancer, News

Standing victorious against cancer

Three of the scariest words anyone may ever hear are, “You have cancer.” Three of the most hope-filled ones are, “You will survive!” Thanks to earlier detection, breakthrough research, enhanced treatment and ongoing support, cancer survival rates continue to improve. Today, nearly 14.5 million people in the United States are living with and beyond cancer….

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Recipes

Holy guacamole!

The mighty avocado is a super food star. Don’t be turned off by its high fat content. It is one of the best sources of the good guys of fat — monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. These types of fat do not raise cholesterol. In fact, according to the American Heart Association, they may actually help…

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It’s never too early for om

Stress and anxiety are becoming issues for more and more children. Signs of stress and anxiety in children include the following symptoms: •Stomachaches •Headaches •Difficulty sleeping or concentrating •Moodiness •Clinginess •Refusing to go to school You can help a child struggling with these issues by teaching techniques for coping with unpleasant feelings and experiences. These…

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Employee stories - Norton Healthcare, News, Obstetrics

From bumpy ride to baby bump

As we moved through the first trimester, every day was full of worry. Worry that I wasn’t doing everything right; worry that we would have another miscarriage. Because I was considered “high risk” from my previous miscarriage and because I used fertility treatments to get pregnant, I had two appointments and two ultrasounds to confirm…

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Endocrinology, News

Got diabetes? There’s an app for that

What would we do without technology! Most of us are glued to our cellphones or tablets simply for social reasons. But for others, mobile technology can also make life easier when you have a medical condition. Sometimes, it can even be a lifesaver. If you have diabetes or know someone who does, you know daily…

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Get summer off to a running start

Global Running Day on Wednesday, June 1, celebrates running as a way to stay healthy. More than 2 million runners from across the globe, in 177 countries, have pledged to get up and go for a run. At the center of the worldwide celebration is the first-ever Million Kid Run that aims to have 1…

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News, Prevention and Wellness

Take a helmet fit or flunk test

A properly fitting bike helmet can reduce the risk of brain injury after a fall by as much as 88 percent. Do a quick check with your child to ensure his or her helmet fits like it should. Take this helmet fit test:

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Cancer, News

More people are saying good-bye to butts

An annual survey done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently found that 15 percent of adults in the United State smoked in 2015. The CDC hails this rate as an all-time low, and points to a record one-year drop in smoking — down 1.7 percent from 2014 — for helping lower adult…

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