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F.A.S.T. thinking saves man having stroke

On a cold February morning, Bob Steuart was beginning his work day, leaving his Brandenburg, Kentucky, home for his job as a tax preparer. He never made it out of the driveway before suffering what could have been a fatal stroke. Bob recalls most of what happened that morning. He said he got into his…

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Working longer may keep you young

As a child of the ’60s who is now in my 60s, the closer I get to retirement the more I appreciate the value of both “good vibes” and “good investments.” For me, good mental and physical health — feeling good about what you do and how you live — are as important as good…

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What puberty looks like

Puberty is a process that happens slowly over several years. It can be hard to tell when it’s beginning or when to expect changes. The outward signs are the easiest to recognize and provide a guide to where a girl is in the process. The age ranges in this graphic are average and every girl…

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New Mom, News

Can swaddling kill your baby?

Swaddling is a very common practice among parents of newborns. But new research shows that if done improperly, a baby’s life could be at risk. According to a recent report, babies who were swaddled, or wrapped tightly in a blanket or cloth, were twice as likely to die from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) if…

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Clip for Kids, News

Getting a haircut can spread hope

There are so many reasons to participate in a fundraising event like Chili’s® Clip for Kids. Maybe it’s because every day, 43 children receive a cancer diagnosis. Maybe it’s because you or a family member has been touched by cancer. Maybe it’s because you want to stand in solidarity with the kids who don’t get…

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Clip for Kids, News

Stories behind the scissors

Jerry Durbin Visible Changes Hair Studio “It touches my heart to see these kids be so brave, and this is my way of giving back to them.” Jerry in a clip: Veteran barber for various fundraisers Chili’s® Clip for Kids isn’t Jerry’s first rodeo. He has been using his skills to give back in some…

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Employee stories - Norton Healthcare, News

The view from the top of the ladder

Jennifer Elmore’s résumé reads like the health care classified ads. “I had the medical calling,” said Elmore, a nurse practitioner with Norton OB/GYN Associates. “It just took me a little while to discover how to get there.” After graduating from high school, Elmore found an Environmental Services position at Norton Hospital. “I knew working in…

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Show your favorite nurse some love

Our patients are on a journey — often one they didn’t choose. But they don’t travel alone. As Tonya Anderson, R.N., infant development specialist at Norton Children’s Hospital, wrote in a poem: “Don’t worry; we’ll stay by your side all day and night long. … We care for you and your family too. It’s who…

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Would-be zookeeper thrives in hospital

Growing up, 25-year-old Leslie Delk loved animals and science. She dreamed of becoming a zookeeper. After earning a biology degree and working in veterinary medicine, she realized animal care opportunities are often limited. Friends who worked at Norton Healthcare suggested she apply for a phlebotomist job at Norton Hospital. She was hired and started working…

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News, Sports Health

Ladies, it’s time to fight for our right

I was 14 years old when the U.S. women’s soccer team won the 1999 World Cup. It changed everything I felt about being an athlete. With the team coming off another championship last summer, that excitement reignited in me. But this time it was different; it wasn’t just for me, it was for all young…

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Cancer, News, Patient stories - Norton Healthcare

My story is still being written.

Since I was invited to share my story, those words have been swimming around in my mind. My story. I blogged my days during cancer treatment. I did that to share my experience, to educate, to encourage. That’s what my story is about. I told my story in that blog. Told it in a raw,…

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Honoring the true heroes of Oaks Day

Cheryl Giltner of Fern Creek, Kentucky, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer just before Oaks Day 2015. After a hysterectomy and six rounds of chemotherapy at Norton Cancer Institute, she is now cancer-free, receiving checkups every three months. Giltner is one of 142 breast and ovarian cancer survivors selected via a voting process to participate in the…

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