News, Sports Health

Ready for a soggy Bike to Work Day?

Biking to work — or anywhere for that matter — has been made easier thanks to Louisville’s commitment to improving the rideability of our city. Recently ranked a Silver Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists, Louisville has strengthened its focus on two-wheel commuters and pedestrians within the past several years. So what…

Read Full Story
News, Teens

A deadly road for Kentucky teens

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 15- to 20-year-olds nationwide. Per mile driven, teens are involved in three times as many fatal crashes as all other drivers. Kentucky teens aren’t helping this alarming trend. In 2014, drivers under age 21 were involved in nearly 24,000 crashes statewide. These accidents resulted in…

Read Full Story
Employee stories - Norton Healthcare, News

An 8,000-mile journey to change lives

As HIV, antibiotic-resistant infections and other global health epidemics continue to mount fears, the demand grows for infectious disease physicians like Makhawadee Pongruangporn, M.D. However, amid local and international health concerns, Dr. Joy, as she prefers to be called, does what she always does — treats each patient as a person. Born and raised in…

Read Full Story
Employee stories - Norton Healthcare, News, Obstetrics

The joy and pain of two blue lines

“You’re never going to believe this. I guess we just tested too early.” Those were the words I said to my husband (through tears of joy) when I called to tell him we were pregnant. Who knew so much excitement could come from two blue lines! It came with shock and disbelief because just two…

Read Full Story
News, Patient stories - Norton Healthcare

Teen takes health into his own hands

When Sam Rickert looked in the mirror, he didn’t like what he saw: an unfit, overweight young man. He decided to make a change after noticing that fit people maintain healthy habits. “I started talking to others who looked fit and discovered that they didn’t drink soda,” Sam said. “So I stopped too.” After talking…

Read Full Story
New Mom, New Parent, News

What not to say to a new mom

A new baby usually brings much joy and happiness. But sometimes the increased stress of a new baby in addition to hormone fluctuations and changes to a woman’s body can bring about sadness, depression, anxiety or a sense of helplessness in the new mom. Sometimes the new mom realizes these changes. Sometimes not. That’s when…

Read Full Story
News, Prevention and Wellness

Staph wars: The robots strike back

Think R2-D2 meets an industrial-size vacuum cleaner meets a super-strength tanning bed on wheels and you might be able to visualize a new robot striking back against germs at Norton Audubon Hospital. The hospital has invested in three Xenex germ-zapping robots, a secret weapon in its fight against hospital-acquired infections like methicillin-resistant Staph infection (MRSA)…

Read Full Story
Cancer, News

Sending support across the river

The Norton Cancer Institute Pat Harrison Resource Center in partnership with Clark Memorial Hospital opened in February 2016 in Jeffersonville, Indiana. The resource center serves as a healing place where cancer patients, survivors and their families can go for support, information, guidance and, most of all, hope. New Albany resident Pat Harrison was the visionary…

Read Full Story
Clip for Kids, News

Snapchat rewind: Chili’s Clip for Kids

Nearly 1,000 people came out to Fourth Street Live! on Sunday, May 15, for the third annual Chili’s® Clip for Kids. In honor of children fighting cancer at Norton Children’s Hospital, 170 people clipped, trimmed or shaved their heads — raising nearly $100,000. Special guests included University of Louisville Head Football Coach Bobby Petrino, U…

Read Full Story
News, Patient stories - Norton Healthcare

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…

Read Full Story
News

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…

Read Full Story
News

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…

Read Full Story

Schedule an Appointment

Select an appointment date and time from available spots listed below.