News, Pharmacy

How to dispose of unwanted drugs

It’s time for spring cleaning … and that means your medicine cabinet, too. A recent study found that 24 percent of teenagers abuse prescription drugs found at home because they think they’re safer than illegal drugs. Properly disposing of unwanted prescriptions to prevent abuse is just one of the reasons behind the Drug Enforcement Administration’s…

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News, Weight Management

Determined to make a change

This is a season of firsts for Jenny O’Bryan. She’s at her lowest weight since she was 25 years old and for the first time will be participating in the Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon this Saturday, April 30. For thousands of runners and walkers, the road race is an annual event; for O’Bryan, who has…

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Clip for Kids, News

Dawne Gee: Why I fight for kids with cancer

As a news anchor in Louisville, I meet many people. One of those was Brooke Pardue, mother of a 4-year-old fighting rhabdomyosarcoma. His name was Sammy. His beautiful eyes and lips seemed to stand out because the harsh treatment had taken away all his hair. Even his eyebrows were gone. On that day, however, Brooke…

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News

Celebrating 10 years of support

Derby Divas celebrated its 10th anniversary April 21 at Rodes For Him and For Her. More than 400 women gathered to celebrate breast cancer survivors, including this year’s honoree, Lynda Lambert. Sponsored by Genentech Inc., Thorntons Inc. and Yum! Brands, this annual event has raised more than $1 million over the past 10 years. Funds…

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Bike to Beat Cancer Training, News

Looking a little deflated?

Bike to Beat Cancer has teamed up with Dan Delph, training leader for Norton Sports Health, to give you “Dan’s Training Tips.” These videos are designed to give riders answers to basic cycling questions and concerns. In this video, Dan explains the importance of correct tire pressure. Bicycle tires are much different than car tires…

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News, Prevention and Wellness

6 tips to ensure you enjoy Thunder

More than 300,000 spectators are expected to jam the Louisville and Indiana waterfronts on Saturday to officially kick off the Kentucky Derby Festival. To make the most of your family’s Thunder Over Louisville experience, here are some tips for staying healthy and safe while making last memories: Save your skin. The weather is going to…

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News, Teens

From butterflies to heartbreak and the space between

Young love can be exciting, terrifying, gleeful and miserable — and that’s just for the parents! Coping with your teen’s love connection means helping them navigate through a vulnerable, confusing and emotionally charged time. Louise is a mother of two teenagers, Pearl, a high school freshman, and Derrick, an eighth-grader. She says her teens aren’t…

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News, Recipes

Did someone say dessert? And superfood?

Spring is in the air and fresh fruits on the grocery shelves and starting to appear at local farmers markets. This recipe for a low-fat berry parfait is a great way to enjoy fresh berries. You can use any and all types of berries for this recipe. Did you know berries are considered a “superfood”?…

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News, Prevention and Wellness

Guns and kids don’t mix

It happens thousands of times a year: A child gets a hold of a gun and shoots him or herself, or someone else. The latest incident happened in Indianapolis this week when a 2-year-old boy died after shooting himself with a gun he found in his mother’s purse. The mother had stepped away for just…

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News, Recipes

Power Foods – Frozen Yogurt Pops

Eating yogurt and other cultured dairy products (fermented with “good” bacteria) regularly may decrease the risk for urinary tract infections by up to 80 percent. When selecting yogurt for your child, it is important to look for a statement on the packaging that says “contains live and active cultures.” Yogurt contains good bacteria, active cultures…

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Obstetrics, Patient stories - Norton Healthcare

Making the choice to breastfeed

Few people know this about me, but my decision to breastfeed actually came when I was 12 years old. My mom took my two siblings and me to a friend’s house for lunch one day. I had been around my mom’s friend Laura on other occasions, but this day was different. My mom and Laura…

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News

6 ways to tell if your child has asthma

Spring has sprung and so have allergy flare-ups, especially here in the Ohio Valley. However, what you think might be seasonal allergies could be asthma, a disease of the bronchial tubes that often is triggered by allergies. “During an asthma episode or ‘attack,’ the airways tighten, become swollen or inflamed, and produce thick mucus, making…

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