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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…

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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…

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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…

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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)…

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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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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…

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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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