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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5 ways to stay active as you age

“Physical Activity Is Essential to Healthy Aging” “Exercise: The Best Anti-Aging Therapy” “Exercise Prevents Aging of Cells” The headlines are different, but the message is the same. Research confirms that we can slow down the aging process by staying physically active. Carmel J. Person, M.D., gerontologist with Norton Community Medical Associates – Geriatrics, says exercise…

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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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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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News, Prevention and Wellness

Save your skin with just SPF 30

That sunscreen you slather on may be doing more than you think when it comes to protecting against sunburn, aging and skin cancer. A new study has found that sunscreen as low as sun protection factor (SPF) 30 may help reduce the risk of getting melanoma, the most dangerous — and deadly —type of skin cancer….

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News, Teens

Going all the way with your sex talk

It’s no secret that children today are often exposed to adult language, images and behaviors before they are developmentally prepared to handle them. As children see and hear these at a younger age, parents need to start thinking about having the “sex talk” earlier than our parents did when we were kids. Here’s four myths…

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Deadly consequences on a warm Louisville day

It’s not quite summer, but the mercury doesn’t have to be through the roof for a child to die of heat stroke in a car. The latest incident: 2-year-old Layontae Swain, found in a van parked in the carpool lane at Gutermuth Elementary School on Monday. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office said the toddler’s death…

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Zika virus likely to spread in U.S.

Two of the nation’s leading health organizations came together on April 11 to warn of the dangers associated with the pending mosquito season and the impact Zika could have on our nation. In its joint statement, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes for Health (NIH) addressed the evolving situation…

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Employee stories - Norton Healthcare, News

A volunteer’s heart

Sister Ann Elizabeth Molony devoted her life to service. Between 1992 and 2012, she volunteered more than 22,000 hours rocking babies at Norton Children’s Hospital. After Sister Ann passed away in 2015, Tonya Anderson, R.N., infant development specialist at Norton Children’s Hospital, was moved to write a poem in her honor. The poem is on…

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News, Prevention and Wellness

Pale is the new tan

As spring breaks wrap up, high school prom season, Kentucky Derby festivities, weddings and many other warm-weather activities are just around the corner. In an effort to maintain a sun-kissed look, many teens will turn to tanning beds. “A considerable problem with that is many people, especially young people, turn to tanning beds in order to…

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News, Spine

Less stress = less back pain

People of all ages experience low back pain. While our first impulse may be to reach for a pill, that’s not the only way to deal with pain. According to a new study, it may not be the most effective way either. A program of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) did…

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