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New surgeon-in-chief named at Norton Children’s Hospital

Cynthia D. Downard, M.D., has been named surgeon-in-chief of Norton Children’s Hospital and chief of pediatric surgery in the Department of Surgery at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. In the role of surgeon-in-chief, Dr. Downard succeeds Mary E....

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Norton Children’s Heart Institute expands adult congenital team

Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, continues to expand its adult congenital heart disease program to meet the needs of children whose congenital heart conditions require ongoing care in adulthood. Rebecca Smith, MSN, APRN, FNP-C,...

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12-week nonsurgical weight loss program guided by a health care provider

Norton Health & Wellness Center offers an individualized, 12-week program for overweight and obese patients looking to lose weight and improve their health. Patients enrolled in the 12-week program give a comprehensive medical history, have their body mass index (BMI),...

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‘Updates in Pediatrics: Common Sports Injuries’ now available on demand

The recent “Updates in Pediatrics: Common Sports Injuries” continuing medical education (CME) opportunity is now available on demand. Joshua W. Meier, M.D., pediatric orthopedic specialist with Norton Children’s Orthopedics of Louisville, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, presented on...

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Study shows cluster headache medication can have long-term benefits

A drug used to relieve a cluster headache cycle also can help with subsequent cycles if patients continue the therapy, according to a new study by Norton Neuroscience Institute neurologist Brian M. Plato, D.O. Episodic cluster headaches are severe headaches...

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How VDRO helps children with cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular disorders

Children with neuromuscular disorders such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), muscular dystrophy and Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease can be at risk for hip dislocation. Varus derotation osteotomy (VDRO) surgery places the ball back into the socket of the...

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