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CME ‘Human Trafficking: In Plain Sight’ — A 2-part videoconference

‘Human Trafficking: In Plain Sight’ — A 2-part videoconference

A two-part videoconference, “Human Trafficking: In Plain Sight” will be held Aug. 27 and Aug. 28, offering clinicians insight on spotting human trafficking victims and what to do. Because victims of trafficking may seek medical attention for the medical and psychological consequences of assault and neglected health conditions, health care professionals are in a unique …

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Cancer Multidisciplinary work drives robust research program

Multidisciplinary work drives robust research program

Clinical trials are vital tools in our fight against cancer. These have become an important link in determining the best new treatments and how therapies are best administered. In 2019, Norton Cancer Institute offered nearly 130 active clinical trials for cancers ranging from phase 1 to late-phase pivotal studies, and from first-line diagnoses to recurrent …

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CME ‘Understanding and Managing Congenital Cardiac Anomalies’ CME livestream now available

‘Understanding and Managing Congenital Cardiac Anomalies’ CME livestream now available

The first installment of Norton Children’s monthly continuing medical education series, “Understanding and Managing Congenital Cardiac Anomalies” with Bahaaldin Alsoufi, M.D., is now available online. Dr. Alsoufi, pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon and chief of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, provides information on common congenital cardiac anomalies, …

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Pediatrics Recognitions for excellence mark Norton Children’s Endocrinology growth

Recognitions for excellence mark Norton Children’s Endocrinology growth

Kupper A. Wintergerst, M.D., has overseen the transformation of the endocrinology and diabetes program at Norton Children’s Hospital into one of the best in the country. U.S. News & World Report recognized the hospital recently as one of the top 20 nationally for endocrinology and diabetes care. “We could never have achieved these goals without …

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CME CME opportunity: Pediatric Neurology Update Aug. 7

CME opportunity: Pediatric Neurology Update Aug. 7

The 18th annual Pediatric Neurology Update will be livestreamed (via BlueSky) Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, from 8 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. The continuing medical education opportunity will cover developments in identification of neurological disorders and evidence-based care. Register today to receive the agenda, conference link and continuing education credits upon completion. To register, visit NortonCME.com …

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Pediatrics Diagnosing HLH can be difficult, but rapid treatment can be effective

Diagnosing HLH can be difficult, but rapid treatment can be effective

Because it is rare and has varied symptoms, hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) can be difficult to diagnose. Without quick diagnosis and timely HLH treatment, however, it can be life-threatening. HLH can be inherited (primary or familial HLH), or it can be acquired and caused by another disease (secondary HLH). When the disease is acquired, it’s typically …

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CME ‘MedChat’ CME podcast: Colon cancer screening updates

‘MedChat’ CME podcast: Colon cancer screening updates

The latest episode of the “MedChat” podcast, “Colon Cancer: Updates in Screening Guidelines,” is now available. This episode provides information on the risk factors for colorectal cancer, the stages of colorectal disease development, the latest screening guidelines for colorectal cancer and different colorectal screening/diagnostic tools and indications. Moderator: Ryan Nazar, M.D., clinical effectiveness director for …

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Neuroscience When to make a specialty referral for a headache patient

When to make a specialty referral for a headache patient

Headache disorders, by nature, can be difficult to diagnose and treat. When providers are uncomfortable with the diagnosis or feel the patient may need additional treatments with which they aren’t as familiar, it’s best to make a referral, according to Brian M. Plato, D.O., FAHS, neurologist and headache/migraine specialist with Norton Neuroscience Institute. “There’s not …

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Spine Telehealth and ‘virtual hospital’ get some spine patients home sooner

Telehealth and ‘virtual hospital’ get some spine patients home sooner

A combination of telehealth and remote monitoring is allowing some patients to go home sooner after significant spinal surgery, according to the medical director of Norton Leatherman Spine. Norton Telehealth and “virtual hospital” innovations accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic so patients can get care while practicing social distancing. The shift prompted Steven D. Glassman, M.D., …

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Cancer Norton Healthcare expands COVID-19 experimental treatments

Norton Healthcare expands COVID-19 experimental treatments

As patients continue to be diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, Norton Healthcare is looking for ways to help them overcome the infection. Norton Healthcare is the first in the world to enroll COVID-19 patients in two new clinical trials after becoming the first to participate in a randomized Phase 2 clinical study in …

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