September 2022 Norton Children’s Medical Group New Providers

  Hunter Utkov Altman, M.D. Pediatrics Daniel R. Bachman, M.D. Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Stephanie S. Battistini, M.D. Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Julie K. Doering, M.D. Pediatrics Mehmet E. Guner, M.D. Pediatric Ophthalmology Paulina R. Maida, M.D. Pediatrics […]

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Neurogenetic counselor supports families and coordinates care

As a neurogenetic counselor, Preeti T. Desaigoudar, LCGC, educates and supports families through the process of genetic testing and a possible genetic diagnosis. Since a diagnosis can affect many parts of the body, she will […]

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Sexually transmitted infections increasing among young people

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are on the rise nationwide, with notable increases among younger patients. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 53% of reported cases of STIs in 2020 were among […]

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Pediatric diabetes and mental health

Children and adolescents with Type 1 diabetes have up to three times the risk of developing anxiety or depression and are at higher risk of suicidal ideation and eating disorders. Having anxiety and depression — […]

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Common sports overuse injuries in children

Sports overuse injuries in children have become quite common as the pressure for students to complete in year-round sports, such as travel and tournament teams, has increased over time. “Being active and participating in sports […]

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Baclofen pump catheter implanted in brain because tissue couldn’t support typical placement

The patient At age 10, the patient was diagnosed with a high-grade arteriovenous malformation and treated with radiosurgery. About six months later, the patient developed a severe case of brain swelling that left them with […]

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Wearable activity monitors fill a gap in the treatment of Type 1 diabetes

Clinicians managing a child or adolescent with Type 1 diabetes often have very little accurate information about the patient’s physical activity, but a new study shows activity monitors like wearable fitness trackers provide a clear […]

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Aug 2022 Norton Children’s Medical Group New Providers

  Erin Herstine, M.D. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Francesca Kingery, M.D. Pediatric Hospital Medicine Cullen Marshall, M.D. Child Neurology Alexandra M. Mientus, M.D. (Ali) Pediatrics Sabryna A. Robbins, D.O. (Ali) Pediatrics Samuel Williams, M.D. Pediatric […]

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From Owensboro to Louisville: Heart patient diagnosed in utero, cared for since birth

Chelsea Rusher was getting a routine 20-week anatomy scan when her provider noticed a complication: Her son, Baylor, would be born with a heart defect. After that appointment, Chelsea, who lives south of Owensboro, Kentucky, […]

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Exercise is key to managing diabetes and preventing complications

In addition to general health and wellness, exercise is an essential element to blood glucose regulation in patients with diabetes mellitus. Studies have found the benefits of exercise include decreased body mass index (BMI), lower […]

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Idiopathic scoliosis case study: Magnetic growing rods

The patient A female age 5 years and 11 months presented for evaluation of spinal deformity and back pain in September 2020 from a pediatrician referral. X-rays showed a 53-degree scoliosis curve in the thoracic […]

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Limping child red flags: What not to overlook as signs of serious conditions

When a child who plays sports is limping, it’s often the result of a sprain or an overuse injury, but there are more serious injuries and conditions a clinician should consider. “In many cases there […]

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