Follow-up care for kids with single ventricle anomalies and adults with Fontan circulation

Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, has opened its Fontan Clinic to provide follow-up care to children and adults who have undergone the third of a three-surgery series to treat […]

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Newborn screening helps uncover serious and treatable disorders that aren’t clinically apparent

When a newborn metabolic screen shows the possibility of an inherited genetic disorder in an infant in the western half of Kentucky, counselors at Norton Children’s Genetics Center, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, […]

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COVID-19 to be discussed at annual R. Dietz Wolfe, M.D. Lectureship

Infectious diseases specialists Kristina A. Bryant, M.D., and Paul S. Schulz, M.D., will discuss the latest on COVID-19 at the 23rd R. Dietz Wolfe, M.D. Lectureship to be livestreamed Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, from 5:45 […]

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Vicki L. Owczarzak, M.D., pediatric otolaryngologist at Norton Children’s ENT & Audiology

Vicki L. Owczarzak, M.D., is a pediatric otolaryngologist at Norton Children’s ENT & Audiology, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, and an assistant professor at the medical school. Dr. Owczarzak also sees patients at […]

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Preoperative oral feeding may improve outcomes for single-ventricle anomaly infants

In babies with single-ventricle anomalies, triggering their oral feeding motor skills in the first hours or days of life before their first surgery may reduce dependence on feeding tubes and lead to better outcomes. “Preoperative […]

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Insurance-driven inhaler changes have a negative impact on asthma control in children

Children on Medicaid in Kentucky who experience asthma may have had a tougher time managing their symptoms following a payer-initiated formulary change that led to the use of a different inhaler device, according to a […]

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In many ways, early onset scoliosis is an opposite of idiopathic scoliosis

Early onset scoliosis is very different from adolescent idiopathic scoliosis — almost the opposite in many respects, according to Joshua W. Meier, M.D., pediatric orthopedic surgeon with Norton Children’s Orthopedics of Louisville, affiliated with the […]

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Bracing for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

Bracing can significantly decrease the progression of idiopathic adolescent scoliosis and can prevent the need for surgery in teenage patients who wear the brace for 16 to 18 hours a day, according to an orthopedic […]

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Cystic fibrosis drug approved for children ages 6 and older

A new cystic fibrosis treatment is now available for children ages 6 to 11. The drug Trikafta was previously prescribed only to children 12 and older. In June, the Food and Drug Administration approved Trikafta […]

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Specialized infectious diseases care for kids who need organ transplants

Victoria A. Statler, M.D., M.S., offers specialized care in a relatively new field: pediatric transplant infectious diseases. Dr. Statler, a pediatric infectious diseases specialist with Norton Children’s Infectious Diseases, affiliated with the UofL School of […]

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Causes and treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding

One of the most common reasons adolescents have heavy menstrual bleeding is they’re having anovulatory periods — they aren’t releasing an egg monthly from an ovary, so when they do bleed it’s because the uterus […]

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Pharmacists help facilitate rigorous treatment plans for kids with cancer

Every day at Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, pharmacists round with the teams. We’re part of the decision-making process for hematology, oncology and stem cell transplant patients. Our goal […]

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