New approach to left atrial appendage occlusion

A group of Norton Healthcare physicians is using a novel approach to mitral valve repair. Research has shown that many patients with suture-based left atrial appendage surgical ligation have incomplete closure that puts them at […]

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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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August 2022 Norton Medical Group new providers

Nathaniel R. Beachy, M.D. Neurology Domenic R. Craner, M.D. General Surgery Alden Chase Currier, D.O. Internal Medicine Andrew D. Doering, M.D. Urogynecology Justin Gorski, M.D. Gynecologic Oncology Caitlin A. Grace, M.D. Internal Medicine Kevin A. […]

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Amplified cardiopulmonary recordings as a music therapy intervention

Bereaved family members of adult oncology patients appear to have moderate acceptance and use of amplified cardiopulmonary recordings (ACPR) when created in the context of ongoing music therapy treatment, according to a recently published study. […]

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A gynecologist’s guide to menopausal hormone therapy

Menopausal hormone therapy requires a customized approach to each patient that considers not only their clinical presentation and symptom severity, but the risks and benefits of hormone replacement, risk factors and the patient’s personal feelings […]

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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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Norton Healthcare provides multiple resources to help breastfeeding mothers

Fewer mothers in Kentucky are giving their children valuable nutrients through breastfeeding, according to the latest data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Immunization Surveys and the U.S. Department of […]

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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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Leading advancements in spine care and helping patients

In the years after World War II, Kenton D. Leatherman, M.D., pioneered new approaches to treating scoliosis. More than half a century later, we are doing our best to carry forward that legacy of innovative [...]

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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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