Mia Jusufbegovic, M.D., joins Norton Cancer Institute

Mia Jusufbegovic, M.D., has joined Norton Cancer Institute as its first head and neck oncology and microvascular reconstructive surgeon treating complex ear, nose and throat oncology cases. Dr. Jusufbegovic earned her medical degree from the […]

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Case study: Treating protamine anaphylaxis in adult congenital heart disease patient

The patient A 33-year-old male presented with a history of a bicuspid aortic valve. He had previously undergone two aortic valve replacements. The patient first underwent aortic valve replacement in 2009 due to severe aortic […]

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Talking about weight with patients

Obesity affects approximately 70 million Americans. Kentucky consistently ranks in the top 10 states for obesity. According to Kentucky Health Facts, 32% of adults in Jefferson County are classified as obese. Yet physicians may be […]

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Schroth method provides nonsurgical treatment for scoliosis

Norton Leatherman Spine and Norton Children’s Orthopedics of Louisville, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, offer a scoliosis exercise program based on the methods first used by German scoliosis patient Katharina Schroth. The method’s […]

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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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Cancer care disparities in Kentucky

Kentucky leads the nation in cases of lung cancer. Cancer patients in our region also experience barriers to care and racial disparities in care. In a recent presentation on pursuing health equity in lung cancer […]

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How providers play a role in reducing maternal mortality rates and racial disproportionality

Black people are nearly 3 times more likely to die of pregnancy-related complications than white people, and the alarming rate of maternal mortality and the racial gap in pregnancy loss and pregnancy-related deaths are nationwide […]

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Updates in screening and treatment of leading gastrointestinal cancers

Gastrointestinal cancers can occur anywhere from the esophagus to the anus and in attached structures such as the pancreas and liver. They include the second- and third-deadliest cancers in the United States. Not counting skin [...]

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July 2022 Norton Medical Group new providers

Karyn R. Watters, M.D. Occupational and Environmental Medicine Mary Spiker, PA-C Medical Oncology Stephen J. Buckner, APRN Internal Medicine Katelynn O’Daniel, APRN Endocrinology Deanna Valdivia, APRN Family Medicine Elizabeth Venegas, APRN Neurosurgery Kara A. Wedding, […]

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July 2022 Norton Children’s Medical Group New Providers

  Kendra S. Cloyd, M.D. Pediatrics Adam M. Skaff, M.D. Pediatric Cardiology Emily Buckmiller, PA-C Pediatric Emergency Medicine Drita Kamberi, APRN Maternal-Fetal Medicine

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Minimizing PSF levels to maximize young scoliosis patient’s range of motion

The patient The 12-year-old female presented with concern for spinal deformity. Initial curvature was 30-degree right thoracic curve and a 24-degree left lumbar curve. She was treated with a thoracic lumbar sacral orthosis (TLSO). Unfortunately, […]

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Teaching parents about positive discipline strategies can help avoid child abuse

What is positive discipline? Parenting comes with a lot of responsibility, which includes teaching a child how to behave. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that pediatricians teach families about positive discipline strategies that […]

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