Diagnosing dementia in primary care

Diagnosing dementia in primary care and other practices starts with evidence of cognitive decline from a previous level of performance in one or more cognitive domains, according to Rachel N. Hart, D.O., a geriatric medicine […]

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It isn’t easy talking with parents about gun safety in the home

Why is it important to talk to parents about gun safety in the home? There is a gun in nearly one-third of American homes. Nearly 1.7 million children live in a home with a loaded, […]

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Is your patient ready for a joint replacement?

When patients are considering joint replacement surgery, we look at several important benchmarks to see if the patient is ready. The first consideration is pain. Is the pain they’re experiencing in their knee intermittent, occurring […]

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Classifying and treating cerebral palsy in children

Assessing a child for cerebral palsy treatment and therapy starts with understanding the etiology, which parts of the body are affected and identifying the predominant movement pattern, according to Catherine P. Schuster, M.D., medical director […]

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What migraine patients need to know about treatment options

Those who experience migraine know the pain. It’s not sinuses or “just a normal headache.” But do they know all of the migraine treatments that are available? The numbers bear it out: Migraine is a […]

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Bryan E. Davis, Psy.D., joins Norton Neuroscience Institute, offering psychological care to patients with neurological disorders

Bryan Davis, Psy.D., has joined the Norton Neuroscience Institute, providing psychological care to patients with neurological disorders. Dr. Davis, a licensed clinical psychologist, completed his clinical health psychology fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Mellen Center […]

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A new intervention for fetal aortic stenosis and severe mitral regurgitation

A pioneering intervention to treat the typically fatal combination of fetal mitral dysplasia syndrome (which consists of critical aortic stenosis, severe mitral regurgitation and massively enlarged, dysfunctional left ventricle) is showing positive results at Norton […]

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Multidisciplinary spina bifida clinic brings specialists together each month

On the third Wednesday of each month, a team of specialists from across Norton Children’s come together to provide multidisciplinary care to kids with spina bifida (SB). Since 2016, the Norton Children’s Spina Bifida Clinic […]

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New guidelines for when to prescribe naloxone

Deciding when to prescribe naloxone (Narcan), especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, presents unique challenges. We must consider how these challenges can lead to deteriorating mental health and increased substance use, and therefore a higher risk […]

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Monitoring of children at home between heart surgeries provides early warning

When parents take their babies home in between surgeries for a serious and complex heart condition, they also are leaving with a specially equipped iPad to send critical data through a connection to Norton Children’s […]

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New use for tumor treatment fields device showing results for glioblastoma patients

After participating in a groundbreaking clinical trial that showed the Optune tumor treatment field device improves glioblastoma multiforme survival when combined with chemotherapy, neuro-oncologists at the Norton Healthcare Brain Tumor Center in Louisville, Kentucky, are […]

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Study shows durable improvement five years after complex adult spinal deformity surgery

Five years after complex adult spinal deformity surgery, patients reported durable improvement in a range of measurable outcomes, according to a recently published study. Patients reported improvements in lower-back pain functionality (Oswestry Disability Index), overall […]

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