New program treats head, neck and skull base tumors

In January, Norton Cancer Institute opened the Head, Neck and Skull Base Tumor Program to treat the complex and unique needs of patients with cancers and benign tumors in these areas. The integrated care program […]

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Multidisciplinary care pathway helps reduce risk of recurrent stroke in cryptogenic stroke patients

Identifying A-fib and starting anticoagulation greatly decreases the risk of recurrent stroke, thereby decreasing the risk of further disability or even death.  Cardiology and neurology specialists at Norton Healthcare knew there was a growing body […]

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Pediatric migraine management

Five percent of all children and 10 percent of teenagers experience migraines, missing twice as much school as their peers. Good sleep hygiene and adequate hydration can help reduce migraines, but that may not be enough, said […]

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Pulmonary embolism protocols in place

Norton Healthcare has established uniform protocols for the treatment of pulmonary embolism (PE). The move is intended to improve patient outcomes for the life-threatening condition that claims tens of thousands of lives each year, according […]

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Competitive pricing set for diagnostic imaging

On Jan. 1, Norton Healthcare set a new competitive pricing strategy for MRI/CT diagnostic imaging procedures at all of our locations. The change in pricing keeps Norton Healthcare competitive with the area’s free-standing facilities. Insurers, […]

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New labor and delivery options for expectant mothers

Norton Women’s Care provides pregnant women who deliver at Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital with multiple labor and delivery choices. Some women choose an epidural and limited movement, while others prefer more natural alternatives to […]

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Research program offers clinicians opportunities

Norton Healthcare offers a wide range of research opportunities for clinicians and their practice groups, as well as clinicians partnering from other entities. More than 850 studies were active or pending through mid-December 2017. “Norton […]

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Benign murmurs in children

A HEART MURMUR is the audible vibration of blood flow. Many children have murmurs; the types we hear most commonly vary depending on a child’s age. If we were to listen to the heart for […]

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Syncope in children

BENIGN SYNCOPE (fainting) is a common occurrence in adolescents and older children. It is a brief and sudden loss of consciousness and postural tone with spontaneous recovery. Causes include dehydration or dysfunction of the autonomic […]

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Patient Spotlight: A miracle in the making

No one watching Ethan Byler play on the swing set with his sister, Emily, would point to the toddler and say, “He had a heart transplant.” They wouldn’t know that Ethan was the first child […]

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Benign chest pain in children

CHEST PAIN is very common in children. Fortunately, serious heart conditions are very rare but include pericarditis, myocarditis, cardiomyopathy, arrhythmias, coronary artery abnormalities, aortic dissection and ingestions. Noncardiac causes of chest pain are seen most […]

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Norton Children’s Cancer Institute launches

Norton Cancer Institute and Norton Children’s Hospital, in affiliation with the University of Louisville, have founded Norton Children’s Cancer Institute to provide improved access, new programs to treat rare tumors and benign blood disorders, and […]

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