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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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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