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Cancer New space for growing Head and Neck Tumor Program

New space for growing Head and Neck Tumor Program

As part of Norton Cancer Institute’s major renovation of its downtown location, the building’s second floor has been remodeled to expand access to the Head and Neck Tumor Program. The expansion optimizes the program’s ability to meet the specific needs of patients with benign or malignant tumors of the head, neck or nearby related areas. …

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Pediatrics 2 years after emergency heart surgery when he was born, Trent is happy and energetic

2 years after emergency heart surgery when he was born, Trent is happy and energetic

Trent Robinson was rushed to Norton Children’s Hospital by ambulance from a nearby hospital just after being delivered by emergency cesarean section in March 2018. “He was turning blue. I got to see him for a split second as I was lying on the operating table,” said Brooklynn Robinson, Trent’s mother. Trent was diagnosed with …

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Weight Management New developments in endoscopic procedures for weight loss

New developments in endoscopic procedures for weight loss

By Jeff W. Allen, M.D. Weight loss surgery is moving toward nonsurgical interventions, particularly endoscopy. Already, Norton Healthcare bariatric surgeons are using intragastric balloon procedures. A silicone balloon is put into the stomach endoscopically. The balloon is then blown up with saline, giving the patient a feeling of fullness all the time. Monthly follow-ups are …

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Gastroenterology The role of the primary care provider in colonoscopy compliance

The role of the primary care provider in colonoscopy compliance

The primary care provider is the first line of defense against colon cancer, yet for every two patients who are referred by their physician to get colonoscopies, only one of them will end up completing the important cancer screening. The reasons why people don’t get colonoscopies A common reason for not scheduling a colonoscopy: Patients …

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NMG Norton Healthcare further eases maternity visitation policies

Norton Healthcare further eases maternity visitation policies

Visitor policy Following state guidelines, Norton Healthcare has lifted its no-visitor policy. However, for the protection of our patients, providers and employees, the policy still limits visitors. At this time we are not allowing visitors age 17 or younger. What’s new All inpatients at Norton Healthcare’s adult-service hospitals may have one visitor at any time, …

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CME CME: Role of genetic testing in the evaluation of short stature

CME: Role of genetic testing in the evaluation of short stature

The latest installment of Norton Healthcare’s 2020 Pediatric Grand Rounds addresses genetic testing in the evaluation of short stature. In this recorded online activity, Catalina Cabrera-Salcedo, M.D., pediatric endocrinologist with Norton Children’s Endocrinology, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, discusses: The standard clinical approach to the patient with short stature Identifying patients at risk …

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Gastroenterology Upper gastrointestinal cancer program simplifies, expands care

Upper gastrointestinal cancer program simplifies, expands care

The Norton Cancer Institute Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer Program was formed in 2018 with the chief objective to provide faster, easier access to evidence-based, compassionate care and novel treatments for gastrointestinal (GI) malignancies. These include cancers of the liver, pancreas, biliary tract, stomach and esophagus. The cornerstone of the program is the closer alignment of specialists …

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Pediatrics Highly trained professionals give care in the Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

Highly trained professionals give care in the Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

By Deanna R. Todd Tzanetos, M.D. The Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) at Norton Children’s Hospital is staffed by a dedicated team of highly trained and specialized professionals. Each morning a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses and allied health professionals gather at each patient’s bedside for rounds. The team includes: Pediatric intensivists – …

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NMG Norton Healthcare CEO discusses telehealth, learning from crisis and more in podcast

Norton Healthcare CEO discusses telehealth, learning from crisis and more in podcast

Russell F. Cox, president and CEO of Norton Healthcare, recently joined the “Fireside Chat” podcast to talk about the increase in telehealth visits, characteristics of a leader in a crisis and the fundamentals of learning from the COVID-19 pandemic. “Fireside Chat” is a weekly podcast hosted by Gary Bisbee, Ph.D., co-founder and executive chairman of the Health Management Academy. …

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Pediatrics American Academy of Pediatrics president to speak at Norton Children’s CME symposium

American Academy of Pediatrics president to speak at Norton Children’s CME symposium

Sara H. Goza, M.D., FAAP, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, will be the guest faculty presenter at the 2020 “Just for Kids” Pediatric Symposium. The continuing medical education (CME) opportunity — with up to 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM — will be held by video conference July 24 from 8 a.m. to …

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