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Thank you for entrusting your patients’ care to the physicians and staff of Norton Children’s and our sister facilities. We are always looking for ways to improve service to our referring providers and welcome your suggestions on how we can improve our service to you and your patients.

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Follow-up care for kids with single ventricle anomalies and adults with Fontan circulation

Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, has opened its Fontan Clinic to provide follow-up care to children and adults who have undergone the third of a three-surgery series to treat […]

Blood is drawn from an infant’s heel, illustrating newborn metabolic screening.

Newborn screening helps uncover serious and treatable disorders that aren’t clinically apparent

When a newborn metabolic screen shows the possibility of an inherited genetic disorder in an infant in the western half of Kentucky, counselors at Norton Children’s Genetics Center, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, […]

COVID-19 to be discussed at annual R. Dietz Wolfe, M.D. Lectureship

Infectious diseases specialists Kristina A. Bryant, M.D., and Paul S. Schulz, M.D., will discuss the latest on COVID-19 at the 23rd R. Dietz Wolfe, M.D. Lectureship to be livestreamed Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, from 5:45 […]

Vicki L. Owczarzak, M.D., pediatric otolaryngologist at Norton Children’s ENT & Audiology

Vicki L. Owczarzak, M.D., is a pediatric otolaryngologist at Norton Children’s ENT & Audiology, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, and an assistant professor at the medical school. Dr. Owczarzak also sees patients at […]

Preoperative oral feeding may improve outcomes for single-ventricle anomaly infants

In babies with single-ventricle anomalies, triggering their oral feeding motor skills in the first hours or days of life before their first surgery may reduce dependence on feeding tubes and lead to better outcomes. “Preoperative […]

Insurance-driven inhaler changes have a negative impact on asthma control in children

Children on Medicaid in Kentucky who experience asthma may have had a tougher time managing their symptoms following a payer-initiated formulary change that led to the use of a different inhaler device, according to a […]

In many ways, early onset scoliosis is an opposite of idiopathic scoliosis

Early onset scoliosis is very different from adolescent idiopathic scoliosis — almost the opposite in many respects, according to Joshua W. Meier, M.D., pediatric orthopedic surgeon with Norton Children’s Orthopedics of Louisville, affiliated with the […]

Bracing for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

Bracing can significantly decrease the progression of idiopathic adolescent scoliosis and can prevent the need for surgery in teenage patients who wear the brace for 16 to 18 hours a day, according to an orthopedic […]

Cystic fibrosis drug approved for children ages 6 and older

A new cystic fibrosis treatment is now available for children ages 6 to 11. The drug Trikafta was previously prescribed only to children 12 and older. In June, the Food and Drug Administration approved Trikafta […]

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Vicki L. Owczarzak, M.D.

Vicki L. Owczarzak, M.D., is a pediatric otolaryngologist at Norton Children’s ENT & Audiology, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, and an assistant professor at the medical school.

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Stroke Summary: Mechanical thrombectomy helps marathoner, 47, recover from stroke

The patient presented to the emergency department at Norton Audubon Hospital. He had been found at home, down in the bathroom. Incident details: May 3, 2021 47-year-old male arrived at Norton Audubon Hospital, 12:27 a.m. […]

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Follow-up care for kids with single ventricle anomalies and adults with Fontan circulation

Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, has opened its Fontan Clinic to provide follow-up care to children and adults who have undergone the third of a three-surgery series to treat […]

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Additional approval makes hybrid ablation available to more atrial fibrillation patients

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has approved hybrid ablation as a treatment for long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation (A-fib), the most severe form of the condition affecting about 45% of A-fib patients. Hybrid ablation treats […]

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Newborn screening helps uncover serious and treatable disorders that aren’t clinically apparent

When a newborn metabolic screen shows the possibility of an inherited genetic disorder in an infant in the western half of Kentucky, counselors at Norton Children’s Genetics Center, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, […]

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COVID-19 to be discussed at annual R. Dietz Wolfe, M.D. Lectureship

Infectious diseases specialists Kristina A. Bryant, M.D., and Paul S. Schulz, M.D., will discuss the latest on COVID-19 at the 23rd R. Dietz Wolfe, M.D. Lectureship to be livestreamed Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, from 5:45 […]

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