Family Health

Patient experience sparks career change

Seema Kulkarni, APRN, grew up in a small village in India, then moved to Mumbai after she married. She says parents strive for the best for their children In India.

“Education plays a lot of importance in the family,” Kulkarni said. “Everybody is concentrated on it. They save money to send you to college to get a good education, and they always hope you’ll become an engineer or doctor or lawyer.”

Bikes + helmets + fun = family health trifecta

We all know regular exercise is a key part of a healthier lifestyle. And when it comes to staying motivated to exercise, we all could use some encouragement. Here’s a compelling reason why bicycling should rank high on your “to do” list.

It’s a lot of fun.

Jeremy Sprecher, director of finance and operations for Norton Women’s & Kosair Children’s Hospital, is an avid cyclist. He happily encourages his family to join him in riding.

Going confidently through life

A lesson in being happy and living well

Go Confidently is a speaker series presented by Norton Healthcare. It was created to inspire people to realize their full potential through thoughtful discussions on health-related topics of interest. Food Network star Melissa d’Arabian inspired 480 Louisvillians on June 3 with her positive disposition, humor and cooking skills, while providing the audience with tips on eating healthfully on a budget.

Making school lunches fun – and nutritious

School lunches. The image those two words bring to mind is generally not very appetizing or exciting. But it doesn’t have to be that way. If you’re looking for some ways to brighten up your child’s lunch box, there are some easy things you can do. You can even get your child eating more fruits and vegetables. Not a cook? Don’t worry – the following tips require no cooking!

Amy Medley, child health educator with the Children’s Hospital Foundation Office of Child Advocacy of Kosair Children’s Hospital, offers these suggestions:

Training for a fall race?

7 ways to run through the heat

For most of us, summer is a great time to be active. Yet vigorous exercise in the summer heat equates to lots of sweat, an irritable mood and sometimes-dangerous health issues. If you’re training for a fall run during the summer months, it means having to brave those triple-digit heat indices, but you can take some extra precautions to make the most of your run.

Here are some ways you can stay cool while running in hot weather.

Mowing safety tips

When I was a kid, mowing the lawn was my least favorite chore. It was probably my most dangerous chore as well — I often mowed grass in my comfy sandals or sneakers. I even mowed barefoot on occasion. 

Despite setting myself up for disaster, I was never injured. I was one of the lucky ones.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 253,000 people were treated for lawn mower-related injuries in 2010 — nearly 17,000 of them children under age 19. 

As long as grass grows, lawns will be mowed. But you can make sure the chore is done safely.