Talk to a teenager about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and if they don’t immediately shy away, they will likely offer a variety of answers. It turns out that many teens, and even adults, don’t know much about STDs until they get one.
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Kyle had a golf ball-size lump on his lower left leg. The nurses and doctors quickly realized he needed to be seen by a specialist. Before Erin even had a chance to bond with her new baby, he was transported by ambulance to the neonatal intensive care unit at Kosair Children’s Hospital.
Once he arrived, Kyle underwent a battery of tests. “He was so upset in those first few days, as the tests often interfered with his normal feeding schedule,” Erin said.
As the very first patient featured on the cover of Cart Wheels 10 years ago, Nolan Roberts is an example of the hope and miracles that are performed at Kosair Children’s Hospital every day.
At just 15 months old, Nolan was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a form of cancerous tumor that had developed on one of his kidneys. Neuroblastoma is the most common cancer in infancy and accounts for approximately 650 new cases of childhood cancer diagnosed each year in the United States.
In 2003, Claire Feller was just 5 years old when she was a patient on 7 West, the cancer unit at Kosair Children’s Hospital, being treated for Wilms tumor, a rare kidney cancer. Now a healthy and happy 17-year-old, Claire has been volunteering for various events and projects that directly benefit Kosair Children’s Hospital for the past 10 years.
Watching Rylan Morris zoom around on a tricycle, he looks like any other 4-year-old boy. What makes him different, though, is many times he is riding a tricycle around the hallways of the Addison Jo Blair Cancer Care Center at Kosair Children’s Hospital.
With many high school athletes back on the field for the fall sports season, the dreaded c-word is weighing on the minds of coaches, parents and doctors: concussions.
Our physicians at Norton Healthcare continue to discover new ways to study, prevent and treat concussions. Still, even with this evolving knowledge, there are many myths about concussions that exist among the general public.
Tad Seifert, M.D., director of the Sports Concussion Program for Norton Healthcare and neurologist with Norton Neuroscience Institute, is working to dispel these myths.
Many families today are operating on a “hyper-schedule,” as parents seek to give their children great opportunities and a variety of experiences inside and outside of school.
As a result, children are more stressed, family time suffers, and parents struggle with emotional conflicts, financial costs and the pressure of juggling their children’s multiple activities. Too much activity can leave children too tired for homework and unable to use their limited free time wisely.
You’ve probably heard at some point that playing Mozart loudly during your pregnancy will make your baby more intelligent or perhaps have more refined taste when she is older. While there is not a lot of research to support this, it is true that infants are drawn to music and can benefit from exposure to music. Hearing is one of the first senses to develop during gestation, and newborns prefer their mother’s voice just after birth.
Growing up in today’s world is a lot different than when I was younger. The Internet is an infinite universe of “anything goes.” It is no wonder boys and girls are being exposed to sexual behaviors much earlier than even a couple of decades ago.
In June, Garrett Underwood, 21, former St. Xavier High School football player, was killed and another man critically injured in an accident while riding an all-terrain vehicle (ATV). Such accidents happen in Kentucky far more often than you might think. Last year 59 children injured in ATV accidents were admitted to Kosair Children’s Hospital, and the hospital has seen 17 so far this year.