Perched on an examination table at the Kentucky Clinic, Mackenzee Walters revealed a collection of bruises and scrapes on her knees – the traces of trampoline topples and skateboarding scuffs.
The 11-year-old shrugged off the purple blemishes while reviewing her summer routine with Kentucky Children’s Hospital (KCH) pediatric gastroenterologist Dr. George Fuchs. These were minor battle wounds ...more
From sleep deprivation to learning how to breastfeed, you face a lot of challenges as the mother of a newborn.
As you adjust to these challenges, it's not uncommon to experience mood changes or feelings of sadness. These “baby blues” will often go away after a few weeks.
Sometimes, though, mothers of infants can develop symptoms that ...more
Written by Dr. James Liau, a plastic surgeon at UK HealthCare who specializes in cleft lip and palate repair.
July is a special time of the year for me since it’s Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness Month.
Although I do all aspects of plastic surgery, pediatric cleft care is what I’m passionate about.
So, what are clefts and how ...more
Cookouts and barbecues are a staple of the summer season, but firing up the grill can be dangerous if you don't follow the proper precautions.
Each year, grilling accidents cause nearly 10,000 home fires and send 16,000 people to the emergency room. But following a few grilling safety tips can keep the focus on good food and ...more
Thousands of children and adolescents in the United States are injured in firework-related accidents every year during fireworks season, which starts now and runs through the middle of July.
In fact, in 2015, more than 3,000 children and young adults under the age of 20 in the United States were taken to emergency rooms with injuries ...more