If you’re expecting a baby who has been diagnosed with Down syndrome, you may have many questions and concerns.
While this diagnosis may seem overwhelming, there is no need for panic – or despair. Although having Down syndrome means your baby will face challenges, many people with Down syndrome live full, productive, happy lives.
The most important ...more
We sat down with Dr. Vishwas Talkwalkar, a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Kentucky Children's Hospital and Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center – Lexington, for our latest Making the Rounds interview. Dr. Talwalkar is a native Kentuckian and grew up right here in Lexington. Today, he specializes in treating a variety of orthopaedic concerns in ...more
UK Markey Cancer Center researcher Jessica Blackburn, PhD, will conduct innovative pediatric cancer research with the help of a prestigious National Institutes of Health's New Innovator Award, a grant totaling $1.5 million over five years.
Blackburn, who came to UK from Harvard University in 2015, runs a basic science laboratory using zebrafish as an animal model. ...more
October is here, and if you’re like most parents, you’ll soon be putting together your children’s Halloween costumes. When you do, keep these tips in mind:
Masks can obstruct visibility and make it difficult for your child to breathe. If you can, opt for makeup instead. If your child does wear a mask, make ...more
Dr. George Fuchs
Written by Dr. George Fuchs, a pediatric gastroenterologist at Kentucky Children's Hospital.
The pancreas is an organ that serves two main functions: it produces enzymes that aid digestion and it produces insulin, a hormone that controls blood sugar levels.
When the pancreas becomes inflamed, it can wreak havoc on the body. This disease is ...more