One in every 13 children across the country has a food allergy, or, roughly two in every classroom. Thanks to a $42.7 million investment from the National Institutes of Health, researchers from UNC Children’s and six other leading food allergy institutions will continue to work together to reduce the prevalence of and treat food allergies.
When faced with a tragic situation, a mother’s love and passion helps advance her son’s legacy. William Day spent more than 150 days at the N.C. Children’s Hospital over the course of his life. His mother, Beth Day, shares more about their care experience and how she and her family are giving back to our patients and families in Will’s memory.
Almost 2,000 miles away, researchers, physicians and residents from N.C. Children’s Hospital are improving health and outcomes for Nicaraguan families. Our collective efforts are helping improve birth outcomes, advance research in pediatric infectious diseases and train local physicians and residents in new techniques and processes.
If you have or had a child hospitalized or under medical care at NC Children’s Hospital, please consider becoming part of a volunteer team committed to improving the delivery of family-centered care to our young patients and their families.
David B. Peden, MD, MS, FAAAAI, is Andrews Professor of Pediatrics and Senior Associate Dean for Translational Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Match Day is an important day in a medical career. Dr. Matthew Waters gives some perspective on this event.
Meet Susan Marks, volunteer coordinator for UNC Children's, who works to create a bond between patients and staff.
This event will be a great opportunity to "walk a mile in the shoes of our patients."
The UNC Hospital School keeps kids connected to classwork.
A new NIH-funded consortium in North Carolina will offer Early Check, a free newborn screening done in partnership with the N.C. State Laboratory of Public Health, UNC, Duke University, and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
North Carolina State University’s most infamous tradition, the Krispy Kreme Challenge, returns on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 to raise funds for UNC Children’s.
One in 10 children age 5-17 in the U.S. is diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), but sometimes the signs are very tough to spot. Dr. Daniel Moran gives some insights on what parents should look for.
To ensure the safety of our patients, children ages 11 and younger are prohibited from visiting inpatient areas and waiting rooms at UNC Hospitals beginning Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. These restrictions were previously in place for the Newborn Critical Care Center (NCCC), Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), and Bone Marrow Transplant Unit (BMTU) at UNC Hospitals.
Rachel Howard is taking a couple of gap years before applying to medical school. In the meantime, she has found a way to combine her love of art and her interest in medicine by painting windows for patients staying in the Children’s Hospital during the holidays.
When the holidays roll around, special care is needed for families who can't celebrate at home. The folks at Child Life help meet that need.
In the war against infection, sometimes it's better to wait and see before administering antibiotics, says Dr. Zachary Willis.
With the help of a few elves and helpers, Big Green Boxes help patients bring back their smiles.
Dr. Thomas Keyserling and Dr. Greg Randolph from the UNC School of Medicine are investigators in the project.
In North Carolina, more than 10 percent of all births are pre-term (before 37 weeks gestation). At UNC Children’s, Dr. Michael O’Shea and his team are combining research and a family-centered approach to care to achieve the best possible outcomes for children born prematurely and their families.
When a patient is late for an appointment, the effects ripple through the waiting room. A new study suggests ways to avoid this problem.