A study by UNC researchers finds that among parents of overweight children, less than 25 percent recall ever being told by a doctor or other health care provider that their child is overweight.
Protein associated with childhood cancer alters the structure of DNA, leading to cancer, UNC study shows
This laboratory discovery by UNC scientists could result in the development of a targeted therapy to treat Ewing Sarcoma, a malignant bone and soft tissue tumor of children and young adults.
Thanksgiving can be a time of great joy, but you should use caution in preparing the holiday meal. UNC’s experts offer preparation, cooking and nutrition tips to help you avoid common health and safety hazards.
The N.C. Children's Promise is in the last stretch of securing license plates from the Division of Motor Vehicles but needs your help. The next 200 people to show their support for the N.C. Children's Hospital by registering their vehicles for a license plate will have the $25 fee waived for the first year.
The term “women’s health” implies a separation between what a female does during adulthood to stay healthy from what she did – or had done for her – as a child. However, more attention than ever is focusing on urging and enabling children to adopt healthy habits that will last a lifetime.
New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that obesity may make annual flu shots less effective. Three UNC School of Medicine faculty are co-authors of the study.
A new study by UNC researchers finds that an inexpensive set of infection control measures could potentially save many thousands of lives and billions of dollars.
Just as the weather starts changing, you know it's time to start thinking about the N.C. Children's Promise Radio/Telethon. The N.C. Children's Hospital celebrates TEN YEARS of the Radio/Telethon on Thursday, Nov. 17, in the lobby of the Children's Hospital.
In commemoration of the 10th anniversary Radio/Telethon, the N.C. Children's Promise is holding its first-ever radio/telethon t-shirt design contest.
It takes life-saving research to Conquer Kids’ Cancer! The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, has awarded a $330,000 St. Baldrick’s Scholar award to Timothy Gershon, MD, PhD, and assistant professor of neurology at the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Scotty McCreery has been added to the "Country for Kids" concert lineup in his first concert after his American Idol victory.
Here's your chance to join a live kick-line with the world-famous Radio City Rockettes as part of "Kick it for the Kids," brought to you by News 14 Carolina and the N.C. Children's Hospital.
Project TICKER (Teamwork to Improve Cardiac Kids' End Results) aims to implement a patient- and family‐centered safe practice infrastructure for pediatric congenital heart disease patients at the N.C. Children’s Hospital. The summer newsletter offers updates on their progress.
Results showed that children who fasted for at least eight hours and those who did not fast had similar levels of total cholesterol and HDL (good) cholesterol, and that LDL (bad) cholesterol was only slightly higher when fasting.
David Garrard, quarterback of the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL football team, visited the N.C. Children’s Hospital on Friday, June 10, on behalf of his foundation.
Recent news stories highlighted how music therapy helped Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords recover from a gunshot to her head. At North Carolina Children's Hospital, music therapist Elizabeth Fawcett engages chronically ill children with singing, song writing and playing musical instruments as a way to help them cope with their diseases.
Project TICKER (Teamwork to Improve Cardiac Kids' End Results), which began in September of last year, aims to implement a patient- and family-centered safe practice infrastructure for pediatric congenital heart disease patients at N.C. Children’s Hospital.
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have shown in an animal study that transplantation of adult stem cells enriched with a bone-regenerating hormone can help mend bone fractures that are not healing properly.
Dr. Stuart Gold's patients describe him as both compassionate and weird. You'll have to watch the video to see what they mean by "weird." But in terms of compassion, Gold gives a lot of his time and energy outside of the clinic to promoting awareness of childhood cancer and raising much needed research funds.
William Adamson, MD, has been named Chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery.