Pediatrics

The latest pediatrics news from the N.C. Children's Hospital, UNC Health Care, and the UNC School of Medicine.

Timothy

Timothy

At age 7, Timothy is the only living person in the world (and the oldest ever!) with a specific gene mutation causing myriad medical problems, including the most severe case of insulin-dependent diabetes his N.C. Children's Hospital care team has ever seen.

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Ryan

Ryan

With the help of his care team at N.C. Children’s Hospital, this 15-year-old track star from Bryson City demonstrates a chronic lung disease can't keep a good athlete down.

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Taylor

Taylor

While infant daughter, Taylor, was hospitalized for nearly two months after open heart surgery, mom, Tori, had to return home to Greensboro to work and care for her other children, but caregivers at N.C. Children's Hospital kept her part of her daughter's care across the miles.

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Lexie

Lexie

After a misdiagnosis at their hometown hospital, the parents of Cumberland County preschooler, Lexie, turned to N.C. Children’s Hospital for help.

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Chase C.

Chase C.

His UNC care team used "pixie dust" to help Rocky Mount, N.C., 1-year-old, Chase, regrow his fingertips after losing them to severe burns Labor Day weekend 2010.

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Avery

Avery

Two-year-old Avery's medical journey at N.C. Children's Hospital began even before birth. UNC's maternal-fetal specialists cared for her while in the womb, and teams of the Children's Hospital's pediatric specialists began caring for her the very minute she was born.

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Chase R.

Chase R.

Four-year-old Chase spent half a year at N.C. Children's Hospital, nearly 300 miles from home in Franklin, NC, battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and rare complications related to his treatment.

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Christian

Christian

Six-year-old Christian of Fayetteville, N.C., has become a N.C. Children's Hospital superstar, enduring seven surgeries in one year to correct a misaligned spine and facing more to come. His latest hospital stay was 147 days long, but mom, Ashley, says he takes it all in stride. "He's a celebrity up here," she says. "We can't even walk through the hospital without someone recognizing him."

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Melanie

Melanie

One Newport family has made N.C. Children’s Hospital their home away from home as infant daughter, Melanie, fights to breathe on her own. Even before she was born, her parents turned to UNC for help in saving their baby girl.

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Nick

Nick

With the help of his care team at N.C. Children’s Hospital, Rocky Mount teen, Nick, hasn’t let a diagnosis of Crohn’s disease slow him down. Nick tells us what it’s like to be a teenager grappling with a chronic disease.

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Nacarey

Nacarey

Nacarey’s condition was so perplexing, it took several inpatient stays and many months for medical specialists at N.C. Children’s Hospital to determine a diagnosis.

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Calendar Kids 2011

The 2011 N.C. Children's Hospital calendar, "A Patient from Far Away," featured 13 extraordinary children, all patients of N.C. Children' Hospital. They hail from as far west as Bryson City in the mountains to as far east as Newport near the coast. To learn more about these incredible kids, simply click the name or photo of the child you would like to learn more about.

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2011 Archive

The 2011 N.C. Children's Hospital calendar, "A Patient from Far Away," featured 13 extraordinary children, all patients of N.C. Children' Hospital. They hail from as far west as Bryson City in the mountains to as far east as Newport near the coast. To learn more about these incredible kids, simply click the name or photo of the child you would like to learn more about.

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Flu Information for Parents and Families

Important information about this year's Flu from Ravi Jhaveri, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Infectious Diseases.

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N.C. Children's Hospital again named to "America's Best" list

N.C. Children's Hospital again named to "America's Best" list

North Carolina Children’s Hospital has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” for the seventh consecutive year.

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Peden elected to leadership role in American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

Peden elected to leadership role in American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

David Peden, MD, MS, has been elected to the leadership track of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI).

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Preemie for a Day

An interactive, multisensory workshop simulating the premature birth experience from the baby’s point of view has our Newborn Critical Care Center nurses rethinking how to provide the best care to our tiniest, most fragile patients.

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N.C. Children's Airway Center

The N.C. Children's Airway Center was established in 2007 to treat children with complex airway problems. This multidisciplinary center is one of only a handful the in country and provides cutting-edge care to children throughout the Southeast.

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Tiniest patients inspire nurse’s creativity

Karen Thaxton, RN, is a 25-year veteran of the Newborn Critical Care Center and the artist behind Kids Cards’ wildly popular Baby Prints collection. How did she get her start making art from the hand- and footprints of the unit’s newborns? The story starts with reindeer and turkeys.

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About the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Clinicians in the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine care for some of North Carolina's smallest, most fragile patients in N.C. Children Hospital’s Level IV Newborn Critical Care Center, which is a referral center for more than 800 newborns from more than 50 N.C. counties each year.

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