Pediatrics

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

Painting with a Purpose

Painting with a Purpose

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.

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Family support extending beyond patient care

Family support extending beyond patient care

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.

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A personal mission in the battle against superbugs

A personal mission in the battle against superbugs

In the war against infection, sometimes it's better to wait and see before administering antibiotics, says Dr. Zachary Willis.

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Holiday blues chased away by Cheeriodicals

With the help of a few elves and helpers, Big Green Boxes help patients bring back their smiles.

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UNC Children’s Physician Nationally Recognized for Efforts in Neonatal Medicine

UNC Children’s Physician Nationally Recognized for Efforts in Neonatal Medicine

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.

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Using Big Data to End “Hurry Up and Wait”

Using Big Data to End “Hurry Up and Wait”

When a patient is late for an appointment, the effects ripple through the waiting room. A new study suggests ways to avoid this problem.

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Flu Alert Restrictions for UNC Children's in Effect

Flu Alert Restrictions for UNC Children's in Effect

To protect the health of our patients, visitor restrictions for the NCCC, PICU, and BMTU are now in effect.

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Carroll Named to Leadership Role at Medical Foundation

Carroll Named to Leadership Role at Medical Foundation

Mary Margaret Carroll has assumed the job of Senior Executive Director of Development.

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UNC heart transplant patient featured on Ellen Degeneres Show

Fourteen-year-old Al-J was diagnosed with a heart condition as an infant, and patiently waited for the transplant that might save his life. Al-J met Ellen and told her his emotional story of survival.

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Hyundai Program Raises Funds for Pediatric Cancer Research

Hyundai Program Raises Funds for Pediatric Cancer Research

Hyundai America's "Hope On Wheels" program raises funds to help in the search for a cure of childhood cancer.

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Dr. Kim's "chat" reaches international audience

Dr. Kim's "chat" reaches international audience

Dr. Edwin Kim took to the internet in a Reddit AMA on food allergy and immunotherapy which attracted thousands of viewers and hundreds of participants.

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Succeeding with Turner Syndrome

Succeeding with Turner Syndrome

Jennifer Law, MD, director of UNC Children’s Turner Syndrome Program, is working to build awareness of Turner syndrome and show patients and their families that they can overcome their diagnosis.

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Surgeons say parents must prepare children for contact with dogs

Surgeons say parents must prepare children for contact with dogs

Physicians at UNC Children's have noted an increase in the number of cases involving dogs and harm to children. With dogs being a part of many families, parents should take steps to prevent injuries from dog bites.

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UNC researchers home in on promising treatment for peanut allergy

UNC researchers home in on promising treatment for peanut allergy

The first-ever clinical study of preschoolers allergic to peanuts could lead to safe and effective treatment for millions of people.

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Medicine's Mentors: Kenya McNeal-Trice, MD

Medicine's Mentors: Kenya McNeal-Trice, MD

At UNC Health Care, we understand that our achievements -- as individuals and as a healthcare system -- would be impossible without the people who challenged, helped, and encouraged us along the way. In Medicine’s Mentors, our new video series, UNC Health Care professionals and medical students share stories of those who helped shape them and discuss what makes mentorship at UNC Health Care unique. Here, Kenya McNeal-Trice, MD, opens up about her mentors from Mississippi to Spelman College to Wayne State University to UNC.

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Teen lucky to be alive after oral surgery results in sepsis

Within hours of undergoing routine wisdom teeth surgery, Burlington teen Ayanna Smith found herself in the fight of her life. The cause? Sepsis. After Ayanna's mom and providers realized how dire the situation had become for her, she was quickly rushed to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at UNC Children’s, where her team of providers, including Drs. Ben Haithcock and Tina Schade Willis, among many others, helped save her life. After more than 40 days in the hospital, she is now recovering and resuming her life. Watch and read this feature by WRAL.

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N.C. Children’s Hospital one of “America’s Best”

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

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