Pediatrics

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

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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Celebrating Father’s Day in support of N.C. Children’s Hospital

Celebrating Father’s Day in support of N.C. Children’s Hospital

The annual Eric Montross Father’s Day Basketball Camp was held recently at the Dean E. Smith Center. The camp offers an opportunity for fathers and their children to spend two days of quality time together while supporting the N.C. Children’s Hospital.

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

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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E-cigarette use can alter hundreds of genes involved in airway immune defense

E-cigarette use can alter hundreds of genes involved in airway immune defense

The long-term health effects of e-cigarettes remain unknown, but toxicologists at UNC are now uncovering how use of e-cigarettes affect genes involved in upper airway immune defense.

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A Novel Approach to Treating Food Allergies

A Novel Approach to Treating Food Allergies

For most 8-year-olds, life is pretty carefree. Whether eating lunch in the school cafeteria or going to an amusement park with friends, most kids don’t think twice about the associated risks. But for those with a severe food allergy, it’s a different story.

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The Bigger the Bottle, the Bigger the Baby?

The Bigger the Bottle, the Bigger the Baby?

A new UNC School of Medicine study shows that the size of a bottle may contribute to greater weight gain and size for formula-fed infants, putting them at greater risk for obesity later in life.

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Promise Grant Applications Now Open

The UNC Children’s Promise Grant Program is designed to advance programs, services, and other hospital-based initiatives that directly impact care and specific patient-related needs. Since 2002, the program has awarded more than $1 million in grants.

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Incorporating fun into care

Incorporating fun into care

For young patients facing a difficult time, a little bit of carefree fun goes a long way.

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A Long-term Research Relationship

A Long-term Research Relationship

As a high school student, Caitlin Burk began working in the research lab of Wesley Burks, MD. Now, eight years later, she continues that work while balancing the demanding schedule of a third-year medical student.

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Despite Efforts, Childhood Obesity Remains on the Rise

Despite Efforts, Childhood Obesity Remains on the Rise

Dr. Eliana Perrin of UNC is one of the authors of the study, which found no evidence of a decline in childhood obesity in any age group.

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UNC joins launch of SPARK, nation’s largest autism research study

UNC joins launch of SPARK, nation’s largest autism research study

Groundbreaking initiative combines web-based registry with DNA analysis to accelerate autism research and speed discovery of personalized treatments.

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Big crowd turns out for big trucks with a big benefit

Big crowd turns out for big trucks with a big benefit

Thousands of kids (some not so young!) came out on a beautiful day to truck a truck, honk a horn, and raise money for UNC Children's.

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Mobile Care Suite helps families deal with difficult time

Mobile Care Suite helps families deal with difficult time

A team at UNC Children's wanted to provide extra comforts for a family during difficult end of life care. They designed and built a tool that gives families a place to be together.

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Coyne-Beasley to head Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine

Coyne-Beasley to head Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine

Tamera Coyne-Beasley, MD, MPH, FAAP, FSAHM, has been voted president-elect of the international multidisciplinary organization. She will serve in that capacity for one year, and become president in 2017.

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Love bubbles up through campaign for hospital school

Love bubbles up through campaign for hospital school

Judy's Bubbles honors a mother's life-long devotion to children and learning by seeking to raise funds to provide learning experiences for hospital patients.

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Novel iPhone Study  to Investigate Genetic Risks of Postpartum Depression

Novel iPhone Study to Investigate Genetic Risks of Postpartum Depression

Genetics ResearchKit study invites women to provide DNA samples to help researchers analyze genomic signature of postpartum depression.

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UNC Children’s Airway Center recognized for high-quality care delivery

UNC Children’s Airway Center recognized for high-quality care delivery

The Airway Center is the first specialty practice at the hospital to receive this designation, which honors exceptional care and dedication to patient needs.

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Kelly to serve as Interim Chair for Department of Pediatrics

Kelly to serve as Interim Chair for Department of Pediatrics

Kevin J. Kelly, MD, has been named Interim Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Interim Physician-in-Chief of UNC Children’s effective March 18. Kelly accepts the role from Wesley Burks, MD, who will step down to focus on his role as the School of Medicine’s Executive Dean.

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The Nurturer and the Researcher

The Nurturer and the Researcher

Nicoleta Constantin is part of a generation of Romanians that found opportunities outside of Romania after the fall of communism. In her life in the United States, she has performed groundbreaking biochemistry research in the lab of Duke Nobel Prize winner Paul Modrich, but she found her calling when she became a pediatric nurse at North Carolina Children's Hospital.

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Vaccines provide needed defense against disease

Vaccines provide needed defense against disease

Following a controversy in the Wake County Schools, reporters visited UNC Children's to find that physicians think that any possible drawbacks to vaccinations are far outweighed by the benefits.

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