Due to the prevalence, seriousness, and treatability of sepsis, teams from the N.C. Children’s Hospital, UNC Hospitals Emergency Department, and UNC Hospitals adult ICUs have been working together for several months on sepsis detection systems and response protocols aimed at promptly recognizing and treating sepsis and reducing mortality.
Nearly a year ago, thirteen-year-old Liam Canard, of Raleigh, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Although his fight against the disease goes on today, he has already won by continuing to do what he loves.
When Hillary Spangler was 10 years old, she was rushed to North Carolina Children's Hospital with persistent flu-like symptoms. She was released one month later -- a survivor of sepsis with a long road to recovery ahead.
After learning that 7-year-old leukemia patient, Jolie, had lost her lucky talisman, UNC Children’s communications team made it a mission to find him.
Coaches Larry Fedora and Roy Williams choose UNC Children’s to receive bounty from Team North Carolina’s participation in 2015 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.
When Clara Murphy was born nearly 100 days prematurely in the Newborn Critical Care Center at UNC Children’s, her parents, Courtney and Jason, quickly learned that their journey as a family would be filled with highs and lows. Today, they’re a happy family of four, and not only have they gained Clara, they’ve also developed greater appreciation for what they have.
The American Society of Andrology recognized O’Brien’s research on male fertility.
UNC student volunteers and the families they serve recently gathered at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham to celebrate completion of the first year of Beyond Clinic Walls for Kids, an interdisciplinary student group that identifies – and seeks to meet – the medical and social needs of pediatric patients and their families outside the clinic setting.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has awarded UNC's Dr. Michael Kappelman a 5-year, $8 million contract to lead a clinical trial comparing the effectiveness of two drug therapies in the treatment of Crohn’s disease in children.
Children’s difficulty in swallowing pills is commonplace and can be a barrier to the child receiving optimal medical care. A recent review of published studies on this problem indicates that interventions, even in children as young as 2 years old, can yield positive results.
In the late 1960s, when Frederick Burroughs, MD, opened his practice in Southeast Raleigh, he was the first Board Eligible African-American pediatrician in Wake County. It’s a distinction he’s proud of, but it doesn’t come close to defining his career in medicine.
The Division of Pediatric Surgery's inaugural distracted driving open house proved to "drivers" that even a moment’s inattention can lead to disaster. The event was held Monday, April 6, 2015, in the Children’s Hospital lobby.
UNC’s Children’s pediatric urology service is a small program with a big reach. The division's three providers offer a wide range of services to children with simple to complex medical conditions through approximately 3,000 outpatient clinic visits and 400 surgeries each year.
Promise Grant applications are now being accepted for programs that serve children at N.C. Children's Hospital. The deadline for applications is Friday, May 1 at 5 p.m. The Promise Grant program supports programs not already funded through clinical revenues, hospital budget and other sources of operating funding.
UNC’s Division of Pediatric Surgery will host a driving-while-distracted simulation event on Monday, April 6, featuring a text-and-drive simulator that enables the public to experience firsthand the dangers of distracted driving.
Adam Zolotor, MD, DrPH, is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.
As ABC11-WTVD reports, a UNC Children's study testing a potential treatment for peanut allergy in young children is showing promising results.
A grandson’s care leads Ward and Julia Marslender of Raleigh, N.C., to establish a $1 million bequest that will help UNC Children’s train the next generation of pediatric specialists in nephrology and urology.
Many children dream of becoming superheroes. Last weekend, thanks to California-based nonprofit Capes4Heroes and local collaborators in Chapel Hill, more than 80 pediatric patients at N.C. Children’s Hospital were able to live that dream.
A man's love of family and fishing creates a legacy of hope for pediatric cancer research at UNC Children's.