Pediatrics

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

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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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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