Pediatrics

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

Afghan girl departs for home after heart surgery at UNC

Afghan girl departs for home after heart surgery at UNC

A North Carolina nonprofit organization and a UNC Hospitals volunteer partnered to bring an 8-year-old girl with congenital heart problems to UNC for medical treatment.

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RN: Real Nurses - Sarah Hassing

RN: Real Nurses - Sarah Hassing

Sarah Hassing, an RN in the PICU at North Carolina Children's Hospital, can make a cake look like almost anything.

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N.C. Children's Hospital named one of 'America’s Best'

N.C. Children's Hospital named one of 'America’s Best'

This is the sixth straight year that N.C. Children’s Hospital has been recognized as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals."

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UNC Fetal Care Program featured on WRAL

WRAL recently aired a segment on two surgeries that were performed at UNC Hospitals on babies during the time of c-section. UNC and Vanderbilt are the only hospitals in the Southeast to perform this procedure.

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Gene discovered for Native American myopathy

Cynthia Powell, MD, MS, professor of Pediatrics and Genetics, is part of a team of researchers from the University of North Carolina, Duke University, and the University of Michigan that identified the gene, STAC3, for a severe neurological condition that affects some members of the Native American Lumbee tribe in North Carolina.

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Rapid Response Team achieves success at N.C. Children's Hospital

Rapid Response Team achieves success at N.C. Children's Hospital

The N.C. Children's Hospital has seen major reduction in cardiac arrests thanks to its Rapid Response Team. Last week WRAL featured the extraordinary results of the Rapid Response Team.

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Coyne-Beasley elected to the Board of Directors of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine

Coyne-Beasley elected to the Board of Directors of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine

Tamera Coyne-Beasley, MD, MPH, is professor of pediatrics. The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine is a multidisciplinary society with an active international membership devoted to advancing the health and well-being of adolescents.

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Pediatric Residents "Harlem Shake" for Neurofibromatosis (NF)

Pediatric Residents "Harlem Shake" for Neurofibromatosis (NF)

UNC Pediatric Residents rotating at Moses Cone Hospital made their own "Harlem Shake" video -- the latest viral video craze.

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RN: Real Nurses - Bren Sparling

RN: Real Nurses - Bren Sparling

Bren Sparling, an RN in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, says she has always been a creative person.

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UNC-Chapel Hill chosen as Global Network site

UNC, Kinshasha School of Public Health to lead project to reduce malnutrition among infants in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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RN: Real Nurses - Katherine Desrochers

RN: Real Nurses - Katherine Desrochers

Desrochers is an RN in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at N.C. Children's Hospital and a yoga teacher.

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Botanical Garden receives two grants for science program for pediatric patients

Botanical Garden receives two grants for science program for pediatric patients

Two grants from neighbors in the Research Triangle Park will help the North Carolina Botanical Garden at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill continue a science program for pediatric patients at UNC Hospitals.

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Patient Ambassador Plans Bone Marrow Drive

Patient Ambassador Plans Bone Marrow Drive

Dylan Price, patient ambassador for N.C. Children’s Hospital, has organized a Bone Marrow Drive for Thursday, February 7 from 4:30—8:00 p.m. at the UNC Student Union in room 3408.

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North Carolina Children's Hospital 2012 Annual Report online

North Carolina Children's Hospital 2012 Annual Report online

This is the first annual report produced by the N.C. Children's Hospital, which covers activities surrounding the hospital's CARE Mission: Clinical Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education.

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RN: Real Nurses - Bela Emory

RN: Real Nurses - Bela Emory

Bela Emory, RN, CPN, BSN has been a nurse at UNC Hospital for more than 25 years working the night shift in Pediatrics. When she's not at the hospital, Bela spends much of her time helping her husband with his antiques business and loves collecting Campbell's soup advertisements.

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Sublingual immunotherapy shows promise as treatment for peanut allergy

Sublingual immunotherapy shows promise as treatment for peanut allergy

Daily doses of a liquid containing peanut powder, in gradually increasing amounts, enabled patients with peanut allergy to safely consume peanut in amounts at least 10 times greater than their baseline.

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real doctors, real people - Josh Berkowitz

real doctors, real people - Josh Berkowitz

Life for Josh Berkowitz, a third year resident in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, is constantly at full speed. If he's not with a patient at the hospital, in a clinic, or with his family being a husband and father - then you'll find him on the field competing in Ultimate Frisbee.

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real doctors, real people - Jackie Patterson

real doctors, real people - Jackie Patterson

Jackie Patterson, a second year resident in Pediatrics, brings a special skill to the table when it comes to reading a patient, and that is non-verbal communication.

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Spagnoli named Division Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology

Spagnoli named Division Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology

Anna Spagnoli, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Pediatric Bone Clinic and Endocrinology Fellowship Program, will succeed Ali Calikoglu, MD, on October 1.

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