UNC Children's News

News and events from UNC Children's.

Children's Research Institute Seminar Series: "Epigenetics, Neurodevelopment and Health of Children Born Extremely Preterm"

Dec 11, 2018 from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM Macnider 321,

The Children's Research Institute presents its December seminar speakers, Michael O'Shea, MD, MPH, and Rebecca Fry, PhD, for their talk, "Epigenetics, Neurodevelopment and Health of Children Born Extremely Preterm."

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Why Underestimating the Health Effects of Vaping is a Bad Idea

Why Underestimating the Health Effects of Vaping is a Bad Idea

In this video, UNC School of Medicine toxicologist Ilona Jaspers, PhD, explains the science of inhaling vapor from e-cigarette products and why we should not compare vaping or "juuling" to smoking.

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Successful Peanut Allergy Clinical Trial Results Published in NEJM

Successful Peanut Allergy Clinical Trial Results Published in NEJM

The treatment, AR101 from Aimmune Therapeutics, was based on research conducted in the lab of Wesley Burks, MD. It significantly increased the amount of peanut protein tolerated. UNC’s Edwin Kim, MD, MS, was PI at the UNC site of this international trial.

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Piven honored with Ruane Prize for autism research

Piven honored with Ruane Prize for autism research

At an awards dinner in New York City, Joseph Piven was named co-recipient of the Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Research by the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation.

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Registration Open for 5th Conference on Clinical Research for Rare Diseases

The 5th Conference on Clinical Research for Rare Diseases will be held on November 19, 2018 in Rockville, MD. Registration closes on November 12.

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New NC-Based Study to Advance Research Through Free and Expanded Newborn Screening

New NC-Based Study to Advance Research Through Free and Expanded Newborn Screening

Cynthia M. Powell, MD, professor of pediatrics and genetics in the UNC School of Medicine, is Early Check Lead Investigator for the team from UNC.

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Jaspers Featured on NIEHS Podcast About E-Cigarettes and Teen Health

Jaspers Featured on NIEHS Podcast About E-Cigarettes and Teen Health

Ilona Jaspers, PhD, was featured as a guest expert on a NIEHS podcast about e-cigarettes and teenagers.

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UNC School of Medicine Study Shows Surprise Low-level Ozone Impact on Asthma Patients

UNC School of Medicine Study Shows Surprise Low-level Ozone Impact on Asthma Patients

Michelle Hernandez, MD, associate medical director of the N.C. Children’s Allergy & Asthma Center, led a study that followed 23 asthma patients in North Carolina to show that even with optimized treatment for persistent asthma, patients experienced respiratory and systemic effects from exposure to low levels of ozone.

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Kids Matter! Research to Action in Children's Environmental Health

Oct 12, 2018 from 08:00 AM to 04:30 PM Sonja Hayes Stone Center for Black Culture and History,

The symposium will bring together scientists, clinicians, public health professionals and community advocates interested in emerging research in the field of children’s environmental health to stimulate scientific collaboration and communication within and across disciplines.

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Children's Research Institute Seminar Series: "Cross-blood-brain-barrier Gene Delivery for Treating Neuropathic Lysosomal Storage Diseases"

Sep 11, 2018 from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM Bioinformatics 1131,

The Children’s Research Institute Seminar Series presents its September speaker, Haiyan Fu, PhD, for her talk, "Cross-blood-brain-barrier Gene Delivery for Treating Neuropathic Lysosomal Storage Diseases."

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Davis returns to UNC as Chair of Pediatrics

Davis returns to UNC as Chair of Pediatrics

Stephanie Duggins Davis, MD, began her new role as Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Physician in Chief at NC Children’s Hospital in late July. It’s a return home for the North Carolina native who previously spent 12 years as a member of the pediatrics faculty.

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Early research indicates vaping impairs lung immune function

Early research indicates vaping impairs lung immune function

Lung cell impairment can occur with exposure to e-cigarettes, but other short and long-term effects of vaping remain unknown.

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Children's Environmental Health Symposium

Oct 12, 2018 from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM Sonja Hayes Stone Center for Black Culture and History,

The Center for Environmental Health and Sustainability and the Children's Research Institute will be co-hosting a symposium, “Children’s Environmental Health: Exploring New Research and Insights” on October 12, 2018.

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Sebastian's Story

Sebastian's Story

Sebastian Gonzalez and his family traveled from Costa Rica to North Carolina for one reason: to be treated by Andrea Hayes-Jordan, MD. Hayes-Jordan serves as Chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery at the UNC School of Medicine, and Surgeon in Chief at the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. She's also one of the few physicians in the world to specialize in the treatment of Desmoplastic small round cell tumor, Sebastian’s rare form of cancer.

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Research shows blood cultures performed on children with skin infections largely ineffective

Research shows blood cultures performed on children with skin infections largely ineffective

The majority of blood cultures performed on children with common skin and soft tissue infections are unnecessary, according to a new article by co-authors, Eric Zwemer, MD, and John R. Stephens, MD, of the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicines.

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Durham Bulls Game Supporting Children's Research Institute

Jul 13, 2018 from 07:05 PM to 10:00 PM

A night at the ball park that celebrates the hit show, "Stranger Things" and benefits UNC Children's Research - what more could you ask? Thanks to the Durham Bulls Baseball Club for their support!

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Peden named chair of FDA Allergenic Products Advisory Committee

Peden named chair of FDA Allergenic Products Advisory Committee

The advisory committee advises the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research at the FDA on matters, including approvals, related to allergenic products for clinical use with specific indications for allergic diseases including allergic rhinitis, asthma, food allergy, and insect allergy.

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Jaspers, Clapp featured in NY Times for e-cigarette research

Jaspers, Clapp featured in NY Times for e-cigarette research

Researchers in lab of Ilona Jaspers, PhD, found that the common food additive cinnamaldehyde impaired cilia -- the hair-like structures on lung cells crucial for proper respiratory function.

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Children's Research Institute Seminar Series: "Sildenafil in Premature Infants"

Jun 12, 2018 from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM Bioinformatics Auditorium 1131,

The Children’s Research Institute Seminar Series presents its June speaker, Matthew Laughon, MD, MPH, for his talk, "Sildenafil in Premature Infants."

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Children's Research Institute Seminar Series: "Imaging Infant Brain Development in Autism"

Apr 10, 2018 from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM Bioinformatics Auditorium 1131,

The Children’s Research Institute Seminar Series presents its April speaker, Joseph Piven, MD, for his talk, "Imaging Infant Brain Development in Autism."

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Mentoring in the Era of #MeToo

Mentoring in the Era of #MeToo

Julie Byerley, MD, MPH, vice dean for education, wrote a commentary JAMA this week about the power and importance of mentorships as society continues to progress toward gender equality.

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Children's Research Institute Seminar Series: "Dengue as a Pediatric Infectious Disease and the Current Status of Vaccine Development"

Mar 13, 2018 from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM Bioinformatics Auditorium 1131,

The Children’s Research Institute Seminar Series presents its March speaker, Aravinda de Silva, PhD, MPH, for his talk, "Dengue as a Pediatric Infectious Disease and the Current Status of Vaccine Development."

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Peanut allergy therapy proves effective during phase 3 clinical trial

Peanut allergy therapy proves effective during phase 3 clinical trial

Wesley Burks, MD, was a principal investigator on the phase 3 PALISADE trial to determine the efficacy of the AR101 oral immunotherapy developed by Aimmune Therapeutics for people allergic to peanuts.

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UNC SOM lands 16 departments in top 25 for NIH funding

UNC SOM lands 16 departments in top 25 for NIH funding

The UNC School of Medicine ranks 16th overall in NIH funding; 6th among public universities. The department of cell biology and physiology is the highest ranked at 2nd overall.

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Davis named Chair of Department of Pediatrics

Davis named Chair of Department of Pediatrics

Stephanie D. Davis, MD, has been appointed Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the UNC School of Medicine and Physician in Chief of UNC Children’s Hospital effective July 23, 2018.

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Children's Research Institute Seminar Series: "Epigenomics as a Strategy to Explore Human Cancers"

Feb 13, 2018 from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM Bioinformatics Auditorium 1131,

The Children’s Research Institute Seminar Series presents its February speaker, Ian Davis, MD, PhD for his talk, "Epigenomics as a Strategy to Explore Human Cancers."

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Can asthma be controlled with a vitamin supplement?

Can asthma be controlled with a vitamin supplement?

UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Michelle Hernandez, MD, found that asthma patients taking a kind of vitamin E called gamma tocopherol had less inflammation of the airways. The study points to a new way to control asthma’s chronic symptoms.

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Burks publishes clinical practice article in NEJM

Burks publishes clinical practice article in NEJM

The article, written by Dr. Wesley Burks of UNC and Dr. Stacie M. Jones of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, is published in the September 21, 2017 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Tamera Coyne-Beasley featured in UNC Women in Science series

Tamera Coyne-Beasley featured in UNC Women in Science series

Tamera Coyne-Beasley, MD, MPH, is a professor of pediatrics and internal medicine at the UNC School of Medicine, as well as director of the North Carolina Child Research Health Network at the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (NCTraCS). She is the president of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. Her research focuses on sexual health, vaccines, injury, and violence prevention among adolescents.

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Predicting Autism: Study Links Infant Brain Connections to Diagnoses at Age 2

Predicting Autism: Study Links Infant Brain Connections to Diagnoses at Age 2

In two previous studies, University of North Carolina researchers and colleagues linked infant brain anatomy differences to autism diagnoses at age two. Now they show differences in functional connections between brain regions at 6 months to predict autism at age two.

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Heritable change: a $1,000,000 private gift supports research, next generation leadership in MPS

Heritable change: a $1,000,000 private gift supports research, next generation leadership in MPS

With a $1,000,000 gift honoring the memory of their son, Catherine and Wayne Bardsley created the Jeffrey David Bardsley Fellowship in Pediatric Genetics and Metabolism and the Jeffrey David Bardsley Fund for Excellence in Research to transform the once-dire genetic heritage of mucopolysaccharidoses into a legacy of hope.

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AAAAI Installs New President at 2017 Annual Meeting

AAAAI Installs New President at 2017 Annual Meeting

David B. Peden, MD, MS, FAAAAI, is Andrews Professor of Pediatrics and Senior Associate Dean for Translational Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Collaboration offers genetic testing for NC newborns

Collaboration offers genetic testing for NC newborns

A new NIH-funded consortium in North Carolina will offer Early Check, a free newborn screening done in partnership with the N.C. State Laboratory of Public Health, UNC, Duke University, and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'Why I Do So Much'

'Why I Do So Much'

Medical student Amalia Lee learned about being a caregiver from her mom, Naomi, a pediatric nurse practitioner at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and a Lt. Col. (ret.) in the Air Force Reserves. Following her mom's path, Amalia, who serves in the North Carolina Army National Guard, looks forward to caring for children one day.

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UNC autism article named one of top 10 papers of 2015

UNC autism article named one of top 10 papers of 2015

Researchers at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities tracking age-related issues of autism identified an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease in this high-impact paper.

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An Education in Medical Simulation

An Education in Medical Simulation

Traditionally, graduate educational areas such as medicine, nursing, and pharmacy have driven UNC’s commitment to medical simulation on campus. Today, undergraduates may also participate in simulation through a new course taught by the School of Medicine’s Clinical Skills and Patient Simulation Center.

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UNC receives grant to support young physician scientists

UNC receives grant to support young physician scientists

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists aims to address potential burnout of young doctors who have substantial research and extra-professional responsibilities.

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Effective Dec. 28, 2015: Visitor restrictions for children 11 and younger in N.C. Children’s Hospital

Beginning Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, visitor restrictions for children under 12 (age 11 years old and younger) will be implemented in the N.C. Children’s Hospital. These restrictions are the result of a rapid increase of circulating respiratory viruses (e.g., rhinovirus, RSV, parainfluenza and other colds) that have put both our patients and healthcare providers at risk.

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Effective Dec. 28, 2015: Visitor restrictions for children 11 and younger in N.C. Children’s Hospital

Beginning Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, visitor restrictions for children under 12 (age 11 years old and younger) will be implemented in the N.C. Children’s Hospital. These restrictions are the result of a rapid increase of circulating respiratory viruses (e.g., rhinovirus, RSV, parainfluenza and other colds) that have put both our patients and healthcare providers at risk.

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A Servant's Heart: Honoring Fallen Heroes

A Servant's Heart: Honoring Fallen Heroes

Capt. Jason Jones lost his life in Afghanistan in 2014. His wife, UNC pediatrics resident Dr. Amy Jones, has since become an active member of Special Ops Survivors, a group that supports the spouses of fallen heroes. On Dec. 6, Dr. Jones and members of the Military Medicine Interest Group at UNC were honored at halftime of the UNC men's basketball game against Davidson. Watch video of the ceremony, along with a video produced by UNC athletics.

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Sock Monkeys and Fiberglass Cows: One Volunteer's Commitment to Service

Sock Monkeys and Fiberglass Cows: One Volunteer's Commitment to Service

After decades crafting sock monkeys for pediatric patients at UNC Hospitals, Nidia Scharlock was honored in November with a ceremony at the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill and the dedication of a cow named Mookie.

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Researchers expand the known clinical spectrum of Loeys-Dietz Syndrome

Researchers expand the known clinical spectrum of Loeys-Dietz Syndrome

A new study led by third-year medical student Christopher Bennett is the first to describe the development of massive hemoptysis in patients with Loeys-Dietz syndrome. The finding has immediate and broad clinical implications that will be useful for both patients and providers.

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Team Science for Turner Syndrome

Team Science for Turner Syndrome

With seed money from the NC TraCS Institute at UNC and a Translational Team Science Award from the UNC School of Medicine, UNC collaborators uncovered an epigenetic mechanism that could be the cause of painful chronic ear infections that plague people with chromosomal and genetic conditions.

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UNC researchers find new way to force stem cells to become bone cells

UNC researchers find new way to force stem cells to become bone cells

Potential therapies based on this discovery could help people heal bone injuries or set hardware, such as replacement knees and hips.

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UNC School of Medicine Names Inaugural Yang Family Biomedical Scholars

UNC School of Medicine Names Inaugural Yang Family Biomedical Scholars

The award, made possible through a donation from Lenovo chairman and CEO Yuanqing Yang, recognizes the research achievements of young tenured faculty.

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UNC Hospital School turns 50: Education and Something More

UNC Hospital School turns 50: Education and Something More

For 50 years, the UNC Hospital School has provided students with the help they need to stay on track with their studies while they are patients at UNC Hospitals.

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All Things Palliative at UNC

Oct 20, 2015 from 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM Concourse between the Neurosciences and Cancer hospitals,

The Pediatric Palliative Care Committee has teamed up with the UNC Adult Palliative Care Service and the Perinatal Palliative Care Team for an “All Things Palliative at UNC” education, awareness and recognition exposition to be held on Oct. 20.

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Pediatric Audiology receives international honor

Pediatric Audiology receives international honor

A trio of adolescent audiology patients helped herald UNC Pediatric Audiology’s receipt of the Hear the World Foundation’s Richard Seewald Award on Sept. 17. Their unique successes — one a member of his school marching band, another an accomplished dancer, and the third a standout soccer player — illustrate the critical importance of early identification followed by early intervention for children born with hearing loss.

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Trilon Turns Five

Trilon Turns Five

On Oct. 5, 2010, Trilon Estes was born with esophageal atresia, a rare congenital condition in which the esophagus does not connect to the stomach. Five major surgeries later, the boy from Wake Forest, North Carolina, is healthy and thriving.

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Supported Service

Supported Service

For more than three decades, pediatric respiratory therapist Mark Hall served in the Army National Guard. He deployed all over the world and was mobilized to places on short notice. Thanks to the support he received at UNC Hospitals, his transitions were always seamless.

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Researchers from UNC Lineberger, Norway launch cancer genetics collaboration

Researchers from UNC Lineberger, Norway launch cancer genetics collaboration

Researchers from Norway visited the cancer center last week to learn firsthand about UNCseq, a clinical trial launched in 2011 at the N.C. Cancer Hospital. In the trial, researchers use a profile of the genetic and molecular alterations in patients' tumors to try to identify targeted treatments for them.

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In Her Brother’s Footsteps

In Her Brother’s Footsteps

On Sept. 16th, the Children’s Cochlear Implant Center at UNC celebrated their 1,000th pediatric cochlear implant patient – a little girl named Tatum Lanier, whose older brother received a similar device at the center in 2010.

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Rallying for Research

Rallying for Research

UNC School of Medicine faculty head to Washington to support research cause.

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Liam Canard receives his wish: a backyard batting cage

Liam Canard receives his wish: a backyard batting cage

Fourteen-year-old star baseball player Liam Canard, of Raleigh, has been playing baseball throughout his battle with Hodgkin's lymphoma. Yesterday, thanks to Make-A-Wish of Eastern North Carolina, Liam received a gift that will help him hone his hitting while also taking his mind off his journey with cancer, and local media was there to cover it. View and read our wrap-up of media coverage, which includes Liam, his family, and pediatric hematologist-oncologist Dr. Patrick Thompson.

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Your Excuse or Your Story

Your Excuse or Your Story

Thirteen months ago, incoming Carolina freshman Colin Thompson was on his way home to Houston from summer camp when he was involved in a life-threatening accident and air-lifted to an Austin hospital. Today, he's an outpatient at the UNC Center for Rehabilitation Care, and he's preparing to begin his college career.

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A Good Heart

A Good Heart

High school dropout, Green Beret medic who served three tours in Iraq, Special Forces medic instructor at Fort Bragg, lymphoma fighter who is free of cancer today, and future physician and researcher -- the remarkable path to medicine of rising third-year UNC medical student Eric Strand.

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Transport Therapists Create Calm in the Skies

Transport Therapists Create Calm in the Skies

For nearly 30 years, UNC Carolina Air Care has swooped in to provide life-saving support for thousands of adult and pediatric patients. Here we go behind the scenes with Heidi Allen, pediatric respiratory therapist, and follow her and her teammate, Jonathan Lewis, RN, on a high-energy story of pediatric air care.

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Paying it Forward

Paying it Forward

Ten-year-old Ellie Stewart was diagnosed with choriocarcinoma in February. Her only plans for the summer were to finish her chemotherapy treatment at N.C. Children’s Hospital. Then she received a surprise gift: tickets to attend Taylor Swift’s June 9 concert in Raleigh. Now Ellie has some memories to help carry her through.

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N.C. shark bite victim discharged from UNC Hospitals

N.C. shark bite victim discharged from UNC Hospitals

The parents of 12-year-old Kiersten Yow issue a statement as their daughter is transferred to an inpatient rehabilitation program to continue her recovery.

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Statement from UNC Children’s chief surgeon on care of N.C. shark attack victim

Statement from UNC Children’s chief surgeon on care of N.C. shark attack victim

UNC Children’s chief surgeon, Dr. Bill Adamson, shares details about the care and treatment of 12-year-old Kiersten Yow, who was transferred to UNC Hospitals following a June 14 shark attack on Oak Island, N.C. Yow is currently in good condition.

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Statement from family of N.C. shark attack victim

Please see the following statement from the family of the female shark attack victim in North Carolina who is currently being treated at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, N.C. We will be posting updates on Ms. Yow's condition on our newsroom at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily: news.unchealthcare.org. We will be unable to provide updates outside of those times. Additionally, the family will not be providing any interviews and requests that the media do not try to contact them and respect their privacy.

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A Complete Team

A Complete Team

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.

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From Sepsis to Med School

From Sepsis to Med School

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.

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Clara’s Journey

Clara’s Journey

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.

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Care Beyond the Clinic

Care Beyond the Clinic

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.

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O’Brien Honored with Distinguished Andrologist Award

O’Brien Honored with Distinguished Andrologist Award

The American Society of Andrology recognized O’Brien’s research on male fertility.

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A Legacy of Care

A Legacy of Care

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.

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NCIOM Names Zolotor New President and CEO

NCIOM Names Zolotor New President and CEO

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.

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Superhero Saturday

Superhero Saturday

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.

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Lennox Pierce reunites with his father

Clinton Pierce, a Cherry Point Marine, returned home from a six-month deployment and saw his son Lennox, a patient at UNC Children's, walk for the first time with the use of prosthetics.

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Cancer Survivor Becomes Ambassador for Hope

Cancer Survivor Becomes Ambassador for Hope

The latest installment in our Real Medicine video series features one of our Patient Ambassadors for North Carolina Children's Hospital.

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A landmark transplant gives a 3-year-old a normal life

A landmark transplant gives a 3-year-old a normal life

After 19 days on the transplant list, 3-year-old, Bradelyn Douglas received a transplant at UNC Hospitals on July 2, 2013. It was a landmark for the transplant program at UNC.

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Byerley receives 2015 Distinguished Teaching Award for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction

Byerley receives 2015 Distinguished Teaching Award for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction

Julie Byerley, MD, MPH, professor of pediatrics and vice dean for Education, School of Medicine, has been honored with the Distinguished Teaching Award for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction. The award was first given by the University in 1995 to recognize the important role of post-baccalaureate teaching.

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Two UNC Hospitals programs nationally ranked among ‘2015 Top Medical Residency Programs'

Two UNC Hospitals programs nationally ranked among ‘2015 Top Medical Residency Programs'

UNC’s obstetrics and gynecology residency was ranked No. 5 nationwide and No. 1 in the South, and UNC's family medicine residency was ranked No. 7 nationwide. In addition, 11 UNC programs were named among the Top Residencies of the South.

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Basket-Ball gala to benefit UNC Children’s in April

UNC men’s basketball legend and 1978 NCAA national player of the year, Phil Ford, and voice of the Tar Heels, Jones Angell, will be at the helm helping raise money for UNC Children’s at the N.C. Children’s Promise’s ninth annual gala, the Basket-Ball.

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Peden elected to leadership role in American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

Peden elected to leadership role in American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

David Peden, MD, MS, has been elected to the leadership track of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI).

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Information for the People

Information for the People

Arlene Chung, MD, MHA, MMCi, the 2014 James Woods Junior Faculty Award winner, sees a future where technology and data analytics will drastically improve health care outcomes for patients everywhere. And at UNC, we’re getting a glimpse at the future right now.

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Liles selected as American College of Physicians Top Hospitalist for 2014

Liles selected as American College of Physicians Top Hospitalist for 2014

E. Allen Liles, MD, is one of 10 nationwide selected for this honor and featured in the November issue of ACP Hospitalist. Liles is director of the UNC Hospitals Medicine Program and associate professor in the Division of General Medicine & Clinical Epidemiology.

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On Auto Attack

On Auto Attack

Our own immune cells can destroy other healthy cells to cause severe and chronic diseases. Maureen Su, MD, a 2014 Jefferson-Pilot award winner, studies how this autoimmunity happens and what it might tell us about potential cancer therapies.

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A Mother and an Advocate

A Mother and an Advocate

Patience Leino and her husband, Jordan, only spent 24 weeks with Isaac, their first child, but his memory lives on through Patience’s quest for optimal patient- and family-centered care at North Carolina Children’s Hospital.

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Baby cries show evidence of cocaine exposure during pregnancy

Baby cries show evidence of cocaine exposure during pregnancy

The cries of babies whose mothers used cocaine during pregnancy have increased amounts of “hyperphonation,” a new study finds.

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Mentor on a Mission

Mentor on a Mission

After 24 years as a dedicated UNC teacher, doctor and mentor, Jacob Lohr, MD, received the highest award he could ask for – an academic service award from his peers.

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A Children's Nurse who Cares for Squirrels, Too!

A Children's Nurse who Cares for Squirrels, Too!

Lauren Georges, an RN in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at North Carolina Children's Hospital, rescues these animals who've been injured or orphaned, and raises them to be released once again into the wild.

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UNC awarded $6.25 million renewal grant by NIH Rare Diseases Research Network

UNC awarded $6.25 million renewal grant by NIH Rare Diseases Research Network

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded a five-year, $6.25 million renewal grant to continue its work as part of the National Institutes of Health’s Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network (RDCRN).

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Payton's Pal

Payton's Pal

Four-year-old Payton is battling a rare blood disorder called hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). Since her bone marrow transplant, she isn’t feeling herself — but she’s not fighting alone. Her best friend and CPAL, Lindsay Cannon, is right beside her.

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Newborn Critical Care Center's Graduate Reunion

Newborn Critical Care Center's Graduate Reunion

This past Sunday, former NICU patients and their families gathered at the Friday Center for the Newborn Critical Care Center Graduate Reunion to celebrate their successes with the health care professionals who took care of them. The event has been a Newborn Critical Care Center tradition for more than 20 years. This year approximately 300 families celebrated.

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A Special Bond

A Special Bond

Two days after Lennox Pierce was born, he was flown to N.C. Children's Hospital’s Level IV NICU for lifesaving treatment. Two years later, the Pierces reunited with their providers and other NICU families at Sunday’s Newborn Critical Care Center's graduate reunion.

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Ashley Burnette - World News Tonight's 'Person of the Week'

Ashley Burnette - World News Tonight's 'Person of the Week'

Last weekend, ABC World News Tonight featured Ashley Burnette, an 11 year- old cancer survior and patient at the N.C. Children's Hospital, as its "Person of the Week."

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Recruiting for Infant Study

The UNC Craniofacial Center is conducting a longitudinal research study on infant speech development following cleft palate repair. We are currently seeking infants without cleft lip or palate and without a history of ear tubes or frequent ear infections to serve as a comparison group.

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Creature Comforts

Creature Comforts

Pet therapy dogs providing encouragement and support to patients at UNC Hospitals.

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Leadership for the Kids

Leadership for the Kids

UNC’s Anna Spagnoli, MD, creates a new medical neighborhood model to improve care for children with diabetes.

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Tips for Parents of Kids with Food Allergies

Tips for Parents of Kids with Food Allergies

With kids headed back to school, parents should discuss the facts of food allergies with their child. Dr. Edwin Kim of UNC's Food Allergy Initiative has advice for that.

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Seventy UNC Children’s physicians named to prestigious 2015-2016 Best Doctors In America® list

Seventy UNC Children’s physicians named to prestigious 2015-2016 Best Doctors In America® list

Best Doctors, Inc. honors a wealth of talent and expertise in the pediatric health arena on the peer-reviewed list, which recognizes providers with the most advanced medical expertise across the country.

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Living life to the fullest

Living life to the fullest

Dane was just an infant when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes—among the youngest diabetic children his pediatric endocrinologist, Dr. Nina Jain, has ever treated. Now a thriving 4-year-old, Dane doesn’t let his diagnosis define him or deter him from childhood’s greatest pursuits.

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Ronald McDonald House opens expansion

Ronald McDonald House opens expansion

A major expansion of the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill doubles its capacity, making room for many more patients and families as well as innovative support programs.

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Phil Ford teams up with UNC Children’s to take a shot at stifling childhood obesity

Phil Ford teams up with UNC Children’s to take a shot at stifling childhood obesity

Former UNC men’s basketball star’s foundation pledges commitment to help advance childhood obesity research within the Department of Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Reelin' for Research angles to land a cure

Reelin' for Research angles to land a cure

A man's love of family and fishing creates a legacy of hope for pediatric cancer research at UNC Children's.

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The “one in a billion” brothers

The “one in a billion” brothers

“Your child has cancer.” It’s a sentence no family wants to hear—and one the Henry family has heard not once but twice. As her two sons, Collin and Patrick, both battled for their lives, Kathleen Henry found a strength and a voice she didn’t know she had.

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Beyond the Headlines: Enterovirus D68’s potential link to deaths, paralysis

Beyond the Headlines: Enterovirus D68’s potential link to deaths, paralysis

In light of recent news reports of pediatric deaths and neurological symptoms potentially associated with Enterovirus D68, pediatric infectious diseases specialist, Ravi Jhaveri, MD, cuts through the fear with this update.

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Division Focus: Pediatric Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology

Division Focus: Pediatric Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology

Pediatric AIR combines clinical care with a keen focus on research to deliver the best care possible.

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A daughter's legacy of sharing

A daughter's legacy of sharing

Lorrie Stewart fulfills her daughter, Taylor's, final wishes—helping children and animals through a labor of love.

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Dance Marathon rebrands itself Carolina For the Kids

Dance Marathon rebrands itself Carolina For the Kids

North Carolina’s largest student-run fundraising organization gets new name to better reflect its year-round mission.

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UNC to expand its pediatric rheumatology program

UNC to expand its pediatric rheumatology program

At a time when only a quarter of children with arthritis see a specialist due to their scarcity, UNC Children’s expands its rheumatology services.

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Students go silent for cystic fibrosis effort

Students go silent for cystic fibrosis effort

Sister of former UNC Children's patient organizes social media campaign to raise awareness about cystic fibrosis following her sister's loss to the disease.

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Radio interview spotlights pediatric food allergies

Radio interview spotlights pediatric food allergies

World-renowned food allergy expert, Wesley Burks, MD, discusses the latest in research advances with Radio In Vivo.

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A Match Made at UNC Children's

A Match Made at UNC Children's

Match Day is an important day in a medical career. Dr. Matthew Waters gives some perspective on this event.

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Meet the Vice Chair for Research: Toni Darville, MD

Meet the Vice Chair for Research: Toni Darville, MD

Toni Darville, MD, joined the UNC Department of Pediatrics in November 2013 as the Vice Chair for Research and the chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases.

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Newborn DNA sequencing has broad implications

Newborn DNA sequencing has broad implications

Cynthia Powell, MD, whose five-year study will examine the implications of sequencing newborn’s genomes, spoke with the New York Times about what such testing may mean for parents, babies and doctors.

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Division Focus: Pediatric Cardiology

Division Focus: Pediatric Cardiology

UNC’s Division of Pediatric Cardiology provides comprehensive state-of-the-art care to more than half of North Carolina's pediatric heart patients by facilitating access to the N.C. Children’s Heart Center through a regional network of community-based practices and hospital affiliations.

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Patient's heart story is one of celebrations and setbacks

Patient's heart story is one of celebrations and setbacks

Seventeen-year-old cardiac patient, Courtney, has celebrated many victories and felt the sting of setbacks on her journey to receiving a new heart. In 2013, Courtney was placed with a ventricular assist device (VAD) at N.C. Children's Hospital, but the celebration was temporary. Now, Courtney's family looks ahead to the next challenge: a heart transplant.

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Health Highlight: 10 tips to prevent scalds

Health Highlight: 10 tips to prevent scalds

Burn Awareness Week was celebrated in early February. This year’s campaign focused on scald prevention, which accounts for about 100,000 emergency room visits each year. These 10 tips can help keep your family safe from scalds.

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Preparing your family for flu season

Preparing your family for flu season

Pediatric infectious diseases specialist, Ravi Jhaveri, MD, dispels myths and provides advice on protecting yourself and loved ones from the ill effects of influenza this season.

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Providence

Providence

Plagued with a host of medical problems as a baby and diagnosed with failure to thrive, Newport family credits caregivers at N.C. Children’s Hospital with saving daughter’s life.

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Lexie

Lexie

After a misdiagnosis at their hometown hospital, the parents of Cumberland County preschooler, Lexie, turned to N.C. Children’s Hospital for help.

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Nacarey

Nacarey

Nacarey’s condition was so perplexing, it took several inpatient stays and many months for medical specialists at N.C. Children’s Hospital to determine a diagnosis.

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Asheton

Although her parents, Matt and Tiana, were expecting her arrival in early May, tiny Asheton was born at N.C. Memorial Hospital in January, 15 weeks premature and weighing a mere 1 pound, 5 ounces. Weeks in the NICU blended into months until one day, 107 days later, the new parents heard the words they’d longed to hear—Asheton was coming home. This is Asheton’s story.

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Phil Ford teams up with UNC Children’s to take a shot at stifling childhood obesity

Phil Ford teams up with UNC Children’s to take a shot at stifling childhood obesity

Former UNC men’s basketball star’s foundation pledges commitment to help advance childhood obesity research within the Department of Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Brothers fight rare disease with a devastating impact

Brothers fight rare disease with a devastating impact

When sons, Jason and Justin, were diagnosed with MPS II, a rare and life-threatening genetic condition also known as Hunter syndrome, the Leider family vowed to fight. Two years later, they gave Joseph Muenzer, MD, PhD, a check for $25,000—money they raised to support his paradigm-changing research in enzyme replacement therapy, their sons' best hope.

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Tiniest patients inspire nurse’s creativity

Karen Thaxton, RN, is a 25-year veteran of the Newborn Critical Care Center and the artist behind Kids Cards’ wildly popular Baby Prints collection. How did she get her start making art from the hand- and footprints of the unit’s newborns? The story starts with reindeer and turkeys.

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Thankful for HealthLink

Thankful for HealthLink

Liam and his family have a holiday story that is probably more interesting than yours. Thanks to HealthLink, it has a happy ending.

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Hope in the face of no other options

Hope in the face of no other options

When 4-year-old Phineas’s leukemia didn’t respond to conventional chemotherapy, his pediatric oncologist, Dr. Philip Roehrs, found him a clinical trial testing a groundbreaking new treatment called T-cell immunotherapy. Phineas, now 6, owes his life to that trial—and soon other North Carolina cancer patients will have access to T-cell immunotherapy trials at UNC.

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Simulation event offers opportunity to test distracted driving skills

Simulation event offers opportunity to test distracted driving skills

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.

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Bearing Witness: UNC Children’s Physicians Making a Global Impact

Bearing Witness: UNC Children’s Physicians Making a Global Impact

UNC Medicine's Dr. Elizabeth Fitzgerald works in Malawi to not only help the sick, but to work towards building a medical system in the impoverished nation.

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N.C. State Fair visits those who can't come the fair

N.C. State Fair visits those who can't come the fair

Jugglers, musicians, and bicycle tricksters from the N.C. State Fair visited inpatients at N.C. Children's Hospital for an afternoon of fun.

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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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Meet Dr. Timothy Hoffman, chief of pediatric cardiology

Meet Dr. Timothy Hoffman, chief of pediatric cardiology

For Dr. Timothy Hoffman, there is nothing more important than community and the teamwork needed to provide optimal patient- and family-centered care.

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Leveraging simulation to improve patient safety

Leveraging simulation to improve patient safety

A recent Carolina Week feature highlights how UNC Children's is leveraging simulation training and Team STEPPS to improve care team communications and help prevent medical errors.

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Krispy Kreme Challenge announces renaming of UNC Children’s clinic

Krispy Kreme Challenge announces renaming of UNC Children’s clinic

Since its inception as a charity race in 2006, the Krispy Kreme Challenge has raised nearly $1 million for UNC Children’s and its clinical home, N.C. Children’s Hospital. On Oct. 14, the organization announced the renaming of the N.C. Children’s Specialty Clinic to the Krispy Kreme Challenge Children’s Specialty Clinic, along with its commitment to raise an additional $1 million for UNC Children’s.

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Hailey

Hailey Chapman covers sports for her high school newspaper. A budding journalist and photographer, this 19-year-old from Sanford has a bright future ahead. She doesn’t have to look far to find a good story, however, because Hailey herself was placed on the kidney transplant list at just nine years old. Learn more about Hailey’s kidney transplant and the care she received at UNC.

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Anna

In the 13 years since being diagnosed with diabetes at age 2, 15-year-old Anna has endured approximately 13,688 insulin shots and 17,364 finger pricks. With all those needle sticks comes a maturity well beyond Anna's age. Living with diabetes is a constant concern for Anna and her family, but thanks to UNC's Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, it's just a part of everyday life they can -- and do -- manage. This is Anna's story.

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Going global: UNC’s work in Nicaragua

Going global: UNC’s work in Nicaragua

Almost 2,000 miles away, researchers, physicians and residents from N.C. Children’s Hospital are improving health and outcomes for Nicaraguan families. Our collective efforts are helping improve birth outcomes, advance research in pediatric infectious diseases and train local physicians and residents in new techniques and processes.

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Is It ADHD? Looking At Signs and Symptoms

Is It ADHD? Looking At Signs and Symptoms

One in 10 children age 5-17 in the U.S. is diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), but sometimes the signs are very tough to spot. Dr. Daniel Moran gives some insights on what parents should look for.

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Twice the Care: Daughter and mother receive excellent care at N.C. Children's Hospital

Twice the Care: Daughter and mother receive excellent care at N.C. Children's Hospital

The same day WakeMed Raleigh transferred 6-year-old Elexus to N.C. Children's Hospital for specialty care last October, her mother, Cherilyn, had chemotherapy for breast cancer.

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Avery

Avery

Two-year-old Avery's medical journey at N.C. Children's Hospital began even before birth. UNC's maternal-fetal specialists cared for her while in the womb, and teams of the Children's Hospital's pediatric specialists began caring for her the very minute she was born.

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Chase R.

Chase R.

Four-year-old Chase spent half a year at N.C. Children's Hospital, nearly 300 miles from home in Franklin, NC, battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and rare complications related to his treatment.

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Flu Information for Parents and Families

Important information about this year's Flu from Ravi Jhaveri, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Infectious Diseases.

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With every beat of his heart

With every beat of his heart

When 14-year-old Sam presented with a heart arrhythmia never before documented in the medical journals, pediatric electrophysiologist, Dr. Sunita Ferns, found herself facing the most challenging case of her career.

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Level I pediatric trauma center gives patient miraculous second chance at life

Level I pediatric trauma center gives patient miraculous second chance at life

When 6-year-old Lilli Goins was in a catastrophic car accident, she suffered injuries so severe that first responders told her mom she wouldn’t survive. Today her mom calls her a walking, talking miracle.

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Video games can help kids lose weight

Video games can help kids lose weight

Parents hear all the time about the risks of too much video gaming -- but as Dr. Eliana Perrin reports to Time Warner Cable News, more studies are showing benefits to interactive video games as fitness made fun. (Sssssh! Don't tell the kids.)

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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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Matt

Fran, gushes with emotion when she describes her son, Matt, as a strong, handsome, self-assured young man. And when Matt looks in the mirror, he has no reason to see anything different—but there’s an entire story behind the reflection that looks back at him, one that involves multiple surgeries and a team of pediatric experts at UNC. This is Matt’s story.

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Katelyn

Twelve-year-old Katelyn is a fighter. She’s always been a fighter. From the moment she took her first breath, her family has been told time and time again that she may not survive the complications she suffers from cerebral palsy and spastic quadriplegia, but each time, with the help of her loved ones and UNC caregivers, she has found the strength to beat the odds. This is Katelyn’s story.

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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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Division Focus: Gastroenterology

Division Focus: Gastroenterology

Exceptional patient care and research make UNC’s Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology a national leader in treatment of disorders of the digestive system.

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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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UNC Children’s relocates primary care services through generosity of Carolina For The Kids

UNC Children’s relocates primary care services through generosity of Carolina For The Kids

Through the generosity of the Carolina For The Kids Foundation, the UNC Department of Pediatrics opened the UNC Children’s Primary Care Clinic on E. Franklin Street on July 13. The new clinic puts UNC’s general pediatric care in easier reach for patients and families and enables the expansion of pediatric specialty clinics at N.C. Children’s Hospital.

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Timothy

Timothy

At age 7, Timothy is the only living person in the world (and the oldest ever!) with a specific gene mutation causing myriad medical problems, including the most severe case of insulin-dependent diabetes his N.C. Children's Hospital care team has ever seen.

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Chase C.

Chase C.

His UNC care team used "pixie dust" to help Rocky Mount, N.C., 1-year-old, Chase, regrow his fingertips after losing them to severe burns Labor Day weekend 2010.

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Christian

Christian

Six-year-old Christian of Fayetteville, N.C., has become a N.C. Children's Hospital superstar, enduring seven surgeries in one year to correct a misaligned spine and facing more to come. His latest hospital stay was 147 days long, but mom, Ashley, says he takes it all in stride. "He's a celebrity up here," she says. "We can't even walk through the hospital without someone recognizing him."

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Melanie

Melanie

One Newport family has made N.C. Children’s Hospital their home away from home as infant daughter, Melanie, fights to breathe on her own. Even before she was born, her parents turned to UNC for help in saving their baby girl.

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Calendar Kids 2011

The 2011 N.C. Children's Hospital calendar, "A Patient from Far Away," featured 13 extraordinary children, all patients of N.C. Children' Hospital. They hail from as far west as Bryson City in the mountains to as far east as Newport near the coast. To learn more about these incredible kids, simply click the name or photo of the child you would like to learn more about.

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N.C. Children's Hospital again named to "America's Best" list

N.C. Children's Hospital again named to "America's Best" list

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

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“Virtual” patients add realism to medical training

“Virtual” patients add realism to medical training

UNC Children's employes high-fidelity simulation training to improve how faculty, staff and student learners care for patients at N.C. Children's Hospital.

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Alicia’s brave face

Alicia’s brave face

Despite a difficult diagnosis that’s left her face visibly scarred, Alicia leads a life of hope and courage. She is an inspiration to all who know her.

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Meet UNC Children's "Future Champions"

Meet UNC Children's "Future Champions"

Learn more about the real-life heroes featured in UNC Children's Champions of Future Champions campaign and share your own champion's story.

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Mystery diagnosis brings family to UNC Children’s

Mystery diagnosis brings family to UNC Children’s

Claire's troubling and recurrent symptoms led her family to UNC, where pediatric rheumatologists identified a rare autoimmune disease.

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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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For the love of William

For the love of William

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.

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Vaccinations A Vital Part of Back-to-School Season

Vaccinations A Vital Part of Back-to-School Season

Back to school time is also time to visit your physician's office - to make sure your child's vaccinations are current.

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Division Focus: Pediatric Urology

Division Focus: Pediatric Urology

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.

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Tamborino Family

Everything in the Tamborino house is bigger—the meals, the celebrations and, without question, the affection. Parents, Norine and Frank, do everything bigger, because four of their five boisterous children—Julie, 20, Tori, 17, Catherine , 15, and Frankie, 10—have cystic fibrosis, and they know they have to make each moment count. Having been in and out of several health care systems, the close-knit family found a home away from home at UNC. This is the Tamborinos' story.

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Sydney & Sheridan

Sisters Sydney and Sheridan are shining stars. Older sister, Sydney, age 13, fills her free time with cheerleading, and 9-year-old Sheridan with dancing and singing. Looking at them, you’d never know they both struggle with sickle cell anemia. For them, life means daily medications, periodic surgeries and frequent medical visits at UNC, yet the sisters live each day to its fullest potential. This is Sydney and Sheridan’s story.

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Kayla

For as long as Susie can remember, her 15-year-old daughter, Kayla, has woken up with a smile on her face and gone to bed with a smile on her face. It’s Susie’s biggest joy in life, seeing Kayla smile each day, especially when she thinks back on all her family has been through since Kayla was an infant. It was then Kayla was diagnosed with glutaric acidemia type 1, a devastating disorder that has left her primarily bed-ridden and non-verbal—but it could never rob her of her smile. This is Kayla’s story.

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For Love of a Boy Named Folden Lee

For Love of a Boy Named Folden Lee

Since losing her son, Folden Lee IV, to acute myeloid leukemia, Lori King Lee has dedicated her life to helping families of children with illness.

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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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Bell's peals signal hope for childhood cancer patients

As this report from ABC11-WTVD commemorates, patients of UNC Hospitals' pediatric hematology-oncology can ring the newly gifted "victory bell" to mark the completion of their chemotherapy treatments—and the beginning of rest of their lives.

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Sydney and Sheridan, a Dynamic Duo

Sydney and Sheridan, a Dynamic Duo

Patient ambassadors, Sydney and Sheridan, are sisters who have never known life without sickle cell anemia, a rare genetic disease affecting the shape of their red blood cells.

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Montross Camp celebrates 20th anniversary

Montross Camp celebrates 20th anniversary

In the two decades since its inception in 1994, the Eric Montross Father's Day Basketball Camp has raised more than $1 million for UNC Children's—but its impact goes well beyond the money raised.

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Retired teacher joins basketball great in fight against obesity

Retired teacher joins basketball great in fight against obesity

Today’s youth could easily become the first generation to live shorter, less healthy lives than their parents. Alarmed by what she’s seen in the classroom, retired teacher, Esther Jones, has teamed up with basketball great, Phil Ford, to fight the childhood obesity epidemic through research.

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Crohn's can't stop Lukas

Crohn's can't stop Lukas

Plagued with debilitating gastrointestinal issues in the fall of 2012, Lukas was just 8 years old when diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. His clinical course led the family to UNC Children’s and a remarkable recovery.

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Ryan

Ryan

With the help of his care team at N.C. Children’s Hospital, this 15-year-old track star from Bryson City demonstrates a chronic lung disease can't keep a good athlete down.

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Taylor

Taylor

While infant daughter, Taylor, was hospitalized for nearly two months after open heart surgery, mom, Tori, had to return home to Greensboro to work and care for her other children, but caregivers at N.C. Children's Hospital kept her part of her daughter's care across the miles.

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Nick

Nick

With the help of his care team at N.C. Children’s Hospital, Rocky Mount teen, Nick, hasn’t let a diagnosis of Crohn’s disease slow him down. Nick tells us what it’s like to be a teenager grappling with a chronic disease.

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2011 Archive

The 2011 N.C. Children's Hospital calendar, "A Patient from Far Away," featured 13 extraordinary children, all patients of N.C. Children' Hospital. They hail from as far west as Bryson City in the mountains to as far east as Newport near the coast. To learn more about these incredible kids, simply click the name or photo of the child you would like to learn more about.

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CARE Issue 5

Thanks for HealthLink, Heritable Change, Dhillon's Gift, and more!

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Hyundai Hope On Wheels grant aids childhood cancer research

Hyundai Hope On Wheels grant aids childhood cancer research

In honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Hyundai Hope On Wheels has awarded pediatric oncologist Dr. Ian Davis a $250,000 Hyundai Scholar of Hope grant to fund his Ewing sarcoma research.

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Preemie for a Day

An interactive, multisensory workshop simulating the premature birth experience from the baby’s point of view has our Newborn Critical Care Center nurses rethinking how to provide the best care to our tiniest, most fragile patients.

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N.C. Children's Airway Center

The N.C. Children's Airway Center was established in 2007 to treat children with complex airway problems. This multidisciplinary center is one of only a handful the in country and provides cutting-edge care to children throughout the Southeast.

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SAVE THE DATE: N.C. Children's Promise Radiothon returns Nov. 21

The 12th annual N.C. Children's Hospital Radiothon is on Thursday, November 21. Curtis Media Group radio stations will broadcast live from the N.C. Children's Hospital lobby, bringing you the stories of some super kids. Meet four who epitomize what it is to be an everyday superhero.

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Coping With Childrens' Back-to-School Sleep Needs

Coping With Childrens' Back-to-School Sleep Needs

Children headed back to school need to start soon with the habits that will provide them with the rest needed to learn.

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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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Critical Care Medicine

Critical Care Medicine

UNC's Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine provides care to more than 1,000 critically ill or injured infants, children and adolescents admitted to N.C. Children’s Hospital's 20-bed pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) each year.

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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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William

William, born with a rare congenital condition called Hirschsprung disease, was transferred to UNC Hospitals within days of birth for specialized surgery to repair his colon. The surgery saved his life. Now 11 and experiencing recurrent problems, William is once again under expert care at UNC, this time in the "new" children's hospital. This is William’s story.

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UNC Children's initiates visitor restrictions for children under 12 in critical care units

UNC Children's initiates visitor restrictions for children under 12 in critical care units

Reported cases of pediatric respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) have triggered visitor restrictions for children under 12. Children age 11 years old and younger will not be permitted to visit UNC Children's Newborn Critical Care Center (NCCC) and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), or the Cancer Hospital's Bone Marrow Transplant Unit (BMTU), beginning Monday, Nov. 2, 2015.

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Philip's hope

Philip's hope

Diagnosed with stage 4 Ewing sarcoma on Labor Day of 2013, 14-year-old Philip Rawls’ life was turned upside down. Two years later—and nearly 18 months in remission—he sees hope in the research of pediatric oncologist, Dr. Ian Davis.

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The heart of the matter

The heart of the matter

Alj and his mom, Tina, have but one wish this holiday season: a new heart for Alj. Mother and son currently occupy a room on 5 Children’s, a dedicated team of medical experts keeping him stable until a donor heart becomes available for transplant. This is their story.

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On the hunt: NIH grants millions to advance food allergy research

On the hunt: NIH grants millions to advance food allergy research

One in every 13 children across the country has a food allergy, or, roughly two in every classroom. Thanks to a $42.7 million investment from the National Institutes of Health, researchers from UNC Children’s and six other leading food allergy institutions will continue to work together to reduce the prevalence of and treat food allergies.

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Will’s Way: A family gives back

Will’s Way: A family gives back

When faced with a tragic situation, a mother’s love and passion helps advance her son’s legacy. William Day spent more than 150 days at the N.C. Children’s Hospital over the course of his life. His mother, Beth Day, shares more about their care experience and how she and her family are giving back to our patients and families in Will’s memory.

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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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Basket-Ball Gala to benefit UNC Children’s in April

UNC men’s basketball legend and 1978 NCAA national player of the year, Phil Ford, and voice of the Tar Heels, Jones Angell, will be at the helm helping raise money for UNC Children’s at the N.C. Children’s Promise’s ninth annual gala, the Basket-Ball.

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Visitor restrictions across UNC Hospitals for children under 12

Visitor restrictions across UNC Hospitals for children under 12

To ensure the safety of our patients, children ages 11 and younger are prohibited from visiting inpatient areas and waiting rooms at UNC Hospitals beginning Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. These restrictions were previously in place for the Newborn Critical Care Center (NCCC), Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), and Bone Marrow Transplant Unit (BMTU) at UNC Hospitals.

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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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Level I pediatric trauma center gives patient miraculous second chance at life

Level I pediatric trauma center gives patient miraculous second chance at life

When 6-year-old Lilli Goins was in a catastrophic car accident near her hometown in Pembroke, N.C., her injuries were so severe, first responders told her mom she wouldn’t survive. As fate would have it, though, Lilli was airlifted to N.C. Children's Hospital, now an ACS-verified Level I pediatric trauma center, and experienced a miraculous recovery.

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Revisiting our first ECMO patient

“They called me and told me to make a decision right away, because my daughter was near death,” recalls Kathy about the day her baby girl was born in November 1995. Kathy never imagined her full-term newborn, Rachael, would need a life-saving therapy. If it worked, Rachael would be the first neonatal patient at UNC to survive as a result of ECMO.

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Meet the GRUMPPs: Retired faculty making their mark

Meet the GRUMPPs: Retired faculty making their mark

A group of distinguished educators and physicians — whom lovingly call themselves the GRUMPPs — keep their finger on the pulse of UNC Children's. Can you guess what the acronym stands for?

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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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2017 Krispy Kreme Challenge to benefit UNC Children’s

2017 Krispy Kreme Challenge to benefit UNC Children’s

North Carolina State University’s most infamous tradition, the Krispy Kreme Challenge, returns on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 to raise funds for UNC Children’s.

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UNC Children’s researcher awarded $8 million to determine superior treatment for Crohn’s disease

UNC Children’s researcher awarded $8 million to determine superior treatment for Crohn’s disease

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.

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Invention enables immune suppressed children to “play dirty” in the hospital

Invention enables immune suppressed children to “play dirty” in the hospital

UNC Children’s welcomes the debut of WonderSphere, a first-of-its-kind, portable apparatus that allows hospitalized children hands-on experience with nature, working with plants and dirt. The airtight, transparent chamber is the brainchild of Wonder Connection, a program bringing the wonders of science to the bedsides of hospitalized children, and was born of a collaboration among Wonder Connection, UNC Hospitals Epidemiology Department, N.C. State University engineering students, and a product design firm.

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Catching his breath

Catching his breath

Born premature at 26 weeks, David Cumbie was just 11 weeks old when doctors in Boston performed a tracheostomy to bypass his obstructed airway. More than two years later, a team of UNC Children’s specialists gave him back his breath—and his voice.

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Curtis Media expands partnership with UNC Children’s

Curtis Media Group executive vice president, Trip Savery, says the evolution of UNC Children’s and its strategic priorities since the debut of Radiothon in 2002 has his team looking at new and innovative ways to support patients and families year round.

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Literacy: a pediatrician’s secret weapon to improve long-term health

Literacy: a pediatrician’s secret weapon to improve long-term health

UNC Children’s employs novel programs to improve literacy among clinic patients as a means to also improve health outcomes.

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Carolina For the Kids to fund new clinic

Carolina For the Kids to fund new clinic

Carolina For the Kids has pledged $2.5 million to fund a new pediatric primary care clinic for UNC Children’s. The new outpatient facility will improve care in more ways than one.

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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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Better treatments help battle leukemia

Better treatments help battle leukemia

UNC Children's patient ambassador, Mason Brantley, shared his story with the WRAL Health Team to raise awareness for much-needed research.

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Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl donates $10,000 to UNC Children’s

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl donates $10,000 to UNC Children’s

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.

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UNC doctor returns to Haiti to care for disabled orphans

UNC doctor returns to Haiti to care for disabled orphans

Joshua Alexander, MD, director of pediatric rehabilitation at UNC, plans second trip to aid disabled orphans in Haiti.

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UNC Department of Pediatrics announced as member of new global clinical trials network

UNC Department of Pediatrics announced as member of new global clinical trials network

The UNC Department of Pediatrics named one of eight institutions partnered in new global pediatric clinical trials network formed by Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC.

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Enterovirus D68: What families need to know

Enterovirus D68: What families need to know

With Enterovirus D68 making headlines across the nation, a group of our pediatric experts collaborated on a list of frequently asked questions, assuring families with reliable information about the virus that has hospitalized hundreds of children throughout the U.S.

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What is the Walk for UNC Children's?

What is the Walk for UNC Children's?

This event will be a great opportunity to "walk a mile in the shoes of our patients."

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UNC Food Allergy Initiative named inaugural member of new national research network

UNC Food Allergy Initiative named inaugural member of new national research network

The UNC Food Allergy Initiative (FAI) is among 22 institutions across the U.S. named inaugural members of the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) Clinical Network.

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Kids Cards close-out sale

Kids Cards close-out sale

As the Kids Cards program comes to an end after 30 years, the N.C. Children's offers a one-time close-out sale to liquidate its stock of holiday and all occasion cards. Order by Feb. 13 at a $5/box (a $3 savings), shipping included.

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Students rate healthy meal options at Try-Day Friday

Students rate healthy meal options at Try-Day Friday

An innovative program funded by Kohl's department stores introduces healthy meal options to children and then lets them vote on what they like best in an effort to encourage better eating habits in the battle against childhood obesity.

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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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Grant supports study of long-term effects of cancer treatment in children

Grant supports study of long-term effects of cancer treatment in children

Childhood cancer patients are surviving in greater numbers but often suffer later complications related to their treatments. A grant from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation is enabling pediatric oncology fellow, Dr. Andrew Smitherman, to study how doctors can best care for survivors.

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Heath

Fifteen-year-old Heath’s lifelong medical battle started when he was just 10 months old. That’s when he was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer. With the help of his UNC care team, Heath fought that battle and won—but his fight for life was far from over. He then went on to receive a heart transplant at age 10. This is Heath’s story.

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Catherine

When it came time for Catherine to choose a college, no one was surprised to learn her first choice was the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After all, Catherine had been going to UNC her entire life, since as a newborn she was diagnosed with intestinal pseudo-obstruction. Now a UNC sophomore, 19-year-old Catherine is paving her way to a bright future despite having a chronic medical condition that forces her to fulfill all her nutritional needs intravenously.

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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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UNC Children's physicians honored by Newsweek as "Top Cancer Doctors"

UNC Children's physicians honored by Newsweek as "Top Cancer Doctors"

Two well-loved pediatric oncologists, Drs. Julie Blatt and Stuart Gold, have been named to Newsweek magazine's "Top Cancer Doctors" list for 2015.

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Meet pediatrician-in-chief, Kevin Kelly, MD

Kevin Kelly, MD, a recent transplant from Wisconsin, adjusts to life in North Carolina (complete with startling wildlife encounters) and settles into his new role as pediatrician-in-chief of N.C. Children's Hospital and vice chair for clinical operations of the UNC Department of Pediatrics.

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SAVE THE DATE: N.C. Children's Promise Radiothon returns Nov. 21

The 12th annual N.C. Children's Hospital Radiothon is coming up on Thursday, November 21. Curtis Media Group radio stations will broadcast live from the N.C. Children's Hospital lobby, bringing you the stories of some super kids. Meet four who epitomize what it is to be an everday superhero.

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Nurse leads research study to reduce needle sticks

Bedside nurse Nicoletta Constantin’s empathy for her patients has her leading a first-of-its-kind, nursing led research study to investigate a potential means to decrease the number of needle sticks cystic fibrosis patients endure with each inpatient admission.

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UNC Children’s announces new development leader

UNC Children’s announces new development leader

UNC Children’s names Leslie H. Nelson as its newly appointed senior executive director of development and communications. Nelson will assume leadership of institution’s fundraising programs beginning Jan. 5, 2014.

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Peanuts back on the menu following research study

Peanuts back on the menu following research study

Jonathan is among the 1.4 percent of U.S. children allergic to peanuts. Once terrified of accidental exposure, the 6 year old now regularly enjoys peanuts as a snack, all thanks to an innovative clinical trial at UNC.

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Summer camp brings new life skills for kids with hemiplegia

Summer camp brings new life skills for kids with hemiplegia

Now in its ninth year, Helping Kids with Hemiplegia teaches young hemiplegia patients new life skills through therapy made fun.

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Hard fall brings national BMX champion to UNC

Hard fall brings national BMX champion to UNC

When national BMX champion Cameron Moore was injured during a recent race, an ambulance rushed him to UNC's Pediatric Emergency Department. Aching to get back on the bike and defend his title, Cameron talks about his experience.

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Training can ease pill swallowing problems even in young children

Training can ease pill swallowing problems even in young 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.

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Children with severe obesity may be at higher risk for heart disease and diabetes

Children with severe obesity may be at higher risk for heart disease and diabetes

A new study led by researchers in the UNC Department of Pediatrics identifies a direct correlation between more severe forms of obesity in children and elevations in related risk factors for developing heart disease and diabetes—particularly in boys. The study was published in the October 2015 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Kids' chronic care

Kids' chronic care

Imagine taking five or ten medications a day—before you even graduate high school. An undergrad researcher helps young adults transition to managing their own care.

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The Alan Davis Stiles, MD, Lookout Terrace

The Alan Davis Stiles, MD, Lookout Terrace

Opening on 7 Children's in late spring of 2012, Lookout Terrace will offer a safe and secure outdoor space enabling children with serious medical conditions to go outside with all the equipment and access necessary for hospital beds, wheel chairs, IV poles and more.

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Meet Dr. Arti Pandya, UNC Children's chief of genetics and metabolism

Meet Dr. Arti Pandya, UNC Children's chief of genetics and metabolism

Dr. Arti Pandya joined UNC Children's as chief of genetics and metabolism in late Nov. 2014. The editors of CARE recently sat down with her to learn about her plans for the division and her research passion, the genetics of hearing loss.

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UNC Children's Named to "Best Hospitals" List

UNC Children's Named to "Best Hospitals" List

UNC Children’s has been named to U.S. News & World Report’s list of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals" with nine clinical categories honored, up from seven last year.

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Peanut allergy study holds promise for younger patients

As ABC11-WTVD reports, a UNC Children's study testing a potential treatment for peanut allergy in young children is showing promising results.

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Updated guidelines for well child check-ups

General pediatrics chief, Mike Steiner, MD, explains new recommendations for well child check-ups, which mark the first major overhaul since 2007.

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Childhood Food Allergies: Exploring the facts and myths

Internationally renowned pediatric food allergy expert, Dr. Wesley Burks, chief physician of N.C. Children’s Hospital and chair of the UNC Department of Pediatrics, sat down for an insightful interview exploring the facts and myths of childhood food allergies.

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UNC Children’s continuity clinic recognized for offering highest level of patient-centered care

UNC Children’s continuity clinic recognized for offering highest level of patient-centered care

By focusing on patients' individualized health needs, the Division of General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine achieves recognition as a NCQA "Patient-Centered Medical Home," enhancing care through patient-clinician partnership.

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No typical day for emergency medicine

No typical day for emergency medicine

The caregivers in UNC's Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine have to be ready for just about anything, from the common cold to complications of rare diseases.

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Young investigator finds inspiration in science

Young investigator finds inspiration in science

Leah can't decide between a future career as a hairdresser or an oncologist, but she got a chance to stretch her junior investigator wings during a recent hospitalization. The 8-year-old leukemia patient teamed up with Healing and Hope Through Science for her first Science Fair.

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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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Measles outbreak sparks national debate

Measles outbreak sparks national debate

Pediatric infectious diseases specialist, Dr. Ravi Jhaveri, speaks out on the U.S. measles outbreak.

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Tips and reminders for year-end giving

Tips and reminders for year-end giving

With many offices closed for the holidays and deadlines to be met for a donor to receive appropriate tax credit in 2015, UNC Children’s offers these important year-end giving guidelines.

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Avoiding summer trauma injuries

Avoiding summer trauma injuries

Summertime means children are out of school and involved in activities that may lead to injury. But as WNCN reports with the help of UNC Children's trauma program director, Dr. Kim Erickson, and one N.C. Children's Hospital family, simple precautions can keep children safe and enjoying fun in the sun.

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Patient turns activist to find marrow donor

Patient turns activist to find marrow donor

Sheldon Mba, a 19-year-old sophomore at N.C. Central University, has one hope to cure his rare blood disorder: a bone marrow transplant. He is taking matters into his own hands, becoming the spokesperson for Do Something's “Give a Spit” campaign and organizing a bone marrow drive.

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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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N.C. Children’s Promise becomes the Office of External Affairs

After a decade of making a difference in the lives of critically ill patients and their families, the N.C. Children’s Promise adopts a name more reflective of its mission and functions.

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Save The Date: Walk for Children's is November 4th

Save The Date: Walk for Children's is November 4th

This event will be a great opportunity to "walk a mile in the shoes of our patients."

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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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The greatest gift

The greatest gift

Born with a congenital heart defect, Samiya was diagnosed with congestive heart failure at just 4 months old. Her only hope of survival: a heart transplant. But would it come in time?

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Research network advances care for pediatric IBD

Research network advances care for pediatric IBD

UNC Children's is leveraging a national collaborative, ImproveCareNow, to improve outcomes for patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

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Patient’s intuition leads to life-saving discovery

Patient’s intuition leads to life-saving discovery

"Had I gone to sleep that night, I would never have woken up," says Victoria, a UNC sophomore. This past summer, Victoria received the same diagnosis four times in three days: strep throat. Still, she sensed something was dreadfully wrong and finally came to the ER. As it turns out, she arrived not a moment too soon.

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Our lives with diabetes

Our lives with diabetes

Kelly Cash, a long-time employee in pediatrics administration, never imagined that one of her children would become a N.C. Children's Hospital patient. For several weeks in early 2013, however, something just wasn’t right with her then 6-year-old son, Connor. Here, Kelly shares what it was like to learn Connor has type 1 diabetes.

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Division Focus: Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Division Focus: Pediatric Infectious Diseases

UNC Children’s Infectious Diseases program offers expert care and a renewed emphasis on research.

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Reducing preventable medical errors

Preventable medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S. behind heart disease and cancer. Benny Joyner, MD, explains how UNC Children’s is keeping patients safe.

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About the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Clinicians in the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine care for some of North Carolina's smallest, most fragile patients in N.C. Children Hospital’s Level IV Newborn Critical Care Center, which is a referral center for more than 800 newborns from more than 50 N.C. counties each year.

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Summer project ends up a winner for the Bandz Boyz

Summer project ends up a winner for the Bandz Boyz

What started out as a summer pastime for the “Bandz Boyz” has grown into a multi-year project supporting patient activities at N.C. Children’s Hospital.

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UNC Children’s joins new anti-poverty coalition

UNC Children’s joins new anti-poverty coalition

UNC’s Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine is an integral partner in the new coalition tackling the ill effects of poverty in Orange County, from cradle to career.

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Healthy hearts reunite with caregivers

Healthy hearts reunite with caregivers

September’s Heart Reunion provided patients and their families an opportunity to reconnect with one another and members of their care team.

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Choosing the right sunscreen and bug spray for children

UNC Children's Dr. Craig Burkhart, a pediatric dermatologist, talks with ABC11-WTVD about the best ways to safely and effectively protect your family from sunburn and insect bites in the final weeks of summer.

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Wishes do come true

Wishes do come true

Kenan-Flagler Business School students bring 6-year-old Scott’s wish for a special trip to fruition through unique class assignment.

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Child Health Month: 10 ways parents can promote a healthy lifestyle at home

National Child Health month promotes the benefits of good health, educating parents to protect their children with good nutrition and year-round exercise. In this month’s health highlight, Michael Steiner, MD, chief of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, shares 10 tips on how parents can promote a healthy lifestyle at home.

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Sexually assaulted adolescents often receive suboptimal emergency care

Sexually assaulted adolescents often receive suboptimal emergency care

A new study reveals vast disparities in the treatment of adolescent sexual assault victims by emergency departments across the country, with many victims leaving the ER without recommended tests and preventive treatments. The findings of the study, led by UNC Children’s Dr. Samantha Schilling, were published in the Nov. 2 edition of the journal Pediatrics.

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Lohr honored by N.C. Pediatric Society

Lohr honored by N.C. Pediatric Society

Jacob Lohr, MD, who has trained more than 5,000 doctors during his career, was recently honored with a lifetime achievement award from the N.C. Pediatric Society.

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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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From Volunteer to Full-Time

From Volunteer to Full-Time

Meet Susan Marks, volunteer coordinator for UNC Children's, who works to create a bond between patients and staff.

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About the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

With more than 40 faculty members who care for inpatients and outpatients alike, General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine is the largest division in the Department of Pediatrics. Learn more about the division’s clinical programs as well as its research and educational missions.

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Krispy Kreme Challenge announces online initiatives to support UNC Children's

Krispy Kreme Challenge announces online initiatives to support UNC Children's

The Krispy Kreme Challenge has partnered with Welzoo and Amazon Smile to promote America's most infamous fundraising race and raise money to support UNC Children's patients and their families.

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CARE Issue 7

CARE e-Newsletter: America's Best, for the love of Folden, and more!

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UNC Children's joins Tar Heal Tuesday movement

UNC Children's joins Tar Heal Tuesday movement

Today UNC Children's joins the UNC School of Medicine and the entire Carolina community in promoting the spirit of giving and generosity encompassed in #TarHealTuesday, a homegrown version of Giving Tuesday, the global day for supporting one’s favorite charitable causes.

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Pediatric GI welcomes new division chief

Pediatric GI welcomes new division chief

Dr. Francisco Sylvester brings a zest for work that even makes Mondays bright.

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FDA to parents: Avoid cold meds in babies

FDA to parents: Avoid cold meds in babies

The FDA warns that over-the-counter cold and cough medicines can lead to serious and potentially deadly side effects in kids younger than 2.

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Flu restrictions in place

Flu restrictions in place

The flu season is here and restrictions are in place for the hospital.

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Award recognizes “angels” in the NICU

Award recognizes “angels” in the NICU

Megan Hall, founder and CEO of Avery’s Angels Gastroschisis Foundation, recently returned to N.C. Children’s Hospital to present the organization’s Award of Excellence to members of her late son, Avery’s, Newborn Critical Care Center team.

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Meet Dr. Elizabeth Estrada, UNC Children’s endocrinology chief

Meet Dr. Elizabeth Estrada, UNC Children’s endocrinology chief

Dr. Elizabeth Estrada joined UNC Children's as chief of pediatric endocrinology in May 2015. She recently spoke with the editors of CARE about the road that led her to UNC and the passion she’s found in combatting the nation’s childhood obesity crisis.

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The sky is the limit

The sky is the limit

Thanks to an experimental treatment for his rare ailment, Reggie is now living the life he always dreamed of.

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Hospital social media campaign reunites sick girl with lost charm

Hospital social media campaign reunites sick girl with lost charm

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.

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Pediatrician champions adolescent health through advocacy

Pediatrician champions adolescent health through advocacy

Dr. Tamera Coyne-Beasley translates her community-based health research into practice and policy to protect the under-served young adults

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Genomic research leads to new diagnostics, tools to fight cancer

Genomic research leads to new diagnostics, tools to fight cancer

Dr. Ian Davis is among the UNC Children's scientists and researchers employing cutting-edge genomic technologies to understand how cancers develop and how to better treat and prevent them.

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Calendar Kids

2012 marks 10 years in the “new” children’s hospital and the 60th anniversary of the UNC Department of Pediatrics, a fact that makes the theme of this year’s pediatric calendar so poignant—"Celebrating a Decade of Difference." The calendar features 17 children and young adults who were patients at UNC before there was a North Carolina Children’s Hospital. They and their families have witnessed an entire evolution in care and can testify to the tremendous impact the “new” N.C. Children’s Hospital has had in the lives of hundreds of thousands of children since its doors first opened 10 years ago. Join us here online each month to learn more about our featured patient and clinical programs.

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Heritable Change: A $1,000,000 Private Gift Supports Research, Next Generation Leadership in MPS

Heritable Change: A $1,000,000 Private Gift Supports Research, Next Generation Leadership in MPS

A family faces a genetic condition with a nine-syllable name and meets a UNC doctor who studies it. The result has changed the way we treat the condition – and changed the outlook for people with it.

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UNC research leads to tools to help fight child obesity

UNC research leads to tools to help fight child obesity

At a time when one in three U.S. children is overweight or obese, Dr. Eliana Perrin has dedicated her research to helping fellow pediatricians and parents "tip the scales" in a healthier direction.

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Pediatrics ices down, challenges pediatric surgery

Pediatrics ices down, challenges pediatric surgery

Thirteen hardy souls from pediatrics administration took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - and promptly challenged their colleagues in pediatric surgery to do the same.

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Biese, McNeal-Trice, and Viera named Medical Alumni Loyalty Fund Distinguished Teaching Professors

Biese, McNeal-Trice, and Viera named Medical Alumni Loyalty Fund Distinguished Teaching Professors

Kevin Biese, MD, associate professor of emergency medicine, Kenya McNeal-Trice, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, and Anthony Viera, MD, MPH, distinguished associate professor of family medicine, were nominated by the Academy of Educators and the National Loyalty Fund Committee of the Medical Alumni Association.

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Taking the sting out of insect-sting allergies

Taking the sting out of insect-sting allergies

Insect stings cause 40 to as many as 100 deaths nationwide each year. A review of current scientific literature related to specific insect-sting hypersensitivity points to epinephrine auto-injectors and immunotherapy as lifesavers in people with a previous sting-induced systemic allergic reaction.

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UNC researchers find genetic trigger for RSV-induced infant hospitalizations

UNC researchers find genetic trigger for RSV-induced infant hospitalizations

The discovery could lead to new therapies and better diagnostics, resulting in fewer hospitalizations of children with respiratory syncytial virus, the leading cause of severe lung infection in babies.

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Severe obesity on the rise among children in the U.S.

Severe obesity on the rise among children in the U.S.

A new analysis led by a UNC researcher finds that all classes of obesity in children have increased over the last 14 years. In addition, there is a troubling upward trend in the more severe forms of childhood obesity.

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Caring for Children in Haiti: 2014

Caring for Children in Haiti: 2014

Joshua Alexander, MD, director of pediatric rehabilitation at the N.C. Children’s Hospital and associate professor at UNC Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, will be caring once again for disabled children at the Zanmi Beni Orphanage in Haiti this May, along with Timothy Sanford, MD, a medical resident in PM&R. Zanmi Beni was created to care for physically and/or mentally handicapped orphans, who were displaced by the devastating earthquake in January 2010.

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Many parents' infant-feeding, TV and activity practices may increase obesity risk

Many parents' infant-feeding, TV and activity practices may increase obesity risk

A majority of parents in a new study reported infant feeding and activity behaviors believed to increase the child’s risk for later obesity. In addition, these behaviors varied according to the self-reported race and ethnicity of the parents. Eliana M. Perrin, MD, MPH, is author of the study.

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Fearing pain and avoiding activities contribute to disability and chronic pain in kids with gut malady

Fearing pain and avoiding activities contribute to disability and chronic pain in kids with gut malady

New research from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine suggests that fear avoidance contributes to disability and pain in children with Functional Abdominal Pain (FAP) but not Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

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ACCLAIM spans boundaries and courts change

ACCLAIM spans boundaries and courts change

Modeled after the Public Health Leadership Program at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, ACCLAIM is developing a new generation of leaders at the School of Medicine, while furthering the School's research mission, strengthening teaching, and improving care for patients.

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Medical students make voices heard in N.C. Medicaid reform debate

More than 300 medical students representing every medical school in the state made their voices heard as they signed a petition letter to Governor Pat McCrory and the Medicaid Reform Advisory Group expressing their support for Community Care of North Carolina in the Medicaid reform debate.

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N.C. Children's Hospital Triangle’s first American College of Surgeons-verified Level I pediatric trauma center

N.C. Children's Hospital Triangle’s first American College of Surgeons-verified Level I pediatric trauma center

UNC Hospitals is home to the Triangle’s only pediatric trauma program recognized by a national body for having the highest level of expertise in treating critically injured children; one of only five in entire Southeast.

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Ear tubes vs. watchful waiting: tubes do not improve long-term development

Ear tubes vs. watchful waiting: tubes do not improve long-term development

Study suggests tubes, adenoidectomy reduce fluid in the middle ear and improve hearing in the short term, but tubes did not improve speech or language for children with middle ear fluid.

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UNC-led project dramatically reduces newborn bloodstream infections in North Carolina

UNC-led project dramatically reduces newborn bloodstream infections in North Carolina

A quality improvement project championed by the UNC-led Perinatal Quality Collaborative of North Carolina (PQCNC) resulted in a 71 percent reduction in central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in 13 North Carolina NICUs, avoiding 110 infections annually and saving 17 lives a year. Study results were published in Pediatrics, official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

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Taking on the System

Taking on the System

Tina Schade Willis, a pediatric ICU doctor and winner of the UNC Fuller Award, works to improve teamwork among hospital staff to benefit patients and their families.

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Physicians often fly blind on medication dosing in premature infants

Physicians often fly blind on medication dosing in premature infants

Despite government efforts to promote research on medications used in children, huge gaps persist in knowledge about medication safety and efficacy in the most vulnerable — newborns receiving care in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) — according to a study by UNC researchers.

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Kids movies send mixed messages about eating habits and obesity

Kids movies send mixed messages about eating habits and obesity

Many of the most popular children’s movies from recent years feature both “obesogenic” behaviors and weight-related stigmatizing content, a study by UNC researchers finds.

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A Prize for Perrin

A Prize for Perrin

UNC School of Medicine pediatrician Eliana Perrin earns award for work on childhood obesity.

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Conquering Chromatin

Conquering Chromatin

Five questions for Greg Wang, a new Jefferson-Pilot fellow searching for better ways to shut down cancer cells.

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UNC Health Care to host live Facebook chat on newborn genome mapping

UNC Health Care to host live Facebook chat on newborn genome mapping

Dr. Cynthia Powell of N.C. Children's Hospital and Dr. Jonathan Berg of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center will answer your questions in a live Facebook chat at noon (12 p.m.) Eastern time on Thursday, Sept. 26.

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UNC partners with NIH to explore genomic testing for newborns

UNC partners with NIH to explore genomic testing for newborns

Researchers at UNC plan to sequence the entire genome of 400 infants to determine what useful clinical data can be acquired through the tests.

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Sen. Kay Hagan visits UNC's CASTLE program in Durham

Sen. Kay Hagan visits UNC's CASTLE program in Durham

While there, Sen. Hagan met Grayson Clamp, a 3-year-old boy from Charlotte, N.C. who is able to hear now after receiving an auditory brainstem implant at UNC as part of an FDA-approved investigational trial. A video showing Grayson hearing his father's voice for the first time has garnered more than 1 million views on YouTube.

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RN: Real Nurses - JoAnne Kroesen

RN: Real Nurses - JoAnne Kroesen

JoAnne Kroesen, a nurse at North Carolina Children's hospital specialty clinics, is also a volunteer with Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Weiner featured in Stars and Stripes

Timothy Weiner, MD, a pediatric surgeon, is serving as a Navy Reserve Commander in Afghanistan. Stars and Stripes is the Department of Defense's military newspaper.

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real doctors, real people - Richard Bloomfield

real doctors, real people - Richard Bloomfield

Dr. Ricky Bloomfield plays a mean jazz saxophone. He also develops iPhone and iPad apps. And he's a Chief Resident in Pediatrics at UNC.

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Older overweight children consume fewer calories than their healthy weight peers

Older overweight children consume fewer calories than their healthy weight peers

A study by UNC pediatrics researchers finds there is no such thing as a “one size fits all” explanation for childhood obesity.

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CowParade North Carolina 2012 "Round Up"

CowParade North Carolina 2012 "Round Up"

Join the stampede! CowParade North Carolina 2012 "Round Up" is coming Aug. 18.

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Robinson named Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar

Robinson named Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar

Loren Robinson, a chief resident in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, was selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar.

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real doctors, real people - Loren Robinson

real doctors, real people - Loren Robinson

Loren Robinson, a chief resident in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, spends Saturdays speaking to students interested in medicine and other time in one-on-one mentoring relationships with some of those students.

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Volunteers Needed for N.C. Children's Hospital Fundraising Project

from Aug 19, 2012 08:00 AM to Aug 21, 2012 09:00 PM Durham, NC,

The Children's Hospital needs volunteers to help launch CowParade North Carolina 2012 on August 19, 20, and 21 while we set up life sized fiberglass cows in Durham for exhibits in Chapel Hill, Raleigh and Durham.

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UNC researchers discover promising new treatment for egg allergy

UNC researchers discover promising new treatment for egg allergy

Giving egg-allergic children small amounts of egg over many months found to reduce severe reactions, help some shed the allergy entirely.

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Zolotor named new vice president at the North Carolina Institute of Medicine

Zolotor named new vice president at the North Carolina Institute of Medicine

Adam Zolotor, MD, DrPH, an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, has been selected as the new vice president at the North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM).

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UNC’s expertise in rare disease leads to patient-family education weekend

UNC’s expertise in rare disease leads to patient-family education weekend

UNC physicians and scientists are teaming with the PCD Foundation this weekend to present a weekend-long family education program taking place this Friday through Sunday (June 29-July 1).

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Adjunct assistant professor Hill releases new book

Adjunct assistant professor Hill releases new book

David L. Hill, MD, FAAP, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, has just published a new book from the American Academy of Pediatrics, 'Dad to Dad: Parenting Like a Pro.'

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U.S. News names N.C. Children's Hospital as one of nation’s best in 10 clinical categories

U.S. News names N.C. Children's Hospital as one of nation’s best in 10 clinical categories

N.C. Children's Hospital is the only children's hospital in North Carolina to achieve a top 10 ranking in any of the 10 specialty areas recognized by the publication, ranking 8th in pulmonology.

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Baby wash products linked to false positive screening results for marijuana exposure in the womb

Baby wash products linked to false positive screening results for marijuana exposure in the womb

Sleuthing by a multidisciplinary team at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals revealed the culprit behind an unexpected spike in “false positive” cannabis exposure screening results.

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Dr. Wesley Burks named chair of Food Allergy Initiative’s Medical Advisory Board

Dr. Wesley Burks named chair of Food Allergy Initiative’s Medical Advisory Board

UNC’s internationally renowned allergy expert to lead effort to develop new treatments and discover a cure for life-threatening food allergies.

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Adult & Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Units open April 1

UNC Neurosciences is proud to announce the opening of an adult and pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) effective April 1. The adult and pediatric units will each consist of five beds and be located on 6 Neurosciences and 6 Children’s respectively.

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North Carolina Women’s Hospital Receives Prestigious International Award

North Carolina Women’s Hospital Receives Prestigious International Award

March 22, 2012 Albany, NY - Baby-Friendly® USA, announces that North Carolina Women’s Hospital has received prestigious international recognition as a Baby-Friendly® birth facility.

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Network approach improves outcomes in inflammatory bowel disease despite lack of new treatments

Network approach improves outcomes in inflammatory bowel disease despite lack of new treatments

In this study, the proportion of children with Crohn’s disease in remission increased from 55 percent to 68 percent, with a similar improvement in ulcerative colitis patients.

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A. Wesley Burks Elected President of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI)

A. Wesley Burks Elected President of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI)

Dr. Burks is Chair of Pediatrics in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief at the North Carolina Children's Hospital.

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RN: Real Nurses - Jeanne Gartner

RN: Real Nurses - Jeanne Gartner

Pediatric oncology nurse Jeanne Gartner has her head in the clouds. Jeanne not only is a nurse, she’s an FAA-certified hot air balloon pilot.

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Rupa C. Redding-Lallinger, MD

Rupa C. Redding-Lallinger, MD

Rupa C. Redding-Lallinger, MD is an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology and Oncology. She is an expert on sickle cell disease, thalassemia and other anemias.

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Michael J. Steiner, MD

Michael J. Steiner, MD

Michael J. Steiner, MD is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics. He is Chief of the Division of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine and Medical Director of Outpatient Clinics. He is an expert on primary care resident teaching; evidence-based practice; management of chronic diseases; gastroenteritis and dehydration.

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Steven H. Zeisel, MD, PhD

Steven H. Zeisel, MD, PhD

Steven H. Zeisel, MD, PhD is the Kenan Distinguished University Professor of Nutrition and Pediatrics and Director of the UNC Nutrition Research Institute at Kannapolis, NC. He is also Director of the UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center as well as the UNC Center of Excellence in Children's Nutrition. He is an expert on Choline metabolism, signal transduction, carcinogenesis, neonatal brain development.

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Timothy M. Weiner, MD

Timothy M. Weiner, MD

Timothy M. Weiner, MD is a professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery. He is an expert on pediatric general and neonatal surgery, pediatric solid tumors, ECMO, pediatric trauma, non-cardiac thoracic surgery, minimally invasive thoracic and abdominal surgery.

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Children’s Supportive Care Consult Service now available

The Pediatric Palliative Care Committee would like to announce the availability of the Children’s Supportive Care Consult Service. This interdisciplinary team is headed up by its Medical Director, Elisabeth Dellon, MD, MPH.

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Sonicating sperm: The future of male contraception

Sonicating sperm: The future of male contraception

UNC researchers find that modern ultrasound equipment normally used for physical therapy effectively reduced sperm counts in laboratory rats to levels far below what is normally seen in fertile men.

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Few parents recall being told by doctors that their child is overweight

Few parents recall being told by doctors that their child is overweight

A study by UNC researchers finds that among parents of overweight children, less than 25 percent recall ever being told by a doctor or other health care provider that their child is overweight.

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Protein associated with childhood cancer alters the structure of DNA, leading to cancer, UNC study shows

Protein associated with childhood cancer alters the structure of DNA, leading to cancer, UNC study shows

This laboratory discovery by UNC scientists could result in the development of a targeted therapy to treat Ewing Sarcoma, a malignant bone and soft tissue tumor of children and young adults.

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Avoiding nasty germs and flaming turkeys on Thanksgiving

Avoiding nasty germs and flaming turkeys on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving can be a time of great joy, but you should use caution in preparing the holiday meal. UNC’s experts offer preparation, cooking and nutrition tips to help you avoid common health and safety hazards.

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What about our daughters? Women's health begins in childhood

What about our daughters? Women's health begins in childhood

The term “women’s health” implies a separation between what a female does during adulthood to stay healthy from what she did – or had done for her – as a child. However, more attention than ever is focusing on urging and enabling children to adopt healthy habits that will last a lifetime.

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Study: Obesity limits effectiveness of flu vaccines

Study: Obesity limits effectiveness of flu vaccines

New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that obesity may make annual flu shots less effective. Three UNC School of Medicine faculty are co-authors of the study.

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Inexpensive infection control measures could save thousands of lives, billions of dollars

Inexpensive infection control measures could save thousands of lives, billions of dollars

A new study by UNC researchers finds that an inexpensive set of infection control measures could potentially save many thousands of lives and billions of dollars.

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St. Baldrick’s Foundation announces $330,000 grant to UNC-Chapel Hill

It takes life-saving research to Conquer Kids’ Cancer! The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, has awarded a $330,000 St. Baldrick’s Scholar award to Timothy Gershon, MD, PhD, and assistant professor of neurology at the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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David B. Peden, MD, MS

David B. Peden, MD, MS

David B. Peden, MD, MS is Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine and Microbiology/Immunology and Toxicology; Chief, Division of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, Rheumatology and Infectious Diseases in the Department of Pediatrics and an expert in air pollution and asthma, airway inflammation, allergic diseases.

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Dean S. Morrell, MD

Dean S. Morrell, MD

Dean S. Morrell, MD, is an associate professor in the Department of Dermatology and an expert in pediatric dermatology.

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Maria Ferris, MD, MPH, PhD

Maria Ferris, MD, MPH, PhD

Maria Ferris, MD, MPH, PhD is an associate professor, the director of the Pediatric Renal Transplant and Dialysis Program and the director of the UNC Health Care Transition Program in the Department of Medicine. She is an expert in transition to adulthood with a chronic illness, early markers of kidney disease, obesity and hypertension.

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Thomas Belhorn, MD, PhD

Thomas Belhorn, MD, PhD

Thomas Belhorn, MD, PhD is an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics and an expert in Pediatric infectious diseases, viral infections, HIV, medical education.

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Project TICKER Summer newsletter

Project TICKER (Teamwork to Improve Cardiac Kids' End Results) aims to implement a patient- and family‐centered safe practice infrastructure for pediatric congenital heart disease patients at the N.C. Children’s Hospital. The summer newsletter offers updates on their progress.

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UNC study: Fasting may not be needed for children's cholesterol tests

UNC study: Fasting may not be needed for children's cholesterol tests

Results showed that children who fasted for at least eight hours and those who did not fast had similar levels of total cholesterol and HDL (good) cholesterol, and that LDL (bad) cholesterol was only slightly higher when fasting.

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Music therapy helps patients cope with illness, regain health

Music therapy helps patients cope with illness, regain health

Recent news stories highlighted how music therapy helped Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords recover from a gunshot to her head. At North Carolina Children's Hospital, music therapist Elizabeth Fawcett engages chronically ill children with singing, song writing and playing musical instruments as a way to help them cope with their diseases.

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Project TICKER underway; first newsletter published

Project TICKER (Teamwork to Improve Cardiac Kids' End Results), which began in September of last year, aims to implement a patient- and family-centered safe practice infrastructure for pediatric congenital heart disease patients at N.C. Children’s Hospital.

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Stem cell treatment may offer option for broken bones that don’t heal

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have shown in an animal study that transplantation of adult stem cells enriched with a bone-regenerating hormone can help mend bone fractures that are not healing properly.

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real doctors, real people - Stuart Gold

real doctors, real people - Stuart Gold

Dr. Stuart Gold's patients describe him as both compassionate and weird. You'll have to watch the video to see what they mean by "weird." But in terms of compassion, Gold gives a lot of his time and energy outside of the clinic to promoting awareness of childhood cancer and raising much needed research funds.

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Adamson Named Chief of Pediatric Surgery

Adamson Named Chief of Pediatric Surgery

William Adamson, MD, has been named Chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery.

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Children’s operating rooms get a facelift at UNC Hospitals

Children’s operating rooms get a facelift at UNC Hospitals

UNC Hospitals performs 5,000 general pediatric surgeries every year. Recently, the hospital has redesigned its pediatric operating rooms to help make children less anxious before the operations. The new rooms were dedicated on May 6.

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N.C. Children's Hospital ranked as one of the nation’s best

N.C. Children's Hospital ranked as one of the nation’s best

North Carolina Children’s Hospital at UNC Hospitals has been ranked in six of 10 U.S. News Media Group’s “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” ranking categories, including a Top 10 ranking in pulmonology — the only top 10 ranking achieved by any children’s hospital in North Carolina.

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UNC participates in 2011 Wake County Asthma Fair

UNC participates in 2011 Wake County Asthma Fair

UNC Pediatric Pulmonology and Pediatric Allergy members provided asthma education to Wake County residents and shared information about the asthma services offered in the NC Children’s Specialty Clinic in Raleigh.

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UNC Children’s Clinic leads asthma advocacy in the community

UNC Children’s Clinic leads asthma advocacy in the community

On April 6, members of the UNC pediatric community hosted the first annual “Family Asthma Night” at Frank Porter Graham Elementary School in Carrboro.

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real doctors, real people - David Peden

real doctors, real people - David Peden

Dr. David Peden, a pediatrician at UNC who also does extensive research with the EPA, studying the effects of pollution on the human body, is not what you might typically think of when you imagine a judoka (a person who practices judo).

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N.C. Children's Hospital named March of Dimes NICU Family Support Project of the Year

N.C. Children's Hospital named March of Dimes NICU Family Support Project of the Year

The award recognizes excellence in meeting the goals of the NICU Family Support program: supporting NICU families and staff; producing high-quality results; and demonstrating leadership within the chapter, hospital and among NICU Family Support sites.

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Warm weather exercise alert: Ozone levels pose health risk even below current U.S. air safety standard

Warm weather exercise alert: Ozone levels pose health risk even below current U.S. air safety standard

Researchers from UNC-Chapel Hill working with colleagues from the Environmental Protection Agency found that breathing a level of ozone at 0.06 parts per million (ppm), which is below the current U.S. standard of 0.075 ppm, can decrease lung function in healthy young adults.

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NHRMC and UNC Health Care collaborate to provide more advanced care to area children

Through the agreement, NHRMC’s Betty H. Cameron Women’s and Children’s Hospital and N.C. Children’s Hospital will be able to more easily collaborate on the care of local pediatric patients. Clinicians from the two hospitals will share policies, practices and protocols to seamlessly work together to provide increasingly advanced care to children close to their homes.

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UNC researchers developing computer models for pediatric airway problems

UNC researchers developing computer models for pediatric airway problems

A team of UNC-Chapel Hill researchers has been awarded a $3.6 million grant to develop computer models that will allow physicians to predict which treatments will work best in children with upper airway problems.

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Cynthia Powell, MD elected President-Elect of American Board of Medical Genetics

Cynthia Powell, MD elected President-Elect of American Board of Medical Genetics

The American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) is one of 24 medical specialty boards that make up the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). Dr. Powell will assume the position of President of the Board in 2012.

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Anti-vomiting drug could prevent thousands of hospitalizations, save millions of dollars

An economic analysis led by Canadian researchers, in collaboration with UNC's Michael J. Steiner, MD, concludes that routinely giving ondansetron to children with gastroenteritis-induced vomiting would prevent thousands of hospitalizations and save millions of dollars each year.

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UNC receives federal funding to expand pediatrics primary care residency program

This 5-year grant will be used to create four additional intern slots per academic year, beginning in 2011, for resident physicians in UNC’s Department of Pediatrics who plan to pursue careers in primary care.

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VIDEO: Gabby meet robot...robot meet Gabby

VIDEO: Gabby meet robot...robot meet Gabby

When Gabrielle Gutierrez’s parents were told that the Jacksonville, NC, teen would need surgery to remove a (non-cancerous) massive tumor from her throat, they were terrified. However, Gabby was the first UNC pediatric patient to have oral robotic surgery. On Tuesday Gabby and her family returned to UNC Hospitals to 'meet' the robot.

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Partnering with Families to Implement Family-Centered Care in the PICU

Family-Centered Care is this year's focus for the Improving Pediatric Critical Care (IPCC) program. Under the direction of Dr. Tina Schade Willis, the program was formed in 2009 through a partnership between UNC Dance Marathon and N.C. Children's Center for Clinical Excellence.

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Get your kids’ sleep schedule back on track for back to school

With school starting soon, you might consider using these last couple of weeks to reestablish routines and earlier bedtimes.

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UNC eating-disorders expert: The 'freshman 15' is only a 'freshman five'

UNC eating-disorders expert: The 'freshman 15' is only a 'freshman five'

First-year college students are at risk for gaining weight and developing eating disorders. Two University of North Carolina Health Care experts weigh in on how to develop healthy eating habits on campus.

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UNC Project-Uganda partners with GE Foundation

UNC Project-Uganda partners with GE Foundation

The partnership will advance the clinical and educational goals of the pediatric heart program.

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VIDEO: Simple tools help parents understand a child’s risk of obesity

According to a study performed in the N.C. Children’s Hospital, researchers confirmed previous reports that parents of overweight or obese children do not recognize their child’s weight problem. But this time, by arming pediatricians with a “toolkit,” including an easily used chart and a series of questions and suggestions, the researchers addressed several problems.

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UNC researchers receive $100,000 Grand Challenges Exploration Grant to develop male contraceptive

UNC researchers receive $100,000 Grand Challenges Exploration Grant to develop male contraceptive

The grant will support an innovative global health research project conducted by James Tsuruta, PhD, and Paul Dayton, PhD, titled “Ultrasound as a long-term, reversible contraceptive.”

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UNC study: Fasting may not be needed for children’s cholesterol tests

Physicians usually ask children to fast overnight before a cholesterol test. New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine shows that this may not always be necessary.

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UNC study: Fasting may not be needed for children’s cholesterol tests

Physicians usually ask children to fast overnight before a cholesterol test. New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine shows that this may not always be necessary.

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UNC study: Fasting may not be needed for children’s cholesterol tests

Physicians usually ask children to fast overnight before a cholesterol test. New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine shows that this may not always be necessary.

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Team Approach to Child Abuse and Neglect

This two-day conference, May 13-14 at the Siena Hotel in Chapel Hill, will provide both a foundation and further professional expertise in the areas of evaluation, reporting, investigation and treatment of child abuse and neglect.

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Team Approach to Child Abuse and Neglect

This two-day conference, May 13-14 at the Siena Hotel in Chapel Hill, will provide both a foundation and further professional expertise in the areas of evaluation, reporting, investigation and treatment of child abuse and neglect.

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Pediatric Grand Rounds

May 20, 2010 from 08:00 AM to 09:00 AM 4th Floor Clinic Auditorium,

William Schwab, M.D., of the Institute for Family Centered Care, will present "What is Important to Families? How Have Family Voices Changed Care?" on Thursday, May 20.

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UNC’s Dr. Sean McLean receives Robert Wood Johnson Foundation award

UNC’s Dr. Sean McLean receives Robert Wood Johnson Foundation award

McLean, an assistant professor of pediatric surgery, is one of only 11 nationwide selected this year to receive an award from the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program.

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UNC’s Dr. Sean McLean receives Robert Wood Johnson Foundation award

UNC’s Dr. Sean McLean receives Robert Wood Johnson Foundation award

McLean, an assistant professor of pediatric surgery, is one of only 11 nationwide selected this year to receive an award from the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program.

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UNC allergist elected to national board

UNC allergist elected to national board

David B. Peden, M.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI).

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Abused children more likely to suffer unexplained abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting

Abused children more likely to suffer unexplained abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting

Children who have been abused psychologically, physically or sexually are more likely to suffer unexplained abdominal pain and nausea or vomiting than children who have not been abused, a study led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers concludes.

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UNC study: Obese 3-year-olds show early warning signs for possible future heart disease

UNC study: Obese 3-year-olds show early warning signs for possible future heart disease

A study by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers found that obese children as young as 3 years old have elevated levels of C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation that in adults is considered an early warning sign for possible future heart disease.

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Training birth attendants in developing countries increases babies’ survival

The study was conducted in six countries. Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine took part in the study in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in partnership with the Kinshasa School of Public Health.

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Kids Cards for Valentine's Day

Kids Cards for Valentine's Day

Kid's Cards for Valentine's Day and other occasions are now available at the Kid's Cards cart along the walkway between the Women's and Children's Hospital lobbies.

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Kids Cards for Valentine's Day

Kids Cards for Valentine's Day

Kid's Cards for Valentine's Day and other occasions are now available at the Kid's Cards cart along the walkway between the Women's and Children's Hospital lobbies.

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Be a "Donuter Supporter" this weekend for the Children's Hospital

N.C. State University's newest (and perhaps most infamous) tradition, the Krispy Kreme Challenge, returns for a sixth year on Saturday, Feb. 6, to raise money for N.C. Children's Hospital. Although runner registration is full, you can still support the cause by signing up to be a "Donuter supporter" for $10 and get a commemorative event T-shirt.

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Be a "Donuter Supporter" this weekend for the Children's Hospital

N.C. State University's newest (and perhaps most infamous) tradition, the Krispy Kreme Challenge, returns for a sixth year on Saturday, Feb. 6, to raise money for N.C. Children's Hospital. Although runner registration is full, you can still support the cause by signing up to be a "Donuter supporter" for $10 and get a commemorative event T-shirt.

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Pediatric Grand Rounds: Pediatric Palliative Care

Please join us for Pediatric Grand Rounds: Pediatric Palliative Care given by Joanne Wolfe, MD, MPH, on Jan. 21, 8 - 9 a.m. in the 4th Floor Clinic Auditorium.

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Integrative Pediatrics Workshop

The workshop will be held at the UNC Wellness Center on Wednesday, Jan. 20 from 6:30 - 8 p.m.

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Pediatric Grand Rounds: Pediatric Palliative Care

Please join us for Pediatric Grand Rounds: Pediatric Palliative Care given by Joanne Wolfe, MD, MPH, on Jan. 21, 8 - 9 a.m. in the 4th Floor Clinic Auditorium.

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Integrative Pediatrics Workshop

The workshop will be held at the UNC Wellness Center on Wednesday, Jan. 20 from 6:30 - 8 p.m.

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North Carolina Children’s Hospital pulmonologist receives award for her work in the field of end of life medicine

Elisabeth Potts Dellon, MD, MPH, was among four American physicians named yesterday as recipients of the first-ever Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Awards for exceptional work in end of life care.

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North Carolina Children’s Hospital pulmonologist receives award for her work in the field of end of life medicine

Elisabeth Potts Dellon, MD, MPH, was among four American physicians named yesterday as recipients of the first-ever Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Awards for exceptional work in end of life care.

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Winter Stories Program for Children & Book Drive

On Thursday, Dec. 10, UNC Friends of the Library presents the 17th annual Winter Stories program for children of all ages. Winter Stories will be the finale of the campus-wide book drive to benefit the Book Fairy, an organization that donates children's books to the Pediatric Oncology Clinic at UNC Hospitals.

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Winter Stories Program for Children & Book Drive

On Thursday, Dec. 10, UNC Friends of the Library presents the 17th annual Winter Stories program for children of all ages. Winter Stories will be the finale of the campus-wide book drive to benefit the Book Fairy, an organization that donates children's books to the Pediatric Oncology Clinic at UNC Hospitals.

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N.C. Children's Promise Today

The 8th annual N.C. Children’s Promise Celebration is taking place today in the N.C. Children’s Hospital.

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N.C. Children's Promise Today

The 8th annual N.C. Children’s Promise Celebration is taking place today in the N.C. Children’s Hospital.

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Keeping our Promises to NC’s Kids

The 8th annual N.C. Children’s Promise Celebration returns Nov. 19 to the N.C. Children’s Hospital. Please read the following information about the event and volunteer opportunities.

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Keeping our Promises to NC’s Kids

The 8th annual N.C. Children’s Promise Celebration returns Nov. 19 to the N.C. Children’s Hospital. Please read the following information about the event and volunteer opportunities.

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Book Drive to Benefit Pediatric Cancer Patients at UNC

Children undergoing cancer treatment will find comfort in new books thanks to a book drive on the UNC campus Nov. 9 – Dec. 10.

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Book Drive to Benefit Pediatric Cancer Patients at UNC

Children undergoing cancer treatment will find comfort in new books thanks to a book drive on the UNC campus Nov. 9 – Dec. 10.

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NCCC photo exhibit in Children’s Lobby

To recognize Prematurity Awareness Month, a photo exhibit of Newborn Critical Care Center (NCCC) patients and families is located in the N.C. Children’s Hospital lobby this November.

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NCCC photo exhibit in Children’s Lobby

To recognize Prematurity Awareness Month, a photo exhibit of Newborn Critical Care Center (NCCC) patients and families is located in the N.C. Children’s Hospital lobby this November.

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8th Annual N.C. Children's Promise Radiothon/Telethon Celebration

The 8th annual N.C. Children's Promise Radiothon/Telethon will be Thursday, Nov. 19. Please read the following information about Promise Idol and a new online volunteer sign-up so that you can participate in this event.

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8th Annual N.C. Children's Promise Radiothon/Telethon Celebration

The 8th annual N.C. Children's Promise Radiothon/Telethon will be Thursday, Nov. 19. Please read the following information about Promise Idol and a new online volunteer sign-up so that you can participate in this event.

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Palliative Care Consult Service - November Case Conference

The conference is entitled “Pediatric Palliative Care – Does the Adult Model Translate?” and will take place Thursday, Nov. 12 1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. in the first floor Women’s Hospital Conference Room 3.

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Palliative Care Consult Service - November Case Conference

The conference is entitled “Pediatric Palliative Care – Does the Adult Model Translate?” and will take place Thursday, Nov. 12 1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. in the first floor Women’s Hospital Conference Room 3.

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Duplin Wine to support Children's Hospital

Duplin Winery, the oldest and largest winery in the south, is giving N.C. Children's Hospital fans another way to show their support. Simply purchase Duplin wine from your local retailer or restaurant this fall and enjoy. It's that easy!

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Duplin Wine to support Children's Hospital

Duplin Winery, the oldest and largest winery in the south, is giving N.C. Children's Hospital fans another way to show their support. Simply purchase Duplin wine from your local retailer or restaurant this fall and enjoy. It's that easy!

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Free N.C. Children's Promise license plates

The first 300 people to sign up for a free N.C. Children's Promise official DMV license plate (benefiting the N.C. Children's Hospital) within the next ten days will receive a free medium coffee from the Terrace Cafe.

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Free N.C. Children's Promise license plates

The first 300 people to sign up for a free N.C. Children's Promise official DMV license plate (benefiting the N.C. Children's Hospital) within the next ten days will receive a free medium coffee from the Terrace Cafe.

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Perinatal Bereavement Conference

The conference will be held on Oct. 23, 2009 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. at the Siena Hotel in Chapel Hill.

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Art show & auction Benefit Children's Hospital

An art show and auction will held at the Carolina Club Oct. 7 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Proceeds benefit the N.C. Children's Hospital & the Kids Cards program.

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UNC study: Color-coded chart improves parents’ understanding of body mass index (BMI)

In the study, published in the September/October 2009 issue of journal Academic Pediatrics, a sample of 163 parents of children seen at pediatric clinics at UNC and Vanderbilt University were tested to assess their understanding of BMI, their health literacy and their math abilities.

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UNC study: Color-coded chart improves parents’ understanding of body mass index (BMI)

In the study, published in the September/October 2009 issue of journal Academic Pediatrics, a sample of 163 parents of children seen at pediatric clinics at UNC and Vanderbilt University were tested to assess their understanding of BMI, their health literacy and their math abilities.

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UNC study: Insecticide-treated bed nets reduce infant deaths in Democratic Republic of Congo

Giving insecticide-treated bed nets to nearly 18,000 mothers at prenatal clinics in the Democratic Republic of Congo prevented an estimated 414 infant deaths from malaria, a study by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers concludes.

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UNC study: Insecticide-treated bed nets reduce infant deaths in Democratic Republic of Congo

Giving insecticide-treated bed nets to nearly 18,000 mothers at prenatal clinics in the Democratic Republic of Congo prevented an estimated 414 infant deaths from malaria, a study by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers concludes.

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Families win stay at accessible beach house for most pledges

The two families who raised the most money for the Run, Walk & Roll, which benefits all pediatric rehabilitation programs within the UNC Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, each won a one-week stay at an ocean-front beach house.

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Families win stay at accessible beach house for most pledges

The two families who raised the most money for the Run, Walk & Roll, which benefits all pediatric rehabilitation programs within the UNC Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, each won a one-week stay at an ocean-front beach house.

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Five tips for back to school time

Back to school time can be problematic for both children and parents. UNC Health Care experts offer tips for dealing with five issues that might arise.

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Five tips for back to school time

Back to school time can be problematic for both children and parents. UNC Health Care experts offer tips for dealing with five issues that might arise.

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Center for Excellence in Children's Nutrition Funding Announcement

The Center offers $20K in grant funding for pilot study involving pediatric nutrition. Applications due Sept. 1.

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Center for Excellence in Children's Nutrition Funding Announcement

The Center offers $20K in grant funding for pilot study involving pediatric nutrition. Applications due Sept. 1.

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Dr. Victor Strasburger joins 'Here's to Your Health'

Dr. Victor Strasburger joins the Department of Family Medicine’s "Here’s to Your Health" radio show to discuss the impact of media on children and teens this Saturday, July 18.

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Dr. Victor Strasburger joins 'Here's to Your Health'

Dr. Victor Strasburger joins the Department of Family Medicine’s "Here’s to Your Health" radio show to discuss the impact of media on children and teens this Saturday, July 18.

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Breastfeeding has twice the benefit of bottle feeding, UNC research shows

There’s plenty of research showing how babies benefit from breastfeeding. But there’s mounting evidence that nursing benefits mothers, too, says Dr. Alison Stuebe.

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Dr. Joseph Piven named editor-in-chief of the newly created Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders.

Piven is Sarah Graham Kenan professor of psychiatry, pediatrics and psychology and director of the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities

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Kids Cards Valentines now available

The Valentines are available online, in the NC Children's Hospital lobby, Cranberry Corner Gift Shop, and local retail locations

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Kids Cards on Sale

UNC Tar Heels head football coach Butch Davis unveiled the new 2008 Kids Cards designs at the N.C. Children's Promise radiothon/telethon on November 20.

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Dr. Timothy Weiner receives the 2008 H. Fleming Fuller Award

Dr. Timothy Weiner, a physician at UNC Hospitals, is this year’s recipient of the H. Fleming Fuller Award. Weiner is also a professor in the departments of medicine and pediatrics at the UNC School of Medicine and a professor of epidemiology in the UNC School of Public Health.

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Text messaging may help children fight off obesity

A new study from UNC-Chapel Hill suggests that cell phone text messaging could be used to reduce children’s chances of becoming overweight or obese later in life, by helping them monitor and modify their own behaviors now.

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North Carolina Children's Specialty Clinic opens in Raleigh

The new outpatient clinic is an extension of N.C. Children's Hospital's outpatient pediatric clinic located at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

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UNC scientists awarded grant to study causes of pediatric cancer

Andrew Olshan, Ph.D., professor and chair of the epidemiology department in the Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been awarded a grant worth nearly $2.9 million from the National Cancer Institute to study the causes of neuroblastoma.

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New Pediatric Surgery Cancellation Hotline (843-8975)

The hotline, managed by Precare, can be called by the patient, their family, or any member of the patient's medical team.

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Promise Idol Auditions

Got Talent? Tune up your voice or your guitar. We’re looking to crown the next Promise Idol!

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UNC researchers to take part in multi-center, $8.9 million study of childhood hearing loss

September 24, 2008 — University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers will play a key role in a five-year, $8.9 million study aimed at understanding the impact hearing loss can have on children’s ability to communicate, succeed in school, and have good social and psychological development.

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