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Learn about the ways Duke pediatric specialists use medical and surgical advances to treat children of all ages. Read the stories of brave children being treated for a range of conditions from common injuries to rare diseases.

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Duke Clinic Provides Development, Feeding Support to Children with Complex Heart Defects
Duke Clinic Provides Development, Feeding Support to Children with Complex Heart Defects

After undergoing heart surgery, four-month-old Izabel Westmoreland-Liao struggled to eat, even with a supplemental feeding tube. Nothing her parents tried work ...

How to Evaluate a Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery Program
How to Evaluate a Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery Program

Congenital heart defects are present at birth. These structural defects may require surgery to fix. So how do you find the best care? Here’s what you need to k ...

Navigating the Teen Blues
Navigating the Teen Blues

Ask a parent if their teenager occasionally experiences mood swings and they will probably laugh at the understatement. Many believe it’s normal for teenagers ...

Minimally Invasive Procedure Corrects Vein of Galen Malformation
Minimally Invasive Procedure Corrects Vein of Galen Malformation

During a routine ultrasound, Amanda Brown, age 29, learned her unborn baby had a rare brain abnormality called a vein of Galen malformation, which can cause de ...

RSV: What Parents of Young Children Need to Know
RSV: What Parents of Young Children Need to Know

Emergency rooms and pediatricians’ offices are overflowing with young people suffering from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which can hit babies and small c ...

Tips for Healthy Children’s Voices
Tips for Healthy Children’s Voices

Find tips to keep your child's voice healthy now and in the future.

Learning the Cause of a Loved One’s Sudden Death Can Protect You and Your Family
Learning the Cause of a Loved One’s Sudden Death Can Protect You and Your Family

When a relative -- especially a young one -- dies suddenly and without warning, learning the cause of death is important because it may help save the surviving ...

Duke Health Offers Saturday Morning Sports Injury Clinics
Duke Health Offers Saturday Morning Sports Injury Clinics

Athletes who experience a sports injury, sprain, strain, or bone fracture on the field can be seen quickly at Duke Health’s Saturday Morning Sports Injury Clin ...

Duke Pediatric Heart Surgeons Perform World’s First Partial Heart Transplant
Duke Pediatric Heart Surgeons Perform World’s First Partial Heart Transplant

At just 17 days old, Owen Monroe became the world’s first partial heart transplant recipient. The revolutionary surgery was performed in April 2022 by Duke ped ...

A Flu Vaccine Protects Mom, Fetus, and Infant
A Flu Vaccine Protects Mom, Fetus, and Infant

If you’re pregnant or plan to be, it’s important to get a flu vaccine every fall. According to Duke perinatologist Geeta Swamy, MD, the annual immunization off ...

A Safe Return to Fall Sports
A Safe Return to Fall Sports

Lack of conditioning, hot, humid weather, and dehydration can put children and teens at risk for heat-related illness and injuries as they return to sports thi ...

After Fontan Procedure, Duke’s Fontan Program Helps Kids Thrive
After Fontan Procedure, Duke’s Fontan Program Helps Kids Thrive

Children who undergo a series of heart operations to treat single ventricle heart defects can experience serious complications like organ failure later in life ...