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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 Health "Ask the Expert"
Duke Health "Ask the Expert"

Duke Health's new monthly "Ask the Expert" online series features Duke Health providers addressing timely health and wellness topics. The first session focused ...

Does More Screen Time Put Your Child’s Eyes at Risk?
Does More Screen Time Put Your Child’s Eyes at Risk?

For many students this fall, going back to school means remote learning -- and more time in front of a computer. But what are the effects of increased screen ti ...

When Is Puberty too Early?
When Is Puberty too Early?

Parents may wonder whether their child is moving into puberty too early. Many factors can cause your child’s body to mature faster than others, but Dr. Robert B ...

Why Children Should Wear Face Masks
Why Children Should Wear Face Masks

Face masks are not just for adults. To help limit the spread of COVID-19, most children can wear a mask in public, as long as they are taught to do so in an age ...

Duke Children's Ranked Among Top 50 Children's Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report
Duke Children's Ranked Among Top 50 Children's Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report

Duke Children’s is ranked among the top 50 children's hospitals nationally in nine specialties by U.S. News & World Report, which just released their 2020-2021 ...

Don't Press Pause on Your Child's Health Care
Don't Press Pause on Your Child's Health Care

If your child’s recent appointment was cancelled because of COVID-19, it’s time to reschedule without delay. Missing immunizations, screenings, or delaying care ...

New, Less Invasive Technique Shortens Recovery for Pulmonary Valve Replacement Surgery
New, Less Invasive Technique Shortens Recovery for Pulmonary Valve Replacement Surgery

A new surgical technique is changing the game for kids and adults with a congenital heart defect that often requires several major surgeries. Compared with the ...

Does My Child Need an ENT?
Does My Child Need an ENT?

Constant runny nose? A cough that lasts all winter? Another ear infection? Parents of young kids know all too well that kids get sick…a lot. But where’s the lin ...

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

If you’re already pregnant or plan to be, it’s important to get a flu vaccine every year. Geeta Swamy, MD, a Duke perinatologist, said the annual immunization o ...

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.

Nasoalveolar Molding Corrects Cleft Lip and Palate with Fewer Surgeries
Nasoalveolar Molding Corrects Cleft Lip and Palate with Fewer Surgeries

If your child is born with a cleft lip or cleft palate, a customized orthodontic device called nasoalveolar molding (NAM) can help correct your child’s cleft. I ...

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 kn ...