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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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Stem Cell Transplant Restores Little Girl’s Future
Stem Cell Transplant Restores Little Girl’s Future

A rare genetic disorder threatened Charlee Rae Gribble’s life. Then a stem cell transplant at Duke Children’s Hospital gave her family a reason to look forward ...

Chest Pain in Children and Adolescents
Chest Pain in Children and Adolescents

Chest pain is a common complaint in children and adolescents. Chest pain is often perceived as “heart pain” both to children and their parents, and it can caus ...

Growth Plates: What You Need to Know
Growth Plates: What You Need to Know

What are growth plates and why are they so important? Here's what you need to know.

A Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Cures Boy with Rare Genetic Disease
A Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Cures Boy with Rare Genetic Disease

Sebastian Sancho seemed perfectly healthy when he was born in the spring of 2012. Within two months, however, he was diagnosed with chronic granulomatous disea ...

Duke Children’s Hospital Is Ranked No. 1 in North Carolina
Duke Children’s Hospital Is Ranked No. 1 in North Carolina

Duke Children’s is ranked among the top 50 children's hospitals nationally in nine specialties, and retained its position at No. 1 in North Carolina, according ...

Liver Transplant Saves Baby with a Rare Disorder
Liver Transplant Saves Baby with a Rare Disorder

Children younger than age one rarely have liver transplant surgery, which can be especially complex and risky in infants. But the parents of four-month-old Noa ...

Partial Artificial Heart Helps Young Boy Thrive While Waiting for Heart Transplant
Partial Artificial Heart Helps Young Boy Thrive While Waiting for Heart Transplant

Ja’Kye Mason was born with a heart defect that put his life at risk. Medications and several surgeries weren’t enough to keep Ja’Kye’s heart healthy. At only 9 ...

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 t ...

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 ...

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 ag ...

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 car ...