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Children's Health

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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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 ...

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 li ...

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. ...

Repairing Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate with Fewer Surgeries
Repairing Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate with Fewer Surgeries

When Jack Stroud was born with a cleft lip and cleft palate, his parents were prepared. Their son’s birth defect was detected during a pregnancy ultrasound, wh ...

Life After Adolescent Weight Loss Surgery
Life After Adolescent Weight Loss Surgery

As a child, Faith Newsome of Sanford, NC, struggled with feeling different from her peers because of her weight. By the time she was 15, she weighed 273 pounds ...