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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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Pediatric Heart Patient Embraces the Spirit of Giving
Pediatric Heart Patient Embraces the Spirit of Giving

Paige Sullivan was born with a heart defect and had it repaired at Duke University Hospital. Now she helps other sick kids embrace their inner superhero by mak ...

ACL Surgery Keeps Boy’s Football Dreams Alive
ACL Surgery Keeps Boy’s Football Dreams Alive

When Haji White Jr tore his ACL, a pediatric orthopaedic specialist at Duke used growth-sparing surgery to get him safely back to playing sports.

Duke Children’s Hospital Receives National Designation for Top Surgical Program
Duke Children’s Hospital Receives National Designation for Top Surgical Program

Duke Children's is one of only seven hospitals in the U.S. verified as a level I children's surgery center by the American College of Surgeons. This Level I de ...

Treating Sports Injuries in Children: What Parents Need to Know
Treating Sports Injuries in Children: What Parents Need to Know

Duke orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Riboh, MD, treats sports injuries in children and adolescents. In this Q&A he offers helpful information for parents look ...

Clinic for Transgender Children and Teens and Children with Differences in Sex Development
Clinic for Transgender Children and Teens and Children with Differences in Sex Development

The Duke Center for Child and Adolescent Gender Care treats transgender children and teens and also provides much-needed services for children with differences ...

Care and Support for Transgender Youth and Gender Issues
Care and Support for Transgender Youth and Gender Issues

Adrian Chamberlin, 17, considers himself one of the lucky ones. Unlike many transgender teens, he has the support of his family and friends. While the Raleigh ...

Back-to-School Checklist
Back-to-School Checklist

You've got a checklist for school supplies; we've created one for you to keep you and your children healthy throughout the school year. Here's what Duke Health ...

Torn ACL Treatment: It’s Different for Girls
Torn ACL Treatment: It’s Different for Girls

Female athletes suffer ACL tears—a common knee injury—more often than their male counterparts. That's why a Duke orthopaedic surgeon tailors women's ACL treatm ...

Scoliosis X-rays are safer with lower-radiation technology
Scoliosis X-rays are safer with lower-radiation technology

New technology helps Duke doctors monitor Ellie Garman’s scoliosis (curvature of the spine) while reducing her X-ray radiation exposure.

Duke Children's Hospital performs its first combined heart-and-kidney transplant (video)
Duke Children's Hospital performs its first combined heart-and-kidney transplant (video)

Duke Children’s Hospital performed its first heart-plus-other-organ transplant, giving Shania Harris, 9, a new heart and kidney. Watch Shania's story.

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 ...

Closing a cleft lip and palate with fewer surgeries, better results
Closing a cleft lip and palate with fewer surgeries, better results

Thanks to nasoalveolar molding, or NAM, Duke doctors were able to repair little Paisleigh Hamilton's cleft lip and palate with fewer surgeries.