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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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Young Boy with Moebius Syndrome Smiles After Surgery
Young Boy with Moebius Syndrome Smiles After Surgery

Colton Southern had plenty to smile about after surgery last year. In fact, it was the first time in the eight-year-old boy’s life that he was able to show how ...

What Are Hemangiomas?
What Are Hemangiomas?

Parents frequently ask about strawberry marks or hemangiomas in their infants and children – will they stay? – will they grow? – will they go away? Jane Bel ...

On the Trail of Unknown Diseases
On the Trail of Unknown Diseases

It wasn't until Quinn was about five months old that his parents, Liz Aronin and Jamie Mills, suspected something wasn't quite right. At an age when most child ...

Experimental Cord Blood Therapy for Autism Studied
Experimental Cord Blood Therapy for Autism Studied

Although additional research is needed, scientists at Duke Health are reporting results from a small, early-stage study of an experimental autism therapy for c ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Brain Under Attack
Brain Under Attack

After four years searching for a diagnosis for his violent behavior, Lucas Quinones found treatment for his autoimmune disorder at Duke. Today, the 19-year-old ...