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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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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 ...

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 orthopaedic 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...