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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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Common Injuries in Adolescent Sports
Common Injuries in Adolescent Sports

Overuse injuries are becoming increasingly common among children and adolescents who participate in sports. Here, Duke sports medicine specialist Tracy Ray, MD ...

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 ...

Duke’s ECMO Program Saves Young Girl's Life
Duke’s ECMO Program Saves Young Girl's Life

As a young girl fought for her life, a life-saving technology called ECMO allowed her lungs to rest and recover.

Spinal implant improves quality of life for little girl with early onset scoliosis
Spinal implant improves quality of life for little girl with early onset scoliosis

Aubrey Parks’ parents thought their 7-year-old daughter would need at least eight surgeries over the next three years to treat her early onset scoliosis. Inste ...

Stranger Gives Infant Gift of Life
Stranger Gives Infant Gift of Life

Baby Elijah is doing well after being diagnosed with a rare liver disease at birth. He owes his life to a stranger who offered to donate a portion of her liver ...

Conjoined Twins Separated at Duke
Conjoined Twins Separated at Duke

Duke surgeons performed separated conjoined twins during a nine-hour operation that took place in June of 2015. Eight-month-old twins, Josiah and Aryan Covingt ...

Water Is the Healthiest Option
Water Is the Healthiest Option

Good nutrition isn’t only what you eat; it’s what you drink too. Here, Duke pediatric dietitian, Jenny Favret, RD, reviews how much sugar can be found in some ...

Robotic arm gives independence to teen with muscular dystrophy
Robotic arm gives independence to teen with muscular dystrophy

A North Carolina teenager with muscular dystrophy gained an important measure of independence when a robotic arm was installed on his wheelchair.

Measles Vaccine Co-Creator Explains Where the Fear Came From, and Why it is Unfounded
Measles Vaccine Co-Creator Explains Where the Fear Came From, and Why it is Unfounded

The Disneyland measles outbreak has drawn attention to the number of people in this country who choose not to vaccinate their children. Samuel Katz, MD, co-cre ...

Help Your Teen Take Charge of her Health
Help Your Teen Take Charge of her Health

Richard Chung, MD, is an adolescent medicine specialist who knows that parents make a big difference in how teens learn to manage their health. Here, he offers ...

When a Child Faints
When a Child Faints

Passing out. Blacking out. Keeling over. Whatever you call it, fainting can be frightening—especially when it happens to your child. The medical term for it is ...

Stay Home or Go to School?
Stay Home or Go to School?

Let’s say your child has a low fever but is otherwise behaving normally. Do you send her to school? Clearly, a child who is vomiting or has diarrhea must be ke ...