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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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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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Navigating the Teen Blues
Navigating the Teen Blues

Ask a parent if their teenager occasionally experiences mood swings and they will probably laugh at the understatement. Many believe it’s normal for teenagers ...

Infection-Free Despite Rare Immune Disorder
Infection-Free Despite Rare Immune Disorder

After a year battling recurrent ear infections in her child, Chris Fellows turned to Duke for a second opinion. Experts diagnosed her son, Grant, with a rare i ...