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Does Your Child Snore?
Does Your Child Snore?

If your toddler snores, don’t ignore it. Loud, constant snoring in two to three-year olds may be connected to behavioral problems, according to a study publish ...

Could that Juice Box Increase Your Child’s Risk for Diabetes?
Could that Juice Box Increase Your Child’s Risk for Diabetes?

The next time you hand your child a juice box, consider this: are you increasing their risk for diabetes?

Sleep Terrors and Sleep Walking
Sleep Terrors and Sleep Walking

Children with sleep problems cause many parents to ask their pediatrician, “What should I do when my child screams out at night?” Fortunately most of these phe ...

Newborn Jaundice
Newborn Jaundice

Newborn jaundice is extremely common. Joanne Band, MD, a pediatrician in charge of Duke University Hospital's full-term nursery, discusses jaundice -- the yell ...

Iron Deficiency Anemia in Children
Iron Deficiency Anemia in Children

Iron deficiency anemia is a preventable illness that affects many infants and toddlers in the United States. Jennifer Rothman, MD, pediatric hematologist and a ...

Growing Pains
Growing Pains

Sore muscles and creaky joints are part of the package deal of growing old, but musculoskeletal pain isn’t limited to seniors. As any pediatrician can tell you ...

Chest Pain in Children and Adolescents
Chest Pain in Children and Adolescents

Chest pain is a common complaint in children and adolescents. Chest pain is often perceived as “heart pain” both to children and their parents, and it can caus ...

Kids Make Healthy Choices When Parents Model the Behavior
Kids Make Healthy Choices When Parents Model the Behavior

Kids whose moms encourage them to eat well and exercise, and model those behaviors themselves, are more likely to be active and healthy eaters, according to Du ...

Growth Plates: What You Need to Know
Growth Plates: What You Need to Know

What are growth plates and why are they so important? Here's what you need to know.

Myth or Fact: It Takes Seven Years to Digest Chewing Gum
Myth or Fact: It Takes Seven Years to Digest Chewing Gum

It can happen on purpose or by accident: One minute you’re chewing happily, then -- gulp! -- that flavorful wad of gum is in your stomach. And, the old adage s ...

Blood in the Urine
Blood in the Urine

Your child's urine tests positive for blood during an annual physical. You're understandably anxious and concerned. Most of the time blood in the urine is not ...

The Value of Saving Umbilical Cord Blood
The Value of Saving Umbilical Cord Blood

Jessica M. Sun, MD, a pediatric hematologist/oncologist at Duke Children's, explains why you might want to save your child's umbilical cord blood.