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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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Sleep Solutions for Kids of All Ages
Sleep Solutions for Kids of All Ages

Dozens of methods claim to be THE way to help your child sleep through the night, but which is right for your and your child?

Prenatal Diagnosis of Heart Condition Gives Baby Girl a Healthy Future
Prenatal Diagnosis of Heart Condition Gives Baby Girl a Healthy Future

When the Olaizs learned their unborn baby had a heart condition, they were transferred to Duke's maternal-fetal experts for care during her high-risk pregnancy ...

Bright Future After Cleft Lip and Palate Repair
Bright Future After Cleft Lip and Palate Repair

Now three years old, one would never know Tate Burch had a cleft lip and palate repair when the adopted child first came to the U.S. from China.

Preventing Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Young Athletes
Preventing Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Young Athletes

Sudden cardiac arrest in young people can be tragic. Duke heart specialists are raising awareness about its symptoms and treatment in hopes of preventing death ...

ADHD Treatment Protects Kids from Smoking
ADHD Treatment Protects Kids from Smoking

Contrary to popular belief, stimulant medications used to treat ADHD do not increase a person’s risk for becoming a smoker. In fact, new Duke research shows th ...

Bullying Linked to Physical Health Risk in Adults
Bullying Linked to Physical Health Risk in Adults

Victims of bullies are more likely to experience physical health concerns as adults, while bullies experience more protective health benefits, according to new ...

Put a Healthy Spin on School Lunch
Put a Healthy Spin on School Lunch

The start of the school year is a great time to give a second thought to your kids’ lunches.

Help Your Children Grow into Healthy Teens
Help Your Children Grow into Healthy Teens

Toddlers become teenagers way too fast, and many parents worry about what their adorable child will become. Most teens do very well, especially when supported ...

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 ...