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For Us, It Came Down to Quality
For Us, It Came Down to Quality

After moving to Cary from New York, the Zeins researched the best medical care in the Triangle, and choose Duke because it gave them access to a host of pediat ...

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 ...

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?

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 ...

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 ...

How Much is Enough
How Much is Enough

Eight glasses of water a day. Eight hours of sleep a night. We’ve all heard the advice about how much water, exercise, and sleep we need to stay healthy. There ...

Shaking Off the Winter Chill
Shaking Off the Winter Chill

There’s a lot you can do to stay warm and healthy in the winter. Bundle up. Drink plenty of water. Eat a healthy diet. For other tips, we talked to Duke Primar ...

An Ounce of Prevention
An Ounce of Prevention

That annual checkup doesn’t always seem like the most important appointment in the world to make, or to keep—there’s always next year, after all. But Matt Payn ...

Kids Stash the Darndest Things
Kids Stash the Darndest Things

When your child performs disappearing tricks involving the nose, ears, and other places, look to the wisdom of Duke Urgent Care providers, who have seen it all ...

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 ...

Avoid Weight Gain as Your Family Grows
Avoid Weight Gain as Your Family Grows

One of the not-so-joyful aspects of parenthood is weight gain. And the pounds add up with each addition to the family. According to Duke Health researchers, ea ...

Take a Stand: Why Sitting Too Much is Bad for your Health
Take a Stand: Why Sitting Too Much is Bad for your Health

Do you sit too much? Many parents do. Whether you’re sitting on the sidelines while your kids enjoy playtime, or spending your workday sitting at your desk, re ...