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Category: Children

newborn in an infant car seat

February 15, 2018

Need to Install a Car Seat? We Can Help.

This video shows step-by-step instructions for a rear-facing child seat.

Children, Safety

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different types of carseats

February 14, 2018

The Right Car Seat for Your Child at Every Age and Size

Confused about car seats? Here’s a guide to keeping babies, toddlers and kids safe on the go.

Children, Safety

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Close up of bandaged knee

January 29, 2018

Does My Child Need to Go to the Emergency Room?

Here’s how to know if an illness or injury can be treated at urgent care or requires a trip to the hospital.

Children, Families, Primary Care

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sticker from the Be Loud? Sophie Foundation

January 16, 2018

The Gift of Sophie

Sophie Steiner, 15, lying in bed on the fifth floor of UNC Children’s Hospital, asked her parents for one last thing. None of them had any idea this one last thing would transform cancer support services for teens and young adults at the UNC Medical Center. But her request has done just that. Sophie had…

Cancer, Children, UNC Stories

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Image of little girl skateboarding

October 26, 2017

Beyond the Helmet: Protecting the Brain of Your Athlete

Know which equipment can help prevent head injuries in your children.

Brain Health, Children

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September 22, 2017

The Four-Legged Volunteer

As part of the Tar Heal Paws program, Sadie and her owner Jamie Lynn Russell volunteer their time to bring fur therapy to patients and families at UNC Medical Center and other UNC Health Care facilities. Sadie is one of fourteen canine volunteers to be featured in the first series of Tar Heal Paws.

Children, Families, News, UNC Stories

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September 17, 2017

UNC launches new study to uncover nutritional impacts on early brai...

Researchers are using state-of-the-art imaging techniques and collecting data on dietary nutrient intake, feeding practices, and gut microbiota abundance and diversity to elucidate the links between nutrition, the microbiome, and brain maturation processes in early childhood.

Children, Collaboration, Gastroenterology, News, Nutrition, Studies

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July 20, 2017

Toddler Brain Development: bacterial clues found in dirty baby diapers

Can the kinds of microbes colonizing the gut at age 1 predict later cognitive development? Findings from the UNC School of Medicine shed light on the surprising role of bacteria in how our brains develop during the first years of life.

Babies, Children, Mental Health, Microbiome, News, Nutrition

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