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Category: Children’s Health

Children playing on summer sunset happy time

April 27, 2016

Despite Efforts, Childhood Obesity Remains on the Rise

Dr. Eliana Perrin of UNC is one of the authors of the study, which found no evidence of a decline in childhood obesity in any age group.

Children's Health, Nutrition, Weight Loss

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December 9, 2015

Sock Monkeys and Fiberglass Cows: One Volunteer’s Commitment ...

After decades crafting sock monkeys for pediatric patients at UNC Hospitals, Nidia Scharlock was honored in November with a ceremony at the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill and the dedication of a cow named Mookie.

Awards, Pediatric Medicine, UNC Stories

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Illustration of three crying babies.

October 26, 2015

Shaken baby prevention effort reduces crying-related calls to nurse...

The study found no reduction in state-level rates of abusive head trauma (AHT) or “shaken baby syndrome.”

Children's Health, Nursing, Research

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(L to R): Collin Tastet

October 1, 2015

Pediatric Audiology receives international honor

A trio of adolescent audiology patients helped herald UNC Pediatric Audiology’s receipt of the Hear the World Foundation’s Richard Seewald Award on Sept. 17. Their unique successes — one a member of his school marching band, another an accomplished dancer, and the third a standout soccer player — illustrate the critical importance of early identification followed by early intervention for children born with hearing loss.

Awards, Hearing, Pediatric Medicine

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February 3, 2015

Simple strategies used by parents lead to improvements in one-year-...

Parents using these strategies, known as Adapted Responsive Teaching (ART), reported significant improvements in their child’s sensory responsiveness, communication and socialization.

Autism, Children's Health, Pediatric Medicine, Research

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Illustration of a baby with genetic helix inside the silhouette.

September 4, 2013

UNC partners with NIH to explore genomic testing for newborns

Researchers at UNC plan to sequence the entire genome of 400 infants to determine what useful clinical data can be acquired through the tests.

Babies, Genetics, Genome, Research

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