UNC Health Talk

Category: Children’s Health

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's Health, Families, News, UNC Stories

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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's Health, Mental Health, Microbiome, News, Nutrition

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June 4, 2017

Camp Celebrate: Play with a Purpose

Camp Celebrate, a camp for pediatric burn survivors, organized by the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, welcomed campers for a weekend of fun and healing.

News, Pediatric Medicine, Trauma, UNC Stories

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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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Playing face-to-face

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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