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Category: Pediatric Medicine

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September 16, 2019

Should You Have Your Tonsils Removed?

Tonsillectomies are among the most commonly performed operations in the U.S.—but aren’t necessary for every tonsil infection.

Ear Nose Throat, Pediatric Medicine

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May 28, 2019

A Growing Epidemic: Type 2 Diabetes on the Rise in Children

Learn why more children are being diagnosed with this condition and how to prevent it. Once upon a time, type 2 diabetes was called adult-onset diabetes because it almost exclusively affected adults. Back then, virtually all children with diabetes had the type 1 form of the disease, but that’s no longer the case. In recent…

Children, Diabetes, Endocrinology, Pediatric Medicine

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September 19, 2018

How Food Additives Can Harm Children

The American Academy of Pediatrics is warning parents against added ingredients that can harm children’s development. A UNC pediatrician weighs in.

Adolescent Health, Pediatric Medicine

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