Tag: pediatrics

Photo of Cate Goodman.

August 17, 2016

Succeeding with Turner Syndrome

Jennifer Law, MD, director of UNC Children’s Turner Syndrome Program, is working to build awareness of Turner syndrome and show patients and their families that they can overcome their diagnosis.

Genetics, Research, Treatment

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Illustration by Christ-Claude Mowandza-Ndinga/UNC Health Care

July 5, 2016

The Bigger the Bottle, the Bigger the Baby?

A new UNC School of Medicine study shows that the size of a bottle may contribute to greater weight gain and size for formula-fed infants, putting them at greater risk for obesity later in life.

Nutrition, Pregnancy

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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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Ellie and her mom, Terri, at the Taylor Swift concert.

July 15, 2015

Paying it Forward

Ten-year-old Ellie Stewart was diagnosed with choriocarcinoma in February. Her only plans for the summer were to finish her chemotherapy treatment at N.C. Children’s Hospital. Then she received a surprise gift: tickets to attend Taylor Swift’s June 9 concert in Raleigh. Now Ellie has some...

Cancer, UNC Stories

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The Murphys supporting Clara while she's fighting in the NCCC.

May 7, 2015

Clara’s Journey

When Clara Murphy was born nearly 100 days prematurely in the Newborn Critical Care Center at UNC Children’s, her parents, Courtney and Jason, quickly learned that their journey as a family would be filled with highs and lows. Today, they’re a happy family of four, and not only have they gained...

UNC Stories

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February 12, 2015

Cancer Survivor Becomes Ambassador for Hope

The latest installment in our Real Medicine video series features one of our Patient Ambassadors for North Carolina Children's Hospital.

Cancer, UNC Stories

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Payton Lawson

September 25, 2014

Payton’s Pal

Four-year-old Payton is battling a rare blood disorder called hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). Since her bone marrow transplant, she isn’t feeling herself — but she’s not fighting alone. Her best friend and CPAL, Lindsay Cannon, is right beside her.

Blood Disease, Treatment, UNC Stories

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Photo illustration of a bee gathering pollen on a flower.

April 10, 2014

Taking the sting out of insect-sting allergies

Insect stings cause 40 to as many as 100 deaths nationwide each year. A review of current scientific literature related to specific insect-sting hypersensitivity points to epinephrine auto-injectors and immunotherapy as lifesavers in people with a previous sting-induced systemic allergic reaction.

Allergies, Treatment

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Photo of adult and child with feet propped up watching TV with beer and baby bottle on coffee table.

March 17, 2014

Many parents’ infant-feeding, TV and activity practices may i...

A majority of parents in a new study reported infant feeding and activity behaviors believed to increase the child’s risk for later obesity. In addition, these behaviors varied according to the self-reported race and ethnicity of the parents. Eliana M. Perrin, MD, MPH, is author of the study.

Health, Studies

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December 9, 2013

Kids movies send mixed messages about eating habits and obesity

In a world where animals often take the place of humans, sugar-sweetened beverages, exaggerated portion sizes and unhealthy snacks are common. So is TV watching, computer use and video games.

Mental Health, Nutrition, Wellness

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October 7, 2013

SIDS Awareness Month: Sleep Safe and Sound

October is National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness month. In 2011, the number of deaths in North Carolina attributed to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) was the lowest in our history. While SIDS is not preventable, there are specific recommendations that can reduce the risks of SIDS.

Sleep

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