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‘Seeing the world for the first time’

Rare brain syndrome diagnosis provides clue to helping 20-month-old Connor Houghton’s vision.

Patient Story

Boy’s mystery illness leads to genetic breakthrough

A doctor’s persistent effort to help one child leads to remarkable cancer discovery.

Patient Story

Long-term odds improving for young cancer survivors

Targeted treatments and follow-up care are credited with improved survival rates 15 years later, study shows.

Patient Story

Mom’s best friend becomes child’s lifesaver

“This is the kind of thing you do for people you care about,” says Brandy Tarrant, who donated a kidney to a girl she considers her niece.

Patient Story

Cancer at age 10, complications for life

Childhood lymphoma survivor Judy Bode creates documentary to educate world on the late effects of cancer treatment.

The express lane to better health  

The conveniences of technology are connecting patients to health care providers in new and exciting ways.   

Patient Story

‘It’s not as scary as you think’

Haley Fisk, 17, has taken her celiac disease diagnosis and turned it into a positive by helping others learn about gluten-free lifestyles.

Why the new, curvy Barbie could boost self-esteem  

The doll now comes in a variety of shapes and skin tones—and that could help teach “acceptance of the skin you’re in,” a pediatrician says.

Insurance goes holistic

Acupuncture and medical massage for just the cost of a co-pay? Sure thing.

Patient Story

‘Mind-boggling’ recovery for toxic shock syndrome survivor

Rylie Whitten, a 15-year-old from Greenville, is stunned by the outpouring of support she received: "I'm not that special," she says.

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A dying child’s spirit shines

Through grief, 3-year-old Ethan DeHoek's parents seek to make life comfortable for their sweet boy, for as long as he has left.

‘A strong survivor’

Eight-month-old Travarius finally goes home—with a ventilator and determination to tackle whatever comes next.