Welcome to the Department of Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine! Although most of us think of children as generally healthy, nearly one of five will have a chronic or complex illness during childhood that will require care by a pediatric subspecialist. With more than 2.3 million children living throughout the state, this is a challenge to say the least. Read more >>
Severe obesity on the rise among U.S. children
Despite a recent CDC report to the contrary, a new analysis out of UNC finds that all classes of obesity in children have increased over the last 14 years, as well as a troubling upward trend in the more severe forms of childhood obesity.
The study's lead author, Asheley Cockrell Skinner, PhD, explains the findings in this Q&A >>