In the News
Pediatric and obstetric health leaders from Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford are frequently highlighted in local and national media for providing world-class, extraordinary care to children and expectant mothers. Following is a sampling of these media appearances.
Attacking food allergies PBS NewsHour 5/11/15. Feature segment with Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD, on food allergy clinical trials and research taking place at the Sean Parker Center for Food Allergy Research at Stanford.
To prevent whooping cough in newborns, vaccinate pregnant moms Reuters 5/12/15. Yvonne Maldonado, MD, provides comment.
Can strep trigger mental illness in kids? Daily Beast 5/12/15. Kiki Chang, MD, provides comment.
Study of outcomes for early preemies highlights complex choices for families and doctors Scope 05/11/15. In this blog post, Henry Lee, MD, discusses recent findings that very premature infants are more likely to survive at some hospitals than at others.
The evaporation of child health policy in the U.S. 1:2:1 podcast, 05/11/15. Paul Wise, MD, discusses the problems facing child health policy in this discussion with Paul Costello, chief communications officer at the School of Medicine.
Stanford Stadium Dinner for the hospital SJ Mercury 5/6/15. Recap of May 1 gala that raised two million dollars for the hospital and child health programs.
In drought-stricken California, hospitals strive to use less water Modern Healthcare 05/13/15. This article focuses on the efforts of hospitals to reduce water. It quotes Krisanne Hanson, director of sustainability at Stanford Medicine.
What really causes autism? Yahoo 05/12/15. Joachim Hallmayer, MD, is quoted.
The ABCs of better sleep Huffington Post 5/6/15. Rafael Pelayo, MD, provides insight.
Existing drug may treat the deadliest childhood brain tumor NBC Bay Area 5/14/15; Science Blog; Medical Xpress; Health News Digest. NBC segment featured patient story and interview with senior study author Michelle Monje, MD, PhD. Also various online coverage stemming from study published in Nature Medicine.
Aiming to reduce eye injuries Dallas Morning News 05/04/15. Recent study led by Douglas Fredrick, MD, finds eye injuries from BB guns, pellet guns and other non-powder firearms have become more common in recent years in U.S. kids.
Implanted pump helps heart-failure patient graduate Medical Design Technology; Health Canal 5/5/15. Teen patient, TJ Balliao shares story of choosing to stay on ventricular assist device so he can finish high school on time. David Rosenthal, MD is quoted throughout.
Existing drug may treat the deadliest childhood brain tumor Nature Medicine; Press Release, various other media 5/4/15. For the first time, scientists have identified an existing drug that slows the growth of the deadliest childhood brain tumor. Michelle Monje, MD, PhD is senior author of the paper.
A polio-like paralysis in children Discover Magazine June, 2015. Keith Van Haren, MD discusses the late-2014 outbreak of a polio-like illness called acute flaccid myelitis, which has affected kids across the U.S. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of this article.
John Muir Health opens PICU, first in Contra Costa county CBS-5 5/1/15. Segment introducing JMH’s new PICU, highlighting some of the advanced technology available. Deb Franzon, MD comments during the segment.
Parents see protests as a teaching moment for their children The Baltimore Sun 5/2/15.
Victor Carrion, MD is quoted in this article, advising parents and caretakers on the importance of giving children context of a protest situation.
Psych beds for teens lacking Palo Alto Daily Post 5/1/15, email email@example.com for a copy. Inquiry regarding how the hospital handles mandatory psychiatric holds without dedicated psych beds for children and teens. This conversation will continue with local papers to explore the broader issues of mental health, distressed youth and providing effective resources to the community.
E-Cigarettes Pose Alarming Risks for Children SJ Mercury News, 4/24/15. Robert K. Jackler, MD authored this article
Eye injuries in children from non-powder guns on the rise, new study says Scope 4/28/15.
Eye injuries from BB guns, pellet guns and other non-powder firearms have become more common in recent years in U.S. kids, according to a recent study led by Douglas Fredrick, MD.
San Mateo family looks to give back amidst their 5-year-old daughter’s battle with cancer Mercury News 4/28/15. Patient family was interviewed at the hospital about their daughter Joysse’s battle with ALL, and their efforts to fundraise for low-income families at Packard affected by cancer. Krysta Schlis, MD is quoted in the article, which was featured in several Bay Area News Group outlets.
New insights into internal scarring present in pulmonary fibrosis Pulmonary Fibrosis News 04/22/15. A drug used to treat diabetes could prevent severe scarring, according to a recent study led by Michael Longaker, MD.
Men now have an app to track their sperm Buzzfeed 04/23/15.A new app allows men to monitor their reproductive health. This article quotes Michael Eisenberg, MD.
Transplant Coordinator’s effort to raise awareness around organ donation featured on KTVU’s Bay Area People 5/2/15. Clip not currently available. See Facebook post here
In recognition of a social media challenge to recognize the importance of organ donation.
Kids with Dangerous Heart Arrhythmias Receive Lifesaving Support from High-Tech, Implantable Devices Reuters; Spoke; Bloomberg 4/21/15. Press release, highlighting a teenage patient living with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator, ICD, a surgically placed device that continuously monitors a patient’s heart rate. Anne Dubin, MD, and Lauren Schneider, PsyD, comment.
Why babies don't have freckles Yahoo Parenting 4/10/15. Joyce Teng, MD, is featured in this article explaining when freckles show up, what triggers them and the importance of protecting baby’s skin.
Meds trump therapy recommendation for treating ADHD ScientificAmerican.com 04/20/15.
New findings suggest when it comes to treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, a lot of kids are getting the medications they need, but they may be missing out on other treatments. Heidi Feldman, MD, PhD, is quoted.
John Muir Health opens first pediatric ICU in Contra Costa County Bay Area News Group 4/20/15. Part of the SCH network, our new jointly-operated PICU at JMH opened for business this past week.
Barry Behr, PhD recently conducted interviews about an FDA-approved test available at the Fertility and Reproductive Health Center, improving accuracy in IVF.
- New test lets women pick their best IVF embryo Scientific American 04/16/15
- High-tech cameras help Bay Area couple get pregnant ABC 7; KOFY; KTRK (Houston, TX) 4/13/15
From Costa Rica to Stanford: Pediatric liver transplant surgeon shares his story Scope, 4/9/15. In a recent lecture, Carlos Esquivel, MD told the tale of his rise from Costa Rican medical student to renowned pediatric transplantation surgeon.
Annual Autism Symposium April 18th at Stanford KGO radio (no clip available) 4/17-4/18/15.
Carl Feinstein, MD interviewed on what could be expected from the event.
Pediatrics and obstetrics to close at Gilroy hospital Gilroy Dispatch 4/14/15. Pediatric and obstetric units at Saint Louise Regional Hospital in Gilroy will shut their doors within 90 days to cut costs. Packard was mentioned as being a location that residents will need to travel to for specialized care.
Heart of Gold: The Kevin Murphy story Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area, 4/20/15. An update on the story of Kevin Murphy, now a high school track star. He received a heart transplant in 2009.
Showing support for organ donations Napa Valley Register 4/16/15. Melanie Merrill-Kennedy, PA in the liver transplant program, posed a social media challenge to encourage showing support for organ donation. Her letter to the editor was published on their website.
Name Dropping: Team G Fighting for a Cure Santa Cruz Sentinel, 4/11/15. Bass Center patient story. Harvey Cohen, MD, PhD, Sandhya Kharbanda, MD, and Krysta Schlis, MD, are featured.
Stanford investigators are at the forefront of concussion research Stanford Alumni Magazine 4/6/15. As public concern about brain injuries intensifies, Stanford bioengineers and clinicians join forces in a drive to understand and prevent concussions. Gerald Grant, MD, provides insight.
Students learn about dangers of sleep deprivation ABC 7 News 04/10/15. Students from Menlo-Atherton High School recently paid a visit Stanford Sleep Medicine Center to learn about the dangers of sleep deprivation. Rafael Pelayo, MD was featured in this segment.
Superhope for the superkids Yahoo Maktoob 4/11/15. In this article about the nonprofit Superhope, our hospital is mentioned as their first event location in the U.S.
The road to making polio a disease of the past Huffington Post 4/9/15. Yvonne Maldonado, MD, authored this post for the Global Motherhood section of the Huff Post blog.
Shaping the hospital of the future Becker’s Hospital Review, 4/1/15. In this new Q&A, Christopher G. Dawes discusses the growth of our hospital and network.
Unraveling the mystery of chronic pain Radio New Zealand 4/1/15. Elliot Krane, MD, was featured guest on thirty-minute radio segment.
Sherri Sager, Women of Influence 2015 San Jose Business Journal 4/3/15. SJBJ announces Sherri Sager, Chief Government & Community Relations Officer, as one of the 2015 Women of Influence. A profile and Q&A with Sherri is featured in the special section of the Business Journal’s website, dedicated to the honorees.
Chief Medical Officer roundtable: the high-quality care conundrum Becker’s Hospital Review 4/1/15. Dennis Lund, MD, our new chief medical officer, is a featured CMO in this roundtable Q&A.
Stanford Children's Outpatient Facility and Reproductive Health Center coming to Sunnyvale SJ Mercury 4/8/15.Our new facility in Sunnyvale is set for completion in May 2016. The facility will have specialties in orthopedics, sports medicine, dermatology, pediatric development, child and adolescent health, and more. Robert Dicks, senior director of media relations is quoted.
Researchers find ways to automate the insertion of needles The Economist 4/9/15. The article sites a study in 2013 by the hospital and School of Medicine, which found that over half the attempts to place a central venous catheter in children failed on the first go.
Louanne Hudgins, MD, FACMG elected to Board of American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Reuters; Indianapolis Business Journal 4/2/15. Members of the ACMG Board of Directors serve as advocates for the ACMG and for forming and advancing its policies and programs. ACMG is the national organization for the medical genetics profession.
Stanford Medical Center Report; Health Canal; Bioscience Technology; Medical Xpress; Drug Discovery & Development 4/3/15-4/6/15. A newly recognized form of poliovirus has emerged from one of the vaccines being used to eradicate the paralyzing illness. Our Yvonne Maldonado, MD, and others are studying how to solve the problem.
Nation's leading public health researchers, scientists endorse California, New York sugar drink warning label bills EIN Presswire 4/8/15. Leading public health scientists and researchers announced their support for bills in California and New York to require warning labels on soda and other sugar drinks to inform consumers of the risk of diabetes, obesity, and tooth decay from excessive consumption. Thomas N. Robinson, MD, MPH, is one of the 34 scientists endorsing the letter.
Gilroy tot Stella Arde received a life-saving donor liver Gilroy Dispatch 4/2/15. The story of a recent liver transplant recipient.
Students suffering from eating disorders find lack of campus resources The Stanford Daily 04/03/15. The Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program is referenced as a partner resource with Stanford’s CAPS program for students with eating disorders.
Palo Alto school district to hire mental health therapists Palo Alto Weekly 04/03/15.
The Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday night to hire two full-time licensed mental health therapists as soon as possible. Shashank Joshi, provides comment in this article.
The national pain strategy is released National Pain Report 4/2/15. Sean Mackey MD, PhD, is quoted.
Santa Clara woman with thanks CF center for successful journey to adult care Yahoo; Nueva Economica; Dallas Morning News 3/31/15. Internally developed story and press release about a patient’s successful transition to adult care.
Our pediatric transplant programs are #1 in America Press release, Yahoo, Reuters, our blog and other media nationally, 3/26/15. Newly released data confirm that we are once again the national leader in pediatric organ transplantation. Drs. Carlos Esquivel and Kenneth Cox provide comment along with Deb Strichartz, administrative director of the pediatric transplant center.
Making sex ed fun iHeart Radio, 3/25/15. Nurse Julie Metzger discusses our popular “Heart to Heart: A Seminar on Growing Up for Parents and Kids”
How to make a sustainable hospital Popular Mechanics, March issue (not available online, email us for a copy). This article notes the water-saving features of our new main building and expansion.
The importance of health parenting sessions MedPage Today, 3/27/15. Sophia Yen, MD, provides comment.
Debut of new East Palo Alto health care center Palo Alto Online 3/26/15. The hospital is mentioned as coordinator for the new centers’ pediatric mental health crises.
Marijuana Legalization in California: ACLU-Gavin Newsom panel releases road map on the issues SJ Mercury 3/26/15. Seth Ammerman, MD, is referenced.
Two North Bay teachers hailed for life-saving heroics KTVU 3/24/15. We are the hospital caring for a young boy brought here after being resuscitated by his teachers.
7-year-old girl's kidney injury caused by shoelace accident ABC Bay Area, Chicago, Philly, New York; Yahoo! Good Morning America; Good Housekeeping 3/6-3/11. Patient story about a local child who tripped over her shoelaces and fell, injuring her kidney. Hsi-Yang Wu, MD provided comment on her case.
Diversity of pediatricians has not kept pace across the U.S. Medscape.com 3/9/15
Fernando Mendoza, MD, who surveyed U.S. pediatric department chairs, is quoted.
Pediatric surgeon Dennis Lund to become Stanford Children's Health chief medical officer Reuters; Becker’s Hospital Review; Yahoo 3/9/2015. Press release announcing Dr. Lund as new chief medical officer.
Dr. Kenneth Cox steps down from CMO role Becker's ASC Review 3/9/15. Mention of Ken Cox, MD, being succeeded by Dennis Lund, MD, as CMO.
Stanford Children's Health names Dana Haering CFO Becker's ASC Review 3/9/15. External media announcement of Dana Haering’s recent appointment as CFO.
Comprehensive Neuromuscular Clinic named Certified Duchenne Care Center by PPMD U-T San Diego; Reuters; Bloomberg 3/6/15. Our clinic is the eighth center to be certified by Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) .
Exotic micropumps and gels offer hope for hearing disorders Scientific American 3/11/15. Robert Jackler, MD, provides comment.
Speakers focus on women's issues at Los Altos American Association of University Women Event Los Altos Online 3/4/15. Sophia Yen, MD, is featured.
At iHT2-San Francisco, Healthcare IT Leaders see a long data analytics journey ahead Healthcare Informatics 3/3/15. Jonathan Palma, MD, is quoted.
Adverse Childhood Experiences Quiz –what it does and doesn't mean NPR 3/2/15. Hilit Kletter, PhD, clinical instructor of psychiatry, provides comment.
A look at stem cells and "chemobrain" Scope 3/3/15. Michelle Monje, MD, PhD, provides insight.
Mom asks Facebook users to send birthday wishes to son in hospital KRNV 3/10/15. About a 17-year-old brain surgery patient whose mom reached out to the media for birthday wishes.
Baby with rare heart defect saved by innovative surgery Bloomberg; Reuters; Scope 2/26/15. Press release Phoenix newborn who received lifesaving surgery through the work of a team led by Frank Hanley, MD.
Study: Exposing infants to peanuts may prevent peanut allergies KQED-FM 02/25/15.
Sharon Chinthrajah, MD was a featured guest during this segment.
Fertility and reproductive health services now offered at Stanford Children’s Health Reuters; California Healthline; Pagina de Noticias; Pharmacy Choice; La Bolsa 02/23/15. Press release announcing the move of the Infertility and Reproductive Health Services Team from Stanford Health Care to Stanford Children’s Health.
Bariatric surgery may improve pregnancy outcomes for obese women NYTimes.com, 02/25/15. John Morton, MD is quoted.
WWE offers unique experiences to fans Bloomberg; Miami Herald, Yahoo; Prowrestling.net; 1Wrestling.com 2/26/15. WWE announcement of the launch of Superstars for Hope, a fundraising campaign on a crowd funding platform, to benefit LPCH. Christopher G. Dawes is quoted in the press release.
Peanut news, in perspective HappyHealthyKids.com (blog) 2/27/15. Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD, puts new research into perspective with Q&A.
Is marijuana less harmful than alcohol, tobacco? NBC 2/25/15. Seth Ammerman, MD, medical director of the teen health van, is quoted, reaffirming the AAP’s opposition to legalization.
Panelists tell community: listen more, listen deeply Palo Alto Online 2/26/15. Shashank Joshi, MD, and Steven Adelsheim, MD, are featured.
Valley Children's Hospital NICU performs the highest level of care Fresno Bee 2/28/15. LPCH is named as working closely with them on transplant cases.
Neuroscience in court; the painful truth Nature, 2/25/15. Sean Mackey, MD, PhD, provides insight.
Conjoined twins separated in Texas Food World News, 2/24/15. LPCH was mentioned as having a past successful separation of conjoined twins.
Hormonal Changes in the First Trimester of Pregnancy ModernMom 02/25/15. Hospital is cited as information source.
Researcher's wearable electronics study could lead to better MRI imaging Phys.Org 02/16/15. Researchers are collaborating with radiologist Shreyas Vasanawala, MD.
Cancer patients get superhero transformations KNTV 2/13/15, 2/14/15 (not available online).
Coverage of a Recreation Therapy & Child Life event with nonprofit SUPERHOPE.
Are local doctor’s offices seeing change in vaccine behavior due to current measles outbreak? CBS 5, 2/12/15 (not available online). David Wanderman, MD of Peninsula Pediatrics Medical Group and Stanford Children’s Health interviewed.
Community, district organize forums to discuss student wellness Palo Alto Online 02/14/15.
The hospital is mentioned as partnering with community organizations for events about student wellness.
A Nut a Day Keeps the Doctor Away Mountain View Voice, 2/6/15. Article about the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy Research at Stanford. Whitney Block, NP is quoted.
Big Data Redefines the Traditional Scientific Methods Used in Medicine Tech Republic; Yahoo 2/12/15. Jennifer Frankovich, MD and Atul Butte, MD, are featured.
Childhood obesity: Educating parents is most important San Jose Mercury News 02/13/15 Opinion article authored by Thea Runyan, MPH.
Board of Directors at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford appoints two new members TMCnet 02/06/15. Press release announcing the addition of Elaine Chambers and William S. Thompson to the Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2015.
Several studies have examined the effect of sugar on behavior and found no evidence of a real “sugar high” ZocDoc (blog) 2/6/15. Tom Robinson, MD, MPH is quoted.
Annual Hunger Action Summit: "Food as Medicine: The Intersection of Hunger and Health" Santa Clara Weekly, 2/4/15. The advocacy work of Lisa Chamberlain, MD, MPH, is mentioned.
Vaccine efforts focus on shot-shy parents SF Chronicle 2/2/15. Yvonne Maldonado, MD, is quoted in the front page article.
American Academy of Pediatrics report opposing marijuana legalization NY Times; Chicago Tribune; Science Times 1/26-1/28/15. Position authored by Seth Ammerman MD, opposing legalization of recreational and medical marijuana use because of the threat it poses to the health of children and adolescents.
Case illuminates immune system-psychiatric disorder link Medical Xpress 1/26/15. Story of one patient’s case of reaching a diagnosis through our PANS clinic.
3 signs that you kid is too old to see a pediatrician The Stir 1/26/15. Neville Golden, MD, provides insight for parents of tweens and teens.
Measles outbreak in California KQED 1/23/15. Yvonne Maldonado, MD phoned into KQED’s Forum as an expert on infectious diseases.
In addition, Dr. Maldonado also provided a media Q&A about the pertussis (whooping cough) epidemic in California. Issued as a press release on 1/21, picked up by various online media outlets.
Integrating mindfulness into regular curriculum in the Ravenswood City School District San Jose Mercury News; Palo Alto Weekly; CBS5 1/21/15. New program/study launch event on 1/21. Victor Carrion, MD, study lead is mentioned and quoted.
Many of state's smallest babies not referred for follow-up care, study finds Health Canal and various online media outlets 1/23/15. Summary of study findings from SOM led by Susan Hintz, MD.
Local teen fighting stigma about Tourette’s Syndrome SJ Mercury; Inside Bay Area 1/16/15. Article profiles a San Mateo teen working to ease stigma around the condition. Anita Kishore, MD provides comment.
Grandparent classes teaches old hands new baby routines SF Chronicle; Scope 1/20/15. Chronicle article interviews Marilyn Swarts, program co-creator and co-leader, as well as two participants.
Expansion project celebrates structural completion milestone Yahoo; Yahoo Mexico; Reuters; various online publications 1/21/15. Coverage of Jan. 14 topping off ceremony and sharing details on the plan and vision for the expansion program.
Teen travels 3000 miles for life-changing “stealth surgery” Healthier, Happy Lives 1/21/15. Story highlighting a case correcting a 19 year-old girl’s torticollis (wry-neck) condition via stealth surgery technique performed by Sanjeev Dutta, MD.
Facts about being pregnant and overweight Health24 1/19/15. Deirdre Lyell, MD, provides insight.
If your toddler ‘W’ sits you may need to take a closer look The Stir (Café Mom) 1/16/15. Samantha Dutrow, PT, DPT, CSCS, physical therapist is quoted.
Environment, not genes, dictates human immune variation, study finds NY Times; USNews.com; SF Chronicle; Inside Stanford Medicine; Science Daily; Health Canal; EurekaAlert 1/15/15. Cornelia Dekker, MD, study co-author is mentioned.
More collaboration among clinicians may reduce medical errors American Journal of Managed Care 1/20/15. Summarizing recent study published in JAMA, Lauren Destino, MD is quoted
Local high school wrestling champ is better than ever after LPCH surgery CalHi Sports 1/12/15. Television story about local student athlete who found a solution for his lifelong leg deformation (verrucous hemangioma) with Rohit Khosla, MD.