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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.

Teaching kids to cope with stress Contemporary Pediatrics 7/1/15. Victor Carrion, MD, is the featured expert.

Silicon Valley Pediatricians in San Jose joins Stanford Children’s Health network of care Reuters; Yahoo; Bloomberg 6/24/15. Press release announcing the latest group to join the network. Christopher G. Dawes is quoted.

Cystic fibrosis is deadlier for Hispanic patients, Stanford study finds Scope; Science Newsline; Science Daily 06/24/15. Lead author MyMy Buu, MD; Carlos Milla, MD; Paul Wise, MD, MPH; and Lee Sanders, MD, are featured.

Teens are less familiar with marijuana, e-cigarette health risks FOXNews.com; KGO Radio 06/24/15 Psychology Today 6/25/15. Senior author Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD, discusses the research.

Mountain View girl battled rare medical condition to play in piano competition San Jose Mercury News 7/1/15. A patient story of overcoming challenge. Meghan Imrie, MD, is quoted.

Teen struggles to find MS care locally KSBY (Central Coast NBC affiliate) 6/19/15. Patient story, a family who travels from San Luis Obispo for multiple sclerosis treatment.  Keith Van Haren, MD, provides comment.

“Fertility parties” are attracting more and more women across the country KGO-AM 06/23/15 (not available online). Valerie Baker, MD, discusses the growing popularity among women to freeze their eggs for future use. 

Children's Hospitals' Solutions for Patient Safety announces new board of directors to guide national effort to eliminate serious harm in all children's hospitals PR Newswire; Bloomberg News; Beckers Hospital Review, various online coverage 6/24/15. Christopher G. Dawes is part of the new, 11-member board.

The Benefits of Early Enteral Feeding Journal of Perinatology-Neonatology. An interview feature with Olivia Mayer, RD, NICU clinical dietician.

The heat and the hazard: 9 facts about summer health Washington Post 06/29/15. Yvonne Maldonado, MD, and offers tips on preventing hand, foot and mouth disease.

Can social media play a role in youth suicide prevention? Palo Alto Weekly 06/29/15. The work of Shashank Joshi, MD, and community efforts to combat teen depression, are referenced.

New lungs, new life Stanford Medicine Magazine Summer 2015. Patient story of a lung-transplant recipient and the adolescent medical challenges faced post-transplant. Carol Conrad, MD, is featured.

Skin too fragile to touch  Stanford Medicine Magazine Summer 2015. Patient stories are highlighted and many members of the Stanford dermatology team, including Anthony Oro, MD.

Senator praised, condemned for vaccine measure Marin Independent Journal 7/4/15. Lisa Chamberlain, MD, MPH, is quoted.

Physicians praise assembly’s vote on vaccine measure LA Times 6/25/15. Hayden Schwenk, MD is quoted.

Sean Parker plans to spend his fortune disrupting philanthropy San Francisco Chronicle 06/24/15. This article mentions Sean Parker’s donation of $24 million to establish an allergy research center in the School of Medicine.

Children with severe illnesses deserve a real education Education Week 6/26/15.  A commentary article written by former hospital school volunteer Meghaan Ferreira.

Ed Kopetsky honored with Lifetime Achievement Award San Jose Business Journal; Mercury News; Boston Globe 6/18/15. Congratulations to Ed Kopetsky, who received the 2015 Silicon Valley Business Journal, San Francisco Business Times and PwC CIO of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award.

Parents’ denial fuels childhood obesity epidemic  NY Times 6/15/15. Tom Robinson, MD, MPH is quoted.

Sierra Bingham receives second heart transplant  Baker City Herald (OR); Bend Bulletin 6/20/15. Hospital mentioned in article by local publication from the family’s hometown.

Medical Marijuana Laws Don’t Increase Teen Use, Study Suggests Fox News; Live Science 6/16/15. Seth Ammerman, MD, is quoted.

1st annual craniofacial team picnic, a major success  Healthier, Happy Lives Blog 6/8/15. Derrick Wan, MD and Elena Hopkins, NP were quoted in the blog.

Stanford stem cell product, delayed for more than a decade, to be tested again SJ Mercury 6/14/15. Comment from Maria-Grazia Roncarolo, MD.

Los Gatos families touched by experiences in Bass Center hold event to benefit the hospital  Mercury News 6/17/15. Three grateful families gave high praise to their children’s treatment in the Bass Center.

Fathers of children with disabilities open up about challenges, blessings Alaska Star 6/17/15.

In a series of excerpts from fathers, the Stockwell family’s story is mentioned.  Their son, Shawn received a heart transplant in 2008.

Patients’ artwork showcased in Palo Alto  For Care, For Cures, For Kids Blog; Fox 2 segment (no clip available) 6/10/15. An exhibit is the culmination of the Pablove Shutterbugs program, a five-week photography course for about 30 students, all of whom have been patients at our Bass Center.

Japanese news agency explores American breast milk-banking and breast milk services on the internet  NHK (Japan) 6/16/15. Ron Cohen, MD is interviewed and images from our PICN are included.

Delaying heart transplant by wearing a ventricular assist device  CBS 13 (Sacramento)CBS 5;  ABC News Radio (email sdorman@stanfordchildrens.org for files) 6/11/15. Teen patient TJ Ballaio’s story about using a VAD to postpone heart transplant.  Seth Hollander, MD, was interviewed at TJ’s clinic appointment in the Heart Center.

Stand up for kids and end childhood hunger  ChicoER News 6/12/15.  Lisa Chamberlain, MD, co-authored this opinion article on efforts being made and attention needed on bringing an end to childhood hunger in Silicon Valley.  Chamberlain partnered with Cindy McCown, vice president of community engagement and policy at Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties on this article.

Can cat ownership connect to schizophrenia?  SF Gate; San Antonio; New Haven; Albany 6/8/15. New research finds that living with cats as a child could potentially be a risk factor for developing mental disorders such as schizophrenia. Hayden Schwenk, MD, says this study should not put parents with cats at home into a panic.

Bay Area hospitals seeing birthrates inching back up after recession  San Jose Mercury News 6/8/15. Yasser El-Sayed, MD, is quoted in the article.

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford Is Honored in Just-Released National Survey of Best Children's Hospitals CNBC 6/9/15. 2015-16 U.S. News World Report’s annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings were released this week.  The hospital is ranked in the top 15 in 5 specialties and two programs that are best in California.  Nine specialties were ranked overall.  Christopher G. Dawes and Dean Lloyd Minor, MD are quoted in the press release.

Our CEO joins important patient safety board Green Technology; Becker’s Hospital Review 6/1/15. Christopher G. Dawes has been appointed to the board of directors for the Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS) project. SPS is a network of more than 80 children's hospitals in the United States working together to share safety successes and failures to better achieve the goal of creating a universally safe and healing environment for children in need of medical care.

In Kenya, program changes male attitudes about sexual violence, study finds Health Canal 6/9/15. Young men and teenage boys participating in a program developed by No Means No Worldwide had more positive views toward women and less belief in rape myths, a Stanford study found. Jennifer Keller, PhD, is featured.

Oral immunotherapy in kids with allergies  Contemporary Pediatrics podcast 6/6/15. Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD, is featured on this podcast

Access Health Record at Push of Button When Evidence Lacking  Medscape 6/5/15. Article explaining a green-button function being tested in electronic health records lets physicians access basic information on treatments and outcomes for patients similar to the one they're treating.  Christopher Longhurst, MD, who is leading the initiative, is quoted.

Precision Health: Predicting and Preventing Disease—Not Just Treating It Inside Stanford Medicine; Drug Discovery & DevelopmentBioscience Technology 6/3/15. A Stanford University article outlining the concept for a planned system to access and utilize health data to provide targeted, predictive and personalized care, an approach known as “precision health.”  Christopher G. Dawes, Dean Lloyd Minor, MD and Amir Dan Rubin, MD, are quoted in the article.

Children's hospital announces residency partnership with Stanford Valley Public Radio 6/3/15. Valley Children’s Hospital is officially partnering with Stanford University for its new pediatric residency program. The decision marks a move away from a long-time partnership with the University of California San Francisco.

Research gives hope to food allergy sufferers  ‘Earth Eats’ on Indiana Public Media 6/4/15. Tina L.R. Dominguez, PA-C, MMS, clinical manager and trainer, is interviewed on the research and clinical work at the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy Research at Stanford.

Stanford concludes welcome takeover of ValleyCare  Pleasanton Weekly 6/4/15. Last month, Stanford Health closed its takeover of the ValleyCare Health System. It's now known as Stanford Health ValleyCare.

Air-powered guns linked to soaring rates of eye injuries  TIME.com 05/29/15. According to a recent study Eye injuries from BB guns, pellet guns and other non-powder firearms have become more common in recent years in U.S. kids. The study was led by Douglas Fredrick, MD, who is quoted throughout the article.

When a teen is in a mental health crisis, what’s working, and what isn’t  Palo Alto Online 5/22/15. A two-part feature, released in print and online, featuring comment from Antonio Hardan, MD; Victor Carrion, MD; Shashank Joshi, MD.  One article explored the process of the 5150—a mandated psychiatric hold for children and adolescents in Santa Clara County, as well as the options for long term in-patient psychiatric. The second article explored programs across the county and beyond to address the broader issue of the need for accessible outpatient care and community programs.

Shiprock toddler with rare disease receives liver transplant in California  Farmington Daily Times (New Mexico); Durango Herald; KQRE.com 5/24/15. Ricardo Castillo, MD provides insight on pediatric liver transplants.

Dr. Maldonado featured on Doctor Radio - Sirius XM Channel 81 (no link available)  5/20/15. Bonnie Maldonado, MD, featured guest on Doctor Radio program focusing on pertussis.

Health apps every parent should know  Parenting.com  5/22/15. The Kurbo app, the digital adaptation of our pediatric weight control program, combines a food and activity tracker with personalized coaching via text and weekly phone calls or video chats is featured as one of the “must know” apps highlighted in the list.

How to breastfeed two babies at once  Yahoo Parenting  05/21/15. Marcy Mallouf, RN, lactation consultant, advises on breastfeeding.

Waiting for a new heart  Statesman Journal  5/15/15. Patient story of Oswaldo Jimenez Hernandez, 13, who is awaiting a heart transplant.

Food Allergies: a hidden danger for many Asian-American kids  KQED 5/15/15. Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD, provides comment.

The importance of preventing burnout among physicians and nurses  Hospitals & Health Networks; Fierce Healthcare 05/21/15. The hospital’s process of a ‘lavender alert’ is mentioned in referencing a way to address employee well-being and support.

A new tool for tracking harm in hospitalized children  Scope 05/18/15; WTN News 5/20/15. A new study found a better way to track harm to hospitalized children. This post quotes senior author Paul Sharek, MD, MPH.

Courageous kids enjoy a 'cancer-free' day at Great America  San Jose Mercury News 05/20/15. A Packard patient is featured in this article about American Cancer Society’s Courageous Kids Day.

Lab studies suggest epigenetic drug may fight childhood brain cancer  NIH Director’s Blog 05/19/15. A multicenter study has identified an FDA-approved medication that prolongs survival in mice with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, an incurable and fatal brain tumor. This blog entry discusses the work and references Michelle Monje, PhD, senior author of the study.

Palo Alto youth and suicide  SF Chronicle, 5/18/15. Shashank Joshi, MD is quoted in the article.

Health journalists gathered for training, networking in Silicon Valley  Covering Health 05/13/15. Recap of the AHCJ Conference in April, Packard is mentioned.

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 sdorman@stanfordchildrens.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 sdorman@stanfordchildrens.org 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.

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.

Hidden enemy: Emerging form of poliovirus threatens hopes for eradication

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.

Locals help Ronald McDonald House expand   Almanac News 4/9/15. The hospital expansion is mentioned throughout the article, patients are highlighted and the expansion is referenced.

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.

Autism Symposium, April 18  Mercury News; Boston Globe; Reuters 3/31/15. Announcement of the hospital sponsored event at Stanford University.

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.

Children’s liquid medicines should be measured in metric units  Yahoo!, Reuters, Fox News various online media, 4/30/15. Robert Poole, director of pharmacy, comments.

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

WWE stars deliver smiles   FOX-2, Bay Area News Group, NBC Bay Area, 3/25/15. WrestleMania comes to the Bay Area, and our kids received a visit from some of the stars.

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.

Cochlear implants give young boy with Down Syndrome a new lease on life Yahoo; CNBC; 2/4/15. Internally developed patient story. Kay Chang, MD and John Oghalai, MD are quoted.

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.

Kim Roberts honored with 2015 Tribute to Women Award  AP; TMC.net; Morningstar 02/12/15. Kim Roberts is one of thirty-six women selected to receive a 2015 Tribute to Women Award.

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.

Hospitals launching pilots of Apple health tech  Reuters; Yahoo; GlobalPost; 2/5/15
LPCH is mentioned in association with a pilot program of Apple's HealthKit service.

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.

Stanford launches major effort to expedite vaccine discovery with $50 million grant SF Business Journal; SCOPE 1/29/15. Yvonne Maldonado, MD, and Atul Butte, PhD, are mentioned.

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.

 

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