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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.

Virtual reality takes doctors on a ‘fantastic voyage’ inside hearts STAT News 4/13/17. Article highlights the Stanford Virtual Heart, a new virtual reality experience from the Moore Children’s Heart Center. David Axelrod, MD, who helped develop the technology, is quoted.

Also see: Children’s Hospitals Today; iMedicalApps; San Francisco Business Times; Scope

Apple working on breakthrough glucose sensors for Apple Watch, report says Apple Insider 4/13/17. The hospital is mentioned.

Warriors fan able to play basketball after recovering from rare knee surgery ABC Bay Area (KGO-TV) 4/12/17. The story of a 10-year-old osteosarcoma patient who underwent a rare rotationplasty surgery to successfully remove a tumor in his femur. Larry Rinsky, MD, is interviewed.

Also see: Fox Bay Area (KTVU-TV); SF Gate

School district seeks new counseling provider for middle, high schools Palo Alto Online 4/11/17. The Palo Alto school district is exploring new options for mental health and counseling services for middle and high schools within the district. Steven Adelsheim, MD, is quoted.

Frequency nabs $32M, will push hearing-loss drugs to human studies Xconomy 4/11/17. Alan Cheng, MD, is quoted.

New therapy shrinks five types of pediatric cancers in mice Mental Floss 4/11/17. According to a new study, five types of pediatric brain cancer were safely and effectively treated in mice by an antibody that removes tumors without hurting healthy brain cells. Senior author Samuel Cheshier, MD, is quoted here.

Danville nonprofit recycles crayons, donates to children at hospitals Santa Cruz Sentinel 4/10/17. The hospital is mentioned.

Hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery systems for type 1 diabetes come of age Medical Xpress 4/6/17. Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and the Stanford University School of Medicine served as a clinical trial site for the new technology improving care for young patients with type 1 diabetes. Bruce Buckingham, MD, and David Maahs, MD are quoted. Korey Hood, MD, PhD, is mentioned.

Celiac disease and anorexia nervosa linked, study shows Scope 4/5/17. New research shows that anorexia nervosa and celiac disease share symptoms and may be confused for each other initially. Neville Golden, MD, and KT Park, MD, MS, authored an editorial that accompanies the scientific study, which published in the April 2017 issue of Pediatrics.

Original editorial: Pediatrics

Also see: Reuters; Live Science; HealthDay News; Latinos Health

Lucile Packard Children’s, Children’s Hospital of Orange County adopt teleradiology services Becker’s Hospital Review 4/5/17. The hospital is mentioned.

Also see: Aris Radiology-issued press release; The Business Journals

A new heart for Gage Baker City Herald 4/5/17. Article highlights the recent successful surgery for Gage Bingham, who became the third child in his family to receive a heart transplant.

Also see: La Grande Observer; Bend Bulletin; Scope

Q&A: Stanford psychiatrist on preventing teen suicide Stanford Daily 4/5/17. In this Q&A, Shashank Joshi, MD, discusses suicide prevention policies in California.

Talking to teens and families about marijuana RadioMD 4/4/17. Seth Ammerman, MD, is interviewed in this radio segment.

Vaccinating pregnant moms protects newborns from whooping cough Reuters 4/3/17. A new study suggests infants are less likely to get whooping cough if their mothers are vaccinated against it during pregnancy. Yvonne Maldonado, MD, who was not part of the research, is quoted.

Stanford Children’s Health CMIO takes advantage of Silicon Valley location Healthcare Informatics 4/2/17. Natalie Pageler, MD, is interviewed in this article about ways Stanford Children’s Health is implementing clinical informatics to improve patient care and enhance clinical protocols.

They started a charity for their toddlers’ rare disorder. Trump’s promise to donate his salary might help Washington Post 3/29/17. David Lewis, MD, is quoted.

Is feeding babies peanuts the care for nut allergies? New York Post 3/29/17. This story discusses reducing food allergies through exposure. Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD, is mentioned.

South Bay portrait photographer captures milestones among society’s most vulnerable San Jose Inside 3/29/17. The hospital is mentioned.

No longer conjoined, Sandoval twins come home Sacramento Bee 3/29/17. Formerly conjoined twins Eva and Erika Sandoval, who were surgically separated at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford in December and moved last month from Palo Alto to UC Davis Children’s Hospital in Sacramento, have returned home. The hospital is mentioned.

Also see: NBC Sacramento; ABC Sacramento; KCBS Radio (link not available)

Gordon and Betty Moore donate $50 million to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital The Mercury News; East Bay Times 3/28/17. Christopher G. Dawes, president and CEO, is quoted.

Also see: KCBS Radio (link not available); Philanthropy News Digest; California Healthline; Palo Alto Weekly; Mountain View Voice; Stanford Medicine News Center

Stanford Children’s Health adopts analytics to personalize clinical decision-making Hospital & Health Networks 3/27/17. Natalie Pageler, MD, is interviewed in this article about ways Stanford Children’s Health is implementing clinical informatics to improve patient care and enhance clinical protocols.

5 Questions: Steven Adelsheim on Santa Clara County youth suicide report Stanford Medicine News Center 3/24/17. Q&A features Steven Adelsheim, MD.

Stanford University clinical geneticist Dr. Louanne Hudgins begins presidency with the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) ACMG-issued press release 3/23/17. Louanne Hudgins, MD, has been appointed president of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, the national professional organization for clinical and laboratory genetics professionals. Hudgins is quoted in this press release issued by the organization announcing her new role.

When the one drug you believe protects your child could put you in jail Dallas Morning News 3/23/17. Article mentions a recent report published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, which discourages medical and recreational use of marijuana in teenagers, with an exception for “children with life-limiting or severely debilitating conditions and for whom current therapies are inadequate.” Co-author of the report, Seth Ammerman, MD, is quoted.

Brother of courageous Fresno mom: 'She made sure those babies would live' ABC Bay Area (KGO); ABC Fresno (KFSN) 3/23/17. The hospital is mentioned.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford pioneers use of VR for patient care, education and experience Yahoo! Finance; Digital Journal; Morningstar 3/22/17. Press release announces the launch of a virtual reality program in the Children’s Heart Center. David Roth, MD; David Axelrod, MD; Anne Dubin, MD; and Frandics Chan, MD, PhD, are quoted. Lauren Schneider, PsyD, is also mentioned in the release.

Also see: mHealthWatch; VRFocus; 3DVRCentral; Presentation of the Stanford Virtual Heart by David Axelrod, MD, at the 2017 CeBIT conference in Hannover, Germany (3/23/17)

SLEEP with Dr. Rafael Pelayo KGO Radio Bay Area – The Ronn Owens Show 3/21/17. Rafael Pelayo, MD, is interviewed in this live segment discussing a variety of sleep-related topics for both adults and children.

New lungs and new life for Fresno teen Fox Fresno KMPH-TV 3/21/17. The hospital is mentioned.

Qventus makes promise of AI real, extends platform to the OR PRNewswire; The Business Journals; Pharmacy Choice 3/21/17. Press release mentions the hospital as one of several health care organizations who have implemented the Qventus artificial intelligence platform for management of the perioperative environment, including the OR.

Also see: HIT Consultant; Becker’s ASC Review

Baby Lockett: The unlikely connection between Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett and a family in California Seattle Times; Charlotte Observer; Miami Herald; Yahoo! Finance 3/20/17. The hospital is mentioned.

Q&A with APhA2017 keynote speaker Elliot J. Krane, MD American Pharmacists Association 3/20/17. Elliot Krane, MD, is featured.

Also see: Scope

Cutting Medicaid hurts all kids, rich and poor Scope 3/20/17. Paul Wise, MD, MPH, and Lisa Chamberlain, MD, MPH, are quoted.

iPads in every hospital: Apple’s plan to crack the $3 trillion health care sector Fast Company 3/18/17. The hospital is mentioned.

Stanford Children's Health refreshes 'Access to Excellence' campaign Mediapost Agency Daily 3/17/17. Article highlights the new Stanford Children’s Health advertising campaign, which is focused on raising awareness of the Stanford Children’s Health network.

Individuals, orgs among Tall Tree awardees Palo Alto Weekly 3/17/17. The hospital has been awarded the 2017 Outstanding Nonprofit of the Year Tall Tree Award, which will be presented on May 16.

Antibody fights pediatric brain tumors in preclinical testing Stanford Medicine press release; Medical Xpress; News-Medical 3/15/17. According to a new study, five types of pediatric brain cancer were safely and effectively treated in mice by an antibody that removes tumors without hurting health brain cells. Senior author Samuel Cheshier, MD, is quoted.

Also see: BioWorld; Immuno-Oncology News

EchoPixel announces progress in the clinical adoption of interactive virtual reality for pediatric surgery MarketWired; Yahoo! Finance; Digital Journal; HealthCareBusiness 3/14/17. Press release mentions the hospital.

Also see: Becker’s Hospital Review

Impact Pediatric Health announces Keriton and Luminopia as winners of startup pitch competition at SXSW Impact Pediatric Health-issued press release 3/14/17. Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital is one of eight children’s hospitals that makes up the Impact Pediatric Health organization.

Formerly conjoined twins leave California hospital Associated Press 3/10/17. Coverage of the hospital discharge of formerly conjoined twins Eva and Erika Sandoval, who were successfully separated at Packard Children’s in December 2016. Gary Hartman, MD, is mentioned.

More coverage: Coverage from more than 200 outlets, including pickup of the Associated Press article by dozens of outlets including U.S. News & World Report, Washington Post, ABC News, and The Mercury News; and original coverage including Fox News; Daily Mail (UK); Tech Times; SF Gate; CBS Bay Area; CBS Sacramento; NBC Sacramento; The Sacramento Bee and Scope

Related: Conjoined twins fast facts CNN 3/21/17. Article highlights separation surgeries of conjoined twins over the last decade, and mentions two successful separation surgeries that have occurred at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.

'He’s not going to die today': Doctor mum saves son's life on soccer field Essential Kids Australia 3/9/17. The story of a 16-year-old who was saved by his mother after collapsing on the soccer field due to commotio cordis. Kara Motonaga, MD, is quoted.

Also see: Popsugar; Daily Mail (UK); Stanford Medical News Center

Teens use photography to depict journeys through chronic pain Stanford Medicine Magazine Winter 2017 issue. This blog post highlights a story from the current issue of Stanford Medicine magazine about children with chronic pain who use photography to convey their experiences to their families and doctors. Anya Griffin, PhD, is mentioned.

Also see: Scope

Finding the cures within us Stanford Magazine, March 2017. This article discusses stem cell research at Stanford. Irving Weissman, MD; Gary Steinberg, MD, PhD; Maria Grazia Roncarolo, MD; Joseph Wu, MD, PhD; and Jeffrey Goldberg, MD; are quoted.

Soy nut butter recall expands after more cases of E. coli CNN 3/7/17. The hospital is mentioned.

Also see: KPIX CBS Bay Area; Chicago Tribune

Experts, advocates react to youth suicide report Palo Alto Weekly 3/6/17. The CDC recently conducted an investigation into youth suicide in Santa Clara County, and released a report summarizing its findings. This article discusses the report and quotes Steven Adelsheim, MD.

Gulf Coast artist designs sculpture for Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford WEDU PBS St. Petersburg (no link available) 3/3/17. Segment includes an interview with an artist who created a sculpture out of recycled toys, which will be placed in the expanded hospital.

Impact Pediatric Health announces ten finalists for startup pitch competition at SXSW Monday March 13, 2017 Impact Pediatric Health-issued press release 3/1/17. Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, one of eight children’s hospitals that makes up the Impact Pediatric Health organization, is mentioned.

Iranian baby is 'out of the woods' and recovering from life-saving heart surgery after she was temporarily stopped from traveling to the US under Trump's travel ban Daily Mail (UK) 2/28/17. Stanford Children’s Health is cited as a resource for background information on the patient’s condition.

Doctors warn against teen pot use amid looser marijuana laws Associated Press; Washington Post; Newsday; Chicago Tribune; Seattle Times; Miami Herald; Denver Post; Sacramento Bee; KRON Bay Area; San Mateo Daily Journal 2/27/17. The American Academy of Pediatrics published a report that discourages medical and recreational use of marijuana in teenagers. Co-author Seth Ammerman, MD, is quoted. 

Also see: Daily Mail (UK); CTVU News Channel (Canada); MedPage Today; Medscape (subscription may be required; please contact Kate DeTrempe for a copy); and Scope

Science closing in on polio-like virus that paralyzed children San Francisco Chronicle 2/26/17. Keith Van Haren, MD, is quoted in this article about recent advances in understanding and treating a mysterious, neurological illness in children that causes polio-like paralysis.

Mother saves son’s life on Watsonville soccer field The Mercury News; East Bay Times 2/24/17. Article highlights the story of a 16-year-old who was saved by his mother after collapsing on the soccer field due to commotio cordis. Kara Motonaga, MD, and Lynda Knight, RN, MSN, are quoted.

Also see: The Today Show (online); MSN; NBC Bay Area (KNTV); Fox Bay Area; Fox Reno (KRXI); KCBS radio; Benito Link; and Scope (broadcast links not available)

Virtual reality imaging gives surgeons a better view of patient anatomy; Health Canal 2/24/17. Katsuhide Maeda, MD, and Frandics Chan, MD, are quoted.

Also see: DOTMed; Inside Stanford Medicine

Thrift Box fundraiser supports camp for transplant kids Mercury News 2/24/17. The hospital is mentioned.

Beyoncé cancels gig: What work is safe in pregnancy? Live Science 2/24/17. Stanford Children’s Health is cited in this article.

Volunteer devotes half a century to Stanford Hospital Stanford Medicine News Center 2/23/17. The hospital is mentioned.

Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Program at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford receives landmark accreditation Packard Children’s-issued press release; Yahoo! Finance 2/23/17. Press release announces that Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford’s Adolescent Bariatric Surgery program is the first and only adolescent bariatric surgery program on the West Coast to receive accreditation by the American College of Surgeons Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program. Matias Bruzoni, MD, is quoted.

Malloy signs order to ensure transgender students' rights NBC Connecticut 2/23/17. Stanford Children’s Health is mentioned.

Fighting for children’s health care: A pediatrician’s perspective Stanford Medicine Center Report 2/22/17. Op-ed by Lisa Chamberlain, MD, addresses the impact of health care policy changes and pediatric patients.

Also see: Scope; Healthier, Happy Lives

Menlo School students on their way to ‘Week of Service’ Mercury News 2/21/17. The hospital is mentioned.

Around San Ramon: Family blood drives continue to “Pay It Forward” East Bay Times 2/18/17. The hospital is mentioned.

Pakistani doctor achieves breakthrough in treating Crohn’s diseases The News International 2/18/17. Sabina Ali, MD, is mentioned.

Also see: Pakistan Observer

Packard Children’s Hospital receives $10 million for allergy research Philanthropy News Digest 2/18/17. Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD, is quoted.

Dance Marathon partners with Lucile Packard Stanford Daily 2/16/17. Stanford Dance Marathon partnered with the Bass Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford to raise funds for families who cannot afford cancer treatment. Siobhan McDonnell of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health is quoted.

Coverage also appeared on KGO-TV ABC Bay Area affiliate (link not available)

Kids in Menlo Park and East Palo Alto team up to cheer peers at hospital The Almanac 2/16/17. Anne McCune, chief operating officer, and Sherri Sager, chief government and community relations officer, are mentioned.

Nonprofit to offer intensive outpatient program for teens Mountain View Voice 2/16/17. Stanford Children’s Health’s new mental health services, intended to support local teenagers at risk for suicide, are mentioned.

Institute for Pediatric Innovation awarded grant for new alcohol wipe development SF Gate 2/15/17. The Institute for Pediatric Innovation’s Clinical Innovation Catalyst Program, which is run collaboratively with four pediatric hospital partners including Packard Children’s, received a pre-seed grant to fund the development of a new wipe designed to help reduce CLABSIs in hospital settings.

Julia and David Koch Make visionary $10 million gift to establish new clinical research unit for allergy and asthma Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health-issued press release 2/15/17. Press release announces a gift of $10 million from Julia and David Koch, which will be used to establish a new unit for clinical research within the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research. Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD, is quoted.

Needles ease pain for kids with stomach pain Sacramento Bee 2/13/17. Article discusses the use of acupuncture for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome and other abdominal disorders in children. Ann Ming Yeh, MD, one of the only pediatric gastroenterologists using acupuncture in this way, is quoted.

Dr. Virginia Apgar: Changing perceptions in medicine Medical News Today 2/13/17. In the first of a series highlighting female role models in medicine, this piece explores the life, career and lasting legacy of anesthesiologist Virginia Apgar, who developed the Apgar score used to evaluate newborns. Yasser El-Sayed, MD, is quoted.

Phoenix-area 7-month-old gets liver transplant in California NBC 12 Phoenix, AZ affiliate 2/13/17. The hospital is mentioned.

Dr. Eric Zee from Stanford Children’s Health talks about how wood burning affects children Clear the Air Podcast 2/13/17. Eric Zee, MD, is featured.

Is pain a symptom or a disease? NPR TED Radio Hour 2/10/17. Article features TED Talk by Elliot Krane, MD, who discusses chronic pain as a disease.

Ways to improve payer-provider relationships to benefit patients Physicians Practice 2/9/17. Andrew Ray, director of physician revenue cycle, is quoted.

Jefferson Award winner Purvi Shah: Cancer’s tough, art heals India West 2/9/17. The hospital is mentioned in this article about an art and music program for pediatric cancer patients, which was started by the family of a former patient.

County approves contract for teen inpatient unit, but still looks for more services Palo Alto Weekly; Mountain View Voice 2/8/17. The hospital is mentioned.

My 12-year-old son’s life depends on good health coverage. What happens when it’s taken away? Huffington Post 2/8/17. Op-ed article is authored by a mother of a patient at the hospital.

15 School of Medicine researchers named CZ Biohub investigators Stanford Medicine News Center 2/8/17. Matthew Porteus, MD, PhD, is mentioned as one of 15 faculty named to the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub.

Additional coverage of the Biohub researchers: Fortune, Nature, SF Gate, Scope

Iranian baby with heart defect arrives in U.S. for life-saving treatment after she was temporarily banned from the US by immigration order Daily Mail 2/8/17. Stanford Children’s Health is cited as a resource for background information on the patient’s condition.

Stanford team is growing healthy skin for ill patients The Mercury News; Alaska Dispatch News 2/7/17. Jean Tang, MD, PhD; Anthony Oro, MD, PhD; and Peter Marinkovich, MD, are quoted in this article about research presented at the Center for Definitive and Curative Medicine symposium.

GHX names 50 best healthcare supply chains in North America Becker’s Hospital Review, 2/7/17.Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is mentioned.

A new center’s mission: Find cures for incurable diseases STAT News On Call Newsletter (no link available) 2/6/17. Article highlights the Center for Definitive and Curative Medicine (CDCM), a joint effort between the Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford Children’s Health and Stanford Health Care intended to support research of stem cell- and gene-based therapies with the goal of discovering lifetime cures for an array of diseases.

Also see: Scope

Preserving fertility when it is threatened by life-saving medicine Kaiser Health News; STAT News 2/3/17. States are weighing whether to force insurers to cover fertility treatment for cancer patients, who may lose fertility through chemotherapy and radiation. Pam Simon, NP, is quoted.

Drug used to halt puberty in children may cause lasting health problems STAT News 2/2/17. New research suggests there may be a connection between Lupron, a drug used to delay puberty, and long-term serious side effects. E. Kirk Neely, MD, who is not involved in the research, is quoted.

Faculty members receive grants from state stem cell agency Stanford Medicine News Center 2/2/17. Rosa Bacchetta, MD, and Matthew Porteus, MD, PhD, are featured as grant awardees.

What you need to know about your child’s special need Bay Area Parent Grace Gengoux, PhD, discusses autism and mentions the Stanford Children’s Health and Children’s Health Council’s Early Support Program for Autism as a resource for families of newly diagnosed children.

Do wearable devices for babies cause anxiety for parents? Healthline 2/2/17. Jesspreet Gowan, MD, is quoted throughout.

Stanford contributes to youth mental health care initiatives Stanford Daily 2/1/17. Antonio Hardan, MD, is quoted.

Redding newborn needs heart transplant KRCR-TV ABC Redding, CA 2/1/17. The hospital is mentioned.

Becoming lifesavers Half Moon Bay 2/1/17. Story about a patient whose life was saved by bystander CPR after she collapsed on her elementary school playground. The hospital is mentioned.

Bay Area top doctors 2017 San Francisco Magazine January 2017 issue. Article highlights San Francisco Magazine’s list of the best healthcare providers in the Bay Area – from neonatal to geriatric – and includes 30 physicians affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.

Hospitals seek allies in struggle to survive U.S. News & World Report 1/31/17. The hospital and Stanford Children’s Health network are mentioned.

Preserving fertility when it is threatened by life-saving medicine California Healthline 01/30/17. Pam Simon, NP, is quoted in this article about a bill recently introduced in the California Legislature that would require insurance companies to cover fertility-preserving services for patients at risk of infertility due to necessary medical treatments.

“Lifting the hood” on rare immune diseases can help patients get the treatment they need Scope 1/27/17. Katja Weinacht, MD, PhD, provides comment.

Child health research institute awards 26 grants for 2017 Stanford Medicine News Center 1/26/17. Awardees from the Stanford Child Health Research Institute are listed.

Recipients of global health seed grants announced Stanford Medicine News Center 1/26/17. Desiree LaBeaud, MD, is mentioned.

Vancouver police grant cancer patient’s ride-along wish The Columbian 1/25/17. The hospital is mentioned.

Opening the HIT Summit in San Diego, UCSD’s Chris Longhurst examines the potential for EHR-fueled clinical transformation Healthcare Informatics 1/24/17. Article features an interview with former chief medical information officer for Stanford Children’s Health, Christopher Longhurst, who discusses the implementation of electronic health records at the hospital.

Keeping mosquitoes in check to prevent widespread disease Scope, 1/23/17. Desiree LaBeaud, MD, is quoted.

Leslee Subak appointed new chair of obstetrics and gynecology Stanford Medicine-issued press release 1/19/17. Leslee Subak, MD, has been appointed the new chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford; her term will begin May 1. Maria Grazia Roncarolo, MD, is quoted.

Kentucky baby California-bound to receive lifesaving heart treatment WLKY-TV ABC Louisville, KY 1/19/17.The hospital is mentioned.

What parents should know about febrile seizures U.S. News & World Report 1/17/17. Article offers advice to parents on how to manage a child during a febrile seizure. Paul Fisher, MD, is quoted.

Merced 1-year-old lives ‘hour to hour’ awaiting a kidney transplant Merced Sun-Star 1/15/17. Waldo Concepcion, MD, is quoted.

The most common hassle for Type 1 Diabetes patients Diabetes in Control 1/14/17. Molly Tanenbaum, MD, psychology Fellow in Endocrinology, is quoted.

Insurance helps, but Las Vegas parents struggle to pay for son’s kidney transplant Las Vegas Review-Journal 1/14/17. The hospital is mentioned.

ENR's "2016 Year in Construction" photo contest winners Engineering News-Record January 2017. Retired Stanford physician, Barry Fleisher, MD, has chronicled the construction of the hospital expansion in photographs, one of which was selected as a Year in Construction photo contest winner for Engineering News-Record magazine.

Diabetes hampers activity of bone stem cells, Stanford researchers find Scope 1/11/17. The work of Michael Longaker, MD, FACS, is featured.

What happened within this player’s skull New York Times 1/10/17. David Camarillo, PhD, is quoted.

Stanford researchers expand comparison of males and females with anorexia Scope 1/10/17. This post highlights a study led by Jason Nagata, MD, a former resident in pediatrics, which suggests bone density does not differ between adolescent males and females who have had anorexia for short periods of time. The article also mentions a project led by James Lock, MD, PhD, that helps parents who have eating disorders learn to teach their children healthy eating behaviors. Shiri Sharvit, PhD, is also quoted.

Stanford initiates variety of programs to help local children with mental health issues Physician News Network 1/9/17. Article highlights Stanford Children’s Health’s new mental health support programs and services. Tandy Aye, MD, and Steven Adelsheim, MD, are quoted.

Secondhand marijuana smoke and your children U.S. News & World Report 1/6/17. Article highlights a recent study that suggests secondhand marijuana smoke exposure may pose health risks, such as respiratory infections, to infants and young children. Seth Ammerman, MD, is quoted.

10 medical advances that are giving us hope in 2017 and beyond Reader’s Digest 1/5/17. Article mentions a trial underway at Stanford Medicine in which stem cells are injected into the damaged parts of stroke victims’ brains to help restore physical function following stroke. Lead author Gary Steinberg, MD, PhD, is quoted.

Newborns benefit from hospital cuddle program Massage Magazine 1/5/17. Article profiles the Packard Children’s baby Cuddler volunteer program. Lori Bowlby, RN, is quoted.

Vintage Hills students work on kindness projects Independent News 1/5/17. The hospital is mentioned.

Vote for Your Favorite NCAA Coach to Raise Money in the "INFINITI Coaches' Charity Challenge" Financial Buzz 1/4/17. The hospital is mentioned as the charity selected by the Stanford University men’s basketball team.

Local painter helps teen with cancer expenses Times Standard News 1/4/17. The hospital is mentioned.

CIO and CMIO roles will continue to evolve in 2017 Information Management; HealthData Management 1/3/17. Ed Kopetsky, chief information officer, is quoted.

Many U.S. kids live far from child surgery specialists Reuters 1/3/17. Matthew Muffly, MD, provides comment.

Overdiagnosis, overtreatment too common in pediatric care Medscape 1/3/17. Alan Schroeder, MD, is quoted.

Obstetricians balk at FDA warning on anesthesia in pregnant women Reuters; Yahoo!; Philadelphia Inquirer 12/29/16. The FDA recently issued a safety warning that repeated or lengthy use of general anesthetic in pregnant women in their third trimester could damage children's developing brains. Maurice Druzin, MD, provides comment.

They captured the journey of conjoined twins and took us from ones to twos Sacramento Bee 12/29/16. The hospital is mentioned.