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En las noticias

Líderes de salud pediátrica y obstétrica del Stanford Children’s Health y del Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford son destacados a menudo en medios de comunicacioón locales y nacionales por proporcionar atención extraordinaria de clase mundial a niños y madres embarazadas. A continuación encontrará una muestra de estas apariciones en los medios de comunicación.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford gets a $1.2 billion upgrade San Francisco Chronicle 12/11/17. Article highlights the opening of the new hospital.

More coverage: The opening of the new hospital has garnered additional coverage from CBS Bay Area (coverage of the ribbon-cutting ceremony and patient move day – quotes Mary Leonard, MD), NBC Bay Area (features Mary Leonard, MD), Telemundo Bay Area (features Matias Bruzoni, MD), Palo Alto Weekly, Palo Alto Daily Post, Silicon Valley Daily (quotes Christopher Dawes, president and CEO), Becker’s Hospital Review (quotes Christopher Dawes, president and CEO), Healthcare Design, World Journal, Sing Tao Daily (quotes Christopher Dawes, president and CEO), Stanford Medicine News Center, and Scope (2 stories)

New hope for kids with multiple food allergies U.S. News & World Report 12/12/17. A new Stanford study suggests that combining an antibody drug, omalizumab, with a procedure to desensitize children to multiple food allergies is safe and effective. Senior author Sharon Chinthrajah, MD, and co-author Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD, are quoted. 

Is health care a right? Spinal muscular atrophy drug with outrageous price tag cuts to heart of ethical dilemma Newsweek 12/11/17. Medical experts at Stanford and their colleagues at several other universities have raised ethical questions about the way a treatment for spinal muscular atrophy is being used. Lead author Alyssa Burgart, MD, is quoted.

Original press release: Stanford Medicine News Center (John Day, MD, PhD, is quoted)

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a…flying hospital? How an airplane gives blind patients sight Mercury News 12/11/17. Douglas Fredrick, MD, is quoted.

Gene therapy shows promise against blood-clotting disease Associated Press 12/6/17. In a small study, gene therapy has helped 10 men with a form of the bleeding disorder hemophilia produce a critical blood clotting factor, possibly eliminating the need for tedious and costly treatments. Matthew Porteus, MD, is quoted.

Also see: Washington Post, STAT News, FierceBiotech, HealthDay News

When You Want Your MRI Like a Blanket #WearableWednesday #wearabletech #tech #medical Adafruit 12/6/17. Article highlights low-cost printable medical devices and wearables. Shreyas Vasanawala, MD, is mentioned. 

183 nonprofit hospital and health system CEOs to know Becker’s Hospital Review 12/4/17. Christopher G. Dawes, president and CEO, is included on this year’s list.

IIDA announces winners of Annual Healthcare Interior Design Competition Healthcare Design 12/4/17. Stanford Children’s Health Specialty Services – Sunnyvale was one of two pediatric ambulatory centers to win its category in the 2017 Healthcare Interior Design Competition.

‘The Woebot will see you now’ – the rise of chatbot therapy Washington Post 12/3/17. Chatbots that can listen and learn may be an effective tool to increase accessibility to mental health services. Kathleen Fitzpatrick, PhD, who helped lead a clinical trial for one chatbot service, is quoted.

Journal Publication: Journal of Medical Internet Research

Stanford study shows wood smoke can harm the brain ABC Bay Area (KGO-TV) 12/1/17. A new Stanford study shows the effects of breathing wood smoke can inflame the lungs, and in turn cause inflammation all over the body, including in the brain. Eric Zee, MD, was interviewed.

The accidental CEO: Stanford Children’s administrator embraces team approach to build a healthcare leader Silicon Valley Business Journal 11/30/17. Cover story features Christopher Dawes, president and CEO, and recognizes his receipt of the Silicon Valley Business Journal 2017 C-Suite Lifetime Achievement Award.

Kids who are addicted to smartphones may have an imbalance in the brain Today 11/30/17. Max Wintermark, MD, is quoted.
Also see: Live Science

Stem cells that generate fat tissue have circadian clock Stanford Medicine News Center 11/28/17. Brian Feldman, MD, PhD, is quoted.

Patient experience with immunotherapy: 4 things health execs need to know Managed Healthcare Executive 11/27/17. Kara Davis, DO, is quoted.

For teens, a good mood depends on good sleep Science News for Students 11/21/17. Rafael Pelayo, MD, is quoted.

No place to call home Stanford Medicine Magazine Fall 2017. Article and accompanying video tell the story of a family left homeless after an eviction, and the impact that has had on the youngest child, who has a genetic disorder that has left her blind. Deborah Alcorn, MD; Dana Weintraub, MD; and Lisa Chamberlain, MD, are quoted.

Also see: Scope

Ultrasound solution Stanford Medicine Magazine Fall 2017. Article features the use of high-intensity focused ultrasound to treat desmoid tumors in children. Pejman Ghanouni, MD, PhD; Raffi Avedian, MD; and Gerald Grant, MD, are quoted.

Also see: Scope

Spotlight on kids Stanford Medicine magazine Fall 2017. The fall issue of Stanford Medicine magazine highlights the latest technologies and treatments that put children and their families at the center of their health care.

Family at the heart of the matter The Observer 11/22/17. Article overviews the Bingham family’s story, which was featured in a documentary that aired on Saturday, Nov. 25.

For teens, a good mood depends on good sleep Science News for Students 11/21/17. A recent study suggests adolescents need eight to 10 hours of sleep at night to feel their best the next day. Rafael Pelayo, MD, is interviewed about the findings.

He’s been fighting his entire life, and he’s only five-years-old GE Healthcare: The Pulse 11/21/17. The hospital is mentioned.

25 largest gifts from individuals to healthcare organizations in 2017 Becker’s Hospital Review 11/21/17. The third largest gift to a healthcare organization in 2017 was the donation of $50 million by Gordon and Betty Moore to Packard Children’s to advance care and research for pediatric heart disease.

New gene treatment effective for some leukemia patients New York Times 11/20/17. In a small clinical trial, a new type of cell therapy helped many children and young adults with treatment-resistant B-cell leukemia achieve remission. Senior author Crystal Mackall, MD, is quoted.

Also see: The Scientist; Stanford Medicine News Center; Scope

How to get children with autism to sleep Scientific American 11/18/17. Ruth O’Hara, PhD, is quoted.

Color and comfort become a part of care at Stanford's new children's hospital Silicon Valley Business Journal (subscription may be required; please contact Kate DeTrempe for a copy) 11/16/17. Photo slideshow features art within the new hospital.

ASGCT members inform the Senate HELP Committee about gene editing American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy-issued press release 11/16/17. Matthew Porteus, MD, was one of three expert witnesses who spoke at a U.S. Senate committee hearing on CRISPR earlier this month, and is quoted in this press release.

Also see: SF Gate; Scope

Stanford researchers get NIH grant to study autism Stanford Medicine News Center 11/15/17. The research of Sergiu Pasca, MD, is featured.

Electronics ‘like a second skin’ make wearables more practical and MRIs safer for kids STAT News 11/15/17. In this article about low-cost printable medical devices and wearables, Shreyas Vasanawala, MD, is interviewed about improvements to pediatric MRIs, including shortened exam times and a reduced need for children to be anesthetized. 

Those who spend more time on their phones report more relationship trouble The Deseret News 11/15/17. Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD, is quoted.

Meet the 2017 cast of Perennial Bay Area Innovators 7x7 11/13/17. Sophia Yen, MD, was named one of 7x7’s “Hot 20,” which recognizes innovators in the Bay Area.

Mechanical valves show mortality benefit over biologic valves Medscape.com (subscription required) 11/12/17. According to a new study, mechanical heart valves may be a safer option than valves made of animal tissue for heart-valve replacements, especially in younger patients. Senior author Joseph Woo, MD, is quoted.

How Stanford is upgrading tech for its $1.2 billion children's hospital expansion San Francisco Business Times 11/10/17. Natalie Pageler, MD, chief medical information officer, is interviewed in this article that highlights the innovative technology that will be incorporated within the new hospital.

Is strep linked to scary kids' behavior disorder? WebMD 11/10/17. Stanford clinicians helped develop the first clinical guidelines for treating pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS). Margo Thienemann, MD, is lead author of the portion of the guidelines that address psychiatric and behavioral interventions. Thienemann is interviewed in this article about the condition.

Also see: Inside Stanford Medicine; Scope

Physician-academics help assess humanitarian and medical response in war-torn Iraq Scope 11/9/17. A new health and security initiative at Stanford aims to address the humanitarian needs in populations that are affected by conflict and political stability. Paul Wise, MD, is quoted. 

‘A lot of people think of virtual reality as a tool for the future’ HIMSS Insights 11/9/17. Article highlights the Stanford Virtual Heart, a virtual reality experience from the Moore Children’s Heart Center.

Amid uncertainty about insurance coverage, contraceptive access is already limited on religious campuses U.S. News & World Report 11/9/17. Jennifer Conti, MD, provides comment in this article about contraceptive access on the campuses of religious colleges. 

Innovative center for teens coping with cancer at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford Fox Bay Area (KTVU-TV) 11/8/17. Segment features the Bass Center’s Innovation Pop-up Space, the first “makerspace” in a hospital setting. Pam Simon, NP, is interviewed.

Coverage also appeared from: KCBS Radio; ABC Bay Area (link unavailable); The Advisory Board

Gene therapy creates replacement skin to save a dying boy New York Times 11/8/17. Doctors in Europe used gene therapy to grow sheets of healthy skin to save the life of a boy with a rare genetic disease that destroyed most of skin. Peter Marinkovich, MD, who was not involved in the case, is quoted.

Also see: Associated Press; The Atlantic; Los Angeles Times; Newsweek; NPR

Local non-profit, Jacob’s Heart, provides transportation for patient families NBC Monterey Bay (KSBW-TV) 11/7/17. The hospital is mentioned.
 
County to build inpatient psych unit for teens Palo Alto Weekly 11/7/17. The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has voted to move forward with a proposal to build a county-run inpatient psychiatric unit for adolescents at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose. The county is also hoping to partner with local private hospitals and mental health service providers to create a "continuum of care" for patients, including Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Sherri Sager, chief government and community relations officer, is quoted.

Also see: Palo Alto Weekly and Mountain View Voice, which quotes Christopher Dawes, president and CEO; Physicians News Network

Overheard at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford San Francisco Chronicle 11/6/17. Includes a quote from an attendee at the community open house events held at the new hospital October 27-29.

Duke University team looks to train Ugandans to be self-reliant WRAL-TV 11/5/17. Gerry Grant, MD, is quoted.

Shocking scans of two toddlers’ brains reveal the impact of extreme neglect and emotional trauma New York Post; The Sun (UK) 11/2/17. The work of Victor Carrion, MD, is mentioned.

Sacramento County 3-year-old conjoined twins thriving as healthy two NBC Sacramento (KCRA-TV) 11/1/17. An update on the formerly conjoined Sandoval twins, who were successfully separated at Packard Children’s in December 2016.

Institute for Pediatric Innovation’s Program addresses pediatric adverse drug events Institute for Pediatric Innovation-issued press release 10/31/17. Press release announces the Institute for Pediatric Innovation (IPI) Clinical Innovation Catalyst Program, which will engage health care providers in addressing hospital acquired conditions through innovation by partnering with the IPI’s Hospital Consortium, which is made up of four children’s health care organizations including Stanford Children’s Health.

Early bariatric surgery benefits adolescents with severe obesity Healio.com 10/31/17. Article mentions the Packard Children’s Adolescent Bariatric Surgery program. Janey Pratt, MD, is quoted.

Can powder reduce the risk of food allergies in kids? Mashable 10/29/17. The work of Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD, is featured.

3 San Francisco public schools show high levels of lead in water San Francisco Chronicle 10/25/17. Anisha Patel, MD, is quoted.

Hub model: A different approach to caring for children with medical complexity Children’s Hospitals Today 10/4/17. Article overviews Stanford Children’s Health’s CORE program, which manages care coordination and facilitates communication between families and caregivers. Karen Wayman, PhD, is interviewed.

Heart-strong warrior baby thrives after surgery days after birth Fox Bay Area 10/30/17. Article features a former Packard Children’s patient, and quotes William Rhine, MD; and Katsuhide Maeda, MD.

New children’s hospital to open in December Stanford Daily 10/30/17. Article highlights the new hospital in this interview with Jill Sullivan, vice president of strategic space planning.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford’s community open house ABC Bay Area 10/29/17. Features the community open house that was held at the new hospital October 27-29.

Packard Children's patient reunites with doctor who helped save her life ABC Bay Area 10/26/17. Segment features Lydia (Lee) You, one of the first patients to receive care at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford when it opened in June 1991. Michael Link, MD, the doctor who treated her, is also featured.

Children’s hospital renting breast pumps to moms Mercury News; East Bay Times 10/25/17. Article highlights the launch of a new breast pump rental program in the gift shop at Packard Children’s.

Also see: California Healthline

New hospital, Project Baseline highlighted at State of Stanford Medicine Stanford Medicine News Center 10/25/17. Christopher Dawes, president and chief executive officer, is quoted.

Beijing United Family Hospital hosts international forum on preterm infant care Global Times 10/25/17. The hospital is mentioned.

IIDA unveils winners of 6th annual Healthcare Interior Design Competition Healthcare Facilities Today 10/25/17. Stanford Children’s Health Specialty Services – Sunnyvale was one of two pediatric ambulatory centers to win its category in the 2017 Healthcare Interior Design Competition.

Stanford formalizes Stanford Medicine Advisory Council, Randy Livingston appointed university liaison for Stanford Medicine Stanford University News 10/24/17. Christopher Dawes, president and chief executive officer, is quoted.

Also see: Becker’s Hospital Review

Prominent anesthesiologist and pain medicine physician, Vanila M. Singh, MD, MACM, will be featured in the Leading Physicians of the World FindaTopDoc.com-issued press release 10/24/17. Vanila Singh, MD, is mentioned.

Stanford offers cutting edge cancer treatment ABC Bay Area 10/20/17. Segment reports on the ground-breaking gene therapy recently approved by the FDA for the treatment of non-Hodgkins lymphoma, which is being offered at Stanford Health Care. Crystal Mackall, MD, is interviewed.

Correspondence on the pediatric cardiology and heart surgery rankings U.S. News & World Report 10/20/17. Letter-to-the-editor penned by four pediatric cardiac surgeons, including Frank Hanley, MD, overviews a methodology change made in this year’s Pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery U.S. News & World Report children’s hospital rankings.

CrossFit Star Khalipa makes healing his business in daughter's cancer fight FloElite 10/19/17. The hospital is mentioned.

11 ways recruiters can attract Millennial and Gen Z job candidates Forbes 10/19/17. Ekta Vyas, director of human resources, is quoted.

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital nears the end of multiyear expansion Health Facilities Management 10/18/17. Article describes the new hospital, and includes commentary from chief medical officer Dennis Lund, MD.

Bariatric surgery not just for adults now ABC Fresno 10/18/17. Segment highlights the Packard Children’s Adolescent Bariatric Surgery program. Matias Bruzoni, MD, is featured.

Heart surgery reduces in-hospital mortality risk in infants with trisomy 13, 18 Healio 10/18/17. Infants with the genetic disorder trisomy 13 or 18 are more likely to survive if they undergo heart surgery, a study from researchers at Stanford and the University of Arkansas has found. Co-author Thomas Collins, MD, is quoted.

Stanford Medicine-issued press release: Newborns with trisomy 13 or 18 can benefit from heart surgery

Packard Children’s cancer patient receives honorary degree from her caregivers Stanford Medicine News Center; Stanford Report 10/16/17. Minal Patel, a 26-year-old Packard Children’s patient, has always wanted to become a physician. She was presented with an honorary medical diploma at the hospital after her cancer relapsed, derailing her plans to study medicine. Emily Johnston, MD; Sheri Spunt, MD; and Pam Simon, NP, are featured.

Spirit Story: Rolling on with Nick Norcia from Leigh Hockey Cal-Hi Sports Report 10/15/17. Segment profiles a former Bass Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases patient as he returns to playing hockey following treatment.

Genetic counselors struggle with anthem prior authorization program, increasing denials GenomeWeb 10/16/17. Pediatric genetic counselor Kyla Dunn is quoted.

What life is like now for formerly conjoined twin sisters after separation surgery ABC Nightline (Part 1; Part 2) 10/12/17. ABC’s Nightline aired a two-part feature on the successful separation of formerly conjoined twins Erika and Eva Sandoval. Gary Hartman, MD; Eilish Byrne; Kelly Andrasik; and Anne Shachal are interviewed in the segment.

Also see: ABC News

VR in healthcare AV Magazine 10/12/17. Gary Steinberg, MD, PhD, is interviewed about the use of VR in brain surgery and training of future neurosurgeons.

New Managing Director of Perkins+Will's San Francisco office brings client perspective, insights, to role Perkins+Will-issued press release 10/12/17. The new hospital is mentioned.

Beazley partners with The Risk Authority Stanford to enhance hospital claims data Beazley-issued press release 10/12/17. Stanford Children’s Health is mentioned.

Stanford Children’s CEO talks about hospital expansion on eve of opening San Francisco Business Times 10/11/17. In this Q&A, Christopher Dawes, president and CEO, discusses the significance of the new hospital, and comments on the importance of protecting CHIP and Medicaid.

How AI can improve healthcare Healthcare Analytics News 10/11/17. Stanford Children’s Health is mentioned.

Virtual reality helps distract kids from painful medical procedures How Stuff Works 10/10/17. Led by the CHARIOT program, Packard Children’s is one of the first hospitals in the country to begin implementing VR therapy in every patient unit to help ease patients’ pain and anxiety. Thomas Caruso, MD, is quoted. Samuel Rodriguez, MD, is also mentioned.

Also see: Artificial Reality News

Build-A-Bear Foundation gives 20,000 teddy bears to children's hospitals across the country in partnership with United Way and UPS Build-A-Bear-issued press release 10/10/17. The hospital is among 25 children’s hospitals in the country to receive this donation.

Unhealthy smoke from Wine Country fires prompts Bay Area air advisory Mercury News 10/9/17. Karen Hardy, MD, is quoted in this article, offering tips to stay protected from poor air quality.

Seven faculty members appointed to endowed professorships Stanford Medicine News Center 10/8/17. Dennis Lund, MD, and Chief Medical Officer; Robert Cowan, MD; Anthony Oro, MD; and Leslee Subak, MD, are among the seven faculty members at the School of Medicine who have been appointed to endowed professorships.

Gastric bypass surgery for teens CBS Northern Michigan 10/6/17. Segment highlights the Packard Children’s Adolescent Bariatric Surgery program. Matias Bruzoni, MD, is featured.

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford earns accreditation from the Adult Congenital Heart Association Press Release 10/5/17. In recognition of its expertise in serving adults with congenital heart disease, Packard Children’s and Stanford Health Care’s joint program has received accreditation as an ACHD Comprehensive Care Center from the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA).

Also see: American Heart Association blog

Trustees tour new Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford Daily 10/4/17. Members of the Stanford University Board of Trustees toured the new hospital during their meeting held Oct. 2-3.

DayOne baby launches breast pump rental program for new moms in conjunction with the Roth Auxiliary gift shop at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford DayOne-issued press release 10/4/17. Press release announces the launch of a new breast pump rental program in the gift shop at Packard Children’s.

Porteus Awarded Grant for Work on Possible Treatment for Sickle Cell Anemia Stanford Medicine News Center 10/3/17. Matthew Porteus, MD, PhD, received a $5.2 million-dollar grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to help fund a clinical trial of a possible treatment for sickle cell disease.

Steal this idea: How Lucile Packard Children's CEO Christopher Dawes optimized hospital design to reduce clinician stress Becker’s Hospital Review 10/2/17. Christopher Dawes, president and CEO, is interviewed in this Q&A about the engagement of staff and faculty in the design of the new hospital.

49ers greats team up to assist Dwight Clark in his battle against ALS CBS Bay Area (KPIX-TV) 9/28/17. John Day, MD, PhD, is interviewed in this segment.

Many kids dying of cancer get intense care at end of life Reuters 9/28/17. Emily Johnston, MD, is quoted in this article that highlights her recent research, which examined the intensity of medical interventions during end-of-life care.

California Legislature refuses to act on behalf of ‘sleep deprived zombies’ The Tribune (San Luis Obispo) 9/27/17. California State Assembly has rejected Senate Bill 328, which would require middle and high schools to adopt later start times. Rafael Pelayo, MD, is quoted in this opinion article.

Sneak peek: New Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford ABC Bay Area (KGO-TV) 9/26/17. Segment highlights the new hospital, slated to open in December.

‘Druggable’ protein could halt deadly brain cancers, if only for a few months San Francisco Business Times 9/21/17. A Stanford team has found that a group of aggressive brain tumors called high-grade gliomas temporarily stop growing if a signaling molecule called neuroligin-3 is missing. Senior author Michelle Monje, MD, PhD, is quoted. 

Also see: Stanford Daily
Original press release: Brain cancer growth halted by absence of protein

Boosting physician wellness: Lessons from Stanford at Medicine X Scope 9/18/17. Article highlights a session from Stanford Medicine X that addressed ways to curb physician burnout. Daniel Murphy, MD, and Mimi Albert, MPH, are quoted.

Stanford Children's Health, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford win Davies award Healthcare IT News 9/25/17. Article highlights Stanford Children’s Health’s receipt of the 2017 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Enterprise Davies Award for excellence in Health IT.

Also see: Health IT Analytics; HIMSS-issued press release

Autism discovery: Some children with autism may benefit from oxytocin treatment Autism Parenting Magazine 9/22/17. Article highlights a recent Stanford study that suggests children with autism may have improved social behavior when treated with oxytocin. Antonio Hardan, MD, was the study’s senior author and is mentioned in the article.

Facing the unthinkable The Almanac 9/21/17. Brenda Porter, MD, is quoted.

Brain cancer growth halted by absence of protein Stanford Medicine-issued press release 9/20/17. The research of Michelle Monje, MD, PhD, is featured.

Also see: Scope

Should you let your dog sleep with you at night? Healthline.com 9/20/17. Rafael Pelayo, MD, is quoted.

Another reason to save DACA: Lessen childhood fears Sacramento Bee 9/19/17. Op-ed penned by Fernando Mendoza, MD, cites recent research led by Stanford’s Immigration Policy Lab that suggested that after DACA was introduced, the percentage of children with adjustment and anxiety disorders dropped significantly.

WWE visits patients at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford Awareness Month ABC Bay Area 9/19/17. WWE wrestlers Nia Jax and Seth Rollins visited patients in the Bass Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases as part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Secrets of super sleepers Prevention.com 9/18/17. According to a 2016 survey, 68% of Americans have trouble sleeping at least once a week. Rafael Pelayo, MD, provides tips for a better night’s sleep.

California Assembly Hits Snooze on Bill to Delay Middle and High Schools’ Start Times NBC Bay Area (KNTV-TV) 9/15/17. The California Assembly killed a bill that would require middle and high schools to start school at 8:30 a.m. or later. Rafael Pelayo, MD, comments on how sleep-deprived students could have benefitted from later start times.

Also see: California Health Report

What parents should know about sleep apnea in children ABC 9/14/17. Segment highlights the story of a Packard Children’s patient family.

Bariatric operations becoming an option for teens ABC Los Angeles (KABC-TV) 9/12/17. Segment highlights the Packard Children’s Adolescent Bariatric Surgery program. Matias Bruzoni, MD, is featured.

Also see: ABC San Antonio (KSAT-TV); NBC South Bend (WNDU-TV)

To reduce C-sections, change the culture of the labor ward Wall Street Journal 9/12/17. Elliot Main, MD, is quoted.
 
PET/MR imaging protocol helps ID chemotherapy-induced damage in children Health Imaging 9/11/17. The work of Ashok Joseph Theruvath, MD, is featured.

Help send children with organ transplants to summer camp Palo Alto OnlineMountain View Voice 9/11/17. Stanford Blood Center is asking the public to help send 50 pediatric organ transplant recipients to Solid Organ Transplant Camp, hosted by Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. The week-long camp gives children who have received solid organ transplants the summer camp experience while providing access to nurses and medical supplies.

Also see: Los Altos Online; NBC Bay Area

Setting the standard in sustainable design Healthcare Facilities Today 9/8/17. Article highlights the new hospital, specifically the elements of sustainability that will be in the new building’s design through water conservation, the creative use of recycled and reclaimed local materials, and progressive lighting, shading and cooling systems.

Bariatric surgery not just for adults now Ivanhoe Broadcast News 9/7/17. Segment highlights the Packard Children’s Adolescent Bariatric Surgery program. Matias Bruzoni, MD, is featured.

Vaccination adherence study KCBS-AM Radio (email Kate DeTrempe to request the segment) 9/7/17. A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests more parents sought medical exemptions for immunizations for incoming kindergartners in the year since California eliminated its personal-belief exemption, but overall fewer people are opting out. David Wanderman, MD, who was not involved in the study, is interviewed.

Boy whose heart stopped after bite of hot dog found to have rare condition CNN.com; International Business Times 9/6/17. Anne Dubin, MD, who was not involved in the patient’s case, is quoted.

Home away from home: Children’s hospitals that soothe, support, and distract Building Design + Construction 9/5/17. The new Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is mentioned. 

Virtual reality calming patients before procedure UPMatters.com 9/5/17. Segment features Project Brave Heart, a pre-procedure virtual reality (VR) experience being implemented at Packard Children’s to help ease stress and anxiety in patients undergoing cardiac catheterization procedures. Anne Dubin, MD, and Lauren Schneider, PsyD, are leading the project and are interviewed in this story.

An immunological timeline for pregnancy The Scientist 9/1/17. A new study uses blood samples from pregnant women to track changes in the immune system leading up to birth, and predicts gestational age from the mothers’ immune signatures. The findings lay the groundwork for tests to predict preterm birth. Senior author Brice Gaudilliere, MD, and lead author Nima Aghaeepour, PhD, are quoted.

Also see: HealthDay News
Original press release: Immune system changes during pregnancy are precisely timed

Hyundai Hope on Wheels to award 40 research grants during nationwide tour in honor of national childhood cancer awareness month Third-party press release 9/1/17. Press release announces a contribution of $8.5 million to pediatric cancer research by Hyundai's nonprofit organization, Hope on Wheels. Packard Children’s was the recipient of two grants from the organization.

5 tips for packing a healthier lunch for your kids Mommy Nearest 8/31/17. Cindy Zedeck, director of the Stanford Children’s Health Pediatric Weight Control Program, is quoted.

Hailing a breakthrough in fighting cancer, FDA approves gene therapy that functions as a ‘living drug’ Los Angeles Times 8/30/17. Crystal Mackall, MD, is quoted in this article that discusses the FDA’s approval of a new form of gene therapy that uses patients’ modified t-cells to fight their own cancer.
 
My son has autism. Discrimination almost cost him his life. Washington Post 8/30/17. The hospital is mentioned.

VR games reduce stress, anxiety in pediatric patients Clinical Innovation + Technology 8/29/17. Led by the CHARIOT program, Packard Children’s is one of the first hospitals in the country to begin implementing VR therapy in every patient unit to help ease patients’ pain and anxiety. Samuel Rodriguez, MD, is quoted.
Also see: Inside Stanford Medicine; Medical Xpress; Health Canal; GearBrain

A serious reaction after vaccination rarely occurs again with later immunization Forbes 8/28/17. A study has found that a child who experiences a serious medical event after receiving a vaccine has a very low chance of having another serious event occur after another vaccine. Yvonne Maldonado, MD, who wrote an accompanying editorial to the study, is quoted. 

Colleges are trying a broad approach to autistic students. What will that cost? Chronicle of Higher Education 8/28/17. As enrollment of students along the autism spectrum rise, universities are seeking ways to identify those students, educate them, and place them in housing and jobs. Robert Koegel, PhD, is quoted.

Study shows racial disparities in infant intensive care Marketplace 8/28/17. A new study suggests there are disparities in how babies of different racial and ethnic origins are treated in California’s neonatal intensive care units, but Stanford researchers believe this can be changed. The study’s senior author, Jochen Profit, MD, is quoted.
Also see: Reuters Health; Huffington Post; HealthDay News; The Cut; Pop Sugar; Refinery 29

What happens if you’re forced to switch health plans when you’re sick? Kaiser Health News; Mercury News 8/25/17. In an attempt to provide stability for vulnerable patients, proposed legislation in California would require insurers to allow these patients to remain with their care teams despite coverage changes. This article tells the story of a two-year-old pediatric patient with a rare disease who could benefit from the legislation. Frank Hanley, MD, is mentioned.
Also see: Romper; 2 Minute Medicine

Sickle-cell patients see hope in CRISPR MIT Technology Review 8/23/17. The gene-editing tool CRISPR may be used to correct the genetic mutations responsible for blood diseases, such as sickle-cell disease. Research led by Matthew Porteus, MD, is cited.

A high-stakes surgery: Removing a tumor from a teen's eye Stanford Medicine Magazine Summer 2017. The work of Charles Lin, MD, is featured.

A new way for doctors to share their medical mysteries Wired 8/28/17. Article describes a new online database for medical case studies, called the Cureus Journal of Medical Science, which was created by neurosurgeon John Adler, MD. Gerald Grant, MD, is quoted throughout the article.

Babies race affects quality of care in California neonatal intensive care, study San Francisco Chronicle; SF Gate 8/27/17. A new study suggests there are disparities in how babies of different racial and ethnic origins are treated in California’s neonatal intensive care units, but Stanford researchers believe this can be changed. The study’s senior author, Jochen Profit, MD, is quoted in the article.

Original press release: Stanford Medicine News Center

Stanford Children's Health CIO: More than a technologist Hospital & Health Networks 8/24/17. Ed Kopetsky, chief information officer, is interviewed in this Q&A about the role of technology at Stanford Children’s Health.

Also see: FierceHealthcare

New Stanford drug saves child with deadly genetic disease The Mercury News; The East Bay Times 8/24/17. Article highlights the story of a Packard Children’s patient – now four years old – who was the first infant in the world to receive a lifesaving drug for her deadly genetic disease, spinal muscular atrophy type 1. John Day, MD, is quoted throughout.

A new project to calm kids and teens before surgery Ivanhoe Broadcast News 8/21/17. Segment features Project Brave Heart, a pre-procedure virtual reality (VR) experience being implemented at Packard Children’s to help ease stress and anxiety in patients undergoing cardiac catheterization procedures. Anne Dubin, MD, and Lauren Schneider, PsyD, are leading the project and are interviewed in this story.

Picked up by NBC South Bend (WNDU-TV); ABC Flint (WJRT-TV); WFMZ Philadelphia, PA

Small drop in measles vaccination rates would triple infections, researchers find Stanford Daily 8/21/17. A 5 percent drop in childhood measles vaccination levels would cause annual measles cases to triple, according to research from Stanford and Baylor. Lead author Nathan Lo, a Stanford MD/PhD student, and Yvonne Maldonado, MD, are quoted.

Opinion: 4 reasons to revitalize the Children’s Health Insurance Program Managed Healthcare Executive 8/20/17. Christopher Dawes, president and CEO, authored this piece.

A tumor donation yields answers for a devastating form of childhood cancer Scope 8/17/17. The work of Michelle Monje, MD, PhD, is featured.

Latest Stanford, Intermountain grant recipients announced Stanford Medicine News Center 8/17/17. Alan Schroeder, MD, is listed as a grant recipient.

Preparing for cyber risks to healthcare operations: Be ready, not sorry Third-party press release issued by Delta Risk LLC 8/17/17. Press release announced a webinar led by Ed Kopetsky, chief information officer, which discussed ways to protect cybersecurity in the health care industry.

Revised treatment guidelines for Pediatric Acute Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome Psychiatry Advisor 8/17/17. The work of Jennifer Frankovich, MD, and Margo Thienemann, MD, is featured in this press release.

Artificial pancreas: A new approach for diabetics WQAD-TV (Moline, IL) 8/16/17. Segment discusses the significance of the hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery system for patients with Type 1 diabetes. Bruce Buckingham, MD, is featured.

Back to school vaccination KCBS-AM 8/15/17. David Wanderman, MD, is interviewed about the importance of vaccinating children before they go back to school.

Genomic medicine has entered the building Hospitals & Health Networks 8/15/17

Article examines the future of genomic sequencing in medicine and quotes Louanne Hudgins, MD.

Also see: FierceHealthcare

Tandem Diabetes Care begins enrollment in pivotal trial for first touchscreen insulin pump with predictive low glucose suspend (PLGS) Third party press release issued by Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. 8/15/17. Bruce Buckingham, MD, is quoted.

Once-conjoined twins celebrate their first birthday apart CBS Sacramento (KOVR-TV) 8/14/17. Formerly conjoined twins Eva and Erika Sandoval celebrated their third birthdays and are adjusting to life at home after their separation surgery at Packard Children’s last December. The hospital is mentioned.

Also see: CBN News

Triple-organ PET/MR can help manage eventual chemo effects in young cancer survivors Health Imaging 8/7/17. The work of Heike Daldrup-Link, MD, is featured.

Also see: Scope

Help prospective volunteers know what to expect The Volunteer Management Report (email Kate DeTrempe to request a copy) July 2017. Article overviews the process to become a volunteer at Packard Children’s. Maryellen Brady, director of volunteer services, is interviewed.

Can you develop food allergies at any age? New York Times 8/4/17. The work of Sharon Chinthrajah, MD, is highlighted.

Measles cases could triple even with just a small decline in vaccinations Huffington Post 8/3/17. A 5 percent drop in childhood measles vaccination levels would cause annual measles cases to triple, according to research from Stanford and Baylor. Lead author Nathan Lo, a Stanford MD/PhD student, is mentioned in this article. 

Original press release: Small drop in measles vaccinations would have outsized effect

Teens plan first-ever teen wellness conference to ‘harness positive peer influence’ East Bay Times 8/3/17. The Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health & Wellbeing is mentioned.

Can a genetic test really boost your odds of becoming pregnant? STAT News 8/2/17. A genetic test is being marketed to women as a way to help maximize chances of becoming pregnant, however some reproductive specialists have concerns. Valerie Baker, MD, is quoted.

School nurses face challenges meeting health needs of all students Peninsula Press 8/2/17. Rayhan Lal, MD, is quoted.

How clinical informatics is gaining traction at Stanford Children's Health Health Leaders Media 8/1/17. Natalie Pageler, MD, chief medical information officer, is featured in this article about Stanford Children’s Health’s development of innovative clinical decision support tools. This is the second installment in a two-part Q&A.

Part 1: Stanford Children's Health’s CMIO talks home-grown clinical decision support

Pregnancy disorder exacts toll on mothers, babies, healthcare funds Reuters 8/1/17. This piece examines the costs and health complications of preeclampsia during pregnancy and related health issues after birth. Elliott Main, MD, is quoted.

Elective freezing of IVF embryos linked to higher pregnancy rates in some cases ScienMag 8/1/17. A new Stanford study on in vitro fertilization found that women who have high progesterone levels when their eggs are retrieved may benefit from having their embryos frozen and transferred later. Lead author Ange Wang, resident in obstetrics and gynecology, is quoted. Lynn Westphal, MD, is a co-author of the study.

Original press release: Stanford Medicine News Center

13 smart (and sensitive) ways to talk to your kids about their weight Reader’s Digest July 2017. Elizabeth Shepard, MD, is quoted.

Discussing the CA bill looking to restrict how state-licensed cannabis businesses advertise KPCC Public Radio, Los Angeles 7/31/17. Seth Ammerman, MD, is featured.

Also see: Scope

Stanford announces new Center for Definitive and Curative Medicine Stem Cells Portal 7/31/17. The CDCM, directed by Maria Grazia Roncarolo, MD, will leverage advances in cell and gene medicine by supporting investigator-initiated clinical translational studies from initial discovery through completion of phase I/II proof-of-concept clinical studies.

Original press release

Medical school without the “Sage on a Stage” Washington Post 7/29/17. Charles Prober, MD, is quoted.

Doctors are saving lives with VR USA Today 7/28/17. Article highlights the Stanford Virtual Heart, a virtual reality experience from the Moore Children’s Heart Center. David Axelrod, MD, who helped develop the technology, is quoted.

Also see: American Heart Association News; Houston Style Magazine; Bonner County Daily Bee; Columbia Basin Herald

Lucile Packard Children's expansion will more than double the size of facility Healthcare Facilities Today 7/28/17. Article highlights the new hospital, slated to open in December 2017.

Hospital entertainment system helps ease kids' anxiety before surgery ABC San Antonio (KSAT-TV) 7/28/17. Segment highlights the technologies being implemented in the perioperative unit of the hospital. Samuel Rodriguez, MD, is interviewed.

Four young pediatric cancer research fellows earn $1 million in awards Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation-issued press release 7/26/17. The work of Kathryn R. Taylor, PhD, is featured. Michelle Monje, MD, PhD, is mentioned.

Lucile Packard Children's head of patient experience answers 5 Q's on patient-centered expansion Becker’s Hospital Review 7/25/17. Christine Cunningham, director of patient experience, is interviewed in this Q&A about the new hospital.

Stanford Children's Health’s CMIO talks home-grown clinical decision support Health Leaders Media 7/25/17. Natalie Pageler, MD, chief medical information officer, is featured in this article about Stanford Children’s Health’s development of innovative web-based EHR clinical decision support tools. The article is part one of a two-part Q&A.

Bay Area kids with Type 1 diabetes seek funding in D.C. Mercury News; East Bay Times 7/25/17. Local teens are traveling to Washington D.C. to advocate for the renewal of a Type 1 diabetes research program with the National Institutes of Health before the two-year, $150 million funding expires on September 30. Bruce Buckingham, MD, is quoted.

Measles vaccines exist for a reason (in case you forgot) Newsweek 7/24/17. Article features new research from Stanford and Baylor that suggestions a 5 percent drop in childhood measles vaccination levels would cause annual measles cases to triple.

Also see: Reuters, The Guardian (UK), HealthDay News, The Verge, FierceHealthcare, Becker’s Hospital Review

Original press release:
Small drop in measles vaccinations would have outsized effect

Is summer break interfering with your child's sleeping habits? AccuWeather; Fox News 7/20/17. Sumit Bhargava, MD, is quoted.

Fast, gadolinium-free whole-body cancer imaging proves feasible for young patients Health Imaging 7/20/17. The work of fellow Anne Muehe, MD, is featured.

New treatment guidelines for pediatric acute onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS/PANDAS) Genetic Engineering News-issued press release 7/19/17. The work of Jennifer Frankovich, MD, and Margo Thienemann, MD, is featured in this press release.

Architect lays out do's and don'ts for evidence-based design Health Facilities Management 7/19/17. The new hospital is mentioned.

Local doctor honored on 'Today' show for saving son's life Los Altos Town Crier 7/19/17. Lawrence "Rusty" Hofmann, MD, was nominated by his son, Grady, as a "Phenomenal Father" in a contest hosted by NBC's Today Show. Grady credits his father for saving his life with a bone marrow transplant at Packard Children’s when he was critically ill with aplastic anemia.

Original Today Show segment: Meet the phenomenal father who saved his own son with his bone marrow

New Vertex drugs show dramatic gains for tough-to-treat cystic fibrosis patients STAT News 7/18/17. David Cornfield, MD, is quoted.

Doctors fear Trump change could lead to more teen pregnancies San Francisco Chronicle 7/17/17. A proposal to create a religious exemption to the current contraceptive coverage mandate could curb teens’ access to contraceptives. Sophia Yen, MD, is quoted.

Jeffrey and Marieke Rothschild gift establishes Stanford Center for Cancer Cell Therapy Stanford Medicine-issued press release 7/17/17. Crystal Mackall, MD, is quoted.

Hospital entertainment system helps ease kids' anxiety before surgery NBC affiliate South Bend, IN (WNDU-TV); WTAJ-TV Central, PA 7/17/17. Segment highlights the technologies being implemented in the perioperative unit of the hospital. Samuel Rodriguez, MD, is interviewed.

From conjoined twins to independent toddlers, Sandoval girls flourish after risky surgery Sacramento Bee 7/14/17. Formerly conjoined twins Eva and Erika Sandoval are adjusting to life at home after their separation surgery at Packard Children’s last December. Gary Hartman, MD, is quoted.

Also see:
Daily Mail (UK); Scope

Stanford University Professor speaks about effects of marijuana on teens ABC affiliate Redding, CA (KRCR-TV) 7/14/17. Seth Ammerman, MD, is featured in this story.

More mobile health services coming to Mountain View Mountain View Voice 7/14/17. Article mentions the Teen Van.

Don’t give patients reasons to post something negative on social media Hospital Access Management July 2017. Christine Cunningham, director of patient experience, and Andrew Ray, director of revenue cycle management, are quoted in this article about patients’ use of social media to provide feedback on hospital experiences.

Could hypnotherapy help with your ulcerative colitis? Everyday Health 5/22/17. Ann Ming Yeh, MD, is quoted.

This boy’s care costs up to $15,000 a month. Will the GOP’s health plan cover it? Fresno Bee 7/12/17. The hospital is mentioned.

Immersive technologies help doctors treat numerous medical conditions CGTN (America) 7/10/17. Segment and accompanying article explores the use of virtual reality as a treatment for mental and behavioral health disorders, and highlights the use of VR as distraction therapy at Packard Children’s. Thomas Caruso, MD, is interviewed.

Hospital entertainment system helps ease kids' anxiety before surgery Ivanhoe Broadcast News  (picked up by KXAS-TV NBC Dallas Ft. Worth) 7/10/17. Segment highlights the technologies being implemented in the perioperative unit of the hospital. Samuel Rodriguez, MD, is interviewed.

Can a spritz of ‘love hormone’ help kids with autism? HealthDay News 7/10/17. Article highlights a new Stanford study that suggests children with autism may have improved social behavior when treated with oxytocin. Antonio Hardan, MD, is the study’s senior author.

Also see: Scientific American; Medical News Today; Scope

Original press release: Oxytocin improves social abilities in some kids with autism

Your health: A sacred matter PBS Documentary Film (aired on KQED) 7/8/17. Hospital chaplain, Diana Brady, is interviewed in the film.

The name on the door The Almanac 7/5/17. Cover story highlights the new hospital in this profile of Bonnie Uytengsu, a donor to the hospital who has given $10 million for the new surgery center.

Also see: Becker’s ASC Review; Becker’s Hospital CFO Report

Cause of Homestead High basketball player’s death revealed Mercury News; East Bay Times 7/1/17. The hospital is mentioned.

LIST: Calif. Children’s hospitals ranked among best in U.S. for 2017 Patch.com 6/30/17. Article reports rankings from the 2017-2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals, highlighting the ten pediatric specialties that are ranked and the California hospitals that were ranked in the top for each category.

Senate bill would slash Medi-Cal coverage in Santa Clara County Palo Alto Online 6/29/17. Op-ed authored by Christopher Dawes, president and CEO, is cited.

Also see: Mountain View Voice; The Astana Times

Original op-ed: Huffington Post

California decided it was tired of women bleeding to death in childbirth Vox 6/29/17. Although maternal mortality is increasing nationwide, in California it is declining, in part due to the work of the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative, a group of specialists headquartered at Stanford who conduct research on the causes and prevention of maternal death. 

Senate bill would slash Medi-Cal coverage in Santa Clara County Mountain View Voice 6/28/17. An op-ed authored earlier this year by Christopher Dawes, president and CEO, is cited throughout.

Original op-ed: Threat to Medicaid puts children’s health care on the line

Buster Posey visits Stanford Children's Hospital; Doles out his famous hugs NBC Bay Area (KNTV-TV) 6/26/17. Buster Posey’s recent visit to the hospital is highlighted.

Children’s hospital aims high for medical care, design and sustainability Health Facilities Management 6/26/17. Article highlights the new hospital. Christopher Dawes, president and CEO, is quoted.

Biology vs. Experience: The Two Sides of Autism How to Raise a Maverick Podcast 6/23/17. Lawrence Fung, MD, is interviewed in this podcast about the biologic impact of autism, beginning at minute 09:15.

Parents of sick children fight senate healthcare bill CBS Bay Area (KPIX-TV) 6/22/17. Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford participated in the nationwide Day of Action to Save Medicaid on June 22. Segment highlight the day’s activities, which included an “action space” where participants could call their Senators, share their stories and tweet about why protecting Medicaid is important to them. Lisa Chamberlain, MD, is interviewed.

East Bay boy with cystic fibrosis receives rare double-lung transplant Fox Bay Area (KTVU-TV) 6/21/17. Segment highlights the story of a brother and sister duo who both underwent successful double lung transplants at Packard Children’s. Carol Conrad, MD, is interviewed.

Segment picked up by Fox affiliates around the country including: Fox New York; Fox Chicago; Fox Orlando; Fox Dallas; Fox Pheonix; Fox Minneapolis; Fox Charlotte

Also see: ABC Bay Area (KGO-TV)

Un viaje fantástico al interior del corazón Forbes Mexico 6/21/17. Article (in Spanish) overviews the Stanford Virtual Heart. David Axelrod, MD, is quoted throughout.

The unreal bleeding-edge tech that’s helping doctors make the cut Fast Company 6/20/17. The hospital is mentioned in this article about the use of “computer glasses” and other augmented reality tools in surgical settings.

Redding baby gets a lifesaving heart transplant NBC Redding, CA (KRCR-TV) 6/20/17. The hospital is mentioned.

Participants in IPI's Catalyst Program develop solutions for unplanned extubations in babies and children Institute for Pediatric Innovation-issued press release 6/20/17. Stanford Children’s Health is a member of the Institute for Pediatric Innovation (IPI’s) Catalyst program and along with Shriners Hospital for Children Northern California, Texas Children’s Hospital and University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital attended a workshop focused on developing innovative products that could reduce the occurrence of unplanned extubations.

How artificial intelligence is helping fix hospitalwide throughput, starting in the ED Becker’s Hospital Review 6/19/17. The hospital is mentioned.

Metformin effect on obese children differs by pubertal stage Reuters Health Professional News (direct link unavailable); picked up by Consultant 360 6/19/17. Sophia Yen, MD, is quoted.

Billionaire Koch brother donates $10M to Stanford children's hospital to back allergy research San Francisco Business Times; Wichita Business Journal (subscription required; contact Kate DeTrempe for a copy) 6/16/17. Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD, is mentioned. The new hospital, slated to open in December, is also discussed.

Parental intervention curbs risk of smoking in young African Americans Reuters Health Professional News (direct link unavailable); picked up by Newsworks 6/15/17. Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD, is quoted.

California law spurs reforms after heartbreaking student suicide cluster San Jose Mercury News 6/12/17. Shashank Joshi, MD, is quoted. 

New Lucile Packard Children's Hospital is a habitat for healing Palo Alto Weekly 6/16/17. Feature story on the cover of this week’s Palo Alto Weekly highlights the countdown to the opening of the new hospital.

Artificial pancreas: Game changer for diabetes treatment Ivanhoe Broadcast News 6/16/17. Segment discusses the significance of the hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery system for Type 1 diabetes patients. Bruce Buckingham, MD, is featured.

Picked up by local TV stations including WNDU-TV NBC South Bend, IN, WFMZ-TV Eastern PA, and WJRT-TV ABC Flint Michigan

Revolutionizing heart surgery with virtual reality Seeker; The Rundown Live 6/15/17. Article highlights the Stanford Virtual Heart, a virtual reality experience from the Moore Children’s Heart Center. David Axelrod, MD, who helped develop the technology, is featured.

More pregnant women getting whooping cough vaccine Reuters 6/15/17. Yvonne (Bonnie) Maldonado, MD, is quoted.

Meet the phenomenal father who saved his own son with his bone marrow The Today Show 6/13/17. In honor of Father’s Day, the Today Show profiled Lawrence “Rusty” Hofmann, MD, as a phenomenal father. Rusty was nominated by his son Grady, who credits his father for saving his life with a bone marrow transplant, done at Packard Children’s.

Irregular sleep tied to worse grades Reuters 6/13/17. New research shows that healthy sleep patterns correlate with better grades for college students. Rafael Pelayo, MD, who was not involved in the research, is quoted.

Special hands help fragile babies in the Stanford NICU KALW-FM 6/13/17. Segment highlights the Packard Children’s Cuddler volunteer program.

Hybrid closed-loop system demonstrates effectiveness in controlling glucose levels in children and adults with Type 1 diabetes American Diabetes Association-issued press release 6/12/17. Bruce Buckingham, MD, presented results of the hybrid closed-loop study at this week’s ADA annual meeting and is quoted in the press release.

Press released picked up by dozens of local broadcast stations’ websites and trade publications including Biospace; Health Technology Net

Also see: PharmaPhorum; BioPortfolio; Insulet-issued press release

Padres indocumentados temen por sus hijos discapacitados El Diario 6/9/17. The hospital is mentioned.

Also see:
El Nuevo Herald

Parents share video of their daughter’s dying moments Health Medicine Network 6/8/17 . Michelle Monje, MD, PhD, is mentioned.

Female biomedical faculty progress toward parity Scope 6/7/17. Yvonne (Bonnie) Maldonado, MD, and Laura Roberts, MD, MA, are featured.

Also see: Stanford Medicine Magazine, Spring 2017

Improvisational comedy heals patients at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital NorCal News 6/6/17. Article highlights a program at the hospital school, which engages patients in improvisation games to help fuel their imaginations and bring them joy while they are in the hospital.

New video shows kids how to manage pain from minor medical procedures Scope 6/6/17. Jody Winzelberg, AuD, is quoted.

Stanford doctors take virtual look inside patients ABC Bay Area KGO-TV 6/5/17. Gary Steinberg, MD, PhD, is featured in this story about ways virtual reality technology is becoming increasingly used in medicine as it allows for providers to plan and practice surgeries using computer simulations.

Also see: Wall Street Journal (subscription is required; please contact Kate DeTrempe for a copy)

Team G donates over $89K to childhood cancer research Times Publishing Group (Aptos Times) 6/2/17. Kara Davis, DO, and Sheri Spunt, MD, MBA, are mentioned.

Immigration policy and kids’ health the focus of Stanford conference Scope 6/1/17. Christopher Dawes, president and CEO, and Fernando Mendoza, MD, are quoted. Dana Weintraub, MD, is mentioned.

Andrew Ray’s secret to increasing patient visits American Healthcare Leader June 2017. Article highlights Stanford Children’s Health’s tripling of ambulatory visits over the last four years. Andrew Ray, director of physician revenue cycle, is featured.

Concussion control Bay Area Parent June 2017. Article is authored by Christine Boyd, MD.

Inaccurate provider information an often-overlooked problem Hospital Access Management (email Kate DeTrempe to request a copy) June 2017. Andrew Ray, director of physician revenue cycle, is quoted.

Utah football coach not overpowered by heart defect Associated Press, picked up by dozens of outlets including SF Gate; Sacramento Bee and Washington Times 6/2/17. Stanford Children’s Health is cited as a resource for information about transposition of the great arteries (TGA).

Immigration policy and kids’ health the focus of Stanford conference Scope 6/1/17. Article highlights the recent Child Health & Immigration Conference. Christopher Dawes, president and CEO and Fernando Mendoza, MD are quoted. Dana Weintraub, MD, is mentioned.

Improvisational comedy program helps hospitalized kids heal San Francisco Chronicle 5/30/17. Article highlights a program at the hospital school, which engages patients in improvisation games to help fuel their imaginations and bring them joy while they are in the hospital.

Ronald McDonald House at Stanford celebrates “grand reopening” KCBS-AM Radio (email Kate DeTrempe to request a link to the segment) 5/26/17. Ronald McDonald House at Stanford held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, May 26, to celebrate the grand reopening of its refurbished two-building campus, which makes it the largest of the world’s 337 Houses. The hospital is mentioned.

Also see: Healthier, Happy Lives Blog – David Rosenthal, MD is quoted.

No more hungry summers Mountain View Voice 5/26/17. Stanford Children’s Health is mentioned.

New videos spotlight Adam Savage at Bay Area, California Fab Labs, makerspaces on Chevron-sponsored U.S. tour Fab Foundation-issued press release 5/26/17. Press release highlights Adam Savage’s recent visit to the new makerspace at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.

Weed plants may be the answer to helping epileptic children Refinery29.com 5/25/17. Brenda Porter, MD, PhD, provides comment.

What runners need to know about missing their periods Runner’s World 5/22/17. Jennifer Carlson, MD, is quoted.

Symposium presents cutting-edge research in math and computing The Stanford Daily 5/22/17. The Stanford Virtual Heart is mentioned.

Stanford: New children’s hospital built on belief of nature’s ability to ‘heal and uplift’ The Mercury News; East Bay Times 5/19/17. Article highlights the countdown to the opening of the new hospital, which will open in December 2017. Kelly Johnson, PhD, RN, vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer, is quoted.

Also see: Physicians News Network; Bisnow

Teaching Chinese clinicians about maternal hemorrhage management Scope 5/19/17. For the last three years, thanks to an ongoing effort with China’s Maternal and Child Health Association, Stanford’s Center for Advanced Pediatric and Perinatal Education (CAPE) has provided instruction to Chinese physicians and nurses on patient care and the methodology of simulation-based training and debriefing. Lou Halamek, MD, is quoted.

ConsumerWatch: Cord blood storage CBS Bay Area (KPIX-TV) 5/18/17. Deirdre Lyell, MD, is interviewed in this segment.

A beating heart: How a transplant united two families at the Eagle River High graduation Alaska Dispatch News 5/18/17. The hospital is mentioned.

Celebrating ‘our’ babies Times Publishing Group 5/18/17. Article profiles the NICU at Dominican Hospital, which operates in partnership with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.

The new 3D image tool for surgeons BBC 5/17/17. Video features Frandics Chan, MD, and Katsuhide Maeda, MD, who discuss a new medical imaging system that allows surgeons to view and interact with patients’ tissues and organs in a 3-D view.

Giving clinicians the right data at the right time: The power of data analytics Becker’s ASC Review 5/17/17. Q&A features Natalie Pageler, MD, who discusses ways Stanford Children’s Health is implementing clinical informatics to improve patient care and enhance clinical protocols.

Also see: For the Record; Scope

It’ll take an army to kill the emperor Popular Mechanics 5/17/17. This special report explores how the country's top cancer researchers are working to fight the disease. Crystal Mackall, MD, is featured.

Who will care for Abril? Parents fear for their disabled child if they are deported Kaiser Health News; California Healthline; The Register Guard; Radio Bilingue 5/17/17. The hospital is mentioned.

Also see: Al Dia News

Berkeley newborn struggles with condition made famous by Jimmy Kimmel Berkeleyside 5/17/17. The hospital is mentioned.

Online map reveals geographic disparities in care for autism Health IT Analytics 5/16/17. Stanford scientists have launched a crowdsourcing project to pinpoint regions that have few autism experts and to find ways of filling in the gaps. Senior author Dennis Wall, PhD, is quoted. 

Also see: Stanford Daily

The last person you’d expect to die in childbirth ProPublica.org (co-published with NPR) 5/12/17. Elliott Main, MD, is quoted.

A peek inside the new Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital The Mercury News; East Bay Times 5/13/17. Article highlights the countdown to the opening of the new hospital, which will open in December 2017. More than doubling the hospital’s current size, the expanded campus will transform the patient experience through family-centered design and technological innovation, while setting new standards for sustainability in hospital design. Jill Sullivan, MSN, RN, is quoted in the article.

Also see: San Francisco Business Times; Palo Alto Patch; Architect Magazine; Healthcare Design; Healthcare Facilities Today; The Registry; Perkins+Will blog; Scope; Stanford Medicine News Center

Original press release: Picked up by more than 250 outlets including MarketWatch, Seeking Alpha and The Business Journals

10 summer safety tips for your active kids Mommy Nearest 5/12/17. Article quotes Gerald Grant, MD; Christine Boyd, MD; Joyce Teng, MD; and Lynda Knight, MSN, RN.

Taube Philanthropies donates $3 million to Stanford, Gladstone for Huntington’s research Huntington’s Disease News 5/11/17. Taube Philanthropies has donated $3 million to fund a research team that will use gene editing and stem cell techniques to improve therapies for Huntington’s disease. The Stanford team includes Matthew Porteus, MD.

Also see: Inside Stanford Medicine

LPCH vs. Sequoia Palo Alto Weekly 5/10/17. Blog authored by a local parent highlights her positive experience in the Johnson Center for Pregnancy and Newborn Services at the hospital.

Conference will examine effects of new immigration policies on children’s health Stanford Medicine press release 5/10/17. The Child Health and Immigration Conference is set to take place on May 25 at the School of Medicine. The conference will bring together Stanford researchers, policymakers and community leaders to discuss the effects of immigration policies on kids. Fernando Mendoza, MD, is leading the conference and is quoted in the press release.

Building stories, building hope at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford DPR Construction Blog 5/9/17. A profile article about Barry Fleisher, MD, retired Stanford physician, who has chronicled the construction of the expansion in photographs.

How marijuana might help aging brains Yahoo! Beauty 5/9/17. Seth Ammerman, MD is quoted.

Scientists crowdsource autism data to learn where resource gaps exist Stanford Medicine News Center, 5/8/17. Dennis Wall, PhD, is quoted.

Also see: Scope

Patients discuss impact of Congress’s support of AHCA KCBS Radio 5/7/17. The hospital is mentioned.

Across California, worry and anxiety over GOP health care bill San Francisco Chronicle 5/7/17. The hospital is mentioned.

Popular Netflix show ’13 Reasons Why’ captivates teens, worries parents San Jose Mercury News 5/6/17. Shashank Joshi, MD, is quoted.

Also see: SiliconValley.com

Resources: How to help those in crisis Palo Alto Weekly 5/5/17. The hospital is mentioned.

This brain scanning technique can measure your baby's pain Gizmodo 5/4/17. Kanwaljeet Anand, MBBS, is quoted.

Register for a new CE program on treating people with diabetes APA Practice Central 5/4/17. Diana Naranjo, PhD, one of the instructors for the program, is quoted.

Almond panel discusses gender beyond the binary Los Altos Town Crier 5/3/17. Moira Kessler, MD, is quoted.

Congenital heart defect: Explanatory update Fox Bay Area (KTVU-TV) 5/2/17. Catherine Krawczeski, MD, is interviewed about tetralogy of Fallot in response to Jimmy Kimmel’s announcement that his son was born with the condition.

Also see: SF Gate

Using AI to drive operational excellence: 3 health system executives' success stories from the ER, OR and outpatient setting Becker’s Hospital Review 5/2/17. Article highlights Packard Children’s use of an AI system that supports coordination of care in the OR. Kristin Petersen is quoted.

Diagnosing cystic fibrosis with wearable devices NIH Research Matters 5/2/17. A wearable sensor developed by Stanford researchers can diagnose diseases, such as diabetes and cystic fibrosis, by measuring the molecular constituents of sweat. Carlos Milla, MD, co-authored the study and is quoted in the article.

Stanford psychiatrists take to the stage KQED 5/1/17. Rona Hu, MD, is quoted.

Melissa Etheridge smokes pot with her "grown" kids—but experts say it could be harmful Self 4/18/17. Seth Ammerman, MD, is quoted.

Story of two Locketts ABC Redding (KRCR-TV) 5/1/17. The hospital is mentioned.

Who’ll be the first to meld with the machines? Diabetics Wired 4/27/17. Article discusses the impact of the hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery system for management of type 1 diabetes. Bruce Buckingham, MD, who was involved in the device’s clinical trial, is quoted.

Threat to Medicaid puts children’s health care on the line Huffington Post 4/26/17. Christopher Dawes, president and CEO, authored this piece.

Also see: Medical Health News; Scope

Gage is back to school Baker City Herald 4/26/17. The hospital is mentioned.

Young volunteer sells handmade headbands to fight cancer CBS Bay Area (KPIX-TV) 4/26/17. Segment profiles a young donor to the hospital, who received CBS’s Jefferson Award for public service.

Defibrillator saves life of 14-year-old boy at Chipman Junior High Bakersfield Californian 4/26/17. The hospital is mentioned in this story of a teen patient who was diagnosed with and treated for Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome and non-compaction cardiomyopathy after collapsing at school.

Also see: Healthier, Happy Lives blog

RelateCare opens us headquarters to help improve patient access and reduce costs at leading American health systems RelateCare-issued press release 4/25/17. Bret Kelsey, chief revenue officer, is quoted.

Understanding and preventing concussions: A conversation with Stanford’s David Camarillo Scope 4/25/17. David Camarillo, PhD, is featured in the Future of Everything radio show, hosted by Russ Altman, MD, PhD.

He begged his mom to make the episodes stop, but she couldn’t help without a diagnosis Bellingham Herald 4/25/17. The PANS/PANDAS clinic at the hospital is mentioned.

When your child has an eating disorder Family Circle 4/25/17. James Lock, MD, PhD, is quoted.

Moving toward multi-pronged treatment for the worst childhood brain tumor Scope 4/24/17. Stanford researchers have identified two potential drug targets for diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, a rare, aggressive brain cancer found in children. Author Michelle Monje, PhD, is quoted.

Sherry Young: In life, goals and hard work pay off — even after we aren't around Deseret News 4/24/17. The hospital is mentioned.

Sunday Review: The amateur abortionists New York Times 4/23/17. Opinion piece discusses the history of an underground group in Chicago that carried out abortions between 1969 and 1973, when abortion was illegal. Paul Blumenthal, MD, is quoted.

UCLA human rights conference confronts genocide and its aftermath UCLA Newsroom 4/19/17. Paul Wise, MD, MPH, is quoted.

Sevo the Dragon uses fire breath to distract kids from getting anesthesia MedGadget 4/18/17. Article highlights a new video game technology developed by Sam Rodriguez, MD, and Tom Caruso, MD, which syncs with patients’ anesthesia masks to help reduce stress prior to surgery.

Also see: True Viral News; Scope

5 Questions: Christopher Almond on pediatric heart pump trial Stanford Medicine News Center; Medical Xpress 4/18/17. Christopher Almond, MD, is interviewed for this Q&A. David Rosenthal, MD, is mentioned.

Pregnant teens more likely to smoke pot than other girls Reuters; Daily Mail (UK) 4/17/17. Seth Ammerman, MD, is quoted.

New in wearable health tech: A wrist sensor that works up a sweat NBC News 4/17/17. A wearable sensor developed by Stanford researchers can diagnose diseases, such as diabetes and cystic fibrosis, by measuring the molecular constituents of sweat. Carlos Milla, MD, co-authored the study and is quoted in coverage.

Also see: Mirror (U.K.); MSN.com; The Daily Mail (UK); Health Data Management; Economic Times Healthworld; Gadgets and Wearables; Global Times; Facts Chronicle; Science Blog; Wareable; Stanford Medicine News Center; Scope

7 signs your kid is vulnerable to eating issues, because you want them to stay healthy Romper 4/17/17. The network is cited as a resource for information on dysphagia in children.

Stanford surgeon visits cast of ‘Side Show’ at Foothill Music Theatre Mercury News 4/17/17. Gary Hartman, MD, is mentioned.

Doctors take virtual step inside the heart Boston Globe email for article 4/17/17. 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: Stanford Daily

Becker's Hospital Review lists 100 great hospitals in U.S. Healthcare Facilities Today 4/17/17. Article mentions the hospital, which was included on the Becker's Hospital Review 100 Great Hospitals in America 2017 list.

Warriors give free tickets to young fan recovering from rare surgery ABC Bay Area (KGO-TV) 4/16/17. Highlights 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.

Sisters advocate for cancer patients with palliative care proposal ABC Redding (KRCR-TV) 4/14/17. The hospital is mentioned.

Apple is developing a glucose sensor for apple smartwatches Gadget Gestures 4/14/17. The network is mentioned.

Stanford, LPCH plan 3rd annual spinal muscular atrophy educational conference for May 13 SMA News 4/13/17. The hospital is mentioned.

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 kdetrempe@stanfordchildrens.org 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 MedicalXpress.com; 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.