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News Coverage

Pediatric and obstetric health leaders from Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford are frequently highlighted in local and national media for providing world-class, extraordinary care to children and expectant mothers. Following is a sampling of these media appearances.

March 2020

Stanford Children’s Health experts discuss COVID-19:
Yvonne Maldonado, MD, has been quoted in dozens of media articles regarding the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Coverage includes: The New York Times, New York Times, Time.com, Wall Street JournalWashington Post, Washington Post, Washington Post, CNBC, Business Insider, Town and Country Magazine, Everyday Health, Los Angeles Daily News, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, Mercury News, Mercury News, East Bay Times, KQEDKCBS Radio, KCBS Radio, CBS Bay Area (KPIX 5), CBS Bay Area (KPIX 5), NBC Bay Area (NBC 11), ABC Bay Area (KGO 7), KRON Bay Area (KRON 4), FOX Bay Area (KTVU 2)

Bay Area hospitals: So far, coronavirus cases are manageable. But it's still early KQED 3/24/20 Stanford Children’s Hospital is mentioned.

How to care for kids if you're sick with Covid-19 WIRED 3/24/20 Roshni Mathew, MD, shares ways to protect your home during this outbreak and how social distancing can help protect your family.

Also see: F3News

How coronavirus is fast-tracking medical research Elemental 3/24/20 Stanford Health experts are developing and collaborating with national labs to fast-track clinical trials of drugs that may help treat the virus. Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD, is quoted.

The standard coronavirus test, if available, works well—but can new diagnostics help in this pandemic? Science 3/22/20 With the increased number of tests for COVID-19 taking place, labs are facing shortages of different supplies, most notably the kits used to extract RNA from viral samples. Benjamin Pinsky, MD, is quoted.

Deep learning predicts stroke-lesion changes at 1 week Medscape 3/20/20 A deep learning algorithm is comparable to common clinical measures for predicting infarct size and location following acute ischemic stroke. Greg Zaharchuk, MD, is quoted.  

Pregnancy and the coronavirus Bay Area Parent 3/18/20 Natali Aziz, MD, discusses the impact of the coronavirus on pregnancy, breastfeeding and conception.

Opinion: Staying connected is crucial for our mental health Mercury News 3/18/20 Victor Carrion, MD, discusses the psychological impact, as well as the mental health consequences of needed community actions to quell the coronavirus spread, such as quarantine and social distancing.

Project digs deeper into teenage smartphone use Wall Street Journal 3/17/20 Researchers examine smartphone use among adolescents. Thomas Robinson, MD, is quoted.

Stanford Children's CEO Paul King: The 'unrelenting pursuit of excellence' in pediatric and obstetric care Becker’s Hospital Review 3/16/20  Paul A. King, president and CEO of Stanford Children’s Health, discussed the Stanford ecosystem and the environment of inherent innovation in Silicon Valley, empowering the organization’s leaders of tomorrow, and what motivates him and the executive team every day.

Hospitals need to cancel elective procedures: This is a pandemic – no time for business as usual. Just Security 3/15/20 Alyssa Burgart, MD, is quoted.

How to take care of your hands when you’re washing them so much to prevent coronavirus Time.com 3/11/20 Justin Ko, MD, is quoted.

Crispr's origin story comes to life in a new documentary WIRED 3/11/20 A patient diagnosed with sickle cell is featured in a documentary about whether genetic conditions like this should be edited out of people's genomes before birth. The documentary stream on Netflix in the fall. Stanford Children’s Health is mentioned.

Also see: Variety

'Should have been a sense of urgency': Former FDA chief warns of spike in US coronavirus cases USA Today 3/10/20 Benjamin Pinsky, MD, discusses the possibility of a spike in U.S. coronavirus cases as more testing detects new infections.

Also see: Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Palo Alto Online, MIT Technology Review

Why the Bay Area is issuing more severe coronavirus warnings than Southern California Los Angeles Times 3/10/20 Shanthi Kappagoda, MD, discusses the importance of social distancing and avoiding crowds to prevent many illnesses hitting the region all at once.

Is it safe to travel with kids during the coronavirus pandemic? Motherly 3/9/20 Anita Juvvadi, MD, is quoted.

How to stop touching your face New York Times, 03/05/20 Experts provide tips on limiting the number of times you touch your face to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Justin Ko, MD, is quoted.

What to know about coronavirus if you're pregnant or have a newborn HuffPost 3/5/20 Anita Juvvadi, MD, and Natali Aziz, MD, discuss tips on what to look for and how to stay symptom-free while pregnant and nursing.

Stanford Medicine COVID-19 test now in use Stanford Medicine News Center 3/5/20 The Stanford Clinical Virology Laboratory has deployed an in-house diagnostic test for the virus that causes the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). It is being used for patients at Stanford Hospital and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford suspected of being infected. Benjamin Pinsky, MD, is mentioned in the article. 

Also see: Stanford Daily

NAPNAP President tackles challenges facing pediatric nurse practitioners The Clinical Advisor 3/5/20 Rajashree (Raji) Koppolu, NP, discusses some of the challenges facing pediatric nurse practitioners.

Regenerative medicine in urology: Ask the experts RegMedNet.org 3/2/20 Bertha Chen, MD, shares her view on current obstacles and future developments facing regenerative medicine in urology. 

My mommy is a doctor: A children’s book (and love story) Stanford News 3/1/20 A children’s book highlighting Flora Nunez Gallegos, a pediatric cardiology fellow at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.

February 2020

How to tell the difference between allergy and cold symptoms Allure.com 2/25/20 Allergies and colds have similar symptoms, but the difference lies in how they’re treated. Meng Chen, MD, explains how to tell the difference and what’s the most effective treatment.

Why we need to talk about period pain Shondaland 2/25/20 Leah Millheiser, MD, discusses the stigma of painful menstruation, possible causes and when to seek medical help.

Improving your baby’s bone health starts in the womb Popular Science 2/24/20 The steps you take to ensure your baby gets good nutrition from their time in utero up to their first birthday can have a lasting impact on how they grow. Monica Grover, MBBS, is quoted.

Storybook Ending: Aptos senior Brian Bowyer enjoying his final run with teammates after missing last season with back surgery | CCS Basketball Santa Cruz Sentinel, 2/24/20 Stanford Children’s Health patient Brian Bowyer, diagnosed with scoliosis, is featured.

Stanford Children’s Health makes weight-control program accessible to low-income families through online platform The Stanford Daily 2/21/20 Thomas Robinson, MD, MPH, discusses Stanford Children’s Health new virtual curriculum intended to make its weight-control program accessible to individuals and families outside of the Stanford community.

All your Coronavirus travel questions answered Wall Street Journal 2/20/20 Shanthi Kappagoda, MD, answers questions about travel during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, how to stay safe and what and where to avoid. 

First defense against Coronavirus: 20 seconds of proper hand-washing USA Today 2/19/20 It’s estimated that 95 percent of people do not wash their hands correctly. Terry Platchek, MD, discusses the right way to wash your hands to protect yourself from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and other infectious diseases.

Bonnie Maldonado: The science is clear. Vaccinations save lives The Future of Everything 2/19/20 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, discusses how vaccinations are more powerful than ever, but better communication by the medical community is needed to combat misinformation. 

Also see: Stanford Engineering Medicine

Behind the scenes with a Stanford Pediatric surgeon Scope 2/18/20 Stephanie Chao, MD, is featured.

Stanford Children's COO: How leaders can drive negative emotions out of the workplace Becker’s Hospital Review 2/14/20 Rick Majzun, Vice President and COO of Stanford Children's Health is featured.

To prevent premature birth, computers ID drug that may help Scope 02/14/20 A widely used antacid may help prevent premature births, new Stanford-UCSF research that used computing to match existing drugs with diseases suggests. David Stevenson, MD, is mentioned in this post.

Little ‘Heart Warrior’ is breathing easier New Prague Times 2/13/20 A patient who underwent open-heart surgery to repair his heart and lungs is featured in the article. Frank Hanley, MD, is mentioned.

Juul bought ads appearing on Cartoon Network and other youth sites, suit claims New York Times 02/12/20 This article discusses a lawsuit against Juul Labs, accusing the vaping company of marketing to young, nonsmokers during its launch period. Robert Jackler, MD, is quoted.

Neurology care at Stanford inspired patient to return as a nurse Scope 02/11/20 As a child, Isabelle Yi received treatment at Stanford for a neurological disorder. She returned as a nurse to care for patients with similar conditions. Michael Marks, MD, is mentioned.

San Jose boy born with rare heart defect thriving as 3rd-degree taekwondo black belt FOX Bay Area (KTVU 2) 2/10/20 Shoham Das, diagnosed with a rare heart condition that left him with half a heart at birth, talks about what drives him to stay active — practicing martial arts — and why he wants to become a doctor.

Virtual reality brings new vision to health care WebMD 2/10/20 Gerald Grant, MD, discusses the ways neurosurgeons are using VR to help prepare for complex surgeries. The Stanford Virtual Heart and Chariot program are also mentioned.

As the novel coronavirus continues to spread, CDC to send lab test kits to various agencies KCBS-AM 2/7/20 The CDC is sending out testing kits to public health labs across the country to help detect the novel coronavirus. Yvonne Maldonado, MD, is interviewed about the latest move to stem the spread of the virus.

Also see: Allure.com, CBS Bay Area (KPIX), Fox Bay Area (KTVU)

Bay Area man runs 8 marathons in 8 days for a great cause! The Breeze, 98.1 2/7/20 Podcast interview with Brendan Watkins, administrative director, enterprise analytics at Stanford Children’s Health, regarding his completion of 8 marathons in 8 days on 7 continents and his fundraising efforts for Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health.

Also see: NBC Bay Area (KNTV), San Mateo Daily Journal, Climate

Experts rethink need for x-ray shielding of patients Science News for Students 2/7/20 A number of radiology organizations are trying to end the decades-old practice of shielding patients from radiation with lead aprons. Donald Frush, MD, is quoted.

Partial e-cigarette 'flavor ban' goes into effect today. Here's what happens next CNN.com 2/6/20 An e-cigarette policy that goes into effect will result in a number of flavored vaping products being taken off the U.S. market. Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD, is quoted.

Also see: AOL.com

Clinicians' 'number-one wish' for artificial intelligence Medscape 2/6/20 Article mentions a program being piloted at Packard Children’s, which is using artificial intelligence (AI) to map clinicians’ hand hygiene behavior.

Stanford Children’s Health welcomes two new executive leaders in 2020 Stanford Children’s Health press release 2/5/20 Stanford Children’s Health has announced Patrick Idemoto as the organization’s new chief strategy officer and Marcie A. Atchison, JD, as the new chief human resources officer. Paul King, president and CEO of Stanford Children’s Health, is quoted.

Women worldwide reclaim the power of birth in international best seller Pro News Report 2/4/20 Two Packard Children’s patients are featured in the book.

Rise of robot radiologists Scientific American 2/01/20 This story explores the use of deep-learning algorithms in the field of radiology. Matthew Lungren, MD, is quoted.

January 2020

Marlboro maker Altria distances itself from vaping giant Juul amid legal scrutiny USA Today 1/31/20 The Altria Group said that it will no longer provide marketing and retail distribution services for Juul, which is facing a ban on most e-cigarette flavors in pre-filled pods, numerous lawsuits and government investigations. Robert Jackler, MD, is quoted.

FDA approves first treatment for kids with peanut allergy New York Times 1/31/20 This Associated Press article cites a Stanford pilot study that suggested a single shot could block a peanut reaction for two to six weeks.

Also see coverage from the following outlets, which quotes Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD: Healthline.com, Science News for Students

A Silicon Valley approach to treating pediatric obesity Stanford Children’s Health press release 1/30/20 Stanford Children’s Health experts are applying CDC funding and design thinking toward making their weight-management program available to low-income families nationwide. Thomas Robinson, MD, MPH, is quoted.

Women dying from pregnancy and childbirth is still a problem in the United States, CDC report shows CNN 1/30/20 In the United States, nearly 700 women die each year due to pregnancy or childbirth, report says. Elliott Main, MD, director of the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative, provides comment.

Also see: CBS Sacramento; Proto Magazine

Intermountain’s Marc Probst receives CHIME-HIMSS CIO of the Year award Healthcare Innovation 1/30/20 Ed Kopetsky, CIO of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, is mentioned.

49ers fan gets surprise from team for 93rd birthday The Mercury News 1/30/20 The hospital’s Touchdown for Kids’ Health Fan Challenge is mentioned.

Apple to attend meeting promoting easy access to health data AppleInsider.com 1/24/20 Richard Bloomfield, MD, discusses efforts to support a Department of Health and Human Services initiative on medical data interoperability.

Scientists propose ‘tattoos’ to solve vaccination issues Nerdist.com 1/24/20 A study that would inject patterns of invisible nanoparticles -- microneedle patches – under the skin addresses the challenge of keeping accurate vaccination records in poorer countries, where centralized medical databases are hard to create or maintain. Grace Lee, MD, is mentioned.

The ongoing bushfires in Australia are exacerbating asthma symptoms and causing respiratory distress Allure.com 1/23/20 The article takes a look at the lingering health effects from the fires and smoke in Australia. Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD, is quoted.

20+ hospital and health system CFOs to know | 2020 Becker’s Hospital Review 1/23/20 Dana Haering, Chief Financial Officer, is featured.

Additional Ventures Launches Comprehensive Initiative Focused on Innovation in Single Ventricle Heart Defect Research Third Party Press Release 1/22/20 The Comprehensive Single Ventricle Program at the Betty Irene Moore Children’s Heart Center at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is highlighted.

The Human Screenome Project will capture everything we do on our phones MIT Technology Review 1/22/20 Stanford experts have developed a new way to get a granular view of people's onscreen lives, enabling them to ask questions linking online life, behaviors, health, and well-being. Thomas Robinson, MD, MPH, is quoted.

Also see: Gizmodo, Mashable.com, TheConversation.com, Scope

California man on quest to run 8 marathons around the world for charity ABC Bay Area (KGO 7) 1/21/20 Brendan Watkins, administrative director, enterprise analytics at Stanford Children’s Health, is featured. Additional media coverage of Brendan’s journey is featured below.

Also see: CBS Bay Area (KPIX 5), NBC Bay Area (KNTV 11), Fox Bay Area (KTVU 2) (link unavailable; email media@stanfordchildrens.org to request the clip), SFGate.com, Palo Alto Online, USA Breaking News, Patch.com

China’s Unproven Antiviral Solution: Quarantine of 40 Million Bloomberg.com, San Francisco Chronicle 1/21/20 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, is interviewed about the concerns over the outbreak of coronavirus in China and the first reported case in the U.S.

Also see: SFGate.com, ABC Bay Area (KGO 7)  

Can ibuprofen really help with a heavy period flow? VICE.com 1/21/20 This piece discusses using NSAIDs such as ibuprofen as a way to reduce menstrual bleeding and physical discomfort. Sophia Yen, MD, is quoted. 

Parents can help build mental wellness in kids and teens at risk for bipolar Scope 1/21/20 Involving parents in therapy boosts mental wellness among children and teens at risk for bipolar disorder, a Stanford-led study has found. Manpreet Singh, MD, is quoted in this post.

Doctor-approved ways to help ease constipation in children Motherly 1/20/20 Latha Vrittamani, MD, is quoted.

A fighting chance The Atlantic.com (sponsored content) 1/20/20 Kruz and Paizlee Davenport, the first pair of siblings in the U.S. to be diagnosed with SIOD, are showing vast improvement after the eldest sibling underwent a successful haploidentical stem cell transplantation followed by a kidney transplant from the same donor, his mother. The research could lead to greater knowledge of the organ systems that are affected by the SMARCAL1 gene mutation. Alice Bertaina, MD, PhD; David Lewis, MD; Waldo Concepcion, MD; and Karen Kristovich, NP, are quoted.

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will be hosting summer camps BroadwayWorld.com 1/20/20 Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is mentioned.

Study: Fish oil boosts sperm count, semen value UPI.com 1/17/20 A study published in JAMA found that men who used fish oil supplements had high semen volumes and total sperm counts. Michael Eisenberg, MD, is quoted.

When lab tests are misleading: A mystery in antibiotic resistance Scope 1/17/20 A new Stanford study says most children with antibiotic-resistant urinary tract infections get better on less powerful antibiotics than lab tests say they need. Alan Schroeder, MD, and Marie Wang, MD, are quoted.

Sick of mom-shaming, Deena Cortese of 'Jersey Shore' reveals son's foot condition Today.com, OKMagazine.com 1/15/20 Reality TV star Deena Cortese discusses her son’s foot condition, metatarsus adductus. Kali Tileston, MD, is quoted.

That lead apron in the x-ray room? You may not need it New York Times; Kaiser Health News; 1/14/20 A number of radiology organizations are trying to end the decades-old practice of shielding patients from radiation with lead aprons. Donald Frush, MD, is quoted.

Also see: ABC Bay Area (KGO 7), ChicagoTribune.com, Health Leaders Media, Orlando Medical News, MedicalExpress.com,

In Australia, the air poses a threat; people are rushing to hospitals in cities choked by smoke Washington Post 1/12/20 Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD, is quoted.

Hearst Foundations grant more than $2 million to education, health, social service organizations SF Gate 1/11/20 The Hearst Foundations announced awards of 14 grants totaling more than $2 million to California education, health, culture and social service organizations. Packard Children’s is mentioned.

10 hospitals, health systems launching telehealth services Becker’s Hospital Review 1/8/20 Article mentions how Stanford Children’s Health launched telehealth services within its pediatric emergency department to allow the health system's pediatric specialists at other facilities to provide care for patients virtually.

Study: Young women getting pelvic exams they don’t need WebMD 1/7/20 Paula Hillard, MD, is quoted.  

New hospital debuts at Stanford University HC&O News 1/7/20 Article describes the new Stanford Hospital, and mentions Packard Children’s.

Stanford students help hospitalized kids learn science Scope 1/7/20 The Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital School Program and Stanford students have designed new science-lab activities known as LABScI. Admitted patients/students can continue to meet California science curriculum standards.  

100 hospital and health system CIOs to know Becker’s Hospital Review 1/6/20 Ed Kopetsky, chief information officer, and Lisa Grisim, VP and associate CIO of Stanford Children’s Health, are included in Becker’s 2020 annual CIO list.

Next generation of CAR-T cells possible Oncology Times 1/5/20 A study on cancer-fighting immune cells, CAR-T cells, can prolong their activity and increase their effectiveness against human cancer cells grown in the laboratory. Crystal Mackall, MD, is quoted.

Stanford's baby-care refresher 101 teaches expectant grandparents modern techniques Palo Alto Online 1/3/20 An article about the "Grandparents Seminar," a program designed to help new grandparents become better informed about the basics of infant care and make the most of their unique role in the family.

Why are you publicly sharing your child’s DNA information? New York Times 1/2/20 This opinion piece discusses how parents are exposing their personal health data by uploading their children’s genetic information on public websites. Louanne Hudgins, MD, is quoted.

New Year’s resolution: “Half the Sugar, All the Love” for healthy eating in 2020 San Jose Mercury News 1/2/20 Anisha Patel, MD, is quoted in this article on low-sugar recipes featured in her latest cookbook co-written with a healthy eating advocate.

An infant's eye color may change 6 months after they're born BabyGaga 1/2/20 Depending on the amount of melanin in a baby eyes, their eye color can change at any time from six months up to six years of age. Douglas Fredrick, MD, is quoted.

Doctors perform historic surgery with aid of virtual reality Medical Health News 1/2/20 Article features a patient family who came to Packard Children’s in search of a solution for their son’s life threatening brain tumor. Before the two-year-old patient underwent cranial base surgery, which had never been done on a patient so young, his team of doctors used virtual reality and a 3-D printed skull to practice and prepare for the surgery.

Also see: JewishLinJK

December 2019

What 30 hospital CEOs told Becker's in 2019 Becker’s Hospital Review 12/31/19 Paul King, president and CEO of Stanford Children’s Health, is quoted about the importance of being prepared for unforeseen circumstances.

5 health IT executives to watch in 2020 FierceHealthcare 12/26/19 Natalie Pageler, MD, chief medical information officer, is highlighted as a healthcare tech leader. In the article she describes the way Stanford Children’s Health is using digital health tools, virtual reality and virtual visits to address the needs of children and their families.

This hospital celebrates reading with a sweet NICU book event Red Tricycle 12/25/19 Features the annual NICU reading event at Packard Children’s, which promotes the impact of talking and reading on premature infants’ brain development. Melissa Scala, MD, is quoted.

Holidays may bring more flu as virus continues to spread Everyday Health 12/19/19 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, is quoted.

Sleep and genes Stanford Magazine 12/19/19 As sleep research at Stanford turns 50, a new generation of scientists are using biomedical techniques to unravel its mysteries. Rafael Pelayo, MD, is quoted.

My Santa hat KQED 12/19/19 In this perspectives piece, Paul Blumenthal, MD, talks about his first ever Santa hat and how a simple seasonal symbol appeared to have on almost everyone with whom he had contact while wearing it.

Paying it forward: Saratoga teen gives hope to NICU families NBC Bay Area; NBC Los Angeles 12/18/19 Profile on former patient Irika Katiyar, who was born prematurely at Packard Children’s and has since written a children’s book about prematurity, which has been given to families in the NICU.

This spiky patch could invisibly record vaccination history under skin Smithsonian 12/18/19 A study that would inject patterns of invisible nanoparticles -- microneedle patches – under the skin could allow health providers to archive and access patients’ past vaccinations by scanning their skin and be interpreted by smartphones. Grace Lee, MD, is quoted.

Rose Parade float to honor Richmond teen saved by liver transplant The Mercury News; East Bay Times 12/18/20 Former Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford transplant patient Khalieghya Dandie-Evans is featured. She rode atop the Donate Life float in the 131st Rose Parade in Pasadena on New Year’s Day.

Also see: Post News Group

New Stanford Medicine Center dedicated to improvement science Stanford Medicine News 12/17/19 Stanford Medicine Center for Improvement aims to promote the science of improvement at the School of Medicine, Stanford Health Care, and Stanford Children’s Health. Lane Donnelly, MD, and Lloyd Minor, MD, provide comments.    

Women to watch in health IT 2020 Becker’s Hospital Review 12/16/19 Natalie Pageler, MD, chief medical information officer, and Lisa Grisim, VP and associate CIO of Stanford Children’s Health, are featured.

How the design of a building can help patients heal ICON 12/16/19 Designers discuss how Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital has set new standards for pediatric healthcare design by developing a unique holistic, sustainable, and nurturing approach focusing on interactive patient experience and a culture of wellness.

Many daycare centers don’t require kids or adults to get flu shots Healthline 12/13/19 Since most childcare centers don’t require children and adult caregivers to get vaccinated, health care providers are seeing a rise in infectious diseases like the flu, especially among children and staff who aren’t vaccinated. Geoffrey Hart-Cooper, MD, is quoted.

Clarity, honesty matter most in critical care talks with patients Stanford Medicine News 12/13/19 Research shows conversations with patients and families about critical issues call for doctors to consider how their words are interpreted. Loren Sacks, MD, Barbara Sourkes, PhD, Anne Dubin, MD; and Diana Brady are featured. 

Also see: Scope

Expertos dialogan sobre la vacunación en Latinoamérica (Experts discuss vaccination in Latin America) Voice of America 12/11/19 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, is interviewed about the importance of flu vaccination, particularly in Latin America.

Brain function irregular in children with Type 1 diabetes, study says Stanford Medicine press release 12/9/19 The default mode network, which controls the brain at rest, does not switch off in children with Type 1 diabetes when they focus on a task, a study led by Stanford scientists has shown. Bruce Buckingham, MD, and Allan Reiss, MD, are authors on the study.

Flu season may peak just in time for the holidays Healthline 12/6/19 The CDC is reporting that flu activity has picked up in the last four weeks and could peak earlier than usual this year. Yvonne MaldonadoMD, is quoted in the piece. 

There's a healthcare crisis, and telemedicine wants to cure it CNET 12/6/19 Virtual appointments could be the answer to overcrowded doctors’ offices and months waiting for care.

FDA approves device for ear tube surgery without anesthesia Forbes 12/4/19 FDA approves device for ear tube surgery without anesthesia. Douglas Sidell, MD, is quoted. 

This woman wants to help regulate your period with food NY Times 12/4/19 Dietary and lifestyle changes that may help women dealing with complex and confounding hormonal issues, usually related to their periods. Jennifer Conti, MD, is quoted.

How a pharmaceutical company developed a breakthrough treatment for cystic fibrosis San Jose Inside 12/4/19 Article highlights a new availability for the treatment for cystic fibrosis and features a Packard Children’s patient. Michael Tracy, MD, is quoted.

Stanford researchers program cancer-fighting cells to resist exhaustion, attack solid tumors in mice Stanford Medicine press release 12/4/19 Stanford researchers found a way to keep cancer-fighting cells effective in mice with human tumors. Crystal Mackall, MD, is senior author of the study.

Packard Children’s News, quarterly magazine from the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health:

Where hope lives The new opening of the fifth floor of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is featured.

Research and medicine soar Packard Children’s patients Peter Hanson and Miya Nguyen are featured. Alice Bertaina, MD, PhD, is mentioned.

Meet some of the world-renowned experts who call the fifth floor their new home Professors of pediatrics and medicine who work with patients in the Bass Cancer Center are highlighted. Crystal Mackall, MD; Maria Grazia Roncarolo, MD; Matthew Porteus, MD, PhD; Robbie Majzner, MD; Michelle Monje, MD, PhD; Kara Davis, DO; and Alice Bertaina, MD, PhD, are featured.

Taking virtual reality for a test drive The New Yorker 12/2/19 Loren Sacks, MD, discusses the virtual reality program used to train physicians on how to communicate with patient families regarding diagnosis/treatment.

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