News Coverage

July 2024

NephroNICU at Stanford Provides Specialized Care to Neonates Nephrology Times 7/17/24 Alexis Davis, MD, and Scott Sutherland, MD, discuss the inner workings of the NephroNICU program, the challenges of this patient population, and how clinicians can find support even if their own hospital does not have one.

Parents Warned Over ‘Common’ Practice Which Can Lead to Painful Injury for Kids The Mirror UK 7/16/24 Jennifer Lang, MD, describes how to prevent “nursemaid’s elbow” in children.
Also See: Express, Manchester Evening News, Yahoo News UK

100 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Heart Programs | 2024 Becker’s Hospital Review 7/15/24 Stanford Medicine and the Betty Irene Moore Heart Center are recognized on the list.

Too Hot to Sleep? Tips for a Good Night’s Rest, Even in Extreme Summer Heat. Vox 7/15/24 Rafael Pelayo, MD, is quoted.

Diapers Are Unaffordable for Many Families. Now States Are Looking to Medicaid for Help. NBC News 7/14/24 Baraka Floyd, MD, discusses the worries about access to diapers for low-income families.

Stanford Medicine Children’s Health Celebrates Decades of Excellence Saving Young Transplant Patients Yahoo! Finance 7/11/24 2024 marks 50 years of pediatric heart transplants and 35 years of pediatric lung transplants at Stanford Medicine. David Rosenthal, MD, is featured.
Also See: Bay Area KRON 4, Los Angeles KTLA 5, Healthcare Business Today, Stanford Medicine Children’s Health News Center

States With Stricter Gun Laws See Fewer Gun-Related Child Suicides But No Effect On Homicides, Study Suggests Forbes 7/11/24 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned.

How to Quit Vaping The New York Times 7/10/24 Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD, is quoted.

Murder, Birth and Test Scores: What Scientists Are Learning About Extreme Heat Los Angeles Times 7/9/24 Matthew Strehlow, MD, discusses the potential effects of heat on breastfeeding.

Trial of Cell-based Therapy for High-risk Lymphoma Leads to FDA Breakthrough Designation Stanford Medicine News Center 7/9/24 Crystal Mackall, MD, is mentioned.

Mosquitos Kill More People Than Any Other Creature, the CDC Warns NPR 7/8/24 Desiree LaBeaud, MD, explains how hotter weather is leading to longer breeding seasons for mosquitos.

Non-alcoholic Adult Beverages Should Have an Age Limit Too, Some Researchers Say NPR 7/8/24 Molly Bowdring, PhD, is quoted.

Health Risks Linked to Extreme Heat Linger Even as Temperatures Drop NBC News 7/6/24 Lisa Patel, MD, explains the dangers of extreme heat and why some people may be more at risk.
Also See: Yahoo! News and AOL

The 10 Best Baby Monitors We Trust to Keep an Eye on Our Own Babies Parents 7/6/24 Tomomi Hayashi, MD, explains how to use baby monitors safely.

Can Oligonucleotide Infusions Really Fix Lyme, Cancer, and Other Diseases? MedPage Today 7/5/24 Mark Kay, MD, PhD, warns against using supportive oligonucleotide therapy as it is not FDA-approved and lacks data.

2024 Transplant Games Honoring Donors and Recipients in the Magic City Birmingham, AL ABC (WBMA 33/40) 7/5/24 Ken Sutha, MD, discusses his journey to receive a kidney transplant and his work now caring for young kidney disease patients.
Also See: National Kidney Foundation

ABC7 News Getting Answers: Staying Safe on the 4th of July Bay Area ABC (KGO 7) 7/2/24 Stephanie Chao, MD, shares tips on what parents can do to protect their kids from firework burns and how to stay safe and hydrated from the heat.

Air Pollution in Childhood Tied to Bronchitis Symptoms in Adulthood MedPage Today 7/1/24 Lisa Patel, MD, is quoted.

Opioid Use Disorders in Adolescents The Hospitalist 7/1/24 Lee Trope, MD, discusses the opioid epidemic among teens.

June 2024

AI Can Identify Guardian Authorship of Messages in Teen Patient Portal HealthDay 6/30/24 April S. Liang, MD, explains the importance of identifying who authored messages to physicians.
Also See: Drugs.com, Medical Xpress, Ramaon Healthcare

Should Weight Loss Drugs be Used to Treat Obesity in Children? New Scientist 6/28/24 Thomas Robinson, MD, discusses the option of behavioral counseling for children struggling with their weight.
Also See: VOA, MDEdge, Louisville, KY WXOX-FM, Patient Care

How Often Can You Take Plan B? HealthCentral 6/28/24 Sophia Yen, MD, explains how emergency contraceptives prevent sperm from fertilizing an egg.

CDC Panel Recommends COVID Vaccines for Ages 6 Months and Up Amid Concerns Doctors Afraid to Recommend Shots Children’s Health Defense 6/28/24 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, is mentioned.

Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Why Neonatal Screening Can Change the Fate of Children With This Disease D1 Softball News 6/28/24 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned.

A Story of Perseverance: An Interview With Matthew Porteus GEN Edge 6/27/24 Matthew Porteus, MD, PhD, discusses some of the scientific milestones along his 25-year genome editing journey, including an update on the clinical translation of homologous recombination to treat patients with sickle cell disease.

Healthcare’s Long Road to Digitization Gets an AI Boost CIO 6/26/24 Tanya Townsend, Chief Digital and Information Officer, discusses the strategies in building Stanford Children’s own integration to link electronic medical records to roadmaps for treatments customized for each patient, and what is next for health care digitization.

Rags to Riches Mother Jones 6/26/24 Paul Blumenthal, MD, explains the importance of period blood research.

30 Healthcare IT Influencers Worth a Follow in 2024 HealthTech Management 6/24/24 Natalie Pageler, MD, is mentioned.
Also See: Becker’s Health IT, Becker’s Hospital Review

Chronic Hypertension Has Soared Among Pregnant Women. Treatment is Not Keeping Pace USA Today 6/21/24 Stephanie Leonard, PhD, discusses a study that found the rate of chronic high blood pressure in pregnant women doubled over a 14-year period, but prescriptions for medications that can treat the condition remained flat.
Also See: US News and World Report, MedPage Today, UPI, Healio

A Day in the Life: Magnet Program Manager Daily Nurse 6/21/24 Angela Graves discusses what it’s like working as a professional excellence and Magnet program manager at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, and how the recognition reflects the values and potential of the organization.

Inclusion, Participation, and Belonging: Co-creating Better Refugee Healthcare Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health 6/20/24 Shazeen Suleman, MD MPH, discusses her longstanding commitment to working with refugee children and families in support of their health and wellbeing.

Stanford Medicine Offers Gene Therapy for a Devastating Pediatric Neurologic Disease Stanford Medicine News Center 6/20/24 Experts at Stanford Medicine Children’s Health helped conduct clinical trials for the new gene therapy, which gives kids with X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy, or ALD, a functioning copy of the abnormal gene. Ami Shah, MD, is quoted.

Summer Scamper 5K and Fun Run Bay Area Fox (KTVU 2) 6/20/24 Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is mentioned.
Also See: InMenlo, Palo Alto Online

Top Secrets to Shield Your Patients From Eczema and Allergies Dermatology Times 6/20/24 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned.

Stanford Medicine Children’s Health Welcomes Inaugural Chief Health Equity Officer Healthcare Business Today 6/18/24 Ndidi Unaka, MD, MEd, will focus on embedding health equity into every aspect of Stanford Medicine in her new role as chief health equity officer.
Also See: Stanford Medicine Children’s Health News Center

Several Million Americans at Risk of Heat Illnesses Amid Heat Wave ABC News 6/18/24 Alok Patel, MD, discusses stages of heat illnesses and health risks.

To Help Children With High BMI, Expert Panel Recommends 26 Hours of Behavior Coaching CNN and Yahoo! News 6/18/24 Thomas Robinson, MD, discusses the importance of accessibility for patients.
Also See: MedPage Today, Scope, Healthier, Happy Lives Blog

High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Has Doubled, But Only 60% Are Treated, Study Finds Good Morning America 6/17/24 Stephanie Leonard, MD, is quoted.
Also See: Becker’s Hospital Review

US Surgeon General Sounds Alarm on Social Media ABC News 6/17/24 The US Surgeon General is now calling for warning labels on social media platforms, similar to warnings issued for cigarettes or alcohol. Alok Patel, MD, is quoted.
Also See: Bay Area NBC (KNTV 11) (Bradley Zicherman, MD), San Francisco Chronicle (Elias Aboujaoude)

Weight-loss Options for Children Are Hard to Come By Reuters 6/17/24 Thomas Robinson, MD, discusses the option of behavioral counseling for children struggling with their weight.
Also See: XM, PM360

160 CFOs to Know | 2024 Becker’s Hospital Review 6/17/24 Dana Haering, Chief Financial Officer, is on the list.

The Exec: CNO Jesus Cepero on Strategies for Modern Nursing Issues HealthLeaders 6/14/24 Jesus Cepero, PhD, RN, discusses developing internships to fill vacancies in specialty positions and to improve recruitment and retention of new graduate nurses.

San Jose Therapist Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Special Needs Child Bay Area Fox (KTVU 2) 6/13/24 Lawrence Fung, MD, explains how to vet therapists and why children on the spectrum are particularly vulnerable.

Dr. Emily Kraus: Youth Sports, RED-S in Males and Females, and Actionable Advice for Keeping Developing Athletes Healthy Ready State Podcast 6/13/24 Emily Kraus, MD, discusses the state of youth sports, RED-S in males and females, and actionable advice for keeping developing athletes healthy.

Stanford Transplant Patient Honored at SF Giants Game Bay Area Fox (KTVU 2) 6/13/24 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned.

Drunk Driving Costs the U.S. Billions in Medical Expenses and Lives Lost. One School Uses a Simulation to Raise Awareness Indianapolis NPR (WFYI-FM) 6/13/24 Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD, discusses her team’s work on creating a curriculum that teaches teens about the harms of driving while under the influence of cannabis.

Grandparent Guide to Babyproofing The NBXpress 6/13/24 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned.

The Feinstein Institutes 2024 Ross Prize Awarded to Stanford University’s Dr. Michelle Monje Yahoo! Finance 6/11/24 Michelle Monje, MD, is being recognized for her outstanding contributions to research relating to the neuroscience of cancer and its implications for therapy.

Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Announces 2024 Fellows Imaging Technology News 6/11/24 Helen Nadel, MD, was honored as a Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging fellow.

Stanford Doctor Discusses Regulation of PFAS in Drinking Water Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5) and Yahoo! News 6/10/24 Lisa Patel, MD, explains what PFAS are, the potential health impacts from exposure to PFAS, and how these regulations could help.

Stanford Medicine Children's Health Expands Innovation Center Becker’s Hospital Review 6/6/24 Stanford Medicine Children's Health has expanded its Innovation Center to offer more health care training for professionals and enhance care for young patients and pregnant women. Kristine Taylor, DNP, is quoted.
Also See: HealthLeaders, Rama on Healthcare

Are Prebiotic Sodas Good for Gut Health? The New York Times 6/6/24 Sean Paul Spencer, MD, explains how to nourish the microbiome by eating whole foods and limiting sugar, processed foods and emulsifiers.

How Internet Addiction May Affect Your Teen’s Brain, According to a New Study CNN Health 6/5/24 Smita Das, MD, discusses therapies that can help treat internet addiction.

Myelination in the Brain May be Key to ‘Learning’ Opioid Addiction Stanford Report 6/5/24 New Stanford Medicine research has found that the process of adaptive myelination, which helps the brain learn new skills, can also promote addiction to opioids. Michelle Monje, MD, is quoted.

Harnessing the Power of VR for Pain and Anxiety in Patients With IBD Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News 6/5/24 Many inflammatory bowel disease patients still grapple with inadequate relief from debilitating pain and psychological distress. Ana Vanessa Wren, MD, discusses the potential of virtual reality to address their symptoms.

Myelination in the Brain May Be Key to ‘Learning’ Opioid Addiction Neuroscience News 6/5/24 New Stanford Medicine research has found that the process of adaptive myelination, which helps the brain learn new skills, can also promote addiction to opioids. Michelle Monje, MD, is quoted.
Also See: Scienmag, Stanford Medicine News Center

Stanford Study Examines the Lasting Effects Wildfires Have on Soil, Posing New Problems Bay Area ABC (KGO 7) 6/4/24 Sharon Chinthrajah, MD, discusses the impact of exposure to particles from wildfires.

Allen Institute for Cell Science Launches First Disease-Specific Cell Line Collections Morningstar 6/4/24 Daniel Bernstein, MD, and Kathleen Ruppel, MD, PhD, explain how cell lines enable researchers to understand how the molecular changes manifest at the sarcomeric and cellular levels.
Also See: GoSkagit.com, Scienmag

Scientists Push Single-Molecule DNA Sequencing to the Next Level Gladstone Institutes 6/4/24 Siva Kasinathan, MD, PhD, is quoted.

How to Get Your Protein Intake While on Weight Loss Drugs ABC News 6/3/24 Alok Patel, MD, is featured.

Children's Hospitals Brace for Reduced Test Access, Higher Costs Under LDT Final Rule 360Dx 6/3/24 Jennifer Fralick is quoted.

May 2024

133 CIOs to Know | 2024 Becker’s Hospital Review 5/31/24 Tanya Townsend, Chief Information and Digital Officer, is featured.

Leading Through Uncertainty With Grace Lee, MD, MPH National Foundation for Infectious Diseases 5/30/24 Grace Lee, MD, who will receive the 2024 John P. Utz Leadership Award in recognition of her work for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic, shares insights into the complexities and challenges encountered, as well as the importance of vaccine safety during the COVID-19 deliberations.

Will Epilepsy Meds Taken in Pregnancy Affect a Child's Creativity? US News and World Report 5/30/24 Kimford Meador, MD, discusses a new study that shows newer epilepsy drugs taken while pregnant won’t affect the creative thinking of children.
Also See: UPI, MedPage Today, Drugs.com, HealthDay, American Academy of Neurology

Nightmares and Chronic Illness: Researchers Look at Potential Link Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5) 5/30/24 Rafael Pelayo, MD, discusses a new study that looks at how the frequency and intensity of nightmares and 'daymares' could be linked to lupus or other autoimmune diseases.

Can Video Games Ease Vaccine Anxiety? Newsnet 5/29/24 It’s the visit no kid looks forward to, getting a shot in the arm. That is why the Stanford Medicine Children's Chariot program created a new video game, Pinataz, to distract kids and take away any anxiety they may feel during the experience. Sam Rodriguez, MD, is featured.

Night Nannies: A Work Perk Too Far? Financial Times 5/28/24 Shannon Sullivan, MD, is quoted.

'I Just See Them All Over TikTok': Dangerous Drinking Trend Known as BORG Hitting College Campuses Detroit ABC (WXYZ 7) 5/28/24 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned.

Summer Guide to Disney Ride Height Requirements Mickey Blog 5/27/24 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned.

WHO Announces Winners of the 5th Health for All Film Festival World Health Organization 5/26/24 Maya Adam, MD, is mentioned as receiving a special mention.

Ease the Way Children’s Hospitals Today Spring 2024 (pg 29) Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital multisensory display wall that creates positive distraction for kids is mentioned.

Parents' Vaping Might Help Spur Eczema in Kids US News and World Report and HealthDay 5/23/24 Golara Honari, MD, is quoted.

Supporting the Mental Health of AAPI Youth Psychiatric Times 5/23/24 Apurva Bhatt, MD, shares information for clinicians on care for AAPI patients, the youth mental health crisis, and early psychosis identification/intervention.

‘Coverage and Access’: Medi-Cal Expansion to Undocumented Immigrants Draws Cautious Praise Stanford Daily 5/23/24 Lisa Chamberlain, MD, is quoted.

Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum: Your Guide to Accessing Free and Low-Cost Care Elle Magazine 5/22/24 Jane Morton, MD, is mentioned.

Medicaid Policy Changes Are Set to Allow Coverage for Some Health Services for Youth in Custody: What Should Pediatricians Know? Nature Pediatric Research 5/22/24 Arash Anoshiravani, MD, is quoted.

Trust, Human-centered AI and Collaboration the Focus of Inaugural RAISE Health Symposium AI in Healthcare 5/21/24 Danton Char, MD, Natalie Pageler, MD, David Magnus, PhD, and Mildred Cho, PhD, are featured.
Also See: Stanford Medicine News Center

231+ Black Healthcare Leaders to Know | 2024 Becker’s Hospital Review 5/21/24 Paul King, president and CEO, and Marcie Atchison, Chief Human Resources Officer, are listed.

Simulation Center Helps Train Medical Workers Bay Area ABC (KGO 7) 5/21/24 Emily Tomich, RN, describes the benefits of the newly expanded Stanford Children’s simulation center.
Also See: Bay Area Univision (KDTV 14) (Jesus Cepero, PhD, and Jessica Tseng, RN)

What Neurodiversity Means for Psychiatrists and the People They Help New Scientist 5/21/24 Lawrence Fung, MD, is quoted.

Less Sleep, Better Sleep Characteristics Among Hospitalized Pregnant Women vs. Outpatients Healio 5/21/24 Danielle Panelli, MD, explains the importance of thinking about ways to optimize people’s health and lifestyle if they’re hospitalized for several months.

Everything to Know About Washing Baby Clothes The Bump 5/21/24 Soniya Mehra, MD, discusses what to consider when washing baby clothes and how to keep your newborns skin safe.

Use Nicotine, Win an iPad! Zyn’s Viral Rewards Program Fuels Addiction Fears The Guardian 5/20/24 Robert Jackler, MD, is quoted.

Using LLMs to Help Prevent Pediatric Data Disclosure Healthcare Strategies Podcast 5/20/24 Unintentional disclosures of adolescents’ protected health information are major privacy and security concerns that providers must navigate. Natalie Pageler, MD, discusses how the use of large language models could help prevent these disclosures by identifying confidential content in clinical notes.
Also See: Health IT Analytics, Health IT Analytics

Growing up Glamorized: How Social Media is Influencing Development Verde Magazine 5/20/24 Casey Krueger, PhD, and Vicki Harrison, MSW, are quoted.

Small implantable pump for children awaiting heart transplant shows promise in early Stanford-led trial Trial Site News 5/19/24 Christopher Almond, MD, describes a new type of surgically implanted pump that can support a child’s failing heart and has passed the first stage of human testing in a Stanford Medicine-led trial.
Also See: Medical Design and Outsourcing

First Weight-Loss Drug Gets Approval for Heart Disease. Here’s What We Know Scientific American 3/19/24 Joseph Wu, MD, discusses the pros and cons of the recently approved semaglutide (Wegovy) for preventing serious heart conditions in some people

‘Devastating’: OBGYNs from California, Texas Talk About Abortion Access Impacts San Francisco Chronicle 5/18/24 Kate Shaw, MD, is quoted.

Report: Bay Area Allergy Season Worse Than Ever Bay Area KRON 4 News 5/17/24 Sayantani (Tina) Sindher, MD, discusses what allergens are in the air and what families can do to help manage allergy symptoms.

141+ Women in Health IT to Know | 2024 Becker’s Hospital Review 5/17/24 Lisa Grisim, RN, MSN, Tzielan Lee, MD, and Natalie Pageler, MD, are listed.

Providing Culturally Sensitive Palliative Care to Children With Cancer ASCO Post 5/16/24 Justin Baker, MD, discusses the importance of palliative care for the treatment of children with cancer and the value of culturally sensitive care for patients and their families.

Virtual Event: New Treatment Options Open Up for Young People With Epilepsy US News and World Report 5/16/24 H. Westley Phillips, MD, discusses earlier diagnosis and treatment, along with an ever-widening array of care options for children with epilepsy.

PCICS Podcast Episode 107: Interview with Ritu Asija, MD and Michael MA, MD PCISCS Podcast 5/15/24 Ritu Asija, MD and Michael Ma, MD discuss their study on the repair of pulmonary atresia and major aortopulmonary collateral arteries, and their approach to pre-operative evaluation, post operative management tips, and the extensive resources from the Stanford Children’s Heart Center.

'I'm Just Grateful': Micropreemie Baby Born at 1 Pound is Finally Going Home After a Long Fight USA Today 5/15/24 A Stanford Medicine study about premature births is mentioned.

Hollister High School Rallies for Young Girl With Cancer Monterey, CA NBC (KSBW 8) 5/14/24 Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is mentioned.

The State of Campus; a Future Sunscreen; Fashion Fever Stanford Magazine 5/14/24 The hospital school at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is mentioned.

Teens Often Base Skincare Routines on Sponsored Cosmetics for Adults The Campanile 5/14/24 Ann Marqueling, MD, is quoted.

Impulse Oscillometry May Predict Asthma, Impaired Lung Function in Children Healio 5/14/24 Hanna M. Knihtila, MD, PhD, is quoted.

Thousands of Kids Prescribed 'Potentially Harmful' Drugs for Acute COVID MedPage Today 5/10/24 Julianne Burns, MD, discusses a retrospective cohort study, which highlights the importance of ensuring that timely and clear evidence-based recommendations are disseminated and adhered to by all types of providers.
Also See: Pulmonary Advisor, Physician’s Weekly, HealthDay, Drugs.com, Medical Professionals Reference, Medical Xpress

In the Age of Fentanyl, Factual Drug Education Can Save Teen Lives Scope 5/9/24 Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD, explains the importance of information and education when it comes to youth substance abuse.

The Importance of Family Therapy for Transgender Youth MDEdge 5/9/24 Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is mentioned.

Meet Flash, the Canine on Campus Stanford Report 5/8/24 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned.

Small Pump May Let Kids Stay Home as They Await New Heart US News and World Report 5/7/24 Christopher Almond, MD, describes a new type of surgically implanted pump that can support a child’s failing heart and has passed the first stage of human testing in a Stanford Medicine-led trial.
Also See: HealthDay, New Scientist, Interesting Engineering, Drugs.com, Medical Xpress, Stanford Medicine News Center

Leading Through Uncertainty With Grace Lee, MD, MPH National Foundation for Infectious Diseases Podcast 5/7/24 Grace Lee, MD, shares insights into the complexities and challenges encountered during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the importance of vaccine safety.

Getting Ready for Generative AI in Academic Medical Centers Healthcare IT Today 5/8/24 Keith Morse, MD, discusses the importance for clinicians and data scientists to understand how generative AI is useful and how to handle its risks before introducing it in health care.
Also See: Ramaon Healthcare

Surrogacy 'Unicorn' is Pregnant With 11th Baby: Experts Question Lack of US Oversight MDLinx 5/7/24 Lusine Aghajanova, MD, explains what the recommendations are from the ASRM (American Society for Reproductive Medicine) for surrogacy.

These Are the Tools for Providing Top-notch Diabetes Care to Everyone Scope 5/7/24 David Maahs, MD, PhD, discusses new advances being implemented in intensive diabetes management.

Healthy Humor Brings its Preeminent Red Nose Docs Program to Leading Northern California Hospital 24-7 Press Release 5/7/24 Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is mentioned.

Stanford Program Matches Young Patients With Robot Puppies to Relieve Anxiety Los Angeles ABC (KABC 7) 5/6/24 Otis, Max and Stride are robotic puppies that provide therapy and help lower stress levels for children spending time at the hospital. Teresa Nguyen, MD, and Ellen Wang, MD, are quoted.
Also See: Reno, NV CBS (KTVN 5), Indianapolis, IN WISH 8, Green Bay, WI CBS (WFRV 5), Lake Charles, LA NBC (KPLC 7), Paducah, KY NBC (WPSD 6)

Despite Current Concerns, AI in Healthcare Has a Long History HIT Consultant 5/6/24 Andrew Shin, MD, explains the AI applications that are present in medical devices today.

Does CAR-T Cell Therapy Trigger Cancer? The Race to Find Out is On as the Use Expands, Clinical Trial Pipeline Explodes Trial Site News 5/3/24 Crystal Mackall, MD, is quoted.

No Te Enredes: ¿Los Gatos Afectan el Embarazo? Bay Area Telemundo (KSTS 48) 5/3/24 Ruben Alvero, MD, explains how allergies to cats may affect pregnancy.

How Safe is Your Gas Stove? Here's What a New Study Shows. Yahoo! News 5/3/24 Lisa Patel, MD, explains how children’s health may be impacted by having a gas stove in the house.
Also See: La Voce di New York

NKF Spring Clinical Meetings 2024 Award Winners Docwire News 5/2/24 Mary B. Leonard, MD, MSCE, receives the Donald W. Seldin Award in recognition of excellence in clinical nephrology.

What Getting Granular With Pregnancy Data Means for Those of AANHPI Heritage Scope 5/2/24 Irogue Igbinosa, MD, discusses the importance of understanding the medical differences between people of different backgrounds.

Cerebral Palsy (CP) 101 Undivided 5/1/24 Andrew Collins, MD, provides insight into what cerebral palsy is and the best ways to help patients thrive.
Also See: Undivided (Part 2), Undivided (Part 3)

The Storied History of People Sleeping Through Things NPR 5/1/24 Rafael Pelayo, MD, is featured.

A Patient’s Guide to Scoliosis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments US News and World Report 5/1/24 John Vorhies, MD, describes how scoliosis is diagnosed and treatment options.

Recent Study Sparks Discussion of Eating Disorders on College Campuses Marist Circle 5/1/24 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned.

The New Drugs Preventing Allergic Reactions to Peanuts and Other Foods New Scientist 5/1/24 Sharon Chinthrajah, MD, discusses results from drug trials that show they can prevent potentially deadly reactions to foods.
Also See: Scope

April 2024

How Moms and Dads Can Provide Mental Health Care Stanford Medicine Magazine 4/29/24 Elizabeth Reichert, PhD, and Mari Kurahashi, MD, co-directors of the Stanford Parenting Center, discusses its free webinars and online classes teaching evidence-based parenting techniques.

Toward a Psychiatry of Resilience Stanford Medicine Magazine 4/29/24 Victor Carrión, MD, proposes that mental health care prioritize building resilience — not avoiding stress.

Beyond the Psychiatrist’s Office Stanford Medicine Magazine 4/29/24 Paul King, president and CEO, describes the role children’s hospitals play in treating mental health as a childhood disease. Antonio Hardan, MD, Shashank Joshi, MD, Ryan Matlow, PhD, Nancy Ewen Wang, MD, Christina Buysse, MD, Anne Berens, MD, and Steven Adelsheim, MD, are also featured.

Dr. Greg Hammer Talks Anxiety in Children Los Angeles KFI Radio 4/28/24 Greg Hammer, MD, discusses the impacts of anxiety on children.

What Every Parent Should Know About Raising a T1D Kid HealthCentral 4/26/24 Marina Desina, MD, is quoted.

Chutes & Ladders—Health First Nabs Adventist Healthcare CEO; CareSource's New COO Fierce Healthcare 4/26/24 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health welcomes Marc Melcher, MD, as chief of the division of abdominal transplantation.
Also See: Healthcare Business Today

Lawmakers Push for a Bill to Change How Homework is Assigned to Students Bay Area Fox (KTVU 2) and Yahoo! News 4/26/24 Casey Krueger, PhD, describes the mental health impacts that a heavy load of homework may have on a child and how to spot burn-out in school-aged children.

Ácaros Invaden Parques Públicos del Área de la Bahía Bay Area Telemundo (KSTS 48) 4/26/24 Paula Tamashiro Tairaku, MD, discuses mites, and the harmful dangers these small arachnids can cause skin reactions in both children and adults.

Injectable Drug Could Be ‘Life-Changing’ for Food Allergies The Good Men Project 4/26/24 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned.

Around Town: Upcycled Art and a Contentious Midtown Project Palo Alto Online 4/26/24 Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford features several pieces of art made from recycled parts. Antonia Dapena-Tretter is quoted.

California Seeks to Prevent Young People From Having Access to Facial Products for Adults Bay Area Telemundo (KSTS 48) 4/25/24 Marlyanne Pol-Rodriguez, MD, is quoted.

Supporting a Child with Epilepsy at Home, at School, and in the Community Undivided 4/25/24 William Gallentine, DO, is quoted.
Also See: Undivided

How a Cultural Exchange From Palo Alto to Rural India is Advancing Perinatal Health Scope 4/25/24 Nilima Ragavan, MD, Richard Shaw, MD, Celeste Poe, PhD, Rishi Mediratta, MD, Ruby Vishnu Patel, MD, Abanti Chaudhari, MD, and Daphne Darmawan, MD, traveled to India as part of a longtime educational collaboration with a local hospital and research center.

Study Shows Over 40% of Americans Exposed to Unhealthy Air Quality Levels The Stock Dork 4/24/24 Lisa Patel, MD, discusses the impacts of pollution on children’s health.
Also See: Washington News Post

Scientists Found a Way to Restore Brain Cells Impaired by a Rare Genetic Disorder NPR 4/24/26 Sergiu Pasca, MD, explains how research on Timothy syndrome — which predisposes newborns to autism and epilepsy — may extend well beyond the rare genetic disorder to schizophrenia and other conditions.
Also See: Financial Times, The Scientist, Chicago US99 Radio, GEN News, The Transmitter, El Pais, Xinhua News, RTT News

Stanford Medicine Children’s Health Welcomes New Chief of the Division of Abdominal Transplantation Yahoo! Finance 4/24/24 Marc Melcher, MD, has been appointed the new Chief of the Division of Abdominal Transplantation at Stanford Medicine.
Also See: Los Angeles KTLA 5, Tampa Bay, FL NBC (WFLA 8), Cleveland, OH Fox (WJW 8), Chicago WGN 9, Benzinga, Stanford Medicine Children’s Health News Center

Transformative Changes for Pediatric Health Care WebMD 4/23/24 Paul King, president and CEO, discusses health care reform in children’s health and innovations in the pediatric space.

131 Million in U.S. Live in Areas With Unhealthy Pollution Levels, Lung Association Finds NBC News and Bay Area NBC (KNTV 11) 4/23/24 Lisa Patel, MD, discusses why children are more at risk for health issues due to poor air quality.
Also See: Telemundo, El Tiempo Latino

A President’s Guide to Dozing in Public The Washington Post 4/23/24 Rafael Pelayo, MD, discusses the misconception of why some people fall asleep in public.

Stanford Medicine Children’s Health Draws Attention to Sustainability Through Recycled Art Bay Area KRON 4 4/21/24 Two percent of the art at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is made from recycled materials.
Also See: Bay Area ABC (KGO 7)

Climate Change Prolongs Allergy Season Scot Scoop 4/21/24 Debra Yeh, MD, explains what families can do to treat allergy symptoms.

More Children Get New Gift of Life Fijilive 4/20/24 Rebecca Kameny, MD, is mentioned.

Severe Vision Problems Linked to Significantly Higher Suicide Risk Everyday Health 4/19/24 Michele Berk, PhD, is quoted.

Scientists Discover 2 Key Brain Systems Behind Psychosis Science Alert 4/19/24 When the brain has trouble filtering incoming information and predicting what’s likely to happen, psychosis can result, Stanford Medicine-led research shows. Kaustubh Supekar, PhD, and Vinod Menon, PhD, are quoted.
Also See: Ed Ex Live, Stanford Medicine News Center

Brain Organoids and Assembloids Are New Models for Elucidating, Treating Neurodevelopmental Disorders Scope 4/24/24 Sergiu Pasca, MD, explains how research on Timothy syndrome — which predisposes newborns to autism and epilepsy — may extend well beyond the rare genetic disorder to schizophrenia and other conditions.

Science With Steve: Allergy Seasons Worsen for Kids Across U.S. Portsmouth, VA NBC (WAVY 10) 4/19/24 Lisa Patel, MD, discusses how allergy season affects children’s health.

Inequity of Genetic Screening: DNA Tests Fail Non-white Families More Often Scope 4/18/24 DNA sequencing for metabolic diseases in newborns may eventually replace the traditional method of genetic screening used to check all new babies for a group of rare, inherited diseases. Currently, research shows those advanced methods of genetic tests are less accurate for non-white families. Christina Tise, MD, PhD, explains the study’s findings.

YOUR HEALTH: Young Man Receives Rare Gift of 3 Transplants Baton Rouge, LA CBS (WAFB 9) 4/18/24 Joseph Sanchez-Munoz has already had three transplants. All different organs, and at different times in his life. Michael Ma, MD, is featured.

Robotic Puppies Helping Heal the Young and Young at Heart Jacksonville, FL WJXT 4 4/18/24 Otis, Max and Stride are robotic puppies that provide therapy and help lower stress levels for children spending time at the hospital. Teresa Nguyen, MD, and Ellen Wang, MD, are quoted.
Also See: Springfield, MO NBC (KYTV 3), Lansing, MI NBC (WILX 10), Rio Grande Valley, TX ABC (KRGV 5), Baton Rouge, LA CBS (WAFB 9), Cincinnati, OH Fox (WXIX 19), Allentown, PA WFMZ 69, News NNK, and Noticias RGV

180 Chief Medical Officers to Know | 2024 Becker’s Hospital Review 4/18/24 Dennis Lund, MD, is featured.

Social Media Post Leads to Life-saving Kidney Transplant Sacramento Fox (KTXL 40) 4/17/24 Following a kidney transplant due to a genetic disease, Jaxon Shaneyfelt, 14, shares the importance of organ donation alongside his living kidney donor, Sarah Best.
Also See: Los Angeles KTLA 5, Turlock Journal (Stanford Medicine Children’s Health), Bay Area NBC (KNTV 11) (paid article) (Carlos Esquivel, MD)

Real Hope for Climate Change Lies, Not in Cloth Bags, But Lawsuits Echo Press 4/16/24 Desiree LaBeaud, MD, is mentioned.

How to Combat Allergies at Home—Designers Weigh In Architectural Digest 4/15/24 A Stanford Medicine study is mentioned.

New Vaping Law Lands Hundreds of North Texas Students in Alternative School Dallas Morning News 4/15/24 Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD, is quoted.
Also See: Reform Austin

The Hospital Teacher Stanford Magazine 4/15/24 Kathy Ho describes her role as a teacher at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.

Lives on the Line Stanford Magazine 4/15/24 Paul Wise, MD, discusses his time as a juvenile care monitor for the Border Patrol facilities.

Chick-Fil-A Inspirational Athlete | Lauren Adair from St. Francis 49ers Cal-Hi Sports and NBC Sports California 4/14/24 One year ago, Lauren Adair was diagnosed with an arteriovenous malformation (AVM), a rare and dire condition of tangled blood vessels in the brain. Today, she is back on the lacrosse field she loves so much, playing for her high school's team and scoring her first goal of the season. Cormac Maher, MD, is featured.

Gaming Addiction Grows in Teens, Affects Social, Academic Life The Campanile 4/13/24 Bradley Zicherman, MD, explains the threats gaming addiction pose to youth mental health.

The 14 Best Sunglasses for Kids of 2024, Tested and Approved by Kids, Parents, and Eye Doctors Parents 4/13/24 Darius M. Moshfeghi, MD, discusses factors parents should consider when shopping for kids’ sunglasses.

How to Avoid 'Forever Chemicals' and How to Treat Ear Infections ABC News 4/12/24 Alok Patel, MD, is quoted.

‘A Burgeoning Field:’ How Clinicians Are Addressing Their Patients’ Growing Social Needs Healio 4/12/24 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health’s food insecurity screening program is mentioned.

The Effort to Make a Breakthrough Cancer Therapy Cheaper MIT Technology Review 4/12/14 Crystal Mackall, MD, is quoted.
Also See: Business Technology World, Singularity Hub

What Are Food Allergies? Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention Everyday Health 4/11/24 Sayantani (Tina) Sindher, MD, discusses what parents and children need to know about food allergies.

The 1st Over-the-Counter Birth Control Pill is Now Available. How Does it Work? Bay Area KQED Radio 4/10/24 Sophia Yen, MD, discusses how Opill prevents pregnancy.

NFID Announces 2024 Recipients of Prestigious Awards Yahoo! Finance and PR Newswire 4/9/24 Grace Lee, MD, will receive the 2024 John P. Utz Leadership Award in recognition of her outstanding leadership as chair of the US Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Teen Raises Flag at Stanford Children’s for Donate Life Month Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5) 4/9/24 Jaxon Shaneyfelt, 14, needed a kidney. A stranger scrolling on Instagram happened to see his post and decided she would help. Now, the two are sharing their story to raise awareness of the impact of organ donation.
Also See: Bay Area NBC (KNTV 11) (Stanford Medicine Children’s Health), Healthier, Happy Lives Blog (Thomas Pham, MD, Ruby Patel, MD, Gerri James, RN, BSN, CCTC, and Jennifer Tanaka, RN, BSN, CCTC)

How Moms-to-Be Can Manage Pregnancy Anxiety The Bump 4/10/24 Experts say If you find yourself on edge during pregnancy, you’re not alone. Danielle Mari Panelli, MD, shares coping strategies, like pregnancy anxiety and when to seek professional counseling.

Stanford Doctors Help Develop First FDA-Approved Gene-editing Treatment Stanford Daily 4/9/24 Matthew Porteus, MD, is quoted.

PET/MRI Detects Brain Injury in Pediatric Cancer Survivors AuntMinnie.com 4/8/24 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned.

Chutes & Ladders—Anthony Fauci Earns Honor; Cayaba Care Appoints New CEO Fierce Healthcare 4/5/24 Jeffrey Stone joins the board of directors at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.

It’s Peak Allergy Season in the Bay Area. Here’s Why You May Feel Worse This Year San Francisco Chronicle 4/5/24 Lisa Patel, MD, explains how longer allergy seasons affect children.
Also See: Madison, WI ABC (WKOW 27), East Texas ABC (KLTV 7), Moms Clean Air Force

Keep It Safe Outdoors This Winter Family Safety + Health 4/4/24 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned.

When Infection Sparks Obsession: PANDAS and PANS Undark 4/3/24 Jennifer Frankovich, MD, is quoted.

Medical Moment: Robotic Puppies Helping Heal the Young and Young at Heart South Bend, IN NBC (WNDU 16) 4/3/24 Otis, Max and Stride are robotic puppies that provide therapy and help lower stress levels for children spending time at the hospital. Teresa Nguyen, MD, and Ellen Wang, MD, are quoted.
Also See: Albany, GA NBC (WALB 10), Quincy, IL WGEM 10, Salisbury, MD NBC (WRDE 26), Ivanhoe Broadcast News

New Kind of Classroom for Sick Kids Newsnet 4/3/24 Serious illnesses and extended hospitalization can lead to a loss of school days and education for children. The Stanford Medicine Chariot Program launched a VR education program that allows for patients to participate in class without leaving their room. Thomas Caruso, MD, is featured featured.

Study: A Third of Americans Don't Know Solar Eclipse Can Damage Eyes UPI and Yahoo! News 4/2/24 Jill Beyer, OD, discusses the importance of wearing specialized glasses for adults and children planning to view the eclipse.

Onward Expands Companion Rides and Transportation Services to Children in Northern California EIN Presswire 4/2/24 Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is mentioned.

The Crucial Work of a Critical Care Nurse Nurse.com 4/1/24 Rachel Van Skike, BSN, RN, is mentioned.

From Mpox to Measles: Why Viruses Cause Lesions and Rashes American Society for Microbiology 4/1/24 Ann Arvin, MD, is quoted.
Also See: Medical Xpress

March 2024

Smartwatches Helping Detect Heart Issues in Youth Athletes Sports Destination Management 3/29/24 Scott Ceresnak, MD, discusses a study that shows how some smartwatches are able to detect heart rhythm abnormalities in children.

Making Youth Sports Safer for Athletes Newberry Observer 3/29/24 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned.

Childhood Obesity Guidelines: Good Medicine or Too Extreme? NPR Open to Debate Podcast 3/29/24 Julia Nordgren, MD, discusses the new American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines that were issued to tackle childhood obesity.
Also See: Healio (Janey Pratt, MD)

The CDC is Squandering the Breakthrough RSV Vaccine The Atlantic 3/29/24 Grace Lee, MD, discusses respiratory tracts and the best time of the RSV season to give children a vaccine.
Also See: Inside Express

How to Choose a Bike Helmet for a Child Consumer Reports 3/29/24 Angela Lumba-Brown, MD, explains why it’s important to find the right fit for a bike helmet.

Whooping Cough Outbreak in Marin County Bay Area Telemundo (KSTS 48) 3/28/24 Hector Bonilla, MD, explains how the virus is contracted.

Youth Sports: Play it Safe Kern County Family Magazine 3/28/24 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned.

Parents Don't Want Schools to Confiscate Kids' Phones Yahoo! News 3/27/24 A Stanford Medicine study about children’s cell phone use is mentioned.

HealthWatch: Video Game Eases Vaccine Anxiety in Young Kids Green Bay CBS (WFRV 5) 3/26/24 It’s the visit no kid looks forward to, getting a shot in the arm. That is why the Stanford Medicine Children's Chariot program created a new video game, Pinataz, to distract kids and take away any anxiety they may feel during the experience. Sam Rodriguez, MD, is featured.
Also See: Lansing, MI NBC (WILX 10), Lehigh Valley, PA (WFMZ 69), Marquette, MI (WJMN 3)

Stanford Medicine Children's Health and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford Awarded Magnet® Recognition Again Yahoo! Finance 3/26/24 The Magnet designation reflects Stanford Children’s and Packard Children’s exemplary professional nursing practice, interprofessional teamwork and preeminent patient care. Paul King, president and CEO, and Jesus Cepero, PhD, RN, chief nursing officer, are featured.
Also See: Seeking Alpha, Los Angeles KTLA 5, Morningstar, The Charlotte Gazette, Stanford Medicine Children’s Health News Center

Postpartum Timeline: Here’s How Soon After Birth You Can Do Things The Bump 3/26/24 Danielle Mari Panelli, MD, shares insights on what a person can do soon after giving birth and when.
Also See: Expectful

The Analytics 'Machine' Driving a Stanford Hospital Becker’s Health IT 3/25/24 Brendan Watkins, chief analytics officer, is quoted.

Black Women Surgeons Break Barriers and Save Lives Modern Healthcare (paid ad) 3/25/24 Leah Backhus, MD, and Joseph Woo, MD, are quoted.

Stanford Medicine Invests More Than $1 Billion in Local Communities Scope 3/25/24 Stanford Medicine invested $1.07 billion in funds and services during the 2023 fiscal year to bolster Bay Area communities. David Entwistle, president and CEO of Stanford Health Care, Paul King, president and CEO of Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, and Rick Shumway, president and CEO of Stanford Health Care Tri-Valley, are quoted.

Kaitlin Lowry from Fusion Academy 49ers Cal Hi Sports 3/25/24 Open heart surgery does not stop teen athlete Kaitlin Lowry from following her passion to play collegiate D-1 level soccer, along with the ultimate goal of helping others. Frank Hanley, MD, is featured.

The Future of Pediatric Pain: Stanford Engineering’s The Future of Everything Podcast Scope 3/22/24 Laura Simons, PhD, discusses why treatment begins with better understanding of the science of pain in children.

Recently Released Cutaneous Melanoma Guidelines Capture Dynamic of Constantly Evolving Best Practice Medscape 3/21/24 Susan Swetter, MD, discusses the new guidelines for cutaneous melanoma that have been issued by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, creating some new standards of practice that extend a slow divergence from the last set of detailed recommendations released by the American Academy of Dermatology in 2019.

Can a 'Prescription' for Free Fruits and Vegetables Improve Health? Study After Study Say Yes NBC News 3/21/24 Lisa Goldman Rosas, MD, discusses the benefits of having programs that give people batches of produce to combat heart problems and obesity-related disease.
Also See: HCP Live, Study Finds

With a Federal Menthol Ban Looming, Tobacco Companies Push 'Non-Menthol' Substitutes NPR 3/21/24 Robert Jackler, MD, highlights how the new "non-menthol" tobacco products mimic traditional menthols; they contain a different chemical additive with a similar cooling effect, and often come branded and packaged, much like their menthol predecessors.

In a Warming World, Children's Allergies Are Getting Worse. Here's What Parents Should Know New York NBC (WNBC 4) 3/20/24 Lisa Patel, MD, explains how longer allergy seasons affect children.

6 Health Systems Named to 2024 CIO 100 Becker’s Health IT 3/19/24 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned.

Could Severe Food Allergies Now Be Avoided with This Asthma Medication? LAist.com 3/19/24 Sayantani (Tina) Sindher, MD, discusses the benefits and challenges of using the drug omalizumab to reduce allergic reactions caused by accidental exposure to food triggers.
Also See: San Diego NBC (KNSD 7), Maine Public NHPR Radio

In Teen E-Cigarette Use, Disposable Products More Habit-Forming Healio 3/19/24 Robert Jackler, MD, and Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD, discuss ways providers can avoid deceptive jargon when it comes to e-cigarettes.

Do You Need a Neti Pot — and Is It Safe to Use? Here's What Experts Say. Yahoo Health 3/19/24 Zara Patel, MD, discusses the challenges and benefits of using neti pots for respiratory issues.

Health Equity is 'The greatest Challenge With AI' Chief Healthcare Executive 3/18/24 Brendan Watkins, chief analytics officer, discusses the need and challenges for AI and health equity, along with the danger that biases could be embedded in algorithms.
Also See: Becker’s Health IT, Chief Healthcare Executive

Health Alert With Dr. Alok Patel ABC News 3/15/24 Alok Patel, MD, discusses why we're seeing a measles outbreak around the country, marijuana use among high schoolers, and the importance of colorectal cancer screenings.

Anti-DEI Petition Sparks Conflict at National Derm Meeting Medscape 3/14/24 Roxana Daneshjou, MD, PhD, highlights the importance of DEI recruitment and training in health care.

Could Embracing Body Neutrality Improve Your Sex Life? Everyday Health 3/14/24 Karen Adams, MD, discusses how a body neutral mindset can help free a person’s mind and find greater sexual satisfaction.

Deadly Brain Cancer Shrinks After CAR-T Therapy — But for How Long is Unclear Nature 3/14/24 Sneha Ramakrishna, MD, is quoted.
Also See: Healthline (Gordon Li, MD)

Zyn Nicotine Pouches Suddenly Seem to be Everywhere. Are They Harmful? San Francisco Chronicle 3/9/24 Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD, discusses why young adults are particularly susceptible to becoming addicted.
Also see: MDLinx

Students’ Mental Health Challenges Persist — Bay Area Schools Are Doing Something About It San Jose Mercury News 3/9/24 Michele Berk, PhD, explains why students will have better health outcomes if schools can identify and treat early signs of mental illness, as well as help reduce stress and anxiety.

10 Thoughts on Leadership From Women in Healthcare Becker’s Hospital Review 3/8/24 Mary Leonard, MD, physician-in-chief at Stanford Medicine Children's Health, discusses how she found her calling in nephrology and the importance of finding your passion to find the perfect fit in health care. Charlette Stallworth, vice president of business development and innovation, shares where she obtains her inner strength, goals, and the importance of changing your mind.

The Benefits of Baby Yoga The Bump 3/8/24 Cynthia DeTata, MD, explains the benefits and challenges of baby yoga, and questions you should ask your child’s primary care physician about the activity.

Medical Moment: Dealing with Needle-Related Anxiety During Trips to the Doctor South Bend, IN NBC (WNDU 16) 3/8/24 It’s the visit no kid looks forward to, getting a shot in the arm. So, the Stanford Medicine Children's Chariot program has a new video game, Pinataz, to distract kids and take away any anxiety they may feel during the experience. Sam Rodriguez, MD, is featured.
Also See: Green Bay CBS (WFRV 5), Lehigh Valley, PA (WFMZ 69), Marquette, MI (WJMN 3)

How Personal Experience Forged This Student’s Passion for Combating Gender-Based Violence Scope 3/7/24 Hilit Kletter, PhD, and Xinshu She, MD, are mentioned.

What Are Vaginal Gummies? Debunking the Latest Health Craze WebMD 3/7/24 Karen Adams, MD, discusses the natural state of caring for a person’s vagina and debunks myths and dangerous health crazes.

Ozempic and Other GLP-1 Drugs May Make Surgery More Dangerous, Study Finds HealthLine 3/7/24 Cindy Kin, MD, shares tips on when to take and stop taking GLP-1 drugs before your next surgery and questions to ask your physician.

Fundal Height: Why Is My Doctor Measuring My Belly? The Bump 3/7/24 Christina Pinnock, MD, explains fundal height and its affects.

The Best Bottle Sterilizers We Trusted for Our Own Babies Parents 3/6/24 Tomomi Hayashi, MD, is quoted.

Meet a Champion of Nursing Diversity: Kimberly Williams Minority Nursing 3/6/24 Kimberly M. Williams, DNP, MSN, RN, NE-BC, discusses her career of caring for patients at every level from front desk clerk to her current position as the director of nursing operations at the Bass Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases at Stanford Medicine Children’s Health.

It's Time to 'Spring Forward.' Here's How Daylight Saving Time Can Affect Your Health Yahoo! Health 3/6/24 Rafael Pelayo, MD, discusses the benefits and challenges of daylight savings time.

Fresno Teen Gets a New Kidney for His 16th Birthday Fresno NBC (KSEE 24) 3/5/24 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned.
Also See: Fresno Fox (KMPH 26)

Fresno Teen Gets a New Kidney for His 16th Birthday Fresno, CA CBS (KGPE 47), Yahoo News 3/5/24 Micah Leon celebrated his 16th birthday at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital receiving his ultimate gift, a new kidney. Micah had been on dialysis for three years before this surgery.

With the Correct Research, AI in Pediatric Cardiology Has Great Potential Contemporary Pediatrics 3/5/24 Scott Ceresnak, MD, discusses the potential for technology when correctly applied to pediatrics, the importance of getting AI for children right (and not just accepting adult technology as the answer), and the work that is being done at Stanford Medicine in applying AI to pediatric cardiology.

Video Game Eases Vaccine Anxiety in Young Kids Lake Charles NBC (KPLC 7) 3/5/24 It’s the visit no kid looks forward to, getting a shot in the arm. So, the Stanford Medicine Children's Chariot program has a new video game, Pinataz, to distract kids and take away any anxiety they may feel during the experience. Sam Rodriguez, MD, is featured.
Also See: Albany, GA CBS (WALB 10), Ivanhoe Broadcast News

Stanford Medicine Children’s Health Announces New Division Chief of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Healthcare Business Today 3/5/24 Michael Ma, MD, has been appointed chief of the Division of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery of the Betty Irene Moore Children’s Heart Center at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.
Also See: Stanford Medicine Children’s Health News Center

What to Know About Measles Outbreak ABC News 3/4/24 Alok Patel, MD, discusses why the disease is on the rise and how you can protect yourself and your children.

Pilot Projects Will Help Stop the Overreporting of Children of Color to Child Welfare USA Today 3/4/24 Stephanie Chao, MD, is quoted.

Zyn Is the New Vaping Time Magazine 3/4/24 Robert Jackler, MD, discusses how Zyn is being marketed to teens who might otherwise stay away from nicotine.

Long-Term Data Suggest Hydroxyurea Dose Optimization May Benefit Children With Sickle Cell Anemia Hematology Advisor 3/1/24 May Chien, MD, is quoted.

Is Smartphone Addiction Dooming a Generation of Girls? Australian Financial Review 3/1/24 Anna Lembke, MD, is quoted.

Stanford Medicine Children’s Health Pediatric Surgeon is Named 2024 Presidential Leadership Scholar Stanford Medicine Children’s Health News Center 3/1/24 Stephanie Chao, MD, is one of 60 national leaders selected by the Presidential Leadership Scholar program to create meaningful change in the United States and around the world. Dr. Chao’s P.L.E.D.G.E Campaign is a national school education program she is building to reduce gun violence among youth.

Angiotensin II Therapy: A Novel Vasoactive for Infants with Bilateral Renal Agenesis Neonatal Intensive Care Spring 2024 (pg.24) Alexis S Davis, MD, George Tidmarsh, MD, Susan R Hintz, MD, Paul C Grimm, MD, and Valerie Y Chock, MD, are featured.

Give It Some Thought Stanford Magazine March 2024 Jaimie Henderson, MD, is mentioned in an article about brain-computer interfaces.

The Status List 2024 STAT News March 2024 The 2024 STATUS List features 50 influential people shaping the future of health and life sciences across biotech, medicine, health care, policy, and health tech. Grace Lee, MD is on the list.

February 2024

For These Women, ‘Biohacking’ Their Periods Gives Them Power The Wall Street Journal 2/29/24 Emily Kraus, MD, discusses menstrual cycle monitoring.

How to Help Your Child Cope with Scanxiety Everyday Health 2/29/24 Susan Hiniker, MD, offers suggestions on helping children have an easier time at an imaging session.

More Than 20 Leap Day Babies Born in Bay Area Bay Area KRON 4 News and Yahoo! News 2/29/24 Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is mentioned.

Growing Number of Severe Obese Children in Southern California Qualify for Bariatric Surgery San Diego CBS (KFMB 8) 2/29/24 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned.

Health Spotlight: Young Man Receives the Gift of Three Transplants Indianapolis WISH 8 News 2/29/24 Joseph Sanchez-Munoz has already had three transplants. All different organs, and at different times in his life. Michael Ma, MD, is featured.
Also See: Reno CBS (KTVN 2), Lansing WILX 10 News, Green Bay CBS (WFRV 5), Marquette WJMN 3 News

Can Smartwatch Technology Identify Arrhythmias in Children with Adult Algorithms? Contemporary Pediatrics 2/28/24 Scott Ceresnak, MD, explains that even though smartwatch technology could be a great tool in detecting heart arrhythmias in children, he cautions that there is a balance when using adult-design watches with children.
Also See: The Journal of Urgent Care Medicine

Warriors Celebrate Gift of Life with Pediatric Transplant Patients at African American Heritage Night BollyInside 2/28/24 Seven Stanford Medicine Children’s Health transplant patients are mentioned.
Also See: Verve Times

Q&A: Complete Contraception Counseling When Treating Mental Health Physician’s Weekly 2/28/24 Hayley Miller, MD, discusses a review that addressed the incidence of mental health conditions among reproductive-aged people.

New Campaign Highlights Air Pollution’s Harmful Effects on Kids Central Texas ABC (KXXV 25) 2/27/24 Lisa Patel, MD, is quoted.

U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo Introduces Pediatric Cancer Bills San Mateo Daily Journal 2/26/24 Paul King, president and CEO, and Tanja Gruber, MD, are mentioned.

Researchers Find That Making ‘Small Changes’ to Your Diet Can Lead to Big Results: ‘Doesn’t Have to Be a Whole Lifestyle Change’ The Cool Down and Yahoo! News 2/26/24 Anna Grummon, PhD, identifies simple food swaps that, if adopted universally, could reduce the nation’s food-related carbon footprint by more than a third.

Hours on Hold, Limited Appointments: Why California Babies Aren’t Going to the Doctor Los Angeles Times 2/26/24 Lisa Chamberlain, MD, discusses the barriers families face to receiving medical care.

What Is Advanced Maternal Age? Washington DC WTOP News 2/26/24 Katherine Bianco, MD, explains caring for advanced maternal age pregnancies.

Drug Drastically Reduces Children’s Reactions to Traces of Food Allergens The New York Times 2/25/24 A drug that binds to allergy-causing antibodies can protect children from dangerous reactions to accidentally eating allergy-triggering foods, a Stanford Medicine-led study found. Sharon Chinthrajah, MD, is quoted.
Also See: NBC News, NBC Nightly News, CNN Health, NPR, Time Magazine, US News and World Report, Bay Area ABC (KGO 7), Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5), Bay Area Fox (KTVU 2), Bay Area KCBS Radio, San Francisco Chronicle, Mercury News, Scientific American, UPI, HCP Live, Contemporary Pediatrics, The Telegraph UK, Marin Independent Journal, MedicineNet, Study Finds, Science Daily, Allergic Living, Pharm Exec, Medical Professionals Reference, Gene Online, Cosmos Magazine, Stanford Medicine News Center (Sharon Chinthrajah, MD), Bay Area NBC (KNTV 11) (Tina Sindher, MD)

Dr Bertaina on T-allo10 Infusion in Young Patients With Hematologic Malignancies OncLive 2/23/24 Alice Bertaina, MD, PhD, discusses combining of T-allo10, a donor-derived cell product, with haploidentical stem cell transplants for the treatment of pediatric and young adult patients with hematologic malignancies.
Also See: Targeted Oncology, Targeted Oncology

Opinion: Solving the Long Covid Puzzle Medscape 2/23/24 Michelle Monje, MD, is mentioned.

Rep. Eshoo Visits Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital to Emphasize Urgent Need to Address Pediatric Cancer Bay Area KCBS Radio 2/22/24 Parent mentor Marisa Atsatt speaks about the importance of ensuring patients have access to the drugs they need during cancer treatment.
Also See: Bay Area Fox (KTVU 2), Bay Area KCBS Radio

Peninsula Student-Athlete's Smartwatch Use Helps Doctors Diagnose Heart Ailments Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5) 2/22/24 Pediatric cardiologist Scott Ceresnak, MD, discusses a study that shows how some smartwatches are able to detect heart rhythm abnormalities in children. His team pinpointed new diagnoses for kids like Connor Heinz, a young basketball player whose abnormal heart rhythm was picked up by his mom's smartwatch.
Also See: Contemporary Pediatrics

How Long Should Your Baby Sleep? Harrisburg ABC (WHTM 27) 2/22/24 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned.

Meet the Fetal Surgeon Forging CRISPR’s Next Frontier: Curing Diseases in the Womb STAT News 2/21/24 Matthew Porteus, MD, is quoted.

One Simple Change to Reduce Your Climate Impact? Swap Out Beef Bloomberg 2/21/24 Anna Grummon, PhD, identifies simple food swaps that, if adopted universally, could reduce the nation’s food-related carbon footprint by more than a third.

Elaborate Skin Care Routines Can Cause Teens More Harm Than Good WebMD 2/21/24 Amina Ahmed, MD, is quoted.

Women Get More Health Benefits From Exercise Than Men WebMD 2/20/24 Emily Kraus, MD, discusses the scientific gaps in knowledge about sex-based differences when it comes to exercise.

Why is a Baby Born Underweight and Admitted to the NICU? El Vocero 2/17/24 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned.

What Zyn Pouches Do to Your Brain, Body, and Heart Business Insider and Yahoo! News 2/16/24 Alok Patel, MD, explains the symptoms of nicotine toxicity in children.

Clinical Trial Shows Cabergoline Prevents Breast Symptoms After Second-Trimester Abortion or Pregnancy Loss Modern Healthcare (paid article) 2/15/24 Andrea Henkel, MD, discusses a recent study that focuses on easing symptoms following abortion care or pregnancy loss.

Lying-in No Longer: Staying Active Key to Healthy Pregnancy Medscape 2/14/24 Danielle Panelli, MD, explains some of the benefits of exercise while pregnant, including having effects on depressing, anxiety, and reducing the rate of cesarean deliveries.
Also See: Growing Your Baby

30 Largest Children's Hospitals Becker’s Hospital Review 2/14/24 Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is listed.

Child Protective Services Is Being Weaponized Against Our Black Patients MedPage Today Opinion 2/13/24 A Stanford Medicine study about over-reporting of Black children as suspected victims of child abuse is mentioned.

America’s Best Midsize Employers 2024 Forbes 2/13/24 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned on the list.
Also See: Advisory Board

Congenital Heart Futures Reauthorization Act 2024: A Beacon of Hope for CHD Patients BNN Breaking 2/12/24 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned.

Dr. Mary B. Leonard to Receive NKF’s Seldin Award National Kidney Foundation 2/12/24 Mary B. Leonard, MD, MSCE is being recognized for excellence in clinical nephrology and her efforts focused on clinical and translational research as well as mentoring junior physician-scientists.

Socioeconomic Background Shouldn't Affect Heart Health so This Cardiology Center at Stanford is Taking Action Bay Area NBC (KNTV 11) (paid article) 2/12/24 Every child deserves an equal chance at a healthy heart, regardless of their circumstances. Elizabeth Ramos and Sharon Chen, MD, explain how the team is looking beyond the doctor’s office to address health disparities.
Also See: Bay Area Telemundo (KSTS 48)

Advancements and Challenges in Genetic Treatments for Neuromuscular Diseases: John W. Day, MD, PhD Neurology Live 2/12/24 John Day, MD, PhD, discusses the importance of bringing together clinical care, clinical research, and translational and basic research to address the unique needs of patients living with neuromuscular disorders.

Here’s Why Infants Are Strangely Resistant to COVID Scientific American 2/12/24 Children’s noses pack a punch that could help explain COVID-19’s typically mild course in young kids. Bali Pulendran, PhD, explains how these findings can hopefully lead to increased protections for adults.

Hypertension Is Not Just an Adult Disease The Wall Street Journal (paid article) 2/9/24 Jacob was diagnosed with severe hypertension when he was only 7. Abanti Chaudhuri, MD, and Erin Herse describe the health risk if left untreated and the care he received at Stanford Children’s hypertension program.

Joe Joe’s Story: Three Organ Transplants Before Age 18 The Washington Post (paid article) 2/9/24 Joseph Sanchez-Munoz has already had three transplants. All different organs, and at different times in his life. Paul Grimm, MD, Lynn Maestretti, Seth Hollander, MD, John Dykes, MD, and Michael Ma, MD, are featured.
Also See: Memphis NBC (WMC 5), Lehigh Valley WFMZ 69, South Georgia NBC/ABC (WALB 10), Ivanhoe Broadcast News (Michael Ma, MD)

Precision Medicine Prevents Early Births Tech Explorist 2/8/24 David Stevenson, MD, and Gary Shaw, MD, describe their efforts to understand and combat premature birth.

Why Precision Medicine’s Targeted Interventions May Help Prevent Dangerously Early Births Tech Explorist 2/8/24 David Stevenson, MD, and Gary Shaw, MD, discuss what is being done to better understand why unexplained premature births happen and how to prevent them.
Also See: Scope

What Round Ligament Pain Feels Like—and How to Find Relief The Bump 2/6/24 Susan Crowe, MD, discusses ligament pain, how long it may last, and when to reach out to your physician.

American Society of Echocardiography Shares Updated Expert Recommendations on Pediatric, Neonatal Echo Cardiovascular Business 2/6/24 Leo Lopez, MD, discusses how the guidelines helps organize the capabilities of echocardiography so it can be used in a rational and logical way when caring for pediatric patients.

Health After Cancer Podcast Tackles Survivorship, Advocacy Scope 2/2/24 Stephanie Smith, MD, discusses working on a podcast to help listeners reflect on others' experiences and see themselves or their loved one and feel a little bit less alone

What Every Pregnant Person Needs to Know About Doing Taxes This Year She Knows 2/2/24 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned.

Understanding And Addressing Separation Anxiety In Children: Expert Shares Insights Only My Health 2/2/24 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned.

HealthWatch: New Kind of Classroom for Sick Kids Green Bay CBS (WFRV 5) 2/2/24 Serious illnesses and extended hospitalization can lead to a loss of school days and education for children. The Stanford Medicine Chariot Program launched a VR education program that allows for patients to participate in class without leaving their room. Thomas Caruso, MD, and Faith Collins are featured.
Also See: Lansing WILX 10, Central Western Michigan WJMN 32

Trials Show Early Success of Dengue Vaccine Becker’s Clinical Leadership 2/2/24 David Vu, MD, discusses how dengue affects children.

Cedric Wilson: A Lifetime of Service and Impact Honored with Prestigious Award Medriva 2/2/24 Cedric Wilson, executive director of the Diagnostic Imaging and Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Laboratories, has volunteered more than 8,000 hours—a figure that adds up to almost 11 full months. While he certainly wasn’t doing it for the glory, his commitment to volunteering led to his earning the highest honor in the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) program.
Also See: Healthier, Happy Lives Blog

Can You Take Paxlovid While Pregnant? Romper 2/1/24 Alok Patel, MD, explains who can take Paxlovid to treat COVID.

Does My Child Have Sleep Apnea? Motherly and Yahoo! Canada 2/1/24 Mary Anne Tablizo, MD, shares what parents should know about obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children.

Shifts in Insulin Use I.M. Matters February 2024 Rayhan Lal, MD, is quoted.

January 2024

How California is Taking on Inequity for Black Patients During Pregnancy, Childbirth Medical Xpress 1/31/24 As both a medical expert and a survivor of a severe pregnancy complication, Amanda Williams, MD, understands the urgent need to improve pregnancy and birth for Black patients. She is leading California-wide efforts to improve equity in obstetric care.
Also See: Scope

Adolescent Eating Disorder Hospitalizations Increasing in US Healio 1/31/24 Megen Vo, MD, discusses a new study which found hospitalization rates for adolescent eating disorders have climbed six- to seven-fold since 2010.
Also See: Patient Care Online

Wearable Devices May Predict Preterm Births, Study Says UPI and Yahoo! News 1/31/24 A noninvasive wearable device may be able to predict preterm births by monitoring changes in maternal heart rate variability, a new study suggests. Nima Aghaeepour, PhD, is quoted.

Stanford Uses AI to Navigate Health Information Sharing With Teens and Their Families Healthcare IT News 1/30/24 Natalie Pageler, MD, explains how models developed at Stanford Children’s have been so effective that Epic has incorporated a similar guardrail into its own system, extending the impact to teens worldwide.
Also See: Ramaon Healthcare, HEAL Security

Is The “Sleepy Girl” Mocktail Safe For Pregnant Sleepy Girls? Romper 1/30/24 Susan Crowe, MD, and Hayley Miller, MD, discuss the risks and benefits to drinking the tart cherry juice while pregnant.

How Music Gives Aspiring Physician-Scientist a Proper Life Rhythm Scope 1/29/24 Quenton Rashawn Bubb, a MD/PhD student, is focusing on new approaches to targeting acute myeloid leukemia, a devastating disease that affects both children and adults. He is co-mentored by Agnieszka Czechowicz, MD, PhD, and Crystal Mackall, MD.

RSV – A Lesser Known Virus On The Rise India Currents 1/28/24 Manisha Newaskar, MD, breaks down everything you need to know to protect your loved ones from respiratory syncytial virus.
Also See: Black Voice News

TikTok is Full of Cold-fighting Tips, From Red Onion Water to Marshmallows. But Do They Work? Yahoo! Life 1/26/24 Anne Liu, MD, recommends sticking to the basics when it comes to staying healthy – getting enough sleep, eating a well-balanced diet, and getting regular exercise.
Also See: Scope

Florida Looking to Crack Down on Children Using Social Media ABC News 1/25/24 The Florida House of Representatives want social media platforms off-limits to children under 16. Alok Patel, MD, is quoted.

Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Michael Ma, Leads Humanitarian Mission to Vietnam Stanford Medicine Cardiothoracic Surgery 1/25/24 Michael Ma, MD, completed his first-ever humanitarian mission as the lead, solo surgeon and co-leader of a prominent North American team. The mission took place near Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and included six Stanford Children’s specialists: Theresa Tacy, MD, Chandra Ramamoorthy, MD, Kara Furman, MD, PhD, Eric Hong, PA-C, and Tristan Day.

Meet the Speakers at Moms’ First Climate, Pollution, and Youth Health Event on February 8 Moms Clean Air Force 1/23/24 Lisa Patel, MD, is mentioned on the list.

Stanford Medicine Children’s Health Develops New Pediatric Palliative Care Strategy Hospice News 1/23/24 Justin Baker, MD, discusses the new palliative care team designed to help improve access and quality among underserved pediatric populations.

Coping With Tragedy: One Year After the Half Moon Bay Shootings Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5) 1/23/24 Ryan Matlow discusses how the Half Moon Bay shooting tragedy continues to impact the mental health of the children in the community, a year later, and the need to continue collaborating with other community members to help students cope.

Healthy Eating and Activity Reverse Aging Marker in Kids With Obesity, Stanford Medicine-led Study Finds Medical Xpress 1/22/24 Children with obesity in a six-month healthy eating and exercise program experienced increases in their average telomere length, suggesting reversal of premature aging, a study led by Stanford Medicine researchers found. Thomas Robinson, MD, and David Rehkopf, ScD, are featured.
Also See: Bhaskar Live, Hi India, Weekly Voice, The Assam Tribune, Intelligent Living, Stanford Medicine News Center

More Teens Hospitalized for Eating Disorders Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5) and MSN 1/22/24 A new Stanford Medicine study is reporting that more kids are being hospitalized for eating disorders, and how anorexia is different from other eating disorders. Megen Vo, is featured.
Also See: Scope

“Infertility” Now Includes LGBTQ+ People– and Other Major Strides in Family Building Bay Area NBC (KNTV 11) (paid article) 1/22/24 Ruben Alvero, MD, and Brent Monseur, MD, discuss Stanford’s Q+ clinic, which offers not only industry leading fertility treatment, but also care that is culturally sensitive, socially aware, and inclusive.
Also See: Bay Area Telemundo (KSTS 48)

Preventing Your Teen from Getting Behind the Wheel While Impaired Our Kids Mom 1/20/24 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned.

10 Things You Should Know if You’re Going to Stop Taking Birth Control Pills Everyday Health 1/19/24 Erica Cahill, MD, is quoted.

Intradialytic Hypotension, Mortality Not Linked in Younger Patients on Hemodialysis Healio 1/19/24 Xixi Zhao, MD, is quoted.

Psychiatric Prescriptions Rise Among Youth With Type 1 Diabetes Psychiatric News 1/19/24 Jillian Larsen, MD, is quoted.

FBI Issues Warning About “Sextortion” Threats Targeting Minors Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5) 1/18/24 Hilit Kletter, PhD, discusses how sextortion threats can take a toll on the mental health of victims, and how to help if you suspect or know a young person who is a victim of this crime.

Asthma Prevalence Higher Among Filipino American Children vs. Other Asian Ethnicities Healio 1/18/24 Meng Chen, MD, explains how research highlights the importance of and need for disaggregating Asian American ethnic groups in order to better understand distinct clinical features, disease risk and management.

70 Fun Facts for Your Next Trivia Night NBC Today 1/18/24 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned.

Raw Milk’s Popularity is Heating Up — But Some Health Officials Warn It Can be Deadly New York Post and Yahoo! News 1/17/24 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, explains the risks of drinking raw milk.

Child Psychiatrists: We Desperately Need More Shows Like & Juliet Psychiatric Times 1/17/24 Steven Sust, MD, explains how performances can be used to improve public mental health through inclusive and authentic positive representation, and inspiring hope.

Best Expectorants for Chest Congestion US News and World Report 1/17/24 Pooja Mehta, MD, describes how honey can help suppress coughs.

New Kind of Classroom for Sick Kids Reno KTVN 2 News 1/17/24 Serious illnesses and extended hospitalization can lead to a loss of school days and education for children. The Stanford Medicine Chariot Program launched a VR education program that allows for patients to participate in class without leaving their room. Thomas Caruso, MD, and Faith Collins are featured.
Also See: Eastern Shore Maryland NBC (WRDE 26), Erie Pennsylvania ABC (WJET 24), Quincy Illinois NBC (WGEM 10)

Children With Diabetes: Diet and Lifestyle Tips for Weight Management Diatribe Learn 1/16/24 Childhood obesity is an escalating concern worldwide. Sophia Yen, MD, shares insights on how to effectively blend healthy habits into the everyday routines of kids dealing with diabetes and obesity.

California Health Officials Monitor Triple Threat of Respiratory Viruses Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5) 1/15/24 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, discusses how this year’s respiratory virus season compares to last year, and if things will get worse before they get better.
Also See: Doctor Radio (Yvonne Maldonado, MD), Bay Area ABC (KGO 7) (Abraar Karan, MD), Siliconeer, Hispanic LA, El Observador, San Fernando Valley Sun, Kiosko News (Manisha Newaskar, MD)

A 15-Year Journey in Medical Imaging and Healthcare Leadership Healthcare Tech Outlook 1/15/24 Zach Seow, director of radiology operations, describes lessons learned during his career journey.

Data Show Apple Watch Records Arrhythmia Events in Children Healio 1/12/24 Scott Ceresnak, MD, discusses how a review of electronic medical records show smartwatches detected heart rhythm abnormalities in children that led to a new arrhythmia diagnosis for some, and recorded some arrhythmias that traditional ambulatory monitors did not.

Our Kids Are Living in a Different Digital World New York Times 1/12/24 Robert Jackler, MD, discusses risks of a new nicotine pouch.

The Mom Who Had 3 Babies With Cystic Fibrosis The Cut 1/11/24 Michaela Zalinski describes how an experimental therapy from Stanford Medicine allowed her to protect her third baby with cystic fibrosis.

Meta Announces New Restrictions for Teenagers on Instagram and Facebook Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5) 1/11/24 Meta unveiled new oversight policies, including hiding age-inappropriate content like nudity and posts about eating disorders from those who are under 18 years old. Vicki Harrison discusses the impact this could have on the mental health of teens, and whether these moves go far enough.

Women with Perinatal Depression Have an Increased Risk of Death, New Study Says. Here's What You Need to Know. Yahoo! Life 1/10/24 Danielle Panelli, MD, discusses what causes perinatal depression, risks, what to look for, and possible treatments.

New Kind of Classroom for Sick Kids Southwestern Georgia NBC/ABC (WALB 10) 1/10/23 Serious illnesses and extended hospitalization can lead to a loss of school days and education for children. The Stanford Medicine Chariot Program launched a VR education program that allows for patients to participate in class without leaving their room. Thomas Caruso, MD, and Faith Collins are featured.
Also See: Ivanhoe Broadcast News

How an International Collaboration Aims to Reduce Deadly Brain Bleeds in Brazilian Babies Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health 1/10/23 As many as 1 in 3 babies born below 34 weeks in Brazil may suffer from life-threatening brain bleeds. Valerie Chock, MD, discusses efforts by Stanford physician-scientists and Brazilian neonatologists promise to give us new clues to which babies are at risk and how we can treat them.

New Screen Time Study Finds Sensory Differences in Kids ABC News 1/9/24 Alok Patel, MD, breaks down the details of a new study that suggests screen time for kids under 2 could be linked to sensory differences.

Weathering a Nationwide Tripledemic The Los Angeles Post 1/9/24 Manisha Newaskar, MD, discusses how social and environmental factors can play a role in RSV infection and severity.
Also See: Ethnic Media Services

More Options and New Technology for Treating Epilepsy and Seizures Contemporary Pediatrics 1/3/24 William Gallentine, DO, explains why he is excited about the latest epilepsy treatment as new technologies emerge and the treatment landscape changes.
Also see: NeurologyLive

Beyond Measure The Campanile 1/3/24 Megen Vo, MD, discusses why teenagers are uniquely susceptible to developing eating disorders.

Hijacking Neurons’ Adaptive Abilities The Scientist 1/3/24 Michelle Monje, MD, discusses a study that showed how brain tumors that occur in glial cells, use neural plasticity, a process neurons use to promote learning and memory by strengthening connections through increased signaling between cells, for survival.

Could Mom's Acetaminophen Use in Pregnancy Lead to Language Delays in Kids? HealthDay 1/4/24 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned.

Back Pain Cases Jump Among Children: How Much Should the School Backpack Weigh? India Today 1/4/23 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned.

Smartwatches Can Pick up Abnormal Heart Rhythms in Kids, Stanford Medicine Study Finds MLO Online 1/3/24 Apple watches have some advantages over traditional ways of diagnosing cardiac arrhythmias in children but need more validation, finds a Stanford Medicine study. Scott Ceresnak, MD, and Aydin Zahedivash, MD, are featured.
Also See: Times of Oman, BW Business World, ANI News, The Print

New Year’s Babies in the Bay Area Bay Area ABC (KGO 7) 1/1/24 Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford welcomed its first baby of the new year at 3:49 a.m.
Also See: Bay Area Fox (KTVU 2), Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5), Bay Area KRON 4 News, Bay Area Univision (KDTV 14), Alaska Commons

July 2024

NephroNICU at Stanford Provides Specialized Care to Neonates Nephrology Times 7/17/24 Alexis Davis, MD, and Scott Sutherland, MD, discuss the inner workings of the NephroNICU program, the challenges of this patient population, and how clinicians can find support even if their own hospital does not have one.

Parents Warned Over ‘Common’ Practice Which Can Lead to Painful Injury for Kids The Mirror UK 7/16/24 Jennifer Lang, MD, describes how to prevent “nursemaid’s elbow” in children.
Also See: Express, Manchester Evening News, Yahoo News UK

100 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Heart Programs | 2024 Becker’s Hospital Review 7/15/24 Stanford Medicine and the Betty Irene Moore Heart Center are recognized on the list.

Too Hot to Sleep? Tips for a Good Night’s Rest, Even in Extreme Summer Heat. Vox 7/15/24 Rafael Pelayo, MD, is quoted.

Diapers Are Unaffordable for Many Families. Now States Are Looking to Medicaid for Help. NBC News 7/14/24 Baraka Floyd, MD, discusses the worries about access to diapers for low-income families.

Stanford Medicine Children’s Health Celebrates Decades of Excellence Saving Young Transplant Patients Yahoo! Finance 7/11/24 2024 marks 50 years of pediatric heart transplants and 35 years of pediatric lung transplants at Stanford Medicine. David Rosenthal, MD, is featured.
Also See: Bay Area KRON 4, Los Angeles KTLA 5, Healthcare Business Today, Stanford Medicine Children’s Health News Center

States With Stricter Gun Laws See Fewer Gun-Related Child Suicides But No Effect On Homicides, Study Suggests Forbes 7/11/24 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned.

How to Quit Vaping The New York Times 7/10/24 Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD, is quoted.

Murder, Birth and Test Scores: What Scientists Are Learning About Extreme Heat Los Angeles Times 7/9/24 Matthew Strehlow, MD, discusses the potential effects of heat on breastfeeding.

Trial of Cell-based Therapy for High-risk Lymphoma Leads to FDA Breakthrough Designation Stanford Medicine News Center 7/9/24 Crystal Mackall, MD, is mentioned.

Mosquitos Kill More People Than Any Other Creature, the CDC Warns NPR 7/8/24 Desiree LaBeaud, MD, explains how hotter weather is leading to longer breeding seasons for mosquitos.

Non-alcoholic Adult Beverages Should Have an Age Limit Too, Some Researchers Say NPR 7/8/24 Molly Bowdring, PhD, is quoted.

Health Risks Linked to Extreme Heat Linger Even as Temperatures Drop NBC News 7/6/24 Lisa Patel, MD, explains the dangers of extreme heat and why some people may be more at risk.
Also See: Yahoo! News and AOL

The 10 Best Baby Monitors We Trust to Keep an Eye on Our Own Babies Parents 7/6/24 Tomomi Hayashi, MD, explains how to use baby monitors safely.

Can Oligonucleotide Infusions Really Fix Lyme, Cancer, and Other Diseases? MedPage Today 7/5/24 Mark Kay, MD, PhD, warns against using supportive oligonucleotide therapy as it is not FDA-approved and lacks data.

2024 Transplant Games Honoring Donors and Recipients in the Magic City Birmingham, AL ABC (WBMA 33/40) 7/5/24 Ken Sutha, MD, discusses his journey to receive a kidney transplant and his work now caring for young kidney disease patients.
Also See: National Kidney Foundation

ABC7 News Getting Answers: Staying Safe on the 4th of July Bay Area ABC (KGO 7) 7/2/24 Stephanie Chao, MD, shares tips on what parents can do to protect their kids from firework burns and how to stay safe and hydrated from the heat.

Air Pollution in Childhood Tied to Bronchitis Symptoms in Adulthood MedPage Today 7/1/24 Lisa Patel, MD, is quoted.

Opioid Use Disorders in Adolescents The Hospitalist 7/1/24 Lee Trope, MD, discusses the opioid epidemic among teens.

June 2024

AI Can Identify Guardian Authorship of Messages in Teen Patient Portal HealthDay 6/30/24 April S. Liang, MD, explains the importance of identifying who authored messages to physicians.
Also See: Drugs.com, Medical Xpress, Ramaon Healthcare

Should Weight Loss Drugs be Used to Treat Obesity in Children? New Scientist 6/28/24 Thomas Robinson, MD, discusses the option of behavioral counseling for children struggling with their weight.
Also See: VOA, MDEdge, Louisville, KY WXOX-FM, Patient Care

How Often Can You Take Plan B? HealthCentral 6/28/24 Sophia Yen, MD, explains how emergency contraceptives prevent sperm from fertilizing an egg.

CDC Panel Recommends COVID Vaccines for Ages 6 Months and Up Amid Concerns Doctors Afraid to Recommend Shots Children’s Health Defense 6/28/24 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, is mentioned.

Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Why Neonatal Screening Can Change the Fate of Children With This Disease D1 Softball News 6/28/24 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned.

A Story of Perseverance: An Interview With Matthew Porteus GEN Edge 6/27/24 Matthew Porteus, MD, PhD, discusses some of the scientific milestones along his 25-year genome editing journey, including an update on the clinical translation of homologous recombination to treat patients with sickle cell disease.

Healthcare’s Long Road to Digitization Gets an AI Boost CIO 6/26/24 Tanya Townsend, Chief Digital and Information Officer, discusses the strategies in building Stanford Children’s own integration to link electronic medical records to roadmaps for treatments customized for each patient, and what is next for health care digitization.

Rags to Riches Mother Jones 6/26/24 Paul Blumenthal, MD, explains the importance of period blood research.

30 Healthcare IT Influencers Worth a Follow in 2024 HealthTech Management 6/24/24 Natalie Pageler, MD, is mentioned.
Also See: Becker’s Health IT, Becker’s Hospital Review

Chronic Hypertension Has Soared Among Pregnant Women. Treatment is Not Keeping Pace USA Today 6/21/24 Stephanie Leonard, PhD, discusses a study that found the rate of chronic high blood pressure in pregnant women doubled over a 14-year period, but prescriptions for medications that can treat the condition remained flat.
Also See: US News and World Report, MedPage Today, UPI, Healio

A Day in the Life: Magnet Program Manager Daily Nurse 6/21/24 Angela Graves discusses what it’s like working as a professional excellence and Magnet program manager at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, and how the recognition reflects the values and potential of the organization.

Inclusion, Participation, and Belonging: Co-creating Better Refugee Healthcare Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health 6/20/24 Shazeen Suleman, MD MPH, discusses her longstanding commitment to working with refugee children and families in support of their health and wellbeing.

Stanford Medicine Offers Gene Therapy for a Devastating Pediatric Neurologic Disease Stanford Medicine News Center 6/20/24 Experts at Stanford Medicine Children’s Health helped conduct clinical trials for the new gene therapy, which gives kids with X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy, or ALD, a functioning copy of the abnormal gene. Ami Shah, MD, is quoted.

Summer Scamper 5K and Fun Run Bay Area Fox (KTVU 2) 6/20/24 Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is mentioned.
Also See: InMenlo, Palo Alto Online

Top Secrets to Shield Your Patients From Eczema and Allergies Dermatology Times 6/20/24 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned.

Stanford Medicine Children’s Health Welcomes Inaugural Chief Health Equity Officer Healthcare Business Today 6/18/24 Ndidi Unaka, MD, MEd, will focus on embedding health equity into every aspect of Stanford Medicine in her new role as chief health equity officer.
Also See: Stanford Medicine Children’s Health News Center

Several Million Americans at Risk of Heat Illnesses Amid Heat Wave ABC News 6/18/24 Alok Patel, MD, discusses stages of heat illnesses and health risks.

To Help Children With High BMI, Expert Panel Recommends 26 Hours of Behavior Coaching CNN and Yahoo! News 6/18/24 Thomas Robinson, MD, discusses the importance of accessibility for patients.
Also See: MedPage Today, Scope, Healthier, Happy Lives Blog

High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Has Doubled, But Only 60% Are Treated, Study Finds Good Morning America 6/17/24 Stephanie Leonard, MD, is quoted.
Also See: Becker’s Hospital Review

US Surgeon General Sounds Alarm on Social Media ABC News 6/17/24 The US Surgeon General is now calling for warning labels on social media platforms, similar to warnings issued for cigarettes or alcohol. Alok Patel, MD, is quoted.
Also See: Bay Area NBC (KNTV 11) (Bradley Zicherman, MD), San Francisco Chronicle (Elias Aboujaoude)

Weight-loss Options for Children Are Hard to Come By Reuters 6/17/24 Thomas Robinson, MD, discusses the option of behavioral counseling for children struggling with their weight.
Also See: XM, PM360

160 CFOs to Know | 2024 Becker’s Hospital Review 6/17/24 Dana Haering, Chief Financial Officer, is on the list.

The Exec: CNO Jesus Cepero on Strategies for Modern Nursing Issues HealthLeaders 6/14/24 Jesus Cepero, PhD, RN, discusses developing internships to fill vacancies in specialty positions and to improve recruitment and retention of new graduate nurses.

San Jose Therapist Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Special Needs Child Bay Area Fox (KTVU 2) 6/13/24 Lawrence Fung, MD, explains how to vet therapists and why children on the spectrum are particularly vulnerable.

Dr. Emily Kraus: Youth Sports, RED-S in Males and Females, and Actionable Advice for Keeping Developing Athletes Healthy Ready State Podcast 6/13/24 Emily Kraus, MD, discusses the state of youth sports, RED-S in males and females, and actionable advice for keeping developing athletes healthy.

Stanford Transplant Patient Honored at SF Giants Game Bay Area Fox (KTVU 2) 6/13/24 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned.

Drunk Driving Costs the U.S. Billions in Medical Expenses and Lives Lost. One School Uses a Simulation to Raise Awareness Indianapolis NPR (WFYI-FM) 6/13/24 Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD, discusses her team’s work on creating a curriculum that teaches teens about the harms of driving while under the influence of cannabis.

Grandparent Guide to Babyproofing The NBXpress 6/13/24 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned.

The Feinstein Institutes 2024 Ross Prize Awarded to Stanford University’s Dr. Michelle Monje Yahoo! Finance 6/11/24 Michelle Monje, MD, is being recognized for her outstanding contributions to research relating to the neuroscience of cancer and its implications for therapy.

Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Announces 2024 Fellows Imaging Technology News 6/11/24 Helen Nadel, MD, was honored as a Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging fellow.

Stanford Doctor Discusses Regulation of PFAS in Drinking Water Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5) and Yahoo! News 6/10/24 Lisa Patel, MD, explains what PFAS are, the potential health impacts from exposure to PFAS, and how these regulations could help.

Stanford Medicine Children's Health Expands Innovation Center Becker’s Hospital Review 6/6/24 Stanford Medicine Children's Health has expanded its Innovation Center to offer more health care training for professionals and enhance care for young patients and pregnant women. Kristine Taylor, DNP, is quoted.
Also See: HealthLeaders, Rama on Healthcare

Are Prebiotic Sodas Good for Gut Health? The New York Times 6/6/24 Sean Paul Spencer, MD, explains how to nourish the microbiome by eating whole foods and limiting sugar, processed foods and emulsifiers.

How Internet Addiction May Affect Your Teen’s Brain, According to a New Study CNN Health 6/5/24 Smita Das, MD, discusses therapies that can help treat internet addiction.

Myelination in the Brain May be Key to ‘Learning’ Opioid Addiction Stanford Report 6/5/24 New Stanford Medicine research has found that the process of adaptive myelination, which helps the brain learn new skills, can also promote addiction to opioids. Michelle Monje, MD, is quoted.

Harnessing the Power of VR for Pain and Anxiety in Patients With IBD Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News 6/5/24 Many inflammatory bowel disease patients still grapple with inadequate relief from debilitating pain and psychological distress. Ana Vanessa Wren, MD, discusses the potential of virtual reality to address their symptoms.

Myelination in the Brain May Be Key to ‘Learning’ Opioid Addiction Neuroscience News 6/5/24 New Stanford Medicine research has found that the process of adaptive myelination, which helps the brain learn new skills, can also promote addiction to opioids. Michelle Monje, MD, is quoted.
Also See: Scienmag, Stanford Medicine News Center

Stanford Study Examines the Lasting Effects Wildfires Have on Soil, Posing New Problems Bay Area ABC (KGO 7) 6/4/24 Sharon Chinthrajah, MD, discusses the impact of exposure to particles from wildfires.

Allen Institute for Cell Science Launches First Disease-Specific Cell Line Collections Morningstar 6/4/24 Daniel Bernstein, MD, and Kathleen Ruppel, MD, PhD, explain how cell lines enable researchers to understand how the molecular changes manifest at the sarcomeric and cellular levels.
Also See: GoSkagit.com, Scienmag

Scientists Push Single-Molecule DNA Sequencing to the Next Level Gladstone Institutes 6/4/24 Siva Kasinathan, MD, PhD, is quoted.

How to Get Your Protein Intake While on Weight Loss Drugs ABC News 6/3/24 Alok Patel, MD, is featured.

Children's Hospitals Brace for Reduced Test Access, Higher Costs Under LDT Final Rule 360Dx 6/3/24 Jennifer Fralick is quoted.

May 2024

133 CIOs to Know | 2024 Becker’s Hospital Review 5/31/24 Tanya Townsend, Chief Information and Digital Officer, is featured.

Leading Through Uncertainty With Grace Lee, MD, MPH National Foundation for Infectious Diseases 5/30/24 Grace Lee, MD, who will receive the 2024 John P. Utz Leadership Award in recognition of her work for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic, shares insights into the complexities and challenges encountered, as well as the importance of vaccine safety during the COVID-19 deliberations.

Will Epilepsy Meds Taken in Pregnancy Affect a Child's Creativity? US News and World Report 5/30/24 Kimford Meador, MD, discusses a new study that shows newer epilepsy drugs taken while pregnant won’t affect the creative thinking of children.
Also See: UPI, MedPage Today, Drugs.com, HealthDay, American Academy of Neurology

Nightmares and Chronic Illness: Researchers Look at Potential Link Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5) 5/30/24 Rafael Pelayo, MD, discusses a new study that looks at how the frequency and intensity of nightmares and 'daymares' could be linked to lupus or other autoimmune diseases.

Can Video Games Ease Vaccine Anxiety? Newsnet 5/29/24 It’s the visit no kid looks forward to, getting a shot in the arm. That is why the Stanford Medicine Children's Chariot program created a new video game, Pinataz, to distract kids and take away any anxiety they may feel during the experience. Sam Rodriguez, MD, is featured.

Night Nannies: A Work Perk Too Far? Financial Times 5/28/24 Shannon Sullivan, MD, is quoted.

'I Just See Them All Over TikTok': Dangerous Drinking Trend Known as BORG Hitting College Campuses Detroit ABC (WXYZ 7) 5/28/24 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned.

Summer Guide to Disney Ride Height Requirements Mickey Blog 5/27/24 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned.

WHO Announces Winners of the 5th Health for All Film Festival World Health Organization 5/26/24 Maya Adam, MD, is mentioned as receiving a special mention.

Medicaid Policy Changes Are Set to Allow Coverage for Some Health Services for Youth in Custody: What Should Pediatricians Know? Nature Pediatric Research 5/22/24 Arash Anoshiravani, MD, is quoted.

Everything to Know About Washing Baby Clothes The Bump 5/21/24 Soniya Mehra, MD, discusses what to consider when washing baby clothes and how to keep your newborns skin safe.

Ease the Way Children’s Hospitals Today Spring 2024 (pg 29) Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital multisensory display wall that creates positive distraction for kids is mentioned.