News Coverage

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

July 2022

Stanford Medicine Children’s Health FASTR Program Health Professional Radio 7/7/22 Emily Kraus, MD, discusses how her team investigates fundamental physiological and sports performance questions important to improving the health and performance of girls and women.

Pediatric Emergency Department Recognized for Comprehensive Care Patch 7/6/22 The Comprehensive Pediatric Receiving Center designation is the highest of four levels of readiness for treating young patients. Bernard Dannenberg, MD, and Moon Lee, MD, are featured.
Also See: Stanford Medicine News Center

California Initiative Supports the Mental Health of Young People HealthLeaders 7/6/22 Steven Adelsheim, MD, explains how allcove centers are designed to provide early intervention for young people experiencing mental health issues before conditions become severe.
Also See: Ramaon Healthcare

How Well do Polio Vaccines Work? Verywell Health 7/5/22 Julianne Burns, MD, is quoted.

What to do if Your Daughter Starts Puberty Earlier Than You've Expected Moms.com 7/5/22 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned.

‘Too Busy to Die’: Brain Cancer Patient and His Mom Save Lives by Pushing Care in New Ways USA Today 7/3/22 Michelle Monje, MD, Crystal Mackall, MD, and Sneha Ramakrishna, MD, are quoted.

How Bad is it Really to Swallow Gum? Livestrong.com 7/3/22 A Stanford Medicine Children’s Health article about how to help a child who has swallowed gum is mentioned.

The Secrets of Covid ‘Brain Fog’ Are Starting to Lift Wired 7/1/22 Michelle Monje, MD, is quoted.
Also See: Palo Alto Online, California 18

June 2022

Biden-Harris Administration Catalyzes Private Health Sector Commitments to Reduce Climate Impacts and Protect Public Health The White House 6/30/22 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is one of the signatories.
Also See: HHS.gov, Chief Healthcare Executive, Healthcare Finance News, Healthcare Purchasing News, India Education Diary, Australia Times of News, Stanford Medicine News Center

Can Kids Get Monkeypox? Health Experts Say Yes Bloomberg 6/30/22 Abraar Karan, MD, says there are still a lot of unknowns about how the virus is spreading and how it could be present in kids.

13 Supply Chain Leaders on Priorities for the Rest of 2022 Becker’s Hospital Review 6/30/22 Amanda Chawla, says the priorities are driven by Stanford Medicine’s vision.

Your High School Son’s Harmful Secret India Currents 6/30/22 Manisha Newaskar, MD, discusses how teens can get severe lung injury related to vaping.

Will New COVID Variants BA.4 and BA.5 Cause the Bay Area’s Surge to Get Even Worse? San Francisco Chronicle 6/29/22 Benjamin Pinsky, MD, says the variants alone won’t define how the surge unfolds this summer, but human behavior will be a factor.

Say Goodbye to Flavored Tobacco in San Jose San Jose Spotlight 6/29/22 Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD, describes how the chemicals that create the flavors can cause lung and heart damage.

Summer Camp After COVID: The Benefits of Camp on Kids’ and Parents’ Mental Health Verywell Mind 6/29/22 Elizabeth Reichert, PhD, points out that engaging with the wilderness can boost mood and help bolster coping strategies.

Delta Reinfection Risk Low Among Unvaccinated Children Nature 6/29/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, is quoted.

Cancer Cell Therapy Innovator Shifts Focus Toward Treatment of Solid Tumors Healio 6/29/22 Crystal Mackall, MD, and Robbie Majzner, MD, are featured.

Research Shows Climate Change Causing Greater Pollution Impacts on Young Lungs Jefferson Public Radio 6/29/22 Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD, describes how the effects of climate change are especially pronounced on children, who need clean air to grow healthy lungs, and do not get much of it in many parts of the world.

Demand for Plan B Surges, Prompting Some Drug Stores to Set Purchase Limits Bay Area NBC (KNTV 11), San Diego NBC (KNSD 7) 6/28/22 Andrea Henkel, MD, is quoted.
Also See: Bay Area ABC (KGO 7) (Andrea Henkel, MD), Bay Area KRON 4 and Atlanta WAOK Radio (Sophia Yen, MD)

Doctors Say IVF Treatment Process Likely to Get More Complicated, Costly Amid Overturn of Roe Bay Area ABC (KGO 7) 6/28/22 Ruben Alvero, MD, is quoted.
Also See: Bay Area KRON 4

In Their Scrubs and White Coats, Stanford Doctors Rally Against Roe v. Wade Decision Palo Alto Online 6/28/22 Kate Shaw, MD, Hayley Miller, MD, and Metty Markwei, MD, are quoted.

Women Have Stronger Immune Systems: Why That’s Not Always a Good Thing Healthline 6/28/22 Hector Bonilla, MD, is quoted.

“It’s a Great Place to Be”: CIO Ed Kopetsky on Building a Strong & Resilient Culture HealthsystemCIO.com 6/27/22 Ed Kopetsky, Chief Information Officer at Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, discusses telehealth’s positive impact and lessons learned from COVID-19.
Also See: Becker’s Health IT

Study: Children of All Ages Can Face Long COVID Symptoms CNN 6/27/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, is quoted.

NY Health System to Use Digital Platform to Inform Teenagers of Diabetes Risks mHealth Intelligence 6/27/22 A Stanford Medicine Children’s Health study is mentioned.

Physicians Transplant Kidneys into Children Without Immune Suppressing Drugs Healthline 6/27/22 Alice Bertaina, MD, describes the medical breakthrough.
Also See: SingularityHub

CDC Director Signs Off on Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine for People Ages 6 Through 17 CNN 6/24/22 Grace Lee, MD, is quoted.
Also See: US News & World Report, MomsRising Breaking Through Podcast, and The Ticker (Yvonne Maldonado, MD), Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Times, Yahoo! Life, and Yahoo (Alok Patel, MD), San Jose Spotlight and Patch (Nadereh Varamini, MD), Verywell Health (Jennifer Kaufman, MD), Science News (Hayley Gans, MD)

The Abortion Pill: How it Works, Side Effects and More Forbes 6/24/22 Erica Cahill, MD, is quoted.

Emmett’s Journey: Treatment for Tetralogy of Fallot Myrtle Beach NBC (WMBF 32) 6/24/22 Yatine Lee, mother of Stanford Medicine Children’s Health patient Emmett Watanabe, discusses her son’s rare heart condition, Tetralogy of Fallot. Greg Adamson, MD, is also featured.
Also See: SW Louisiana Fox (KVHP 29), SW Louisiana NBC (KPLC 7)

A “Morning-of” Pill for On-Demand Contraception Drug Discovery News 6/24/22 Paul Blumenthal, MD, and Erica Cahill, MD, describe a small pilot study that looked at a combination of two FDA-approved drugs.

Helping Kids Stay Safe, Healthy During Summer Break Travel Guides & Ideas 6/23/22 Alok Patel, MD, is quoted.

What’s the Plan for the Tampon Shortage? The New York Times 6/22/22 Nichole Tyson, MD, discusses alternatives, like menstrual cups and period underwear.

Alladapt Raises $119 Million to Study Food-Allergy Treatment Wall Street Journal 6/22/22 Kari Nadeau, MD, is quoted.

Fisher-Price Infant to Toddler Rockers Warning: What Parents Should Know Healthline 6/22/22 Joelle McConlogue, MD, shares tips on what parents should do about putting their baby to sleep.
Also see: What to Expect

How has COVID-19 Changed How Other Viruses Circulate? Bay Area KCBS Radio 6/20/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, discuss how the coronavirus has changed the way colds, flu, and other common viruses act differently.
Also See: Bay Area KCBS Radio

Local Doctor Discusses Monkeypox Outbreak Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5) 6/20/22 Anne Liu, MD, is quoted.
Also See: Stanford Medicine News Center (Roshni Mathew, MD) and Stanford Medicine News Center (Benjamin Pinsky, MD)

What to Know About the Covid Vaccine for Little Kids The New York Times 6/18/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, is quoted.
Also See: The New York Times, ABC News, Good Morning America, NPR, TIME, Scripps National News, Bay Area NBC (KNTV 11), Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5), Bay Area Telemundo (KSTS 48), Mercury News, Los Angeles TimesNature, and Newsy (Yvonne Maldonado, MD), NPR, CNBC, USA Today, Bay Area KRON 4, Bay Area Parent, HeHo Taiwan, Medically Prime, Super News, Stanford Medicine Children’s Health YouTube Channel, and Stanford Medicine News Center (Grace Lee, MD), ABC News, Yahoo! Life, and Healthline (Alok Patel, MD), Bay Area Fox (KTVU 2) (Julianne Burns, MD), Popular Science, Health, and Florida Phoenix (Hayley Gans, MD), San Francisco Chronicle (Michelle Monje, MD)

Children's Fairyland Book Festival 2022: Oakland Patch 6/18/22 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health mentioned as a sponsor of the event.

Women Power Players in Health IT Becker’s Hospital Review 6/16/22 Natalie Pageler, MD, and Lisa Grisim, RN, are listed.

Here's How Soon LA County Could Bring Back Indoor Mask Requirement Amid Rising Hospitalizations Los Angeles ABC (KABC 7) 6/16/22 Health officials are warning the region could be forced to mask indoors again due to rising COVID numbers. Alok Patel, MD, is quoted.

Granite Bay Family Thankful for Organ Donation and Says it Saved Their Baby's Life Sacramento ABC (KXTV 10) 6/16/22 Carlos Esquivel, MD, comments on the importance of organ donors.
Also See: Tampa Bay CBS (WTSP 10)

Summer Camp After COVID: The Benefits of Camp on Kids' and Parents' Mental Health Verywell Mind 6/16/22 Elizabeth Reichert, PhD, describes how kids engaging with the wilderness can boost mood and help bolster coping strategies.

Medical Moment: One Infant’s Battle with Tetralogy of Fallot Indiana NBC (WNDU 16) 6/16/22 Yatine Lee, mother of Stanford Medicine Children’s Health patient Emmett Watanabe, discusses her son’s rare heart condition, Tetralogy of Fallot. Greg Adamson, MD, is also featured.
Also See: Lehigh Valley WFMZ-TV

For Packard, a Family Legacy Fuels Cutting-Edge Care for Mothers and Babies Inside Philanthropy 6/15/22 David Stevenson, MD, and Cynthia Brandt, CEO of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, is quoted.
Also See: Becker’s Hospital CFO Report, Palo Alto Online

New Kidney Transplant Approach Could Eliminate Need for Lifelong Immune Drugs NBC News 6/15/22 Siblings Paizlee and Kruz Davenport are the first people in the world to get kidney transplants without the need for a lifetime of immune-suppressing drugs. Alice Bertaina, MD, describes the procedure that helped them, which recently received FDA approval as a treatment for several types of kidney disease.
Also See: US News & World Report, Huntsville ABC (WAAY 31), AL.com, Mississippi NBC/Fox (WTVA 9), The Hill, HealthDay, UPI, Gizmodo, LiveScience, BioSpace, ScienceAlert, News Medical, Medical Xpress, Doctissimo France, Stanford Medicine News Center

The Battle Over Gender Therapy The New York Times 6/15/22 Jack Turban, MD, discusses why more teenagers are seeking information and support about transitioning and what to do to help them.
Also see: The Hill, IFL Science, Media Matters, Akron Beacon Journal

Why the CDC Ended Testing for International Flights ABC News 6/15/22 Alok Patel, MD, breaks down new travel guidelines from the CDC, COVID-19 vaccines for kids and quick-spreading Omicron subvariants.

Children at Particular Risk of Climate Change, Air Pollution Effects: Analysis The Hill 6/15/22 Kari Nadeau, MD, explains how children may suffer from at least one climate change-related event in the next 10 years.
Also See: New England Journal of Medicine, Earth.com, Scope

Virus Update: COVID Can Cloud the Brain for Half a Year, Study Finds San Francisco Chronicle 6/15/22 Michelle Monje, MD, describes a study showing how COVID-19 survivors frequently experience lingering neurological symptoms that resemble cancer therapy-related cognitive impairment.
Also See: Palo Alto Online, Science, Baptist Health South Florida, Stanford Medicine News Center

Allies in Action: Embracing LGBTQ+ Families Bay Area ABC (KGO 7) 6/15/22 Jack Turban, MD, discusses ways for parents and children to talk openly about LGBTQ+ families and why gender-affirming care is beneficial from a mental health perspective.

How Improving Your Child’s Gut Health Benefits Their Whole Body Motherly (paid article) 6/15/22 Katya Gerwein, MD, is quoted.

These are the Nation's Top Children's Hospitals, according to US News & World Report USA Today 6/14/22 For a third consecutive year, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford has been named among the top 10 children’s hospitals in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2022–23 Best Children’s Hospitals survey.
Also See: Yahoo! Finance, Becker’s Hospital Review, Becker’s ASC Review, Becker’s Spine Review, Becker’s Health IT, MedPage Today, Patch, Advisory Board, Darik News, 6Park News, Quick Telecast, NewsHub, INFODIG, NewsToday, Acesparks, NewsBreak, Stanford Medicine Children’s Health News Center

How to Respond to a Son Who Keeps Saying He Hates & Wants to Hurt His Classmates Moms 6/14/22 A Stanford Medicine Children’s Health article about strategies to help your child better express anger is mentioned.

Can Kids Work Out at the Gym? Experts Reveal Age Limits, Benefits—and Potential Drawbacks Yahoo! Life 6/9/22 Tim Liu, PT, DPT, explains the health benefits of resistance training for children and teens.

Fostering a Data Culture Within an Organization Electronic Health Reporter 6/8/22 Brendan Watkins, chief analytics officer, describes the key principles for cultivating a data culture.
Also See: Health IT Analytics

Mental Health Impact of Gun Violence on Kids ABC News 6/7/22 Alok Patel, MD, discusses the toll school shootings have on children survivors’ mental health.
Also See: ABC News

Louisiana Becomes 18th State to Enact a Transgender Athlete Ban NBC News 6/7/22 Jack Turban, MD, is mentioned.

FDA Announces New Initiative, 'Supplement Your Knowledge' Good Morning America 6/4/22 Alok Patel, MD, shares tips on how to use supplements.

The 10-Year-Old’s Symptoms Passed—But Then Worse Ones Set in. Her Case Shows How Little We Know About Long COVID in Kids San Francisco Chronicle 6/4/22 Roshni Mathew, MD, discusses how long COVID presents in children.
Also See: Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5) (Jorge Salinas, MD)

How Can People Fall Asleep to True Crime Shows and Podcasts? Buzzfeed News 6/4/22 Rafael Pelayo, MD, explains this phenomenon is similar to telling children bedtime stories.

High-Risk Babies Don’t Always Get the Follow-up Care They Need Scope 6/3/22 Susan Hintz, MD, discusses a study showing how children of Black mothers, teen moms, and those whose moms are less educated were among those more likely to miss follow-up care.

Guide to Kids’ Summertime Illnesses and Injuries Forbes Health 6/2/22 Alok Patel, MD, is quoted.

Team Sports: Good for Kids' Minds, Too US News & World Report and HealthDay 6/2/22 Erin Moix Grieb, MD, is quoted.

Stanford Medicine Children's receives $100M gift for $800M labor and delivery project Becker’s Hospital Review 6/2/22 The modernized labor and delivery unit will allow for 20 percent more births at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and will have a dedicated unit for high-risk mothers.
Also See: Becker’s Hospital Review, Bay Area KCBS Radio, Los Altos Town Crier, Univision Canada, HealthLeaders Media, Philanthropy News Digest, Patch, Healthcare Design Magazine, Stanford Report, Stanford Medicine Children’s Health News Center

Youngest Children Could Get Covid Shots in Late June, White House Says The New York Times 6/2/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, is quoted.
Also See: ABC News (Alok Patel, MD)

Empowering the Next Generation of Nurse Leaders Managed Healthcare Executive 6/2/22 Jesus Cepero, PhD, RN, urges health care organizations to encourage anyone in need to explore the mental health and wellness resources available at their institution.

COVID: Alameda County to Require Masks in Most Indoor Settings as Cases Spike Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5) 6/2/22 Hector Bonilla, MD, is quoted.
Also See: San Francisco Chronicle and Bay Area Telemundo (KSTS 48) (Jorge Salinas, MD)

Myths You Should Stop Believing About Cholesterol Health Digest 6/2/22 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned.

Use of These Epilepsy Meds During Pregnancy Linked to Child's Autism MedPage Today 6/1/22 Kimford Meador, MD, is quoted.

A Big Reason Your Teenagers Stop Listening to You Psychology Today 6/1/22 New research from the Stanford School of Medicine suggests that there is actually a neurobiological basis for this age-old phenomenon.

May 2022

Tripping Over the Potential of Psychedelics for Autism Spectrum News 5/31/22 Robert Malenka, MD, is quoted.

Addressing Asian and Pacific Islander Mental Health in the U.S. Stanford Medicine News Center 5/31/22 Shashank Joshi, MD, is quoted.

Voices for Change: May 29, 2022 Bay Area Fox (KTVU 2) 5/29/22 Elizabeth Reichert, PhD, talks about how parents can be there for their children after the events in Uvalde, Texas.

AI Device Helps Diagnose Autism in Children Psychology Today 5/29/22 Dennis Wall, PhD, is mentioned regarding a study that evaluated a software as a medical device.

How Parents Should Handle the Baby Formula Shortage, According to Pediatricians TIME 5/27/22 Shweta Namjoshi, MD, provides guidance to parents, including a tip about how pediatricians can help families locate shops where formula is in stock and safely guide them to different brands.

4 Chronic Care Use Cases for Remote Patient Monitoring mHealth Intelligence 5/27/22 Priya Prahalad, MD, describes a study that showed 53 percent of children provided with continuous glucose monitors reached the standard of care goal of having an A1c below 7 percent.

Why Person-Centered Care is Needed to Help Patients With Pain American Medical Association 5/26/22 Rita Agarwal, MD, addressed the limitations of one-size-fits-all opioid prescribing policies in pediatric pain management.

The Future of Birth Control Neo.life 5/26/22 Paul Blumenthal, MD, discusses his study that involved a two-cycle pill taken before intercourse that contained two drugs.

Seven People in the US Confirmed or Presumed to Have Monkeypox in 5 States ABC News 5/25/22 Alok Patel, MD, is quoted.

Yuck! Don’t Vape That Scope 5/25/22 Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD, describes the latest study that shows 25 percent of teens and young adults use non-nicotine vapes, which are poorly regulated.

The Future of Allergy Diagnosis Stanford News Center 5/25/22 Kari Nadeau, MD, is mentioned.

Texas Tragedy: Bay Area Mental Health Experts Address Ways to Process Grief, Help Children Cope Bay Area ABC (KGO 7) 5/24/22 Hilit Kletter, PhD, is quoted.
Also See: Bay Area Fox (KTVU 2), Texas KKSA Radio, Newsbreak.com

Cochlear Implants Show Benefit in Deaf Children with Developmental Delays MedPage Today 5/24/22 Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital is mentioned as a study site.
Also See: TechiLive

AI’s Biggest Challenge AIMed 5/24/22 Charitha Reddy, MD, discusses EchoNet Peds and the challenges of accessing and sharing data at AIMed’s Global Summit.

Parents Sleep Better When Their Kids Do Top Doctor Magazine 5/24/22 A Stanford Medicine Children’s Health study is mentioned.

Pfizer 3-dose COVID vaccine 80% effective against symptomatic omicron infection for youngest children ABC News 5/23/22 Alok Patel, MD, is quoted.
Also See: ABC News, Bay Area ABC (KGO 7), Los Angeles ABC (KABC 7) and Los Angeles ABC (KABC 7) (Alok Patel, MD),  Bay Area Fox (KTVU 2) (Hector Bonilla, MD), Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5) (Malathi Srinivasan, MD)

The Earlier, The Better: How Parents Can Recognize the Symptoms of Childhood Celiac Disease Bay Area NBC (KNTV 11) (paid article) 5/23/22 Nasim Sabery Khavari, MD, explains how early diagnosis and treatment is key to minimizing the risk of long-term health problems linked to celiac disease.

Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy Linked to Better MH in Trans Youth Psychiatric News 5/23/22 Jack Turban, MD, says training in gender-affirming care in medical schools, residencies, and fellowships is crucial to addressing the shortage of physicians who can provide such care.

The Surprising Risks of Sleeping in on the Weekend The Paper Gown 5/23/22 Rafael Pelayo, MD, suggests waking up at your normal time, then taking a short nap during the day whenever you notice yourself feeling tired.

Cloud Computing Speeds Up Digital Transformation HealthTech Magazine 5/21/22 Garima Srivastava, executive director of enterprise business and web systems, writes about building “digital-first” business models.

Seven Fascinating Facts About Female Masturbation Yahoo! Life 5/21/22 Leah Millheiser, MD, is quoted.

The C.D.C. recommends Pfizer-BioNTech boosters for children 5 to 11. The New York Times 5/19/22 Grace Lee, MD, is quoted.
Also See: Associated Press, NPR, Los Angeles Times, The Mercury News, Chicago NBC (WMAQ 5), News Press, Now, Hastings Tribune, Healio, Barron’s and AAP News (Grace Lee, MD), ABC News and ABC News Live (Alok Patel, MD), Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5), Boston NPR, and Reading Eagle (Yvonne Maldonado, MD), Bay Area ABC (KGO 7) and Los Angeles ABC (KABC 7) (David Cornfield, MD), San Francisco Chronicle (Anne Liu, MD)

Awards Given for Promoting Diversity in Medicine Stanford Medicine News Center 5/19/22 Fernando Mendoza, MD, Yvonne Maldonado, MD, Baraka Floyd, MD, and Monica Ruiz, MD, are quoted.

Four Questions for Desiree LaBeaud Stanford News Center 5/18/22 Desiree LaBeaud, MD, describes how plastic can affect our bodies.

How to Create a Healthcare Data Culture Health IT Analytics 5/17/22 Brendan Watkins, chief analytics officer at Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, shares his thoughts on how data management, governance, and analysis are critical for health care providers to deliver high-quality care and improve patient outcomes.

Paulami Chatterjee, PhD: Lowering Airway Iron to Treat ABPA in Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis HCP Live 5/17/22 Paulami Chatterjee, PhD, cites an urgent need for new treatment strategies, adding that reducing airway iron could result in a decrease in the production of aspergillus fumigatus proteases.

CDC Investigating Mystery Cases of Hepatitis in Children Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5) 5/16/22 Leina Alrabadi, MD, discusses the symptoms that parents should be on the lookout for, and if the hepatitis A and B vaccines provide protection against hepatitis from adenoviruses.

Is it Safe for Babies to Sleep in Car Seats? New Law Raises Questions Mercury News 5/16/22 Debra Babcock, MD, explains safe sleep practices.

Baby Formula Shortage: What Parents Should and Shouldn’t Do ABC News, Good Morning America 5/14/22 Alok Patel, MD, is quoted.
Also See: Consumer Reports, Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5), and La Opinión (Shweta Namjoshi, MD)

Congress Should Apply a Key Lesson from the War on Cancer to Address Pediatric Behavioral, Mental Health Crisis The Hill 5/13/22 Paul King, president and CEO of Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, discusses how the Strengthen Kids’ Mental Health Now Act would repair the pediatric health care safety net and improve access to behavioral and mental health care through better integration and coordination.

COVID-19 Uptick Prompts Health Officials to Advise Stepped-Up Precautions Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5) 5/13/22 Jorge Salinas, MD, says it’s important not to view wearing a mask as a chore, but as a part of your daily routine.
Also See: San Jose Spotlight (Yvonne Maldonado, MD), Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5) (Anne Liu, MD), Hispanic LA and Siliconeer (Manisha Newaskar, MD)

5 Things No One Tells You About Pregnancy, According to an Obstetrician Romper (paid article) 5/13/22 Virginia Chan, DO, is quoted.

How to Help Children Feel Comfortable Expressing Their Feelings U.S. News & World Report 5/11/22 Mari Kurahashi, MD, shares tips on how to have conversations with kids about current and emerging crises and help them understand and process emotions.

Community Spaces Designed to Make an Impact Architectural Digest 5/11/22 Jill Ann Sullivan, Stanford Medicine Children’s Health Sr. VP of Strategic Space Planning and General Services, explains how Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital was designed to help obstetric and pediatric patients.

Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas Bring Baby Girl Home After 100 Days In NICU; But What Is NICU? MSN India 5/11/22 Stanford Medicine Children's Health is mentioned about why some babies are admitted to the NICU.

FDA Approves First and Only Medication to Treat Chronic Yeast Infections Health 5/10/22 Hayley Miller, MD, says there have not been any new therapeutic options for almost two decades.

What Parents Can Do Amid Drastic Shortage in Baby Formula Bay Area NBC (KNTV 11) 5/10/22 Shweta S. Namjoshi, MD, offers tips on what parents of infants should and shouldn’t do.

FDA Approves First and Only Medication to Treat Chronic Yeast Infections Health 5/10/22 Hayley Miller, MD, is quoted.

Meet the Parents Who Refuse to Give Their Kids Smartphones The Washington Post 5/9/22 Bradley Aaron Zicherman, MD, explains how smartphone addiction mimics substance-abuse in the way it triggers dopamine responses in the brain.
Also See: Stars and Stripes

SJ Reinstates Temporary Mask Mandate for City Employees Bay Area ABC (KGO 7) 5/9/22 Jorge Salinas, MD, is quoted.
Also See: Healthychildren.org (Yvonne Maldonado, MD)

COVID Symptoms Unlikely to Relapse After Taking Paxlovid Verywell Health 5/9/22 Prasanna Jagannathan, MD, is quoted.

CDC Investigating 109 Cases of Hepatitis Among Children, Five Deaths, Since October The Washington Post 5/6/22 Leina Alrabadi, MD, says it is too early to know what is causing the outbreak of severe cases.
Also See: Verywell Health, Anchorage Daily News

How Much Sleep Your Child Needs by Age Verywell Family 5/6/22 Caroline Okorie, MD, is quoted.

Lawn Love: 2022's Worst Cities for Grass Allergies This Summer Lawn Love 5/6/22 Sean McGhee, MD, is quoted

94% of Transgender Youth Maintain Gender Identity 5 Years After Social Transition Healthline 5/5/22 Jack Turban, MD, is quoted.
Also See: MedPage Today

As Cases Increase, the Bay Area is California's COVID Hotspot NPR 5/4/22 Jorge Salinas, MD, is featured.
Also See: San Francisco Chronicle and Bay Area KQED (Jorge Salinas, MD), ABCNews.com, ABCNews.com and ABC News (Alok Patel, MD), Bay Area ABC (KGO 7), Bay Area KCBS Radio and Orange County Register (Yvonne Maldonado, MD), San Francisco Chronicle (Benjamin Pinsky, MD)

FDA Approves First COVID Treatment for Young Kids Verywell Health 5/4/22 The FDA has approved the antiviral remdesivir for the treatment of children younger than 12 who have COVID-19 and are at a high risk of severe illness. Alok Patel, MD, is quoted.

Stanford Collaborates with Local School Districts to Support Mental Health and Well-Being Stanford News 5/4/22 Shashank Joshi, MD, is quoted.

Pfizer Seeks Approval for COVID-19 Boosters in Kids Age 5-11. What Parents Need to Know NBC Today 5/3/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, comments on the current data we have for boosters in the 5- to 11-year-old age group.
Also See: NPRBay Area CBS (KPIX 5)WebMD, and ABC News (Alok Patel, MD)

6 Facts About Abortion that Everyone Should Know Yahoo! Life 5/3/22 Andrea Henkel, MD, is quoted.

What Parents Need to Know About Caring For Kids' Skin — and 3 of the Most Common Issues PopSugar (paid article) 5/3/22 Nora Fahden, MD, provides advice to parents about what to do when their child has eczema, warts, or hives.

Transgender Youth Care: Here's How Treatments, Scientific Thought Have Changed Over the Years Montgomery Advertiser 5/3/22 Jack Turban, MD, describes how affirmation of a person’s gender identity results in good mental health outcomes.

The Brain ‘Learns’ to Have Seizures More Efficiently and Frequently Over Time, Mouse Study Shows STAT News 5/2/22 Juliet Knowles, MD, and Michelle Monje, MD, describe the results of a study that found the same process that allows you to hold onto new information and skills could also make certain neurological diseases worse.
Also See: Stanford Medicine News Center

Who is Afraid of Birth Control? New York Magazine 5/2/22 Leah Millheiser, MD, cites decades of studies documenting the safety and effectiveness of approved oral contraceptives for eligible patients.

Vegetarian and Meat-Eating Children Have Similar Growth and Nutrition But Not Weight, Study Finds CNN 5/2/22 Maya Adam, MD, is quoted.

U.S. Bank Inspirational Athlete | Kevin Macy from Serra Cal-Hi Sports 5/1/22 Kevin Macy went through open heart surgery for an anomalous coronary artery when he was a sophomore in high school. Frank Hanley, MD, describes the condition.

Out of Order Real Simple Magazine May 2022 Rafael Pelayo, MD, discusses best solutions on sleeping through the night and how insomnia is a symptom that becomes a syndrome over time.

April 2022

Climate Action is Critical for Health Equity. Community Health Clinics are Key - And Need More Support. USA Today 4/30/22 Lisa Patel, MD, says community health centers are on frontlines of addressing climate change-driven health inequities.

10-Year-Old Tate Fegley Is the World's Strongest Child and Deadlifts Double His Bodyweight VNExplorer.com 4/29/22 Emily Kraus, MD, is mentioned regarding the evolving debate about pre-adolescent strength training.

Stanford Scientists Confirm What Parents Already Know — Teens Tune Them Out San Francisco Chronicle 4/28/22 Daniel Abrams, PhD, and Vinod Menon, PhD, explain the findings of a recent Stanford study that shows children start to switch off their mother’s voices and tune into unfamiliar ones around the age of 13 or 14.
Also See: Fast Company, UPI, HealthDay, The Independent, The Times (UK), Daily Mail, Audacy, Los Angeles Fox (KTTV 11), New York Fox (WNYW 5), Scary Mommy, Earth.com, Futurity, EuroWeekly News, 10Play (Australia), Economic Times, Sacramento Bee

Webinar: How Children’s Hospitals Can Plan for the Future of Pediatric Care and COVID-19 US News & World Report 4/28/22 Dennis Lund, MD, discusses what children’s hospitals have learned since the onset of the pandemic and how that is informing their strategic thinking for the future.

Antibiotics Tied to Lower Effectiveness of Childhood Vaccines Science Magazine 4/28/22 Bali Pulendran, PhD, says the study shows another reason why overprescribing antibiotics is not a good idea.

‘Overcome Pretty Much Anything’: At 20, Caldwell Man Has Second New Kidney, Fresh Hope Idaho Statesman 4/28/22 Paul Grimm, MD, discusses a patients FSGS diagnosis and how he had a complete stem cell transplant and a kidney transplant from that same living donor.

Did Faulty Assumptions Dash Parents’ Hope for an Under-5 Vaccine? The New York Times 4/27/22 Michael Lin, MD, is quoted.

Abducted Baby Found Unharmed Bay Area FOX (KTVU 2) 4/27/22 Melissa Egge, MD, is quoted.

What's the Dark Line on Rihanna's Pregnant Belly? The Linea Nigra Explained Yahoo! Life 4/27/22 Danielle Panelli, MD, discusses how many pregnant people will usually experience some form of “linea nigra” development.

Pfizer Asks FDA to Authorize Booster Shots for Kids Ages 5 Through 11 NPR 4/26/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, explains why boosters are important to maintain immunity.

Everything You Should Know About UTIs, Including How to Get Rid of Them for Good PopSugar 4/26/22 Craig Comiter, MD, is quoted.

Stanford Medicine Children’s Health Launches New Center for Pediatric IBD and Celiac Disease Celiac.com 4/26/22 Michael J. Rosen, MD, describes how collaboration with expert clinical immunologists and geneticists will provide advanced diagnostic and treatment options to children with IBD and celiac disease disorders that do not respond to standard treatment.

COVID Shots Still Work But Researchers Hunt New Improvements Associated Press 4/24/22 Grace Lee, MD, is quoted.
Also See: PBS.org, MedPageToday

After California Postponed its COVID Vaccine Mandate for Kids, Experts Ponder: Will Shots Ever Be Required? San Francisco Chronicle 4/24/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, is quoted.
Also See: San Francisco Chronicle (Yvonne Maldonado, MD), Bay Area ABC (KGO 7) (David Cornfield, MD)

CDC Concludes that Requiring Masks for Travel Remains Necessary for Public Health ABC News 4/22/22 Alok Patel, MD, discusses mask confusion as COVID cases rise in some parts of the country and subvariants of omicron continue to spread.
Also See: ABCNews.com, ABCNews.com, ABCNews.com and Bay Area ABC (KGO 7) (Alok Patel, MD), Bay Area KCBS Radio (Yvonne Maldonado, MD), Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5) and San Francisco Chronicle (Jorge Salinas, MD), Arab American News, India Currents and Hispanic LA (Manisha Newaskar, MD)

The Pediatric Academic Societies 2022 Meeting Returns In-Person to Denver, Featuring the Latest in Pediatric Research Associated Press 4/22/22 (paid article) Grace Lee, MD, is one of the keynote speakers at the meeting, which presents the latest in pediatric research with scientific breakthroughs, innovative studies and medical advances.

CDC Panel Skeptical of Fourth Covid Shots for Broader Population, Says U.S. Needs Clear Vaccine Strategy CNBC 4/21/22 Grace Lee, MD, discusses the need to consider long-term consequences of Covid and how it can occur even in mildly symptomatic individuals.
Also See: MedPage Today, San Francisco Chronicle (Julie Parsonnet, MD)

Animal Reservoirs and Immunocompromised Hosts: COVID Dangers on the Road Ahead Medscape 4/21/22 Benjamin Pinsky, MD, addresses COVID testing.

Cluster of Hepatitis Cases in US Children May be Tied to Common Virus Live Science 4/21/22 A Stanford Medicine Children’s Health article about hepatitis complications is mentioned.
Also See: Live Science, Zipe Education

The Army Just Became the Only Service to Give Non-Birthing Parents Leave After a Miscarriage Task & Purpose 4/21/22 A Stanford Medicine Children’s Health article explains how men may also struggle with feelings of loss and inadequacy following a miscarriage.

BA.2 Subvariant Makes its Way to Campus Stanford Daily 4/21/22 Benjamin Pinsky, MD, is quoted.

Brains and Heart Stanford Magazine 4/21/22 Michelle Monje, MD, describes her research into a rare pediatric brain cancer called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). Cynthia Campen, MD, Gary Dahl, MD, Erin Gibson, PhD, Paul Fisher, MD, and Crystal Mackall, MD, are also quoted.

Florida Memo on Gender Dysphoria Contradicts Leading Medical Guidance The Washington Post 4/20/22 Jack Turban, MD, is quoted.
Also See: NBCNews.com

The Risks and Benefits Virtual Reality Presents to Society Inside Telecom 4/20/22 Thomas Caruso, MD, explains how VR is used for pain management in patients.

New Jersey Township Investigating Mysterious ‘Time Cohort’ Cancer Cluster that May Be Linked to High School Fox News 4/19/22 Paul Graham Fisher, MD, is quoted.

Local Doctor Discusses Impact of Pandemic on Mental Health Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5) 4/19/22 David Spiegel, MD, comments on new data from the CDC showing an increase in depression and anxiety in teens.

Medicines for the Flu Are in Short Supply Bay Area Telemundo (KSTS 48) 4/19/22 Jorge Salinas, MD, is quoted.

Tech CEO and Family Spend Spring Break Helping Colleagues in War-Ravaged Ukraine USA Today 4/19/22 Rayhan Lal, MD, is helping workers with diabetes in Ukraine and India manage their insulin levels.

Allcove, the Next Step in Youth Mental Health NACO.com 4/18/22 Steven Adelsheim, MD, discusses the allcove health care centers that offers services to support mental health and wellbeing for youth and young adults in Santa Clara County.

Stanford Hospital Patients Take Part in Easter Scavenger Hunt: Photos Patch 4/18/22 Nearly 50 patients at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford celebrated spring last week by taking part in a scavenger hunt. Child Life specialist Samantha Johnson is quoted.

The FDA Authorizes the First Coronavirus Breath Test The New York Times 4/17/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, says having more testing options will help the transition to the endemic phase of the pandemic.

As COVID-19 Cases Rise, Disability Advocates Say CDC Isn't Doing Enough ABC News 4/15/22 Alok Patel, MD, is quoted.

Dr. Yvonne Maldonado Has Been on the Frontline of Global Health Challenges. Nothing Prepared Her for COVID-19. Palo Alto Weekly 4/15/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, is honored with the Tall Tree Global Impact Award for her work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Also See: Palo Alto Online

New Cases of Childhood Diabetes Rose During the Pandemic Scientific American 4/15/22 Peter Jackson, PhD, describes his research using mass spectrometry to investigate why COVID-19 may either kick off or exacerbate diabetes.

Physician Explains How COVID-19 Mutes Sense of Smell Scope 4/15/22 Zara Patel, MD, is quoted.

8-Year-Old Kidney Transplant Recipient Will Run the Bases at Reno Aces Game Reno ABC (KOLO 8) 4/15/22 Jehudiel Mendoza Moreno received a life-saving kidney transplant at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.
Also See: Reno 2 News

Airline and public transportation mask mandate: How risky will travel be after rules expire in May? San Francisco Chronicle 4/14/22 Jorge Salinas, MD, is quoted.

AHA News: Connecting Health, Pollution and Fairness – That's Environmental Justice US News & World Report 4/13/22 Lisa Patel, MD, explains how where someone lives profoundly affects their health.

Prediabetes in American Teens Has Doubled in the Last 20 Years Verywell Health 4/13/22 Sejal Shah, MD, is quoted.

Who Should Get a 4th Covid Shot? The New York Times 4/12/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, is quoted.
Also See: NPR, CNN, Detroit WJR Radio – Mitch Albom Show, Cincinnati WXVU RadioMIT Technology Review and Scope (Yvonne Maldonado, MD), The Washington Post, Popular Science, Mercury News, and Whittier Daily News (Hayley Gans, MD), Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5) (Jorge Salinas, MD)

What is Perinatal Depression? An Expert Explains. Yahoo! News 4/12/22 Danielle Panelli, MD, describes what symptoms to look out for and who is more at risk of developing perinatal depression.

Melatonin Won’t Cure Your Sleep Problems – And It Might Even Be Harmful Inverse 4/12/22 Circadian physiologist Jamie Zeitzer, PhD, is quoted.

10 Updates for Gastroenterology Leaders Becker’s Hospital Review 4/12/22 Stanford Medicine Children's Health established the Center for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Celiac Disease after receiving a $70 million donation.
Also See: Becker’s GI & Endoscopy, Palo Alto Online

While the BA.2 Variant Gains Ground, Experts Recommend Boosting Los Angeles Post 4/11/22 Manisha Newaskar, MD, emphasizes the importance of vaccinations especially considering the new variant.
Also See: Tennessee Tribune

Once and for All: Do Parents Cause Eating Disorders? Romper 4/11/22 Aileen Whyte, PhD, says that while there has been a lot of research looking at the causes of eating disorders, researchers haven’t found evidence that any parenting style or behavior is the reason for them.

Heart Complications Are Rare and Treatable in Children After COVID-19 Healthline 4/10/22 Elizabeth Profita, MD, explains how myocarditis is treated.

Concerns Raised Over Low Testing Rate Among Teens, Young Adults for STIs Healthline 4/10/22 Gary Schoolnik, MD, is quoted.

Guest Opinion: The True Health Costs of Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers Almanac News 4/9/22 David Axelrod, MD, and Elliot Krane, MD, discuss how environmental pollution disproportionately affects young children, whose lungs, hearts, and brains are still developing.

Sith Lords, SpongeBob and Holy Snopes! Special Themes Aplenty for Aces Games This Year Reno Gazette Journal 4/8/22 Jehudiel Mendoza Moreno, a Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford patient, will run the bases during one of the Reno Aces’ Home Run for Life Games, celebrating organ recipients.
Also See: Reno KTVN 2 News

Deaf LGBTQ Youth, Further on the Margins, Likelier to Feel Depressed or Suicidal Than Their Hearing Peers USA Today 4/6/22 Jack Turban, MD, explains the need for ASL interpreter services and providers with knowledge about the unique challenges faced by deaf LGBTQ+ youth.

Colds and the Flu Vanished During COVID – But, Behold: They’re Back Mercury News 4/6/22 Jorge Salinas, MD, says as mask mandates drop and there is more hugging and handshaking, there is greater transmission of viruses.
Also See: Los Angeles KNX Radio, Seattle Times, World Journal

For the Immunocompromised, COVID Remains a Major Threat WebMD 4/6/22 Jorge Salinas, MD, is quoted.

Youth to Present Mental Health Research at Annual AIM Scientific Symposium Monterey Herald 4/6/22 Shashank Joshi, MD, is mentioned as one of the guest speakers talking about suicide prevention.

Diabetes Drug in Fathers Could Raise Risk of Birth Defects in Babies Motherly 4/6/22 Michael Eisenberg, MD, discusses a new Stanford study that says men’s use of metformin may affect sperm development in a way that increases birth defects in their sons.
Also See: Drugwatch

Stanford Doctor Helps Children with Cancer Evacuate Ukraine, Get Care They Need Bay Area NBC (KNTV 11) 4/5/22 Paul Wise, MD, is quoted.

Hearing on “Communities in Need: Legislation to Support Mental Health and Well-Being” House Committee on Energy & Commerce 4/5/22 Steven Adelsheim, MD, gives testimony about the pediatric mental health crisis during a hearing on legislation to reauthorize federal mental health programs.
Also See: American Hospital Association

Damonte Ranch’s Cooper Anderson as Resilient as They Come Reno ABC (KOLO 8) 4/5/22 A Stanford Medicine Children’s Health article about sports injuries is mentioned.

The Best Children’s Vitamins, According to a Pediatric Dietitian Verywell Family 4/4/22 Clinical dietitian Olivia Mayer says she works with families to understand what their child may be missing in their diet and formulates her recommendations for vitamin and mineral supplements based on those findings.

Creativity, Collaboration Help Radiology Departments Choose Appropriate Sedation for Children Radiological Society of North America 4/4/22 Evan Zucker, MD, explains how radiology departments can implement programs that use moderate sedation instead of deep sedation to help keep children motionless for imaging procedures.

How a Critical Organ Donation Saved Baby Maya's Life Bay Area NBC (KNTV 11) (paid article) 4/4/22 Lindsay Yuh and Mason Hancock are forever grateful for the liver organ donor who saved their baby, Maya.

There’s Good Reason to Worry About the Health Risks of Plastics Washington Post 4/2/22 Some findings suggest tiny plastic particles could disrupt immune and endocrine systems, damage organs, and cause other health problems. Angelle Desiree LaBeaud, MD, is quoted.

Sextortion: Why Teens Are the Most Frequent Target The Daily Mining Gazette 4/2/22 A Stanford Medicine Children’s Health article on understanding the teen brain is mentioned.

‘Not Surprising to See, But Sad’: Experts Alarmed by Large Number of Teens Experiencing Emotional Abuse NBC News 4/1/22 Hilit Kletter, PhD, comments on new data from the CDC that found that more than half of U.S. high school students suffered emotional abuse from a parent or someone else in their home since the start of the pandemic.
Also See: Campus Safety Magazine

What Drives Post-COVID Cognitive Changes? MedPage Today 4/1/22 Michelle Monje, MD, describes new research that suggests an over-stimulated immune system, possibly triggered by ongoing vascular injury and repair, may be behind persistent post-COVID cognitive changes.

Gene Therapy Gel, Vyjuvek, Effectively Heals RDEB Wounds in Phase 1/2 Trial Epidermylosis Bullosa News 4/1/22 Peter Marinkovich, MD, describes a new gene therapy gel for a severe skin disease, known as epidermolysis bullosa or “butterfly disease,” that helped wounds heal and stay healed in a clinical trial.

HealthWatch: What Transgender Teens Desperately Need From their Families Green Bay CBS (WFRV 5) 4/1/22 Tandy Aye, MD, discusses ways families can better support transgender children and teens.

March 2022

Trans Health Care is a “Matter of Life or Death,” Doctors Say CBS News 3/31/22 Tandy Aye, MD, explains how families play an important role in a child’s or teen’s decision to transition, which is why parents are also provided with education, tools, resources, and support groups.

The Covid Vaccination Rates for American Kids is Startlingly Low Scary Mommy 3/31/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, is quoted.

Social Anxiety May Be Causing Teens to Skip School Moms 3/31/22 A Stanford Medicine Children's Health article explaining the disorder of a child who refuses to go to school on a regular basis is mentioned.

75 Black Healthcare Leaders to Know | 2022 Becker’s Hospital Review 3/31/22 Paul King, president and CEO of Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, is highlighted for investing in a digital health program that will give patients more access to care using the hospital's telehealth and virtual technology.

$70M Donation Leads to Launch of Pediatric Gastrointestinal Center at Stanford Becker’s GI & Endoscopy 3/30/22 The new Center for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Celiac Disease at Stanford Medicine Children’s Health will work closely with top pediatric subspecialists in fields such as advanced endoscopy, surgery, pain management, mental health, nutrition and integrative medicine at Stanford to address the comprehensive care needs of children with IBD and celiac disease across the spectrum of severity.
Also See: Associated Press, California Latino News, Panama City, Fl. FOX (WPGX-28), Maine FOX (WWPI-16), Nebraska NBC (WOWT-6), South Florida Hospital News, Philanthropy News Digest, India Education Diary, Benzinga, Markets Insider, MorningStar, BollyInside Daily News, Mom Blog Society, StreetInsider.com, Spoke, Stanford Medicine Children’s News Center, Stanford Medicine News Center, Stanford Report

FDA Approves the 4th COVID-19 Vaccine Shot for Certain Americans ABC News 3/30/22 Alok Patel, MD, discusses the newly approved second booster shot for Americans over the age of 50 or those with preexisting conditions and how to tell if your kids are suffering from allergies or have COVID.
Also See: ABC News (Alok Patel, MD), The New York Times and The New York Times (Yvonne Maldonado, MD), CNN Health, CNN Health, Palo Alto Weekly and Los Angeles Telemundo (KVEA 52) (Jorge Salinas, MD), Telemundo and Bay Area Telemundo (KSTS 48) (Hector Bonilla, MD)

ABC News Special Explores Mental Health Crisis Among Youth Amid COVID-19 Good Morning America 3/30/22 Alok Patel, MD, discusses the importance of addressing mental health struggles/challenges among the youth.

Medical Groups Defend Patient-Physician Relationship and Access to Adolescent Gender-Affirming Care JAMA 3/30/22 Jack Turban, MD, is quoted.

Sleep Reset 2022: Getting Your Sleep Back to Normal U.S. News and World Report 3/29/22 Caroline Okorie, MD, provides tips to reboot good sleep and put sleep disruption to rest.

Coronavirus Today: Another Kind of Refugee Crisis Los Angeles Times 3/29/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, is quoted.

Eshoo, Blunt Rochester, Fitzpatrick Introduce Major Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Children’s Mental Health Congresswoman Eshoo News Center 3/29/22 Representative Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) announced the introduction of H.R. 7236, the Strengthen Kids’ Mental Health Now Act, bipartisan legislation to address the growing crisis of children’s mental health in America. Paul King, president and CEO at Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, is quoted.

Being Black in a White Coat: Reflections of Black Physicians Scope 3/29/22 Iris Gibbs, MD, and Carmin Powell, MD, are mentioned.

Medical Moment: Depression, Suicide Widespread Among Trans Youth Michigan FOX (WFOX 32) 3/29/22 Tandy Aye, MD, describes a Stanford study that found how families can better support transgender children and teens.
Also See: Ivanhoe Broadcast, Michigan CBS (WWUP 10), Missouri CBS (KFVS-12), South Bend, Indiana NBC (WNDU-16)

New AI-Driven Algorithm Can Detect Autism in Brain “Fingerprints” Stanford University Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence 3/28/22 Kaustubh Supekar, PhD, explains how the latest study gets us one step closer to creating objective biomarkers for autism.

Men’s Use of Diabetes Drug Just Before Conception is Linked to a 40% Increase in Birth Defects, Study Finds CNN Health 3/28/22 Michael Eisenberg, MD, discusses a new Stanford study that says men’s use of metformin may affect sperm development in a way that increases birth defects in their sons.
Also See: Reuters, Fox News, HealthDay News, Healthline.com, Medscape, Science News, WebMD, Daily Mail, STAT News, Stanford Medicine Children’s Health News Center

DNA-Spiked Gel Heals the Skin Wounds of ‘Butterfly Children’ Science 3/28/22 Peter Marinkovich, MD, describes a new gene therapy gel for a severe skin disease, known as epidermolysis bullosa or “butterfly disease,” that helped wounds heal and stay healed in a clinical trial.
Also See: New Scientist, HealthDay News, UPI, Yahoo! News, Live Science, Stanford Medicine Children’s Health News Center

Surprising Study Reveals Greater Risks for Moms with Female, vs. Male, Partners San Francisco Chronicle 3/28/22 Juno Obedin-Maliver, MD, and Stephanie Leonard, PhD, discuss how women have a greater risk of complications during and after childbirth - if their partner is female instead of male.
Also See: Bay Area Fox (KTVU 2), Bay Area KCBS Radio, Stanford Medicine Children’s Health News Center

How to Talk to Children About Ukraine Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5) 3/28/22 Mari Kurahashi, MD, shares tips for parents to best help their kids understand this difficult situation, such as creating an open dialogue and letting children know their parents can help them process their emotions.
Also See: Bay Area Parent

Latinx Leadership Awards 2022: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital's Dr. Bonnie Maldonado helps lead the fight against Covid Silicon Valley Business Journal 3/28/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, is featured.

U.S. Senate Approves Safe Cribs Act to Ban Crib Bumpers Giddy 3/28/22 The bipartisan legislation would prevent the sale of these items that increase the risk of SIDS. Jeffrey Tan, MD, is quoted.

Stanford Health Care, Stanford Medicine Children's Health Earn Perfect Scores from LGBTQ Rights Group Stanford Medicine News Center 3/28/22 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned.

How Covid Brain Fog May Overlap With ‘Chemo Brain’ and Alzheimer’s The Washington Post 3/27/22 Michelle Monje, MD, discusses the similarities in the cognitive side effects caused by COVID-19 and a side effect of cancer therapy often called “chemo brain.” Learning more about the root causes of these memory problems could help scientists find ways to prevent or treat them.
Also See: Dallas Morning News

Where the US Stands on COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Under 5 CNN 3/25/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, is quoted.

Why Climate Change May Bring More West Nile Virus to the U.S. Science Friday 3/25/22 Angelle Desiree LaBeaud, MD, is mentioned.

Can Melatonin Gummies Solve Family Bedtime Struggles? Experts Advise Caution Los Angeles Times, Kaiser Health News 3/24/22 Rafael Pelayo, MD, is quoted.

New Drug Gives Patient His Sight Back Scope 3/24/22 Andrea Kossler, MD, discusses how thyroid eye disease was treated with a newly FDA-approved drug called and the effects it had on a patient after two IV infusions of the drug.

Moderna Edges Toward FDA Emergency Use Authorization for Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine NPR 3/23/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, discusses Moderna’s low-dose version of its vaccine and the need for a safe and effective vaccine for kids, including those under age 6.
Also See: San Francisco Chronicle

How To Help Your Kid Overcome Their Fear of the Dark The Washington Post 3/22/22 It's common for children to be scared of the dark. Mari Kurahashi, MD, weighs in on how parents can help their little ones conquer those nighttime fears.
Also See: Parents

Worried About your Child's Spring Allergies? Check Out this Pediatrician's Top 3 Tips Yahoo! Life 3/22/22 Alok Patel, MD, is quoted.

Early Use of Diabetes Technology Drives Better Patient Outcomes in Kids HIT Consultant 3/22/22 A recent Stanford study found that pediatric patients with rapid access to continuous glucose monitoring soon after a type 1 diabetes diagnosis had healthier blood sugar values than an earlier group of patients who weren’t given the monitors near the time of diagnosis. David Maahs, MD, is featured.

How Analytics Can Elevate the Role of Data Across the Care Continuum MedCity News 3/21/22 Brendan Watkins, chief analytics officer at Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is featured.

Is Tinnitus a Rare Side Effect of COVID Vaccines? NBC News 3/20/22 Konstantina Stankovic, MD, discusses her latest research to determine the potential impacts of both COVID and its vaccines on auditory function.

China, UK Experience Rise in COVID-19 Cases ABCNews.com 3/19/22 Experts warn that the ongoing outbreaks around the world indicate that new surges are likely still to come, and that the U.S. should use the current lull to prepare for what’s next. Alok Patel, MD, is featured.
Also See: San Francisco Chronicle (C. Jason Wang, MD)

How Permanent Daylight-Saving Time Would Change San Francisco Sunrises and Sunsets San Francisco Chronicle 3/18/22 Rafael Pelayo, MD, is quoted.

A T-ball Collision Saved this Preschooler’s Life Bakersfield, NBC (KGET-17) 3/18/22 Parents to 4-year-old Carter never could have known that a bump to his head during T-ball would lead to an unexpected discovery—a rare brain tumor. Kelly Mahaney, MD, is quoted.

Will More Virulent COVID-19 Spring from Hamsters, Deer, Mink? OC Register 3/18/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, discusses mutation and how this virus is unpredictable.  

Cone Snail Venom and... Insulin? Scope 3/18/22 Danny Chou, PhD, discusses how insulin-like molecules from cone snail venom are inspiring bioengineers to design faster-acting alternatives, with the potential to free patients with diabetes from the need for close tracking of everything they eat. 

Trans Kids: The Misinformation Battle Gimlet’s Science Vs 3/17/22 Jack Turban, MD, clears up myths about hormone therapy.

Climate Change Already Making Allergy Season Nastier Bay Area NBC (KNTV 11) 3/17/22 Mary Prunicki, MD, discusses how and why pollen season in the U.S. is starting earlier and lasting longer.

Child Poverty will Rise if US Withdraws COVID-Era Benefits, Experts Warn The Guardian (U.K.) 3/17/22 Lisa Chamberlain, MD, is quoted.

In Age of Misinformation, Cancer Care Community Seeks New Ways to Improve Communication Healio News 3/17/22 Erqi Pollom, MD, is featured.

Micro-Preemie Beats Odds to Become Busy Toddler Neonatal Intensive Care Spring 2022 (p.42) Unique Cardiac and Respiratory Care for Infants with BPD (CRIB) Program helps preemies who have both lung and heart disease thrive. Rachel Hopper, MD, and Michael Tracy, MD, are quoted.

Moderna is Going Head-to-Head With Pfizer-BioNTech for the Opportunity to Vaccinate the Youngest Children The New York Times 3/16/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, discusses how new data from both Moderna and Pfizer will offer critical insight into the effectiveness of pediatric shots.
Also See: The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, The Week

Four-Year-Old’s Bumped Head Leads to Brain Tumor Discovery Scope 3/16/22 Carter Henley ran into another child headfirst during his first game of T-ball, which set off a series of events that led to the discovery of a rare brain tumor. Kelly Mahaney, MD, is quoted.

Let Them Play Chicago Reader 3/16/22 Jack Turban, MD, is mentioned in a discussion about how mental health and other challenges affect trans athletes.

How to Support a Child on the Gender Spectrum The New York Times 3/15/22 Jack Turban, MD, is quoted.
Also See: Bay Area KQED Forum, New York Public Radio (WNYC), Newsweek, Axios, Healthline, Daily Caller

Mental Health: Bay Area Teens Grapple with Cost, Stigma and Time Mercury News 3/15/22 Shashank Joshi, MD, says guidance counselors in school are one way to buffer the real challenge of not having enough therapists, psychiatrists, and doctors for everyone’s mental health needs.

Medical Moment: Depression, Suicide Widespread Among Trans Youth Northern Indiana NBC (WNDU 16) 3/15/22 Tandy Aye, MD, describes a Stanford study that found how families can better support transgender children and teens.
Also See: Quad Cities ABC (WQAD 8), South Georgia NBC (WALB 10), West Texas CBS (WOSA 7), Central Michigan NBC (WILX 10), South Carolina NBC (WMBF 32)

Kylie Jenner Says ‘Postpartum Has Not Been Easy’ After Giving Birth to Son Wolf Yahoo Life 3/15/22 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned, explaining hormone changes, as well as general stress from parenting an infant, can lead to anxiety, restlessness, sleep loss and irritability.

Standing Tall Washington Post (Paid Article) 3/14/22 The traditional treatment for scoliosis is spinal fusion, but John Vorhies, MD, explains how spinal tethering, a new kind of procedure, is a less invasive option for patients.

Mental Health of America's Children Only Getting Worse US News & World Report 3/14/22 While COVID disrupted the fabric of family and community life, Lisa Chamberlain, MD, and Paul Wise, MD, explain another take – pointing out that child poverty fell to historic lows during the pandemic.
Also See: Health Day, Daily Mail, Jama Pediatrics, MedicineNet, DoctorsLounge

A New Program Aims to Close the Gender Gap in Sports Science Research Trail Runner Online 3/14/22 Emily Kraus, MD, describes the Stanford FASTR Program, which focuses on the gender gap in human-performance research, empowering female athletes of all levels and backgrounds to achieve longevity in sport.

Daylight Saving Time: How ‘Springing Forward’ Affects Your Mind and Body Yahoo Life 3/12/22 Rafael Pelayo, MD, explains how parents can help their kids adapt to the time change.
Also See: Scope

‘Miracle’ Baby Who Weighed 1 Pound, 4 Ounces at Birth Goes Home Bay Area NBC (KNTV 11), Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5), Bay Area ABC (KGO 7) 3/12/22 Krisa Van Meurs, MD, and Susan Hintz, MD, are mentioned as co-authors of a study on premature babies’ survival rate.

How to Tell Grandma to Stop Imposing Her Beliefs on Your Kids Moms 3/12/22 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned, recommending open communication and clear, easy-to-implement expectations your parents or in-laws can understand.

Will the Pandemic Leave a Lasting Mark on Baby Brains? EdSource 3/11/22 Heidi Feldman, MD, explains how stressed-out caregivers can affect their infants as babies can pick up on emotions or subtle changes in body language.

Stanford School of Medicine Plans to Expand Healthcare Access for Underserved Populations Stanford Daily 3/10/22 Paul King, president and CEO, describes how initiatives such as the Teen Van Program, which provides essential care and support to youth in underserved communities and high schools, also work to bridge the gap in healthcare disparities.

88 Chief Medical Officers of Hospitals and Health Systems to Know 2022 Becker’s Hospital Review 3/10/22 Dennis Lund, MD, is mentioned.

Long COVID Has Become the ‘Pandemic After the Pandemic’ US News & World Report 3/10/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, is quoted.

Even Mild COVID Cases May be Causing Accelerated Brain Shrinkage, Study Says San Francisco Chronicle 3/10/22 Michelle Monje, MD, is quoted.
Also See: Everyday Health, Bay Area KCBS Radio

‘Deltacron’ Hybrid COVID Variant Has Been Identified. Should You be Worried? San Francisco Chronicle 3/10/22 Benjamin Pinsky, MD, is quoted.

Florida Recommends Healthy Children Not Get COVID-19 Vaccines: Why That’s a Bad Idea Healthline 3/10/22 Alok Patel, MD, is quoted.

Advanced Practice Providers in Formal Leadership Roles TeamPeds Talks 3/10/22 Raji Koppolu, NP, discusses the benefits of Advanced Practice Provider leadership models, current trends, and tips for APPs considering formal leadership roles.

Exposure to Forest Fires Linked to Lower Birth Weights, Study Says The Atlanta Journal Constitution 3/10/22 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned to explain issues associated with low birth weight.

Pandemic Takes a Toll on Childhood Obesity Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5) 3/9/22 Clinical nutritionist Venus Kalami discusses why obesity rates among children has increased and ways to help them develop healthier and active traditions.

How to Talk to Your Kids About the Conflict in Ukraine Bay Area ABC (KGO 7) 3/8/22 Mari Kurahashi, MD, offers several suggestions for parents to best help their kids understand and process their feelings about this difficult situation.
Also See: Futurity

Is it Too Risky for Kids to go Maskless at School and Day Care? What Experts Say Los Angeles Times 3/8/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, explains the instances masking continues to make sense for young children despite the change in policy.

Santa Clara County Slides into Endemic Stage of COVID San Jose Spotlight and Pleasanton Weekly 3/8/22 Jorge Salinas, MD, says the risk of getting sick from COVID continues, especially for those who are unvaccinated or immunocompromised.
Also See: Patch (Jorge Salinas, MD), The New York Times Opinion, Palo Alto Online, Windsor Star, Mission Local, Stanford Medicine News Center, and Scope (Yvonne Maldonado, MD)

Does My Baby Recognize Me? Verywell Family 3/8/22 Joelle McConlogue, MD, says in the early months, it’s less about remembering, and more about babies forming a trusting relationship with a parent or caregiver.

Why Kids Melt Down When They Come Home From School — And Why Experts Say It’s a ‘Good Sign’ Yahoo Life 3/8/22 Chris O’Halloran, PhD, explains how parents can help their children get through meltdowns, like modeling calm behavior and showing empathy.

Tips for Avoiding the Work-From-Home Burnout Fresno NBC (KSEE 24) 3/8/22 Greg Hammer, MD, describes concrete ways for people to recognize and avoid burnout, like getting enough sleep and exercise.

Watsonville Corporation to Match Donations to Health Care District Project Santa Cruz Sentinel 3/8/22 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned as one of the organizations Watsonville-based Driscoll’s berry company has donated to before.

The Loophole That’s Fueling a Return to Teenage Vaping The New York Times 3/8/22 Robert Jackler, MD, describes how his tobacco research group posed as a teenager and easily purchased synthetic nicotine products online.

COVID-19: What it Means to Move From Pandemic to Endemic Palo Alto Weekly, 3/4/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, is quoted.
Also See: Bay Area ABC (KGO 7)

Nobody Warned Me About How Common Nosebleeds Are in Kids — Here’s What You Need to Know ScaryMommy (paid Ad) 3/4/22 Amina Ahmed, MD, is featured.

Stanford Medicine Children’s Health and John Muir Health Extend Their Long-Standing Operating Agreement for Another 10 Years Stanford Medicine Children’s Health News Center 3/3/22 This agreement provides John Muir Health pediatric patients with high-level care that is not only local but also seamlessly supported by a top-10-rated children’s hospital in the nation if a higher level of care is required. Paul King, president and CEO of Stanford Medicine Children's Health, is quoted.

Mental Health Effects of Ukraine War Zone on Children ABC News 3/3/22 Paul Wise, MD, discusses how kids in war zones are at increased risk of anxiety and depression.

A New Program Aims to Close the Gender Gap in Sports Science Research Outside 3/3/22 Most studies on sports performance don’t include women. The team behind Stanford’s FASTR program is creating a new approach—and building a healthier culture for female athletes. Emily Kraus, MD, is featured.

More Than Half of U.S. Abortions Are Now Done With Pills, Surpassing Surgery for the First Time — Here's Why Yahoo Life 3/3/22 Andrea Henkel, MD, explains the benefits and risks of medication abortion.

Care Transitions for Young Adults with Special Health Care Needs American Journal of Managed Care 3/3/22 Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is mentioned.

Experts Worry a Lack of Data is Obscuring Which Kids Aren't Getting the COVID-19 Shot USA Today 3/3/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, says health experts need continued community-level messaging that emphasizes the safety of the vaccine and correcting misconceptions that children can’t get seriously sick from the virus.
Also See: The New York Times

Southwest Airlines to Donate $4 Million to Medical Causes in 2022 Simple Flying 3/3/22 Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is mentioned.

More Americans Than Ever Are Afraid of the Dark, Experts Say. Here's Why. USA Today 3/1/22 Mari Kurahashi, MD, discusses the importance of establishing consistent bedtime routines and practicing mindfulness meditation to help prepare a person afraid of the dark for bedtime.

Experts Say Gender-Affirming Medical Care Can Be Lifesaving for Youth Healthline 3/1/22 Jack Turban, MD, is quoted.
Also See: The Washington Post, AXIOS, NorthCentralPA, Healio, Medscape

‘50% Risk of Being Hospitalized’: Pfizer Vaccine Proven Less Effective in Children KCBS Radio 3/1/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, discusses why a vaccinated child's protection against the disease is wearing off much faster than a vaccinated adult.
Also See: Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5)

Micro-Preemie Beats Odds to Become Busy Toddler Respiratory Therapy Spring 2022 (p.30) A highlight on the Packard Children’s Cardiac and Respiratory Care for Infants with BPD (CRIB) Program that helps patients like Haven thrive. In 2019, CRIB began monitoring Haven’s bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) and pulmonary hypertension as a newborn and continues to do so today.

February 2022

The Reason Sweden Isn’t Vaccinating Kids 5–11 Against Covid, Explained Mother Jones 2/28/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, is quoted.

Changing Infant Care to Improve Newborn's Health in India Scope 2/28/22 Gary Darmstadt, MD, is quoted.

California to Drop Mask Mandate for Schools Bay Area FOX (KTVU 2) 2/28/22 Governor Newsom announced an end to the statewide mask mandate in schools. Grace Lee, MD, discusses the benefits and risks.
Also See: Bay Area Telemundo 48 and Bay Area Telemundo (KSTS 48) (Jorge Salinas, MD), KQED (Yvonne Maldonado, MD)

Stanford Medicine Study Shows Differences Between Brains of Girls, Boys with Autism Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5) 2/28/22 Kaustubh Supekar, PhD, discusses the differences in the brain between girls and boys with autism, and explains why autism symptoms differ between them.
Also See: San Jose News, Los Angeles Herald, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Technology Networks, Science Daily, Neuroscience News, Yahoo News, Futurity, Scienmag, Stanford Medicine News Center, Stanford Medicine Children’s Health News Center

How Taiwan Used Simple Tech to Help Contain COVID-19 BBC News 2/26/22 C. Jason Wang, MD, is quoted.

How to Read the Nutritional Label on Your Child's Food Motherly (paid Ad) 2/25/22 Nutritionist Venus Kalami explains what parents should know when it comes to understanding nutrition labels and making the best choices for their children.

Public Health Experts Warn Against Lifting School Mask Mandates Too Soon VeryWell Health 2/24/22 Alok Patel, MD, discusses the latest sentiments on what it means to lift mask mandates across schools, and what parents should continue to do to keep kids safe.
Also See: San Jose Spotlight and Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5) (Jorge Salinas, MD), San Francisco Chronicle (Anne Liu, MD)

Are Kids Safe Going Back Into School? India Currents 2/24/22 Manisha Newaskar, MD, is quoted.

Diversity Leadership Program Aims to Improve Medicine's Culture Scope 2/24/22 Rebecca Blankenburg, MD, Lahia Yemane, MD, and Carmin Powell, MD, discuss the multitude of barriers that underrepresented groups face when trying to enter the medical profession.

At State of Stanford Medicine, Leaders Offer Vision for Equity, Life Science Research and Specialty Care Stanford School of Medicine News Center 2/23/22 In remarks at the State of Stanford Medicine address, the medical school dean and the CEOs of Stanford Health Care and Stanford Medicine Children’s Health praised their organizations’ response to the pandemic and outlined plans for the upcoming year. Paul King is quoted.

Keeping Hearts Healthy in Hawaii MidWeek (pg.6) 2/23/22 Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children recently welcomed Stanford Medicine Children’s Health pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon Louis Capecci, MD, to it's team. His inspiration to pursue a career in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery came from his own personal experience being born with a congenital heart defect that required several open-heart surgeries.
Also See: Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children, Stanford Medicine Children’s Health News Center

'Twosday' twins born on 2/22/22 at Stanford Medicine Children's Health Bay Area ABC (KGO 7) 2/22/22 For first-time parents Prachi Adlakha and Rahul Taneja, the special palindromic date of 2/22/22 brought another blissful dose of “two” – their twins Mihika and Mishika Adlakha were born.
Also See: Bay Area NBC (KNTV 11), Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5), Bay Area Fox (KTVU 2), Bay Area KRON 4, Mercury News, East Bay Times, Palo Alto Online, Patch, BollyInside, Stanford School of Medicine News Center

Queen Elizabeth Tests Positive for COVID-19 ABC News 2/22/22 Alok Patel, MD, discusses the queen's announcement and gives an update on the Omicron variant.

Stanford Medicine Surpasses 1 Million COVID-19 PCR Tests MSN 2/22/22 Benjamin Pinsky, MD, is quoted.
Also See: Palo Alto Weekly

What Every Parent Should Know About Tonsillitis Bay Area NBC (KNTV 11) (paid Ad) 2/22/22 Jocelyn Kohn, MD, explains what you can do to prevent tonsillitis, and what to do once those swollen tonsils make an appearance.

How Long COVID Exhausts the Body New York Times 2/19/22 Michelle Monje, MD, that even though it is unclear how often the virus directly penetrates the brain, even mild infections appear to cause significant brain inflammation among COVID patients.

How to Conquer Annoying Noises So You Can Sleep New York Times 2/18/22 Rafael Pelayo, MD, discusses best solutions on sleeping through the night and how insomnia is a symptom that becomes a syndrome over time.
Also See: Real Simple Magazine

Seeing ‘Green’ Can Ease Confusion, Anger in Navigating Hospitals, WVU Researcher Says Science Mag 2/18/22 Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is mentioned.
Also See: Science Daily, Hawaii Telegraph, Los Angeles Herald

Vaccines Provide Broad Protection Against COVID-19, Scientists Say Scope 2/17/22 Scott Boyd, MD, is featured.

Opinion: Why the FDA was Wrong to Delay Authorization of Vaccines for Kids Under 5 The Washington Post 2/17/22 Alyssa Burgart, MD, is featured.

Pediatric Heart Health Risks and Benefits From COVID-19 Vaccinations Health Professional Radio 2/17/22 Elizabeth Profita, MD, discusses how to weigh the risks and benefits of COVID-19 vaccination, with a focus on the risk of myocarditis and whether its rates are expected to rise as boosters are rolled out to younger groups.
Also See: Pulmonology Advisor

What's Going on with Vaccines for Kids Under 5? New York Times 2/16/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, discusses what families should know about the delay and vaccine dosage.
Also See: Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5)

Omicron Drove Up Kids' COVID-19 Hospitalization Rates. By How Much? Now the CDC Knows Santa Cruz Sentinel 2/16/22 Dennis Lund, MD, discusses the Bay Area’s high vaccination rates kept children’s hospitalization numbers manageable locally.

What COVID Breakthrough Infections Might Look Like in the Future Huffington Post 2/16/22 Julie Parsonnet, MD, says fully vaccinated people will have milder symptoms and many will be asymptomatic.

Impact of Gas Stoves on Children's Health Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5) 2/16/22 Lisa Patel, MD, says children, whose brains and respiratory systems are still developing, are especially vulnerable to air pollution.

Intensive Education Improves Glycemic Outcomes in New-Onset Type 1 Diabetes Healio 2/16/22 David Maahs, MD, describes how a Stanford study found benefits for young patients who used continuous glucose monitors within a month of their diabetes diagnosis, like healthier blood sugar levels in comparison to an earlier group that did not use monitors.

Omicron Drove Up Kids’ COVID-19 Hospitalization Rates. By How Much? Now the CDC Knows The Mercury News, East Bay Times, Los Angeles Daily News 2/15/22 Dennis Lund, MD, explains why he believes the high vaccination rates in the Bay Area kept children’s hospitalization numbers manageable.

The Week's Best Parenting Advice: February 15, 2022 The Week 2/15/22 Krisa Van Meurs, MD, discusses the latest Stanford study that shows premature babies’ survival rate is climbing.
Also See: Scope

At Clinical Virology Lab, 1 Million COVID-19 Tests and Counting Stanford Medicine News Center 2/15/22 Benjamin Pinksy, MD, describes what this milestone means to laboratory staff.

What to do if You Hit Your Head, and When to Seek Treatment Health.com 2/14/22 Angela Lumba-Brown, MD, warns of different “red flag” symptoms after a head injury that should cause you to seek help immediately.

Cryo-EM Provides New Insights into Acute Myeloid Leukemia GEN News 2/14/22 Kathleen Sakamoto, MD, discusses the latest Stanford research on the development of therapeutics against AML and other blood disorders.

What Is Congestive Heart Failure, Exactly? Self 2/14/22 Seth Hollander, MD, explains how children can develop heart failure as a result of a condition called fulminant myocarditis.

Why Some States Are Treating Schools Differently from Other Indoor Spaces When Weighing End of Mask Mandates The Washington Post 2/12/22 Jorge Salinas, MD, is quoted.
Also See: Bay Area Telemundo (KSTS 48), Bay Area NBC (KNTV 11), and Bay Area Telemundo (KSTS 48) (Jorge Salinas, MD), PBS Newshour and Bay Area KQED (Yvonne Maldonado, MD), ABC News (Alok Patel, MD), Mercury News, East Bay Times, and Marin Independent Journal (Anne Liu, MD)

‘Don’t Write It Off’: Advice From Brain Injury Experts After Bob Saget’s Death New York Times 2/11/22 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health Concussion Program care team member Angela Lumba-Brown, MD, describes how serious head injuries can be.
Also See: ABC News (Yvonne Maldonado, MD)

Stanford University: Stanford Pediatric Arbovirologist Desiree LaBeaud’s Quest to Eradicate Mosquito-Borne Diseases Led to an Unlikely Culprit: Plastic Trash India Education Diary 2/11/22 Desiree LaBeaud, MD, is quoted.

¿Qué es el Crup y Qué Relación Tiene con la Variante Omicron? UNO TV 2/11/22 Discussion on croup and how is it related to the Omicron variant. Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned.

The Next Vaccine Debate: Immunize Young Children Now, or Wait? New York Times 2/9/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, is quoted.
Also See: ABC World News Now, Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5), Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5), Bay Area KRON 4, Bay Area KCBS Radio, and Montana CBS (KTVQ 2) (Yvonne Maldonado, MD), Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5) (Anne Liu, MD), Bay Area ABC (KGO 7), Central Coast ABC/CBS (KEYT 3), Sacramento KFBK Radio, and iHeart Radio (David Cornfield, MD)

For Some Kids with Autism, Online Treatment Could Beat In-Person Futurity 2/9/22 Grace Gengoux, PhD, discusses why Stanford Medicine researchers pivoted their response treatment to help autistic children become more engaged and vocal by using telehealth and new online ‘world’ programs to motivate them to use their motor skills.
Also See: India Education Diary

Football Targeting is a Bad Thing Orthopedics This Week 2/9/22 Researchers found concussion risk was significantly higher during football plays in which targeting was called, especially those in which targeting fouls were upheld, suggesting targeting should be eliminated or reduced from American football. Angela Lumba-Brown, MD, is mentioned.

Sparrow Clubs and Eagle Point High School Team Up in Support of Dauntless 14-Year-Old Southern Oregon ABC (KDRV 12) 2/9/22 Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is mentioned.

Los Mejores Remedios Naturales Para Acelerar la Digestión MSN (CL) 2/8/22 Recommendations on the best natural remedies to speed up digestion. Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned.

Dr. Dennis Lund, Associate Dean of the Faculty and CMO at Stanford University/Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Becker’s Hospital Review 2/8/22 Dennis Lund, MD, discusses the organizations operating strategies throughout the pandemic, advice for navigating uncertainties, and the lasting effects of COVID-19.

CDC Considers More Time Between COVID-19 Shots to Lower Risk of Heart Inflammation Washington Examiner 2/7/22 Grace Lee, MD, is quoted.
Also See: VeryWell Health (Alok Patel, MD)

14-Month-Old Baby Thrives Despite Rare Heart Condition Bay Area Fox (KTVU 2) , Yahoo 2/6/22 Yatine Lee, mother of Stanford Medicine Children’s Health patient Emmett Watanabe, is interviewed about her son’s rare heart condition, tetralogy of Fallot.

Around Town: Much Needed Support Palo Alto Online 2/5/22 The Stanford Medicine Children’s Health Teen Van is highlighted regarding its work in helping South Bay communities during the pandemic.

CDC Advisers Weigh Delaying Second Covid Shots to 8 Weeks NBC News 2/4/22 Grace Lee, MD, is quoted.
Also See: Politico, MedPage Today, Washington Examiner, Pharmacy Practice News

Severity of Omicron Surprises Sufferers Who Expected it to Be Mild Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5) 2/4/22 Jorge Salinas, MD, discusses the possible long-term effects of those who became infected during the Omicron surge over the holidays.

The Palo Alto Tall Tree Awards Return to Celebrate Outstanding Civic Service Palo Alto Online 2/4/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, wins the “Global Impact Award” from the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce and Palo Alto Weekly for her work during the pandemic.

Tips for Managing Autoimmune Disease During Pregnancy Drug Topics 2/4/22 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned.

Why You Still Shouldn't Take Ivermectin for COVID-19 Healthline 2/3/22 Jorge Salinas, MD, is quoted.

COVID-19 and Children: What Will 2022 Bring? Stanford Graduate School of Education 2/3/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, discusses how COVID-19 affects children.

When You Should Be Using Your At-Home COVID Tests ABC News 2/3/22 Alok Patel, MD, is quoted.

Safely Reducing Opioid Use for Post-Surgical Pain Control in Children Montana NBC (KULR 8) 2/3/22 Stephen B. Shew, MD and Claudia Mueller, MD, are mentioned.

Cuál es el Uso Correcto de las Mascarillas KN95 Bay Area Telemundo (KSTS 48) 2/2/22 Hector Bonilla, MD, discusses the correct use of KN95 masks.

An A-List for the Ages NobHill Gazette 2/2/2022 Heart transplant patient Athena Tran has been recognized by Bay Area publication NobHill Gazette and placed on their A-List for her work in advocating for continued education for patients while they are hospitalized. Lynsey Barkoff, NP, is quoted.

Stanford Team Finds Benefits to Online Autism Treatment Scope 2/2/22 Pediatric psychologist Grace Gengoux, PhD, discusses why Stanford Medicine researchers pivoted their response treatment to help autistic children become more engaged and vocal by using telehealth and new online ‘world’ programs to motivate them to use their motor skills.

Stanford Medicine Children’s Health Announces New Surgeon-in-Chief Stanford Medicine Children’s Health News Center 2/1/22 Karthik Balakrishnan, MD, follows James Dunn, MD, who held the surgeon-in-chief position for five years. Dennis Lund, MD, is quoted.

Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids Under 5 Could Get Approval in February: Reports CBC 2/1/22 Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is mentioned.

Pfizer Asks F.D.A. to Clear 2 Vaccine Doses for Young Children as a Start New York Times 2/1/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, discusses the history of vaccines and suggests that a third dose would, in fact, enhance the immune response.
Also see: NPR (Yvonne Maldonado, MD), CNBC (Grace Lee, MD)

Some Bay Area Kids Have Already Received COVID Vaccines Bay Area NBC (KNTV 11) 2/1/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, discusses data collected from Stanford COVID peds clinical trial to help determine whether to grant emergency use authorization for Pfizer's two-dose COVID-19 vaccine for children ages five years to six months, along with safety factors. Zinaida Good, PhD, was also featured.
Also see: Bay Area NBC (KNTV 11), Bay Area ABC (KGO 7), KCBS Radio, PBS NewsHour, Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5), and Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5) and CNET (Anne Liu, MD)

Spotlight: Humanitarian Efforts American Academy of Otolaryngology 2/1/22 Hung-Fu “Charlie” Lin, NP, describes his humanitarian missions as an operating room nurse leader outside of his work at Stanford Medicine Children’s Health.

January 2022

Omicron Has States Rethinking 'Broken' School Covid Testing Politico 1/30/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, discusses ways to help limit outbreaks and stretch whatever testing resources schools have on hand to comply with White House demands to remain open.

Child Vaccination Rates Are Alarmingly Low as Doctors Contend with Rise in Pediatric COVID Cases Bay Area ABC (KGO 7) 1/28/22 Grace Lee, MD, is quoted.
Also see: San Diego CBS/WB (KSWB 5), Bay Area NBC (KNTV 11), Bay Area KRON 4, Central Coast NBC (KSBW 8), La Opinion, Los Angeles Daily News

Brain Fog Caused by Long COVID and Chemo Appear Similar The Scientist 1/28/22 Michelle Monje, MD, discusses a Stanford study that has identified a pathway in COVID-19–infected mice and humans that almost perfectly matches the inflammation thought to cause chemotherapy-related cognitive impairment (CRCI), also known as “chemo fog,” following cancer treatments.

When Parents Are Vaccinated Against COVID-19, Protection Extends to Their Kids Los Angeles Times 1/28/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, is quoted.

6 Executives on Managing Supply Chain Disruptions Becker's Hospital Review 1/28/22 Amanda Chawla, chief supply chain officer and vice president for Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, discusses integrated clinical partnerships within Stanford has allowed for minimize disruptions within the organization.

Inspirational Women in STEM and Tech: Dr. Helen Nadel of Stanford University On The 5 Leadership Lessons She Learned From Her Experience Authority Magazine 1/28/22 Helen Nadel, MD, is quoted.

Why Body Temperature Would Not Be an Effective Indicator of COVID-19] OiCanadian 1/27/22 Julie Parsonnet, MD, is quoted.

People Living with Psychiatric Illness at Higher Risk of Death from Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease Healthline 1/27/22 David Spiegel, MD, explains that people suffering from mental illness impairs the ability of the brain to regulate the body.

How to Cope with Your Child's Hospital Stay VeryWell Family 1/26/22 Taylor-Grace Freiberg, a certified child life specialist, discusses the importance of creating a support system for the patient and family members.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford Achieves Highest Level of Surgical Verification Yahoo Finance, MarketWatch, Pennsylvania WFMZ 69, Stanford Medicine Children’s Health News Center 1/26/22 Dennis Lund, MD, and Jesus Cepero, PhD, RN, discuss the recent designation by the American College of Surgeons, making the hospital one of only three Level I children’s surgery centers in all of California.

Do Neti Pots Really Work? New York Times 1/26/22 Zara Patel, MD, discusses why the practice of nasal rinsing is safe and beneficial.

Covid: Qué es la Miocarditis, Por Qué la Asocian Con Las Vacunas (y Por Qué no es Alarmante) BBC Mundo 1/26/22 Jorge Salinas, MD, discusses the latest on myocarditis and why it is not alarming.

COVID Cases Drop in Some Parts of the Country, Spike in Others ABC News 1/25/22 Alok Patel, MD, is quoted.
Also see: Bloomberg and The News Motion (Yvonne Maldonado, MD), Bay Area Telemundo (KSTS 48) (Jorge Salinas, MD)

COVID: Health Experts Weight Impact of BA.2. Stealth Strain Omicron Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5) 1/25/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, discusses the latest coronavirus strain called BA.2 and why this variant is harder to detect.
Also see: Bay Area Telemundo (KSTS 48) (Jorge Salinas, MD)

Are Obesity and Diabetes Offsetting Progress Made in Heart Disease? Medical News Today 1/25/22 Abha Khandewal, MD, discusses the plateauing rate of cardiometabolic risk factors among children and how obesity could signal a higher risk of heart disease in the future.

A Boston Hospital is the Latest to Deny an Organ Transplant to a Patient who Refused to Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19 Business Insider 1/25/22 Alyssa Burgart, MD, is quoted.

Stanford Scientists Find Unique Antibody in Patients with Severe COVID-19 KCBS Radio 1/24/22 Taia Wang, MD, discusses that by taking blood samples from patients recently infected with coronavirus, Stanford researchers have found a discrepancy between people who develop serious symptoms of the virus and those who have a mild case.
Also see: GenEng News, MSN, Pharmacy Times

Study Finds Men Who Got COVID-19 Had Fertility Issues for 60 Days; Expert Explains Why Bay Area ABC (KGO 7) 1/24/22 Michael Eisenberg, MD, explains why men’s body temperatures and COVID can have an effect on fertility issues.

Men and Women's Brains Rally Do Work in Different Ways, Genetic Study Reveals Study Finds 1/24/22 Nirao Shah, MD, discusses a new Stanford study that has discovered over 1,000 genes that are much more active in the brain’s grey matter of one gender or another. According to the study, these genes are responsible for programming “rating, dating, mating, and hating.”
Also see: Technology Networks, Martha Stewart, Genetic Literacy Project, Gilmore Health News, Stanford Medicine News Center

Study Identifies How Epstein-Barr Virus Triggered Multiple Sclerosis India Education Diary, Stanford Medicine News Center 1/24/22 A Stanford study found that part of the Epstein-Barr virus mimics a protein made in the brain and spinal cord, leading the immune system to mistakenly attack the body’s nerve cells. Lawrence Steinman, MD, is quoted.

San Jose to take final vote on first-of-its kind gun control measures San Jose Mercury News 1/24/22 Julie Parsonnet, MD, is mentioned.

Anna Quinlan '23 receives Apple Scholarship Stanford Daily 1/23/22 Rayhan Lal, MD, is quoted.

How to Get More Deep Sleep to Wake Up Refreshed Newsweek 1/23/22 Rafael Pelayo, MD, is quoted.

After the Omicron Wave, Here's What Experts Say Could Come Next in 2022 CNN 1/23/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, is quoted.
Also see: NPR, Doctor Radio Reports

'Code Red' Heat: The Climate Emergency is Sending More Kids of Color to the Emergency Room USA Today, Yahoo News 1/22/22 Lisa Patel, MD, discusses the need for better integration of environmental and climate change training for pediatricians and why kids coming from poverty and housing insecurity are major factors of health concern.

Kid's COVID Hospitalizations Hit Pandemic High, Worrying Doctors and Parents About Long-Term Impact CNBC 1/21/22 Grace Lee, MD, discusses why there is still a lot of unknowns when it comes to long-term impacts for children’s health and why their outcomes are still unclear.

CDC Urges Americans to Get Moving, but There's No Simple Solution ABC News 1/20/22 Alok Patel, MD, discusses the need to tailor exercise programs/initiative strategies to different populations, equity, and inclusiveness so individuals can adopt and integrate practices into their own unique lives.

How Long Before Someone with COVID-19 Isn't Contagious? Healthline.com 1/20/22 Julie Parsonnet, MD, is quoted.

Make-A-Wish Wednesday: Meet Wish Kid Adlie and her Family Los Angeles CBS/WB (KTLA 5) 1/20/22 Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is mentioned.

Community Projects Address COVID-19 Impacts Stanford Report 1/20/22 Grace Lee, MD, Arash Anoshiravani, MD, and Jason Yeatman, PhD, are mentioned.

Antibody Combination Produces a Synergistic Response in Difficult-to-Treat Pediatric Cancers News Medical 1/19/22 Robbie Majzner, MD, discusses a recent study about treatments of neuroblastoma; how combining anti-GD2 and anti-CD47 together the mice in the study with neuroblastoma were unexpectedly cured.

Early Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy for Transgender Teens Leads to Better Mental Health News Medical 1/19/22 Jack Turban, MD, says the new research found that transgender people who began hormone treatment in adolescence had fewer thoughts of suicide, were less likely to experience major mental health disorders and had fewer problems with substance abuse than those who started hormones in adulthood.

The Latest Recommendations on Masks to Prevent the Spread of COVID Conde Nast Traveler Magazine 1/19/22 As COVID has evolved, so have mask recommendations. Anne Liu, MD, is quoted.
Also see: Bay Area ABC (KGO 7), Washington, DC ABC (WJLA 7), and CBN Online (Alok Patel, MD), Bay Area NBC (KNTV 11) (Karen Hardy, MD), Newsy (Ashley Styczynski, MD)

Aquapheresis Offers Hope to Preterm Neonates < 3 kg with Renal Failure Neonatal Intensive Care 1/19/22 Scott Sutherland, MD, Cynthia Wong, MD, and Alexis Davis, MD, describe how a new device called aquapheresis is being used to deliver extracorporeal kidney replacement therapy to the smallest neonates.

Two Antibodies Synergize in Triple Whammy to Pediatric Cancers, Stanford-Led Study Finds Medical Xpress 1/19/22, discusses a new study on how a combination of anti-cancer antibodies produced a powerfully synergistic response in two hard-to-treat pediatric cancers.
Also See: NewsMedical.net, Stanford Medicine Children’s Health News Center

Am I Asymptomatic, or Do I Just Really Not Want to Have Covid-19? A Guide. Vox 1/18/22 Jorge Salinas, MD, discusses symptoms of COVID and when to get tested.

Los Altos Crafters Still Finding Ways To Make Art Together Los Altos Town Crier 1/18/22 Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is mentioned.

Sanford Children’s Genomic Medicine Consortium Sequences Genomes in Immune-Compromised Children Red Lake Nation News 1/18/22 Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is mentioned.

7 Causes of Postpartum Headaches Babygaga 1/17/22 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned.

Body Temperature May Not Be an Effective Gauge of COVID-19 The Washington Post 1/16/22 Julie Parsonnet, MD, explains how a recent study shows temperature is pretty variable.

Not a Morning Person? A Sunrise Alarm Clock Could Be the Answer, Experts Say Washington Post 1/15/22 Rafael Pelayo, MD, is quoted.

COVID Cases Are Rising Quickly Among S.F. Teenagers. What’s Going On? San Francisco Chronicle 1/15/22 Anne Liu, MD, is quoted.

Could the COVID-19 Pandemic End Soon? Here’s What Experts Say About Endemic Phase Bay Area ABC (KGO 7) 1/14/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, expects to see the number of COVID cases to drop in California, and says the next phase is living with the virus.

Pediatric Suicide Attempts, Mental Health Cases Rose 53% in 2021, Stanford Medicine Children’s CEO Says Becker’s Hospital Review 1/14/22 Paul King, president and CEO of Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, discusses how the organization is using innovative approaches to diagnose and treat mental health disorders among pediatric patients through data collection tools.

CMIO 3.0: How the Chief Medical Information Officer Role Has Evolved Healthcare Innovation 1/14/22 Natalie Pageler, MD, discusses the need for health systems to build innovative decision support tools on top of creating web-based EHR integrated support tools.

As COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Roll Out to Younger Kids, Will Myocarditis Cases Rise? TCTMD 1/13/22 Elizabeth Profita, MD, discusses the latest on myocarditis.
Also see: Cardiology Advisor

Stanford Scientists Complete Fastest DNA Sequencing Technique in the World The Hill 1/13/22 Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital is mentioned.
Also see: Fierce Biotech, Frontline Genomics, NewsMedical.net, Stanford Medicine News Center

Early Access to Gender-Affirming Hormones Linked to Better Mental Health, Study Finds NBC News, Yahoo News 1/12/22 Jack Turban, MD, says the new research found that transgender people who began hormone treatment in adolescence had fewer thoughts of suicide, were less likely to experience major mental health disorders and had fewer problems with substance abuse than those who started hormones in adulthood.
Also See: Reuters, USA Today, The Independent, London Evening Standard, The Hill, HealthDay News, United Press International, Bay Area ABC (KGO 7), EurekAlert, Gay Community News, Drugs.com, Scienmag, IFL Science, Futurity, Stanford Medicine Children’s Health News

Top Tips to ‘Flurona’-Proof Your Home Good Morning America 1/11/22 Alok Patel, MD, provides ways to germ-proof a home, like good handwashing, swapping out sponges often, and where to concentrate use of disinfectant indoors.

Why Stanford Wants to Make CGM a Standard of Care for Diabetic Kids Bay Area Fox (KTVU 2) 1/11/22 Priya Prahalad, MD, explains the findings of a Stanford study that found children and teens who use continuous glucose monitors shortly after a type 1 diabetes diagnosis have better outcomes a year later.
Also See: mHealth Intelligence, Scope

Everything You Need to Know Before Starting IVF Health Digest 1/11/22 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned.

7 Home Remedies for Pregnancy Heartburn Babygaga 1/11/22 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned.

What is Croup? Doctors Explain the ‘Barking’ Cough Found in Some Children with COVID-19 Health.com 1/10/22 Eric Zee, MD, explains that croup is commonly caused by respiratory viruses like parainfluenza or the common cold because the infections cause swelling and inflammation around a child’s vocal cords and throat.

Stanford Professors Back Proposed Law Restricting Sale of Weight-Loss Supplements to Kids Stanford Daily 1/10/22 California legislators are voting on a bill to prohibit the sale of dietary supplements for weight loss to those under the age of 18. Thomas Robinson, MD, is quoted.

A Surge in Hospitalized Young Children Infected with the Coronavirus New York Times 1/7/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, discusses the latest surge of Omicron and why those most at risk are kids who have other conditions or weak immune systems.
Also see: Bay Area NBC (KNTV 11), Bay Area KRON 4, Bay Area Telemundo (KSTS 48), San Francisco Chronicle, and Science Friday (Yvonne Maldonado, MD), New York Times and BBC World News (Jorge Salinas, MD), Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5) (Grace Lee, MD), Bay Area Univision (KDTV 14) (Hector Bonilla, MD)

Omicron Surge Vexes Parents of Children too Young for Shots Washington Post, Associated Press 1/6/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, advises parents of young children to avoid unnecessary travel during this current surge, and to make sure their day care centers, preschools and other care providers are requiring masks and taking other recommended precautions.
Also See: Kaiser Health News, The Guardian, Wired, Spectrum News, Parents, Bay Area ABC (KGO 7), Bay Area NBC (KNTV 11), Bay Area KQED, Bay Area KQED, Los Angeles KNX Radio, and CalMatters.org (Yvonne Maldonado, MD), ABC News (Alok Patel, MD), Bay Area ABC (KGO 7), Bay Area Fox (KTVU 2), and Bay Area Fox (KTVU 2) (Grace Lee, MD), Healthline and MedPage Today (Anne Liu, MD)

This Doctor Says Best Part of Job is ‘Hyping Up’ NICU Babies TODAY Parents 1/6/22 Jennifer Sedler, MD, is shining a light on maternal mental health by engaging parents and highlighting positivity in the NICU. Her positive tweets about the NICU has encouraged hundreds of parents to share inspirational stories about their own experiences.

Technology Used in mRNA COVID Vaccines Offers Hope for Treatment of Millions with Heart Disease, Study Suggests USA Today 1/6/22 Crystal Mackall, MD, is quoted.

Stanford Medicine Children’s CEO Named Chair of Children’s Hospital Association Board Becker’s Hospital Review 1/6/22 Paul King, president and CEO of Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, is named the chair of 2022 Children’s Hospital Association board.
Also See: Becker’s Hospital Review, Becker’s Hospital Review, Fierce Healthcare, Stanford Medicine Children’s Health News Center

7 Big Questions About Having Sex While Pregnant, Answered Self.com 1/6/22 Leah Millheiser, MD, says having sex while pregnant can relieve stress that comes with pregnancy and strengthen the emotional connection with the partner.

Spotlight On: Charlie Lin OR Today 1/6/22 Hung-Fu “Charlie” Lin, NP, describes his life experiences that led him to discover his passion for nursing and enter the otolaryngology field.

CDC recommends all teens get Pfizer Covid booster, Politico 1/5/22 Grace Lee, MD, discusses how boosters will protect teens hit hard by COVID in many ways.
Also See: Medpage, Barron’s

Omicron Surge Vexes Parents of Children too Young for Shots ABC News 1/5/22 Parents of children too young to be vaccinated are facing difficult choices as COVID cases fueled by the omicron variant rise to record levels and every encounter seems risky. Yvonne Maldonado, MD, is mentioned.

CDC Recommends First Covid-19 Boosters for 12- to 15-Year-Olds Wall Street Journal 1/5/22 Grace Lee, MD, explains how the extra COVID-19 vaccine dose could prevent infections and help keep children in schools.
Also see: CNBC, POLITICO, AAP News, MedPage Today

Doctor Explains Why Omicron is So Contagious, New Symptom to Look Out For Bay Area ABC (KGO 7) 1/5/22 Konstantina M. Stankovic, MD, discusses how the Omicron variant could lead to inner-ear COVID symptoms and why ear pain shouldn’t be dismissed as a sign of potential infection.
Also See: Bay Area NBC (KNTV 11) and Sacramento Fox (KTXL 40) (Jorge Salinas, MD), San Francisco Chronicle (Benjamin Pinsky, MD)

9 Things That Are More Dangerous to Kids Than COVID Fatherly 1/5/22 Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is mentioned.

Testing Site in LA Says Child Tested Positive for ‘Flurona.' What to Know About the Co-Infection Los Angeles NBC (KNBC 4) 1/5/22 Alok Patel, MD, comments on the possibility of seeing more flu cases in the 2021-2022 season.

How State Leaders Can Advance Climate-Resilient Schools Now EdSource 1/4/22 Lisa Patel, MD, discusses the importance of investing in climate-resilient schools.

How to Manage Your COVID Quarantine or Isolation in the Bay Area San Francisco Chronicle 1/4/22 Jorge Salinas, MD, is quoted.

Omicron and Kids: Advice from a Stanford Pediatric Disease Expert KQED 1/4/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, discusses how the variant is affecting children and when we might know more about the vaccine trials for kids under 5 that are currently underway.

Those Vaccinated With Pfizer Will Wait Less for Their Booster Bay Area Univision (KSTS 48) 1/4/22 Jorge Salinas, MD, comments on the new 5-month interval between the Pfizer vaccine series and a booster shot.

Expert Explains the Difference Between the Different COVID-19 Tests Available Bay Area Univision (KDTV 14) 1/4/22 Jorge Salinas, MD, explains the differences between the at-home tests and the ones you get at a COVID-19 testing site, and whether the at-home tests can detect the Omicron variant.

Scientists Use Monoclonal Antibody Therapy To Treat COVID-19 Symptoms Bay Area KRON 4 1/4/22 Upinder Singh, MD, explains how monoclonal antibody therapy treat COVID-19 symptoms and why companies are working to produce new monoclonal antibody therapies because of the Omicron variant.

Officials Are Determined To Keep Schools Open, Despite Omicron NPR 1/3/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, says while vaccines haven’t been approved for the youngest kids, there are other helpful tools to keep kids safe, like an at-home COVID test that kids could take.
Also See: Bay Area ABC (KGO 7), Bay Area KQED

FDA Authorizes Pfizer Booster Shots for Children Ages 12 to 15 ABC News 1/3/22 Alok Patel, MD, discusses how this new approval will help in schools.
Also See: San Francisco Chronicle (Yvonne Maldonado, MD)

This Twitter Thread 'Hyping' NICU Babies Is What We Need To Start The New Year Parents.com 1/3/22 Jennifer Leanne Sedler, MD, is quoted.

Surge in COVID Cases ABC Good Morning America 1/2/22 The U.S. reports a record number of COVID-19 infections ahead of children returning to school following the holiday break. Alok Patel, MD, answers questions and concerns families have.
Also See: USA Today (Yvonne Maldonado, MD), MSN.com (Alok Patel, MD), Miami Herald, Bay Area Telemundo (KSTS 48), Los Angeles Univision (KMEX 34), and Mercury News (Jorge Salinas, MD), Bay Area Telemundo (KSTS 48), and Bay Area Univision (KDTV 14) (Hector Bonilla, MD)