Marissa Eustaquio’s case was a mystery. After a strong recovery from heart surgery as a child, she’d been active for years, enjoying dancing, hula, gymnastics, running, and bike-riding.
The youngest of five kids in the Bingham family, 8-year-old Gage is the third of his siblings to suffer from a life-threatening heart failure condition known as dilated cardiomyopathy.
In July 2013, 14-year-old Milan Gambhir – who had been a healthy child – was diagnosed with one of the most aggressive and incurable brain tumors: glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).
There’s no question that, for teenagers who end up on the wrong side of the… Read more »
An incredible device originally developed in post-WWII Siberia helped 7-year-old Giana Brown straighten and lengthen her left leg by making small adjustments for more than six months.
One of the most complex birth defects of the heart—and one of the most challenging to repair—can now be easily understood through a groundbreaking, video-game-like graphic now available on the Stanford Children’s Health website. It’s the first in a series called “Moving Medicine: An Interactive 3-D Look at Conditions and Treatments.”
The moment Vanessa Garcia of Hollister, Calif., was born in 1985, doctors knew that the two gaps in her top lip and the division of her upper gums would make it impossible for her to eat.
When Emily Ballenger of San Jose delivers her twins in August at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, she’ll also be credited with helping train a medical student in the art of patient-centered care and relationship building.
For a child, a visit to the hospital is like entering a whole new world…. Read more »
Children today are born into a future their grandparents could have only imagined: Scientists have… Read more »
A new study by the Stanford Graduate School of Education and colleagues found that students… Read more »
Two of our volunteer baby cuddlers, Pat Rice and Claire Fitzgerald, were featured in this… Read more »
If you knew a vaccination was available that would prevent certain cancers in your child,… Read more »
For babies, the nine months of pregnancy may feel like one long, loving embrace. It’s… Read more »
Happy National Child Health Day! We’ve got five simple tips you can use TODAY to help make your child’s day—and yours—healthier and happier.
During World Breastfeeding Week, August 1 to 7—and every week—Packard Children’s partners with moms who want to breastfeed to help ensure they and their babies have all the support they need.
In September 2012, 24-year-old Brooke Stone had her second lifesaving heart surgery, this time at… Read more »
Children on hemodialysis spend a lot of time away from school. Our dedicated dialysis teacher helps make sure they don’t fall behind by meeting their educational needs in the medical setting, and helping support their medical needs when they’re in school.
For kids, learning healthy habits and sticking to them—New Year’s or not—can be the key to a long, happy life. So what steps can really make a difference?
For a child awaiting a heart transplant, the Berlin Heart offers a bridge to life. Packard Children’s helped bring this innovative device to pediatric patients in the United States, and achieved some of the early milestones for the most vulnerable patients.
When summer break begins, it can mean several weeks of hunger for children in East… Read more »