Grim images of violence around the U.S. have filled news reports lately, presenting a challenge… Read more »
Today, on Rare Disease Day, we’re focusing on a lung condition that can be just as… Read more »
Meet Philip Sunshine, MD, a one-of-a-kind superhero in the world of neonatology and prematurity. After more than 50 years of taking care of the world’s most fragile babies, this 84-year-old doctor is showing no signs of stopping.
What is the most popular spot at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford? It’s the hospital train, a first-floor attraction that draws the young and the young at heart to gaze with wonder at the jolly train as it circles through a miniature version of a Monterey Bay-inspired town.
On Friday, Oct. 31, the hospital transformed itself into a Halloween playground for the young and the young at heart — complete with a haunted house, 50 different trick-or-treat stops and caregivers with costumes galore.
Keeping kids off of tablets and phones can be a problem during vacation, but with teachers instructing students to use screen technology to complete assignments, it may seem like your kids are glued to devices. Thomas Robinson, MD, MPH, has some helpful tips for parents looking to set boundaries around family screen time.
A newborn baby sparks loads of happy feelings and smartphone pictures. But when should a parent call the doctor? Luckily, most newborns are perfectly healthy, but there are a few red flags that every parent should watch out for.
Former preemies and their families and friends enjoyed the magic of this year’s NICU Grad Party on Sunday, Sept. 21.
To help babies in the neonatal intensive care unit start life strong, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford has launched a March of Dimes NICU Family Support® program, offering support and information to help families cope with the emotional and difficult experience of having a sick baby.
A Minnesota doctor diagnosed Katie Grace, now 12, with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension “IPAH,” at only 5 years old, and didn’t expect her to live. But the spunky lover of swimming beat the odds of that diagnosis, and received a rare heart-lung transplant in June.
Doris Diaz battled with severe cystic fibrosis. After her double lung transplant, Doris is able to take deep breaths for the first time in her life.
Our child passenger safety technician teaches families to properly install a car seat and how to prevent vehicle-related heat stroke in kids.
The warm summer rays may bring fun times, but also a hidden danger – pediatric melanoma. Pediatric dermatologist Latanya Benjamin, MD, provides skin care tips
During summer, kids are eager to let loose their pent-up energy with good, bouncy fun. But are trampolines and bounce houses safe?
Measles is one of the leading causes of death of children globally, according to the… Read more »
New mothers looking to make a big difference for families facing life-threatening medical conditions have… Read more »
A liver tumor for 5-year-old Finn might have required a transplant, but our doctors had a better plan.
Specialists from our Brain, Behavior and Neurosciences Center discuss the signs, symptoms and safest care for concussions—and why girls’ rates are rising.
Off to college for the first time? Returning for another year? While it’s a time… Read more »
Infectious disease expert Yvonne Maldonado, MD, has recommendations for parents prepping for the back-to-school season.
The extra free time kids enjoy in summer can translate into added screen time. What are the risks, and how can you keep your kids from overdoing it?
Summer is here, and Packard Children’s Latanya Benjamin, MD, has tips to help you keep your family’s skin safe and healthy.
To care for her daughter, Lori Vargas first had to care for herself: a diet and fitness regimen helped her qualify to be a living organ donor. She lost close to 40 pounds – and saved her daughter’s life.
Allison and Kevin Carlson will soon be taking home two great Christmas gifts from Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford – a set of rare monoamniotic twins named Kate and Annie, delivered on November 7 at just 30 weeks gestation.
Within the holiday season’s boxes, bunting and bountiful food lie health hazards for children and families. Experts at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital offer some wisdom to keep families safe and healthy this season.