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Trading cancer treatments for spa treatments – Packard Children’s teens get pampered at Girls’ Day Out

Laughter sounded through the hallways of the Tova Day Spa at the Fairmont San Jose hotel, and on the other side a group of patients from Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford were being pampered while discussing Netflix shows, playing games and brainstorming what to wear to prom this year. These may be normal topics of conversation for teens, but for girls undergoing cancer treatment, this day of fun, relaxation and spa treatments was a very welcome respite from their typical routines.

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Breaking down stigma: 5 things to know about our Adolescent Mental Wellness Conference

In response to the growing need for mental health resources for Bay Area adolescents and children, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is joining the Stanford School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Services and Pediatrics Division of Adolescent Medicine to host the first annual Adolescent Mental Wellness Conference on August 5 and 6 at the South San Francisco Conference Center.

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“Fun Helps Us Heal” – Time for Transplant Camp

Fifty Stanford Children’s Health transplant patients are spending the week at camp having fun while still getting the medcial care they need. Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is a national leader in pediatric organ transplantation. We sponsor this camp to give kids who have received a transplant a chance to enjoy being children and to connect with other kids like them.

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On Veterans Day, chief of pediatric neurosurgery reflects on service and how it impacts his work

On Veterans Day 2014, Grant is reflecting on his service to our country and how it impacts his lifesaving care for kids. In 2005, at the height of the Iraq war, Grant was one of 18 U.S. Air Force and Army surgeons in a tent hospital at Balad Air base, the largest U.S. military base in Iraq. Located outside Balad in the Sunni Triangle, the base housed the Air Force Theater Hospital, a level 1 trauma center.

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Groundbreaking Celebration Marks Beginning of Construction

Hospital employees, volunteers, administrators, planners, business leaders, elected officials and community members donned bright yellow hardhats and gathered at the excavation site on Thursday, Sept. 6, to celebrate the official groundbreaking for a transformational expansion of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford.