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A nurse that goes above and beyond

Many of our nurses at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford volunteer at Camp Heart & Hands — a non-profit that serves children with cancer and their families.

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Day in the life of a nurse

As part of National Nurses Week (May 6-12), we are celebrating those who are on the front line every day caring for children. We recently caught up with Kathryn Mikolic, a Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford .

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The Mom’s Guide to Mosquitoes

With Zika, West Nile and other mosquito-borne illnesses dominating headlines around the world, fear and worry about the tiny creatures has grown. We asked Stanford Children’s Health doctors and local public health experts to share what pregnant women and parents really need to know about these diseases and if they had any tips for how parents can keep their families safe this summer.

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Talking to kids about the Ebola virus

Heavy media coverage of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and isolated cases in the U.S. may leave parents wondering how to talk to their children about the disease. The American Academy of Pediatrics, along with Drs. Yvonne Maldonado and Victor Carrion of Stanford Children’s Health, have information to assist parents in these conversations.

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On First Anniversary, Response to Plane Crash Remembered

The Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, July 6, 2013 will never be forgotten. The tragedy claimed three lives, injured 200, and left families with devastating memories that will last forever. Those memories will also stay with the Stanford Medicine care teams that responded so quickly.

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From the Heart

Karina Gomez’s daughter, Kassaundra, was born in 2002 with a rare and life-threatening cardiac abnormality. At just 2 days old, Packard heart surgeons attached a tiny pacemaker to one of the two lower chambers, or ventricles, of her heart. Five months later, it was replaced it with a more advanced device wired to both ventricles.

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My Packard Story: Maggie

Born with a congenital heart malformation, Maggie’s daughter, Grace, found her place in the hearts of the physicians, surgeons, nurses, and staff who helped her grow into a normal healthy childhood.

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Rooting for Luke

Ongoing chemotherapy means that 8-year-old Luke O’Moore of Los Gatos cannot take part in his beloved BMX races. So members of the northern California BMX community came together to organize an exciting pro-am racing series and fundraiser in his honor.

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A Rocky Start

Katie Jo Shuman pitches for her school’s softball team, and loves basketball and soccer. She also has an artistic, entrepreneurial streak: One of her hobbies is designing and selling jewelry for good causes.