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Tips for a happy, healthy holiday season

‘Tis the season for family gatherings, friends, food and fun. It’s also a time when healthy habits can fall by the wayside. Here’s some simple tips from Stanford Children’s Health on how to help kids stay healthy during the holiday season and cold winter months.

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Which flu vaccine should children get this year?

Influenza (flu) season runs from October through May – and, as with any other type of illness, prevention is the best protection. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended that all children over the age of 6 months get vaccinated.

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Remembering Barbara Bush

In 1991 we opened Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. First Lady Barbara Bush was a featured guest as part of the inaugural celebration.

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Sleeping isn’t just for babies

Is your teen getting enough sleep? Joelle McConologue, MD, a Stanford pediatrician at Bayside Medical Group in Pleasanton offers advice on helping teens get the zzz’s they need.

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Healthy New Year’s Resolutions for Kids

Ring in 2017 with healthy New Years Resolutions that the whole family can do together. Tips about healthy eating habits and how to keep them all year long from our Pediatric Weight Control program which is now enrolling patients for January.

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Healthy, Happy Halloween!

October is here and with it comes the excitement of costumes and candy. Halloween is a fun-filled time for kids and parents alike but can also present some dangers to your superhero, princess or ghost.

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The power of organ donation

April is Donate Life Month, and 14-year-old Sina Sulunga-Kahaialii of Hawaii is living proof that organ donation saves lives. She recently received a kidney transplant at our hospital due to chronic renal failure.

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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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One of the Best of the Best

In the new 2013-14 Best Children’s Hospitals survey from U.S. News & World Report, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital has been ranked tops in Northern California and one of America’s best. It’s a wonderful salute to outstanding patient care.

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Dateline NBC Profiles Family’s Heart Journey

This Wednesday, June 5, at 8 pm, Dateline NBC will present the fascinating story of the Bingham family’s medical journey at Packard Children’s. It should be one of Dateline’s most talked-about programs of the year.