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A Neurologist Explains Pediatric Headaches

Chronic headaches are common in childhood, which has a lot of parents wondering how to manage them and when to see a doctor. Susy Jeng, MD, a child neurologist, discusses commonly asked questions about managing headaches.

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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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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 Medicine 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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Shaping a Brighter Future

In medicine we often refer to the “natural history of disease”— the normal course that a disease takes in an individual if no treatment occurs. In the case of congenital heart disease, the “natural history” was often death or, at best, survival with significant limitations. Fortunately, that history has changed.

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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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Q & A about Enterovirus-D68 with infectious disease expert Yvonne Maldonado, MD and Keith Van Haren, MD, pediatric neurologist

Yvonne Maldonado, MD, service chief of pediatric infectious disease at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, answers questions about the respiratory symptoms caused by this virus. In addition, Keith Van Haren, MD, a pediatric neurologist who has been assisting closely with the California Department of Public Health’s investigation, comments on neurologic symptoms that might be associated with the virus.