Latest Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stories

2011-03-30 12:35:00

March of Dimes and Stanford University School of Medicine Launch Research Center to Understand and Prevent Prematurity STANFORD, Calif., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The March of Dimes and Stanford University School of Medicine today launched the nation's first transdisciplinary research center dedicated to identifying the causes of premature birth. Prematurity is the number one reason for newborn death in the United States today, yet in nearly half of the cases of premature...

2010-10-12 11:30:00

MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International, an independent nonprofit research and development institute, is seeking healthy fraternal and identical twin pairs for the second year of a flu vaccine study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. This year's vaccine covers both the seasonal and the H1N1 flu. The goal of the Stanford University-led study is to identify immunological responses and develop more effective flu vaccines. "Influenza is a major cause of...

2010-07-22 11:00:00

MENLO PARK, Calif., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International and the Stanford University School of Medicine announced today their MISTRAL Collaborative (the Multidisciplinary Initiative for Surgical Technology Research Advanced Laboratory), in conjunction with the Institute for Pediatric Innovation, was recently awarded a $1M grant by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to support its work to commercialize innovative medical devices for pediatric care. A key objective for the...

2010-06-29 11:00:00

MENLO PARK, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International and the Stanford University School of Medicine announced today that they have established the MISTRAL (Multidisciplinary Initiative for Surgical Technology Research Advanced Laboratory) Collaborative, a program to accelerate the innovation of medical devices and bring them to market faster. A key objective of this program is the effective and safe transformation of innovative medical device ideas into products that will improve...

2010-06-02 21:15:32

Chronically ill children with private insurance are much less likely than those with public insurance, such as Medi-Cal, to be admitted to a California hospital offering specialized pediatric care, according to a new study by researchers at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and the Stanford University School of Medicine. The study also shows that the likelihood of a chronically ill child being admitted to a specialty-care center varies wildly across the state. For example, chronically ill...

2010-05-03 09:05:00

Using a computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system to communicate a doctor's instructions can significantly reduce hospital-wide mortality rates, researchers claim in a new study. The findings of the research, which were published online in the journal Pediatrics on Monday, show a 20-percent decrease in fatalities over a 1 1/2 year period. Experts at the Palo Alto, California-based Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford University School of Medicine believe that CPOE...

2009-11-18 15:51:10

At birth, children with Down syndrome aren't developmentally delayed. But as they age, these kids fall behind. Memory deficits inherent in Down syndrome hinder learning, making it hard for the brain to collect experiences needed for normal cognitive development. Now, findings from the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital shed light on the neural basis of memory defects in Down syndrome and suggest a new strategy for treating the defects with...

2009-10-06 06:45:00

PASADENA, Calif., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) announced today that it received a contract from the Stanford University Medical Center in Palo Alto, Calif., to continue providing program and construction management services for the New Stanford Hospital and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Expansion Projects. Officials did not disclose the contract value. In making the announcement, Jacobs Group Vice President Tom McDuffie stated,...

2009-05-26 10:00:00

Pediatric dermatologist-researcher Alfred Lane, MD, offers sunscreen safety tips 'Sunburns are a sign of ultraviolet radiation damage,' warns Lane STANFORD, Calif., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Alfred Lane, MD, knows that kids love summer and kids love sun. However, Dr. Lane cautions, parents must remember that "there's no such thing as a good tan." View video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6acZo-UPcx (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090526/SF21827) In this new video, Lane...

2009-05-18 11:00:00

Dynamic Duo helps thousands of Bay Area newborns go home safely Prior to hospital fitting, '90% of car seats are not installed properly' STANFORD, Calif., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- When Community Services Manager Nancy Sanchez heard that Benjamin Arias and Salvador Vargas had recently installed their record-setting 10,000th car seat, she had a very simple response: "That's why they're called the dynamic duo." (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090518/SF17850) Sort of like Batman...

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