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2009-05-12 11:00:00

Enrollment under way for individual sessions or 14-week series starting May 14 PALO ALTO, Calif., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) at Packard Children's Hospital is offering a new 14-part educational series for parents of young children and adolescents with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This includes children with Asperger's Disorder, autism and PDD-NOS. "We're designing this series to provide parents with information about ASD diagnoses,...

2009-05-11 11:00:00

STANFORD, Calif., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- David Cornfield, MD, the chief of pulmonary, allergy, and critical care medicine at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, has been elected president of the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR). (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090511/SF14213) Beginning this month, Cornfield is leading the prestigious organization of research-based academic pediatricians for a one-year term. "It's a great honor to be chosen by the Society...

2009-05-07 17:45:00

Online Mobilization Campaign Urges Congress to Make Health Reform Work for Children STANFORD, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford is joining the National Association of Children's Hospitals (N.A.C.H.) as it gears up to launch a grassroots mobilization campaign asking Congress and the Obama Administration to make health care reform work for children. "Our hospital is extraordinarily proud to be taking part in Speak Now for Kids," said Christopher...

2009-03-03 16:00:00

Penguins, fish, sharks and more now on hospital's PackardVisionsystem PALO ALTO, Calif., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Bedtime Bingo. The Forever Young Zone. Special movie nights. Just a few of the reasons Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford is known for its extraordinarily kid-friendly environment. Now, with the launch of a "live" video channel devoted to the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, the hospital is offering kids and their families a Northern California first. Through the...

2009-03-03 08:00:00

Orthopedic surgeon James Gamble, MD, offers tips to minimize risk ACL tears in girls seen as 'an absolute epidemic' PALO ALTO, Calif., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- "Exercise and sports participation is a double-edge sword," said James Gamble, MD, PhD, orthopedic surgeon at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. "We want children involved in physical activity outside, especially since we have an obesity crisis. Yet you can have too much of a good thing." If children are participating in...

2009-02-05 08:00:00

Pediatrician, Advocate for Children's Health Suggests Next Steps for Congress and President Obama (including Video and Podcast interviews) PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Video and podcast links below - Yesterday, President Barack Obama signed legislation to expand the number of uninsured children who qualify for SCHIP, the State Children's Health Insurance Program. The passage of SCHIP extends health care insurance to four million more children, yet seven million children remain...

2009-01-07 11:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The surgical lights are on, the operating-room cameras rolling. Action is under way in the West Coast's most advanced pediatric surgery center, at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090107/AQW023) The seven new operating rooms, which opened in December, provide the latest in imaging and communication technologies, allowing surgeons to operate with unprecedented precision, speed...

2008-12-16 12:07:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- After more than two-and-a-half years, Ronald McDonald House at Stanford is saying goodbye to its longest continuous residents, Shawn Stockwell and his family from Eagle River, AK. Shawn's mother, Trista, summed up the families' elation saying, "The fact that we're taking Shawn and his new heart home is absolutely a miracle after the complications he went through. There were a couple times that we didn't think he'd even leave the intensive...

2008-12-09 12:00:00

Rare back-to-back cesarean and liver transplant surgeries rescue dying mom and preemie baby STANFORD, Calif., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- "We were thinking we'd be lucky to get one live person out of this situation, and we didn't know which it would be," said William Benitz, MD. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081209/SF50878) Benitz, the chief of neonatology at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, was describing an extraordinary and intense collaboration by doctors...

2008-11-03 15:00:21

Stanford University Medical Center today announced the release of the Fall 2008 Community Benefits Summary for Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and the Stanford School of Medicine. The summary presents an overview of essential healthcare services and extensive community benefits contributions provided to the local community as an inherent part of the institutions' missions. Chief among these benefits is the hospitals' long-standing commitment to...


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