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2012-07-28 23:02:28

Liver failure patient enjoys new lease on life after Stanford surgeons transplanted a portion of her sister´s liver, which later regenerated into the full-size organ. Stanford, Calif. (PRWEB) July 27, 2012 A liver failure patient is enjoying a new lease on life after Stanford surgeons transplanted a portion of her sister´s liver, which later regenerated into the full-size organ. At 48, Judith Lattin was diagnosed with liver failure. Over the next nine years, Lattin fought that...

2012-06-08 23:00:55

Doctors offer important tips on treating bites and stings from mosquitoes, jellyfish, snakes, ticks and yellowjackets. Learn expert advice on how to protect yourself and your loved ones. Stanford, CA (PRWEB) June 08, 2012 Stanford Hospital & Clinics emergency medicine physician and wilderness medicine guru, Paul Auerbach, MD, with a team of experts, has authored the 2,300-page Wilderness Medicine book (now in its sixth edition), which covers virtually everything that could give you...

2009-07-13 11:14:19

 New research from the Stanford University School of Medicine and Stanford Hospital & Clinics suggests that the use of a dietary supplement after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery can help obese patients to more quickly lose weight and to avoid deficiency of a critical B vitamin.In a study published in the July issue of the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, John Morton, MD, associate professor of surgery at the medical school, showed that patients who take probiotics after the...

2009-07-10 13:39:00

LOS GATOS, Calif., July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of citizens from Los Gatos, Mountain View and the surrounding communities will gather today at 3 p.m. in front of El Camino Hospital Los Gatos in celebration of the much-anticipated July 12 hospital opening. During the brief, 90-day closure period, El Camino Hospital leaders completed more than 100 key technology upgrades, hired and trained hundreds of staff and physicians, and worked closely with community groups and South Bay Area...

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...

2008-10-29 12:00:28

Stanford Hospital & Clinics has announced the appointment of Daniel Ginsburg as its new chief operating officer, effective January 12, 2009. Ginsburg succeeds Michael Peterson, whose retirement as the hospital's COO was announced in June, 2008. Ginsburg is currently senior vice president for Cancer and Women's Programs at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he also serves as president and chief operating officer of the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization. The 900-bed...

2008-10-20 18:00:30

Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital today presented their vision for the future of medicine in Palo Alto. The special event to unveil designs for the expansion of Packard Children's Hospital and development of the new Stanford Hospital was hosted by President and CEO of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Christopher Dawes and President and CEO of Stanford Hospital & Clinics Martha Marsh. Today's unveiling marks an exciting milestone in advancing the...

2008-10-15 12:00:33

The afternoon Elizabeth Craze was born 26 years ago, her parents held their breath. "She is perfect," the doctor told them. But within four months, Elizabeth, like the four siblings before her, would be diagnosed with heart failure. Three had already died in infancy. The fourth, her older brother Andrew, would be diagnosed shortly after Elizabeth. It was thought to be a death sentence. "I thought I would go absolutely insane," said her mother, Susan Craze. This was still the...

2008-10-15 12:00:33

Stanford University Medical Center Renewal Project: WHAT: The Stanford University Medical Center Renewal Project is hosting a special event to unveil its design plans for the new Stanford Hospital and expansion of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. The designs will be presented by renowned architects Rafael Vinoly of Rafael Vinoly Architects for Stanford Hospital, and William Pedersen of Kohn Pedersen Fox for Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. ------- WHO: Featured speakers...


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