Topic List : Pediatrics
Brain link between obesity, depression
Reward centers in the brains of children and teenagers who are obese and depressed show abnormalities that suggest the two conditions are neurologically connected, Stanford researchers have found.
Now seizure-free, Gracin gets her words back
A robotic assistant helped doctors detect seizures deep in Gracin Hahne’s brain without having to open her skull or even shave her head.
Taubes commit $20 million to children’s hospital
The new hospital’s south pavilion will be named in honor of Bay Area philanthropists Tad and Dianne Taube.
CEO of Packard Children’s to retire
Christopher Dawes, who oversaw the development of Stanford Medicine’s pediatric health network and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, announced his retirement on March 20.
Misbehaving cells predict relapse in leukemia
Analyzing individual cancer cells has enabled Stanford researchers to identify the small population of cells that spur relapse in some children with leukemia.
Newborn undergoes ‘bloodless’ surgery
Lola Garcia of Hemet, California, was the smallest infant in North America to undergo such a procedure.
Gift will fund addiction, concussion initiatives
Two gifts totaling $14.5 million from Tad and Dianne Taube will fund Stanford efforts to understand, treat and prevent concussion and addiction in children and teens.
Good math attitude boosts memory power
A positive attitude toward math boosts the brain’s memory center and predicts math performance independent of factors such as a child’s IQ, a Stanford study has found.
Peering into kids’ bones
Mary Leonard, chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Stanford, works to understand exactly how chronic diseases hurt children’s bone health.
Moms’ blood sugar affects fetal heart
Elevated maternal blood sugar when the fetal heart is forming has been linked to a heightened risk for congenital heart defects, according to a new Stanford study.