Topic List : Pediatrics
New Packard Children’s Hospital to open in December
More than doubling its current size, the expanded Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford will transform the patient experience through family-centered design and technological innovation, while setting new standards for sustainability in hospital design.
Crowdsourcing autism data
Many areas across the globe have few autism experts, leading to delayed care for kids who live there. Stanford scientists have launched a crowdsourcing project to pinpoint such geographic gaps, and find ways to fill them.
40 years of monkey business
On Mondays, volunteers gather at the Los Altos Senior Center to create the toys, which are made from red-heeled work socks, nylon hose, yarn and red ribbons.
Children’s health care on the line
If Medicaid funding is compromised, it destabilizes the entire children’s health care system on two fronts, writes the president and CEO of Stanford Children’s Health.
Almond discusses trial of kids’ heart pump
Stanford is leading a multisite study of a new ventricular assist device for children who are awaiting heart transplantation. The miniature pump is slightly bigger than a paper clip.
Wearable monitor can diagnose disease
A wearable sensor developed by Stanford researchers can diagnose diseases by measuring molecular constituents of sweat, such as chloride ions and glucose.
Participants sought for autism drug trial
Scientists at Stanford are studying pregnenolone, a neurosteroid that may help treat irritability, sensory abnormalities and social deficits in adolescents with autism.
Testing new insulin delivery systems for kids
Researchers at the School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital are testing easier ways for younger children with Type 1 diabetes to get the doses of insulin they need.
$50 million gift to Children’s Heart Center
The donation from philanthropists Gordon and Betty Moore is the largest gift to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford since the hospital’s founding gift.
Parents sought for eating-disorders study
Stanford researchers are expanding a study of how parents with previous eating disorders can form good eating patterns in their young children. They now are seeking dads and single parents.