Topic List : Pediatrics
Mindfulness training improves kids’ sleep
Children who learned techniques such as deep breathing and yoga slept longer and better, even though the curriculum didn’t instruct them in improving sleep, a Stanford study has found.
Cost of gun injuries to minors
The average cost of initial hospitalization to treat pediatric gun injuries is about $13,000 per patient and has risen in recent decades, a Stanford Medicine study found.
Psychiatrist Herbert Leiderman dies
Leiderman led groundbreaking research into infant and child development that helped change the way the world viewed newborns.
Newborn avoids jaw surgery with retainer
Stanford Children’s Health is the only place in North America to offer a noninvasive, orthodontic approach to Pierre Robin sequence.
COVID-19 hospitalizations among kids likely overcounted
Children being treated in hospitals are tested for SARS-CoV-2, but many who test positive never develop COVID-19 symptoms, leading to overestimates of disease severity, a study found.
Latino kids helped in obesity trial
A three-year trial of a multifaceted intervention for managing obesity in low-income, Latino children showed promising results over two years.
Fewer C-sections for California moms
A statewide quality improvement project has reduced cesarean section rates for low-risk, first-time mothers, while also improving outcomes for babies.
Pandemic worsens kids’ weight woes
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a greater incidence of obesity and eating disorders among young people, according to experts at Stanford Children’s Health.
Pandemic-linked burnout in pregnancy, neonatal care
A June 2020 survey showed a sharp increase in burnout linked to the global pandemic among health care providers in maternal-fetal and neonatal medicine.
How parents can help transgender teens
A recent Stanford study showed that, for teens exploring their gender identity, simple acts of caring from their parents were what they valued most.