Jennifer YuanFriday, May 15, 2015

It Takes a Village: Rallying Support to Cure Food Allergies

Nine years ago, David and Kori Shaw moved to Palo Alto with their 3-year-old daughter, Keegan, and 1-year-old son, Carter. Along with the usual adjustments of relocating—new job for dad, new...
Melanie ThernstromFriday, May 15, 2015

I Can Eat It: Taking a Bite Out of Food Allergies

Food allergies are a peculiar disease. Unlike other life-threatening conditions, the people they affect are completely healthy unless they are exposed to the allergen. They and their families live a...
Stacy FinzThursday, March 12, 2015

Cochlear implants for Joshua

There was something wrong with Joshua Copen’s hearing. No matter how many times doctors told Iara Peng, Joshua’s mother, that her baby with Down syndrome had normal hearing, she knew they were wrong...
Megan AlpersFriday, February 27, 2015

Diabetes: One Family’s Fight for “Normal”

Tierra Bergh, a busy mom of five, still vividly recalls this moment from nine years ago: “Maleki woke up, looked at me, and asked why we were in the hospital.” Her son Maleki, then 3 years old, had...
Guest blogger: Sophie HeerinckxWednesday, February 18, 2015

You are Our Sunshine

This month, our very own Philip Sunshine, MD, emeritus professor of pediatrics, will be honored as a 2015 “Legend of Neonatology” at an awards gala in Orlando. Called “one of the originals” in...
Brittany Lothe, mother to a NICU graduate, and co-founder of Will’s Way Foundation Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A Mom’s Viewpoint: Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way

On the day of Will’s birth, 1s were running wild. He was born in the 1 o’clock hour, on the 1st month of the year, on the 11th day of the month. He weighed a mere 1 pound, 11 ounces. Will was born...
Diana WalshTuesday, November 18, 2014

Right from the Start

Everything about Elizabeth Rodriguez-Garcia’s pregnancy had been perfectly normal. She’d had morning sickness on occasion and felt a little tired some days, but at 25 weeks, the only real news she...
Robert DicksTuesday, October 14, 2014

Historic pediatric heart transplant

Wednesday, Oct. 8, represents a milestone in the history of pediatric heart transplantation. That’s because Lizzy Craze, 32, hasn’t needed replacement of the donor heart during the 30 years it’s been...
Megan AlpersMonday, September 1, 2014

Child Life Specialists Help Patients Cope and Thrive

On a recent Tuesday, 9-year-old Sarah Grace sat on a hospital bed in a bright pink Minnie Mouse gown, waiting for a CT scan. This wasn’t Sarah Grace’s first scan, but it would be her first without...
Megan AlpersWednesday, May 28, 2014

‘Heal EB’ and Eddie and Jill Vedder help fund treatments for children with life-threatening skin disorder

In another step toward the possible development of a cure for Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a rare and life-threatening genetic skin disorder, the Southern California-based non-profit Heal EB, www...