Megan AlpersMonday, September 1, 2014

Online Extras: Tips for Your Family

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Megan AlpersMonday, September 1, 2014

4th annual Summer Scamper: Thank You!

Thank you for making the 4th annual Summer Scamper 5k, 10k, and kids’ fun run our most successful event yet! Nearly 3,000 participants joined us at Stanford on June 22 for the sold-out event and...
Megan AlpersMonday, September 1, 2014

Hospital Expansion Fun Facts

Set to open in 2017, our hospital’s expansion will include 149 new patient beds, six new surgical suites, 3.5 acres of healing gardens, and more. To date: 6,150 cubic yards of structural concrete...
Jennifer YuanThursday, May 1, 2014

Brains and Brawn: Understanding Concussions in Youth Sports

The next time you play Angry Birds, consider this — the same type of sensors that capture movements on your phone are also playing a role in biomedical research to make sports safer for children. For...
Mark ShwartzThursday, May 1, 2014

Support for the Journey Ahead: Stanford Autism Center Provides Hope and Help for Families

A diagnosis of childhood autism can be shattering news for many parents. But when doctors at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford confirmed that 6-year-old Lucas had autism, his mother,...
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Ruth SchechterTuesday, April 1, 2014

Full Circle: Brain and Behavior Center Puts Children Back on Track to Healthy Futures

Peyton Fisher loves her brother Morgan, wants to be a princess, and decorates her cupcakes with excessive chocolate and marshmallows. In most ways, she is a typical 3-year-old. But for a while, she...
Ruth SchechterTuesday, April 1, 2014

Peace of Mind: Offering a Lifetime of Better Outcomes

The developing brain is a particularly complex organ, an interconnected network of cells that controls everything we experience, do, or say. If this intricate system goes awry — from disease,...
Erin DigitaleTuesday, April 1, 2014

Home Videos Could Be a Powerful Tool for Diagnosing Autism

Short home videos may become a powerful tool for diagnosing autism, according to a study by Dennis Wall, PhD, associate professor of pediatrics in systems medicine at the Stanford University School...
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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Toddler from Chico One of the "Biggest Saves Ever"

One year ago, Jessica and Jesse Vega watched a team from Packard Children’s work to save their son Dominic’s life in the back of an ambulance. Just days earlier, the Vega family had been at home...
Theresa JohnstonFriday, November 1, 2013

A League of Their Own

Meet Karina Karina Barreto-Delgado was sitting in her high school English class on a typical Friday morning, taking a test, when the call came. For six months, the 15-year-old resident of Visalia,...