The American dream of children growing up to earn more than their parents is harder to achieve than it used to be, and big data gives valuable insight into how it has changed.
Precision health and growth mindsets at Childx
Yesterday was a packed day at the third Childx conference at Stanford, with sessions covering everything from the biology of brain tumors to the ethics of gene editing and the economic shifts affecting the American dream.
Tackling childhood obesity at Childx
A Childx panel discussion addressed multiple aspects of the childhood obesity epidemic and discussed solutions ranging from health interventions to community development.
Stanford’s Childx conference starts today. Jump in!
Today marks the start of Stanford's third Childx conference, a TED-style event addressing challenges and solutions in child health. Hundreds of pediatricians, educators, scientists and policy experts are coming together for this year’s sessions on the theme “Learn, Collaborate, Innovate.”
Countdown to Childx: Medical device innovation for kids with chronic disease
Pediatric cardiologist and biomedical innovator Bronwyn Harris talks about the challenge of translating data into better outcomes for kids with chronic diseases.
Countdown to Childx: Bioethics in pediatrics
How much control should we exert over the genetic makeup of our future children? Bioethicist Jeffrey Kahn will address this as part of his keynote session at next week's Childx conference at Stanford.
Countdown to Childx: What doctors can do to improve health literacy
Health literacy means doctors explaining health care tasks - such as giving a child medication - in doable steps that don’t make you feel like you’re overwhelmed, says health-literacy expert Ruth Parker, a guest at next month's Childx conference.
Countdown to Childx: Upcoming conference will highlight collaborative solutions in child health
Stanford’s third Childx conference, at the School of Medicine April 12 and 13, will bring together experts from many fields to discuss challenges in child health.
On Zika, gut bacteria and resilience in children: Highlights from the final day of the Childx conference
Stanford's Childx conference on Friday featured a lineup of presentations focused on microbes and early life, as well as on how children can thrive in …
Giving every child a fair shot: Public health leader Michael Lu discusses federal initiatives at Childx conference
One highlight of yesterday's Childx conference: an inspiring keynote address by Michael Lu, MD, associate administrator of maternal and child health of the Health Resources …
Dean Lloyd Minor kicks off the second annual Childx conference
Stanford’s second annual Childx conference is off to a great start. This year’s event, taking place today and tomorrow at the Li Ka Shing Center …
Stanford’s Childx conference begins today
The two-day Childx conference on maternal and infant health kicks off this morning. You can follow it on Twitter @StanfordMed, where we'll be live tweeting most …
Countdown to Childx: Global health expert Peter Singer talks about saving kids’ brains
Next week's Childx conference will feature a keynote address by Peter Singer, MD, chief executive officer of Grand Challenges Canada. The organization, which is supported …
Countdown to Childx: Talking Zika with a Stanford infectious disease expert
Stanford pediatrician and researcher Desiree LeBeaud, MD, has been quite busy lately. Outside of her clinical and research responsibilities, LaBeaud has been called on extensively …
Countdown to Childx: Previewing the “epicenter of innovation” for expectant moms and children
Next month Stanford Medicine will host the second annual Childx conference, which will attract speakers and guests from across North America. I recently spoke with …
Countdown to Childx: Discussing worldwide progress on children’s survival
Zulfiqa Bhutta, MD, from the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, is an internationally recognized expert on children's health. He'll be a featured speaker at Stanford's Childx conference, being held …