How should physicians and parents communicate with teens about marijuana use? Stanford adolescent medicine expert Seth Ammerman, MD, offers advice.
Children with autism have structural and functional abnormalities in the brain circuit that normally makes social interaction feel rewarding.
Ten-day-old Lola Garcia became the smallest infant in North America to receive bloodless open-heart surgery.
Assessing the relationship between air quality and mortality, a Stanford study finds that in 2015, exposure to air pollution in sub-Saharan Africa led to 400,000 otherwise preventable infant deaths.
The career of Stanford pediatric infectious disease researcher and physician Yvonne Maldonado is featured in this video and blog post.
The Supreme Court upheld the travel ban, making it a challenge for refugees and others who had hoped to travel, or live, in the U.S.
Children aren’t getting access to many new medical devices, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is working to change that.
A Stanford pediatric trauma expert discusses children's separation from their parents at the border and shares how childhood trauma can harm the brain.
Pediatric resident Jennifer DeCoste-Lopez emphasizes the importance of nurturing caregivers and decries policies that separate children from parents.
Over the last 30 years, a growing body of epidemiological research has suggested that poor nutrition in pregnancy hurts the baby by setting metabolism to a “thrifty” state that leads, decades later, to type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
They were two patients who couldn’t have been more different: one was a baby boy less than a year old, the other a retired physician. They even had vastly different medical conditions. Yet both needed the same life-saving remedy: a liver transplant.
As a third-year medical student, Luisa Valenzuela Riveros, MD, was eager to begin participating in hospital rounds. But, as she told the audience at a Diversity and Inclusion Forum held Friday at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, one of her early case presentations didn’t go at all as she had hoped.
Ask a child with asthma how easily he or she can breathe, and you won’t get an objective answer. But where Q&A fails, technology can take over, according to a team of Stanford researchers who are developing a way to predict asthma attacks in advance.
What makes breathing possible is a thin coating of a soaplike film, or surfactant, that lowers the tension of the lung’s inner surface. Premature babies and adults with lung injuries are short on surfactant, and replacing it has been prohibitively pricey. That may be about to change.
An upcoming Stanford conference will focus on bridging cultural and generational divides to better address youth mental health needs.
Childhood obesity and depression appear linked in the brains of children and teens with both conditions, according to new Stanford research.