Stanford Surgeons Save Premature Baby; Removing Large Tumor After Doctor Had Recommended AbortionA Bay Area baby is alive and expected to live a normal life after doctors initially gave him little chance to survive and even told his mother it would be better to have an abortion.
Bay Area Woman With Double Lung Transplant Honored For Organ Donation Work After Her DeathA Bay Area woman who crusaded for more people to become organ donors is being honored, even after her death.
Jefferson Award Winner Offers Compassion On WheelsThere's s a lot of stress on families miles from home getting medical treatment for a sick child. That's when this week's Jefferson Award winner rolls in offering care and compassion -- and smiles -- on wheels.
Jefferson Award Winner Serves Health Needs Of Bay Area Teens With Mobile ClinicDr. Seth Ammerman helped start an immunization clinic for underserved young people in East Palo Alto. After realizing they needed much more than their shots, he launched a clinic on wheels.
Stanford Devotes Clinic To Research Auto-Immune Disease PANS Which Causes Violent Episodes In ChildrenThe disease called PANS, or Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome, is so new that many doctors don’t recognize it.
CDC Urged To Investigate Mystery Polio-Like Illness Affecting California KidsDemocratic Sen. Barbara Boxer asked the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday to initiate a formal investigation into what has caused polio-like paralysis in about 20 children in California over the past 18 months.
Bay Area Family Impacted By Mystery Illness Speaks OutDoctors continue to investigate a mysterious polio-like illness that has paralyzed at least five California children since August 2012. Meanwhile, the family of a young Berkeley girl who was diagnosed with the disease spoke out about her condition.
HealthWatch: Bay Area Doctor Helps Alleviate Girl's Food AllergiesThe rate of food allergies is skyrocketing, with 5 million children now having more than one. An experiment by a doctor at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital helped a Bay Area girl who suffered from a dozen food allergies.
Atherton Girl’s Song Helps Hospital That Cured Her Rare IllnessA 10-year-old Atherton girl who was once famous for being cured of a rare blood disorder has recently generated Internet buzz with her singing.
HealthWatch: Stanford Transplant Helps Teen See Graduation DayOne Bay Area family is celebrating a high school graduation that they never thought they would see thanks to a recent heart transplant at Stanford’s Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.
HealthWatch: 3 Heart Transplants In 3 Days At Packard Children's HospitalThree people have a new chance at life after they received heart transplants at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. The transplants took place over a three-day span earlier this month.
Twins Separated At Stanford Thriving After 6 MonthsStanford University’s Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital has given two-year-old twins who were born attached at the chest and abdomen and underwent separation surgery six months ago a clean bill of health.