COVID: Chase Center Updates Admission Policy For Vaccinated 5-11 Year-OldsAs more children receive COVID-19 vaccines, Chase Center has updated its policies regarding the admission of children ages 5 to 11.
Air District: Weather, Wood Smoke To Bring Moderate Air Quality In Bay Area This WeekModerate air quality is expected to persist over the Bay Area this week as pollution from wood smoke stays near ground level, a spokeswoman for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District said Monday.
Pleasanton Looks At Expanding Smoking Restrictions To Condos, TownhomesThe Pleasanton City Council on Tuesday will consider restricting smoking in townhomes, condominiums, and buildings with three or more attached units.
Fauci: Early Reports on Omicron Variant Encouraging“Thus far, it does not look like there’s a great degree of severity to it,” Fauci said in an interview Sunday about the fast-spreading new omicron variant of COVID-19.
Palo Alto Launches Response Team for People Experiencing Mental Health CrisesCity officials in Palo Alto announced on Friday the launch of its Psychiatric Emergency Response Team, which pairs Palo Alto police officers with licensed mental health clinicians to serve people experiencing mental health crises.
UPDATE: Alameda County Omicron Variant Outbreak Victims Attended Wisconsin Wedding Last Weekend At least five people in Alameda County who attended a wedding in Wisconsin last week have been diagnosed with the omicron variant, health authorities announced Friday.
Bay Area Sees Rush to Get COVID Booster ShotsTrying to get an appointment for a COVID booster shot before the holidays is getting harder, according to many people in the Bay Area.
COVID: Bay Area Health Officials Say Some Areas Would Be Vulnerable To Omicron Variant; Holdouts Seek VaccineWhile much of the Bay Area has high vaccination rates, health officials say parts of the region are more likely to feel the impact of the recently-discovered omicron variant.
COVID: Omicron Variant Found In San Francisco, Are New Travel Rules Looming?After a San Francisco resident became the nation's first confirmed case of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, questions are being raised about the possibility of additional travel rules.

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Sleeping Well During The COVID-19 PandemicA lack of routine during the pandemic has made it difficult for kids to maintain a healthy sleep schedule. Now is the time for kids to get back on track.
The Dangers Of Skipping Routine Vaccinations During COVID-19Across the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting a decline in vaccination rates as some families are choosing to forgo or delay their children’s routine pediatric well-visits during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Heart Monitoring Device Brings Comfort To Newborn Bronte's ParentsMarvin and Amanda Benedict are self-described techies. They both work at Google, so they naturally love automation, and they joke that it’s fitting that their daughter now has an automated device.
Groundbreaking Minimally Invasive Brain SurgeryThe name Ari means “lion” in Hebrew, and Ari Ellman’s first day back at preschool this September was a roaring success. Ari is small for his three years, but his vocabulary and charm are big enough to more than compensate. He’s excited, energetic, curious, and fully engaged with his friends and teachers.
Pioneering Immunotherapy Targeting Elusive Cancer Cells In ChildrenThe “remarkably successful” CAR-T cell therapy is giving new hope to the sickest cancer patients. Now, Stanford experts are focusing on advancing its use and broadening its benefits.
New Hope for Children With Aortic Valve DisordersWhen Claudia and Tom Yore discussed having a third child, the clincher came from Claudia, who said, “Let’s do it. He’s going to be our easy third.”
Mom Braves New Territory To Give Daughter With Spina Bifida Her Best ShotHelisabed Romano turned to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford to perform in utero surgery to possibly save her baby from serious limitations later in life.
Cleft And Craniofacial Center Fosters Patient’s Dream To Entertain Mathias Dizon practiced for weeks to fulfill a promise he had made to his doctors and nurses at the Stanford Children’s Health Cleft and Craniofacial Center: to sing the national anthem at the center’s annual patient and family picnic every year until he goes to college.
Heart Transplant Allows Justin Wang To Experience His Bucket ListAt just 15-years-old, Justin Wang has already built a bucket list of the things he wants to see and do in his lifetime.