COVID: Marin Health Officials Urge Seniors To Get Booster Vaccine Shots As Holidays LoomHealth officials in Marin County urged seniors to receive COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, saying few have received a third dose since the shots became available.
COVID: FDA Expected To Authorize Mixing Moderna, Johnson & Johnson Booster ShotsThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize boosters for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson -- and perhaps even more anticipated for some -- allow for the mix-and-match of the vaccines.
COVID Vaccination Count in San Mateo County Revised Down Due to Data ErrorAs Bay Area counties look to increase their vaccination numbers, one county just had to decrease their total by more than 30,000 people.
Marin County Judge Tentatively Rejects Cutting Inmate Crowding at San Quentin, Criticizes Officials Over COVID OutbreakA superior court judge in Marin County tentatively ruled Friday that state prison officials acted with indifference when they caused a deadly COVID outbreak at San Quentin last year but he said vaccines have since so changed the landscape that officials are no longer violating inmates’ constitutional rights.
COVID: Sonoma County Health Officer Gives OK To Trick-Or-Treating, Offers Halloween Safety TipsFollowing last year's cancellations, health officials in Sonoma County gave the green light for trick-or-treating this Halloween and offered tips to remain safe from COVID-19.
COVID: Contra Costa To Ease Indoor Mask Rules In Some Fully Vaccinated SettingsHealth officials in Contra Costa County announced that indoor mask requirements will be eased in some settings where everyone is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 starting in November.
COVID: Bay Area Pediatricians Already Prepare As FDA Considers Authorizing Vaccine For Kids Ages 5-11Young children, ages 5 to 11, could get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as next month if it gets authorization by the FDA, but pediatricians are already preparing.
Body Clock Boost: Afternoon Exercise May Provide An Edge For Getting In Shape, Researchers SayWhen it comes to working out and getting in shape, researchers say it may not be how you exercise, but the time of day may give you an edge.
COVID: Dozens of Unvaccinated San Francisco Police Officers, Firemen Face DeadlineCity firefighters and police officers in San Francisco who work in high-risk settings on Wednesday were facing an Oct. 13 deadline to show proof they have received the COVID vaccine.

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Tips And Stories From Stanford Children’s Health

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.