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Confession: I actually fantasize about breakfast. Whether it’s eggs, baked oats, or just more eggs, I love the first meal of the morning and am usually thinking about it right before bed. Luckily, science is on my side.
After a long hard week, it can be easy to decompress on Friday evening with friends and drinks. However, your plans to get in a great workout on Saturday could easily be compromised by that extra beer.
Don’t let sickness keep you from fitness – with a busy schedule, it’s easy to break the cardinal rules of a healthy immune system: sleep, water, regular exercise, and a diet full of cold and flu fighters. Combine all of that with the murky and wet weather, constant germs from shared bus and subway handles, and shared air at the office and, ew.
Honest, age-appropriate communication with children is one of the most important elements of helping youngsters handle news of traumatic events. Learn from Victor Carrion, MD, how a parent can best support their child’s understanding of what they see.
It's a lung condition that can be just as deadly as cystic fibrosis, is almost as common, and looks just like it – but it's not CF. Most people have never heard of primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD), although an estimated 25,000 Americans have it, and less than 1000 know it.
Meet Philip Sunshine, MD, a one-of-a-kind superhero in the world of neonatology and prematurity, albeit more seasoned than most. That’s because he’s 84, still taking care of babies at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, and showing no signs of stopping.
Allison and Kevin Carlson will soon be taking home two great Christmas gifts from Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford – a set of rare monoamniotic twins named Kate and Annie, delivered on November 7 at just 30 weeks gestation.
“Your daughter won’t live out the year.” Such are words that a parent would never want to hear. Kathy and John Groebner had to stomach this grim statement when a Minnesota doctor diagnosed their daughter Katie Grace, now 12, with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension, “IPAH,” at only 5 years old.
While it may seem like screen-based homework makes it easier for kids to spend more hours on their device of choice, Thomas Robinson, MD, MPH, director of the Center for Healthy Weight at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, has some helpful tips for parents looking to set boundaries around family screen time – and the pointers are good all year-round.
Holding his arms out like a little bird in flight, Elijah Herman ran around the redwood tree in the backyard that has been turned into his own personal wonderland. “Let me show you a trick!” he said. Zipping to and fro, he pointed out where worms live—in the dirt, of course—jumped on his tricycle for a quick ride, and paused to pose for the camera. At just three years old, his energy level and superhero imitations would seem typical if not for what has been the toughest eight months of his life—Elijah has leukemia, diagnosed in just December of last year.
Teeth brushed and lipstick on? Check. Doris Diaz’s lifelong battles with severe cystic fibrosis, which included needing oxygen 24/7 — haven’t kept her from becoming a legend in her elementary school in Menlo Park. She is also known as “The Lipstick Girl” — as she never leaves the house without a layer of her favorite gloss. After her double lung transplant on June 4, 9-year-old Doris is able to take deep breaths for the first time in her life.