Fewer C-sections for California moms
A statewide quality improvement project has reduced cesarean section rates for low-risk, first-time mothers, while also improving outcomes for babies.
Pandemic worsens kids’ weight woes
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a greater incidence of obesity and eating disorders among young people, according to experts at Stanford Children’s Health.
Pandemic-linked burnout in pregnancy, neonatal care
A June 2020 survey showed a sharp increase in burnout linked to the global pandemic among health care providers in maternal-fetal and neonatal medicine.
How parents can help transgender teens
A recent Stanford study showed that, for teens exploring their gender identity, simple acts of caring from their parents were what they valued most.
$80 million gift for health of mothers, babies
The gift will help advance the science and practice of maternal-fetal medicine and fund new facilities to increase access to care at Stanford Medicine.
Nadeau talks food allergy breakthroughs
In a Q&A, immunologist Kari Nadeau discusses advances in food-allergy treatment and research, including a growing body of evidence that patients with several food allergies can be safely treated for all of them at once.
Strict measures to reopen schools safely
Researchers at the Stanford School of Medicine suggest schools should and can reopen safely if they follow a set of strict — and expensive — guidelines to avoid COVID-19 infections among students and teachers.
Vaping linked to higher COVID-19 risk
Data collected in May shows that teenagers and young adults who vape face a much higher risk of COVID-19 than their peers who do not vape, Stanford researchers found.
Cancer experience drives scientific curiosity
New Stanford graduate Nico Poux, a former pediatric oncology patient at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, hopes to bring his experience with cancer to future work as a physician-scientist.
Pediatric surgeon receives top award
Thomas Krummel was recognized for his contributions to improving the lives of the smallest and sickest children.
California preemies going home healthier
More of the youngest and smallest California preemies are going home from the hospital without any major complications, a Stanford study has found.
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