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COVID-2019 Alert

The latest information about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, including vaccine clinics for children ages 5 years old and older.

La información más reciente sobre el nuevo Coronavirus de 2019, incluidas las clínicas de vacunación para niños de 5 años en adelante.

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News Coverage

Pediatric and obstetric health leaders from Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford are frequently highlighted in local and national media for providing world-class, extraordinary care to children and expectant mothers. Following is a sampling of these media appearances.

February 2022

Pediatric Heart Health Risks and Benefits From COVID-19 Vaccinations Health Professional Radio 2/17/22 Elizabeth Profita, MD, discusses how to weigh the risks and benefits of COVID-19 vaccination, with a focus on the risk of myocarditis and whether its rates are expected to rise as boosters are rolled out to younger groups.
Also See: Pulmonology Advisor

What COVID Breakthrough Infections Might Look Like in the Future Huffington Post 2/16/22 Julie Parsonnet, MD, says fully vaccinated people will have milder symptoms and many will be asymptomatic.

Impact of Gas Stoves on Children's Health Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5) 2/16/22 Lisa Patel, MD, says children, whose brains and respiratory systems are still developing, are especially vulnerable to air pollution.

Intensive Education Improves Glycemic Outcomes in New-Onset Type 1 Diabetes Healio 2/16/22 David Maahs, MD, describes how a Stanford study found benefits for young patients who used continuous glucose monitors within a month of their diabetes diagnosis, like healthier blood sugar levels in comparison to an earlier group that did not use monitors.

Omicron Drove Up Kids’ COVID-19 Hospitalization Rates. By How Much? Now the CDC Knows The Mercury News, East Bay Times, Los Angeles Daily News 2/15/22 Dennis Lund, MD, explains why he believes the high vaccination rates in the Bay Area kept children’s hospitalization numbers manageable.

The Week's Best Parenting Advice: February 15, 2022 The Week 2/15/22 Krisa Van Meurs, MD, discusses the latest Stanford study that shows premature babies’ survival rate is climbing.
Also See: Scope

At Clinical Virology Lab, 1 Million COVID-19 Tests and Counting Stanford Medicine News Center 2/15/22 Benjamin Pinksy, MD, describes what this milestone means to laboratory staff.

What Is Congestive Heart Failure, Exactly? Self 2/14/22 Seth Hollander, MD, explains how children can develop heart failure as a result of a condition called fulminant myocarditis.

Why Some States Are Treating Schools Differently from Other Indoor Spaces When Weighing End of Mask Mandates The Washington Post 2/12/22 Jorge Salinas, MD, is quoted.
Also See: Bay Area Telemundo (KSTS 48), Bay Area NBC (KNTV 11), and Bay Area Telemundo (KSTS 48) (Jorge Salinas, MD), PBS Newshour and Bay Area KQED (Yvonne Maldonado, MD), ABC News (Alok Patel, MD), Mercury News, East Bay Times, and Marin Independent Journal (Anne Liu, MD)

‘Don’t Write It Off’: Advice From Brain Injury Experts After Bob Saget’s Death New York Times 2/11/22 Stanford Children’s Health Concussion Program care team member Angela Lumba-Brown, MD, describes how serious head injuries can be.
Also See: ABC News (Yvonne Maldonado, MD)

Stanford University: Stanford Pediatric Arbovirologist Desiree LaBeaud’s Quest to Eradicate Mosquito-Borne Diseases Led to an Unlikely Culprit: Plastic Trash India Education Diary 2/11/22 Desiree LaBeaud, MD, is quoted.

¿Qué es el Crup y Qué Relación Tiene con la Variante Omicron? UNO TV 2/11/22 Discussion on croup and how is it related to the Omicron variant. Stanford Children’s Health is mentioned.

The Next Vaccine Debate: Immunize Young Children Now, or Wait? New York Times 2/9/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, is quoted.
Also See: ABC World News Now, Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5), Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5), Bay Area KRON 4, Bay Area KCBS Radio, and Montana CBS (KTVQ 2) (Yvonne Maldonado, MD), Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5) (Anne Liu, MD), Bay Area ABC (KGO 7), Central Coast ABC/CBS (KEYT 3), Sacramento KFBK Radio, and iHeart Radio (David Cornfield, MD)

For Some Kids with Autism, Online Treatment Could Beat In-Person Futurity 2/9/22 Grace Gengoux, PhD, discusses why Stanford Medicine researchers pivoted their response treatment to help autistic children become more engaged and vocal by using telehealth and new online ‘world’ programs to motivate them to use their motor skills.
Also See: India Education Diary

Football Targeting is a Bad Thing Orthopedics This Week 2/9/22 Researchers found concussion risk was significantly higher during football plays in which targeting was called, especially those in which targeting fouls were upheld, suggesting targeting should be eliminated or reduced from American football. Angela Lumba-Brown, MD, is mentioned.

Sparrow Clubs and Eagle Point High School Team Up in Support of Dauntless 14-Year-Old Southern Oregon ABC (KDRV 12) 2/9/22 Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is mentioned.

Los Mejores Remedios Naturales Para Acelerar la Digestión MSN (CL) 2/8/22 Recommendations on the best natural remedies to speed up digestion. Stanford Children’s Health is mentioned.

14-Month-Old Baby Thrives Despite Rare Heart Condition Bay Area Fox (KTVU 2) , Yahoo 2/6/22 Yatine Lee, mother of Stanford Children’s Health patient Emmett Watanabe, is interviewed about her son’s rare heart condition, tetralogy of Fallot.

Around Town: Much Needed Support Palo Alto Online 2/5/22 The Stanford Children’s Health Teen Van is highlighted regarding its work in helping South Bay communities during the pandemic.

CDC Advisers Weigh Delaying Second Covid Shots to 8 Weeks NBC News 2/4/22 Grace Lee, MD, is quoted.
Also See: Politico, MedPage Today, Washington Examiner, Pharmacy Practice News

Severity of Omicron Surprises Sufferers Who Expected it to Be Mild Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5) 2/4/22 Jorge Salinas, MD, discusses the possible long-term effects of those who became infected during the Omicron surge over the holidays.

The Palo Alto Tall Tree Awards Return to Celebrate Outstanding Civic Service Palo Alto Online 2/4/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, wins the “Global Impact Award” from the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce and Palo Alto Weekly for her work during the pandemic.

Tips for Managing Autoimmune Disease During Pregnancy Drug Topics 2/4/22 Stanford Children’s Health is mentioned.

Less Than 70% of the Hispanic Community in the Bay is Inoculated Bay Area Univision (KDTV 14) 2/3/22 Hector Bonilla, MD, is quoted.

Why You Still Shouldn't Take Ivermectin for COVID-19 Healthline 2/3/22 Jorge Salinas, MD, is quoted.

COVID-19 and Children: What Will 2022 Bring? Stanford Graduate School of Education 2/3/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, discusses how COVID-19 affects children.

When You Should Be Using Your At-Home COVID Tests ABC News 2/3/22 Alok Patel, MD, is quoted.

Safely Reducing Opioid Use for Post-Surgical Pain Control in Children Montana NBC (KULR 8) 2/3/22 Stephen B. Shew, MD and Claudia Mueller, MD, are mentioned.

Cuál es el Uso Correcto de las Mascarillas KN95 Bay Area Telemundo (KSTS 48) 2/2/22 Hector Bonilla, MD, discusses the correct use of KN95 masks.

An A-List for the Ages NobHill Gazette 2/2/2022 Heart transplant patient Athena Tran has been recognized by Bay Area publication NobHill Gazette and placed on their A-List for her work in advocating for continued education for patients while they are hospitalized. Lynsey Barkoff, NP, is quoted.

Stanford Team Finds Benefits to Online Autism Treatment Scope 2/2/22 Pediatric psychologist Grace Gengoux, PhD, discusses why Stanford Medicine researchers pivoted their response treatment to help autistic children become more engaged and vocal by using telehealth and new online ‘world’ programs to motivate them to use their motor skills.

Stanford Children’s Health Announces New Surgeon-in-Chief Stanford Children’s Health News Center 2/1/22 Karthik Balakrishnan, MD, follows James Dunn, MD, who held the surgeon-in-chief position for five years. Dennis Lund, MD, is quoted.

Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids Under 5 Could Get Approval in February: Reports CBC 2/1/22 Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is mentioned.

Pfizer Asks F.D.A. to Clear 2 Vaccine Doses for Young Children as a Start New York Times 2/1/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, discusses the history of vaccines and suggests that a third dose would, in fact, enhance the immune response.
Also see: NPR (Yvonne Maldonado, MD), CNBC (Grace Lee, MD)

Some Bay Area Kids Have Already Received COVID Vaccines Bay Area NBC (KNTV 11) 2/1/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, discusses data collected from Stanford COVID peds clinical trial to help determine whether to grant emergency use authorization for Pfizer's two-dose COVID-19 vaccine for children ages five years to six months, along with safety factors. Zinaida Good, PhD, was also featured.
Also see: Bay Area NBC (KNTV 11), Bay Area FOX (KTVU 2), Bay Area ABC (KGO 7), KCBS Radio, PBS NewsHour, Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5), and CBS News (Yvonne Maldonado, MD), Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5) and CNET (Anne Liu, MD)

Spotlight: Humanitarian Efforts American Academy of Otolaryngology 2/1/22 Hung-Fu “Charlie” Lin, NP, describes his humanitarian missions as an operating room nurse leader outside of his work at Stanford Children’s Health.

January 2022

Omicron Has States Rethinking 'Broken' School Covid Testing Politico 1/30/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, discusses ways to help limit outbreaks and stretch whatever testing resources schools have on hand to comply with White House demands to remain open.

Child Vaccination Rates Are Alarmingly Low as Doctors Contend with Rise in Pediatric COVID Cases Bay Area ABC (KGO 7) 1/28/22 Grace Lee, MD, is quoted.
Also see: San Diego CBS/WB (KSWB 5), Bay Area NBC (KNTV 11), Bay Area KRON 4, Central Coast NBC (KSBW 8), La Opinion, Los Angeles Daily News

Brain Fog Caused by Long COVID and Chemo Appear Similar The Scientist 1/28/22 Michelle Monje, MD, discusses a Stanford study that has identified a pathway in COVID-19–infected mice and humans that almost perfectly matches the inflammation thought to cause chemotherapy-related cognitive impairment (CRCI), also known as “chemo fog,” following cancer treatments.

When Parents Are Vaccinated Against COVID-19, Protection Extends to Their Kids Los Angeles Times 1/28/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, is quoted.

6 Executives on Managing Supply Chain Disruptions Becker's Hospital Review 1/28/22 Amanda Chawla, chief supply chain officer and vice president for Stanford Children’s Health, discusses integrated clinical partnerships within Stanford has allowed for minimize disruptions within the organization.

Inspirational Women in STEM and Tech: Dr. Helen Nadel of Stanford University On The 5 Leadership Lessons She Learned From Her Experience Authority Magazine 1/28/22 Helen Nadel, MD, is quoted.

Why Body Temperature Would Not Be an Effective Indicator of COVID-19] OiCanadian 1/27/22 Julie Parsonnet, MD, is quoted.

People Living with Psychiatric Illness at Higher Risk of Death from Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease Healthline 1/27/22 David Spiegel, MD, explains that people suffering from mental illness impairs the ability of the brain to regulate the body.

66% of Omicron cases are re-infections? ABC World News Now 1/27/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, is quoted.
Also see: ABC World News Now

How to Cope with Your Child's Hospital Stay VeryWell Family 1/26/22 Taylor-Grace Freiberg, a certified child life specialist, discusses the importance of creating a support system for the patient and family members.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford Achieves Highest Level of Surgical Verification Yahoo Finance, MarketWatch, Pennsylvania WFMZ 69, Stanford Children’s Health News Center 1/26/22 Dennis Lund, MD, and Jesus Cepero, PhD, RN, discuss the recent designation by the American College of Surgeons, making the hospital one of only three Level I children’s surgery centers in all of California.

Do Neti Pots Really Work? New York Times 1/26/22 Zara Patel, MD, discusses why the practice of nasal rinsing is safe and beneficial.

Covid: Qué es la Miocarditis, Por Qué la Asocian Con Las Vacunas (y Por Qué no es Alarmante) BBC Mundo 1/26/22 Jorge Salinas, MD, discusses the latest on myocarditis and why it is not alarming.

COVID Cases Drop in Some Parts of the Country, Spike in Others ABC News 1/25/22 Alok Patel, MD, is quoted.
Also see: Bloomberg and The News Motion (Yvonne Maldonado, MD), Bay Area Telemundo (KSTS 48) (Jorge Salinas, MD)

Allergies or COVID? Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5) 1/25/22 Sayantani Sindher, MD, is quoted.

COVID: Health Experts Weight Impact of BA.2. Stealth Strain Omicron Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5) 1/25/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, discusses the latest coronavirus strain called BA.2 and why this variant is harder to detect.
Also see: Bay Area KRON 4 (Yvonne Maldonado, MD), Bay Area Telemundo (KSTS 48) (Jorge Salinas, MD)

Are Obesity and Diabetes Offsetting Progress Made in Heart Disease? Medical News Today 1/25/22 Abha Khandewal, MD, discusses the plateauing rate of cardiometabolic risk factors among children and how obesity could signal a higher risk of heart disease in the future.

A Boston Hospital is the Latest to Deny an Organ Transplant to a Patient who Refused to Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19 Business Insider 1/25/22 Alyssa Burgart, MD, is quoted.

Stanford Scientists Find Unique Antibody in Patients with Severe COVID-19 KCBS Radio 1/24/22 Taia Wang, MD, discusses that by taking blood samples from patients recently infected with coronavirus, Stanford researchers have found a discrepancy between people who develop serious symptoms of the virus and those who have a mild case.
Also see: GenEng News, MSN, Pharmacy Times

Study Finds Men Who Got COVID-19 Had Fertility Issues for 60 Days; Expert Explains Why Bay Area ABC (KGO 7) 1/24/22 Michael Eisenberg, MD, explains why men’s body temperatures and COVID can have an effect on fertility issues.
Also see: Bay Area Univision (KDTV) (Hector Bonilla, MD)

Men and Women's Brains Rally Do Work in Different Ways, Genetic Study Reveals Study Finds 1/24/22 Nirao Shah, MD, discusses a new Stanford study that has discovered over 1,000 genes that are much more active in the brain’s grey matter of one gender or another. According to the study, these genes are responsible for programming “rating, dating, mating, and hating.”
Also see: Technology Networks, Martha Stewart, Genetic Literacy Project, Gilmore Health News, Stanford Medicine News Center

Study Identifies How Epstein-Barr Virus Triggered Multiple Sclerosis India Education Diary, Stanford Medicine News Center 1/24/22 A Stanford study found that part of the Epstein-Barr virus mimics a protein made in the brain and spinal cord, leading the immune system to mistakenly attack the body’s nerve cells. Lawrence Steinman, MD, is quoted.

San Jose to take final vote on first-of-its kind gun control measures San Jose Mercury News 1/24/22 Julie Parsonnet, MD, is mentioned.

Anna Quinlan '23 receives Apple Scholarship Stanford Daily 1/23/22 Rayhan Lal, MD, is quoted.

How to Get More Deep Sleep to Wake Up Refreshed Newsweek 1/23/22 Rafael Pelayo, MD, is quoted.

After the Omicron Wave, Here's What Experts Say Could Come Next in 2022 CNN 1/23/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, is quoted.
Also see: NPR, Doctor Radio Reports

'Code Red' Heat: The Climate Emergency is Sending More Kids of Color to the Emergency Room USA Today, Yahoo News 1/22/22 Lisa Patel, MD, discusses the need for better integration of environmental and climate change training for pediatricians and why kids coming from poverty and housing insecurity are major factors of health concern.

Kid's COVID Hospitalizations Hit Pandemic High, Worrying Doctors and Parents About Long-Term Impact CNBC 1/21/22 Grace Lee, MD, discusses why there is still a lot of unknowns when it comes to long-term impacts for children’s health and why their outcomes are still unclear.

CDC Urges Americans to Get Moving, but There's No Simple Solution ABC News 1/20/22 Alok Patel, MD, discusses the need to tailor exercise programs/initiative strategies to different populations, equity, and inclusiveness so individuals can adopt and integrate practices into their own unique lives.

How Long Before Someone with COVID-19 Isn't Contagious? Healthline.com 1/20/22 Julie Parsonnet, MD, is quoted.

Make-A-Wish Wednesday: Meet Wish Kid Adlie and her Family Los Angeles CBS/WB (KTLA 5) 1/20/22 Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is mentioned.

Community Projects Address COVID-19 Impacts Stanford Report 1/20/22 Grace Lee, MD, Arash Anoshiravani, MD, and Jason Yeatman, PhD, are mentioned.

Antibody Combination Produces a Synergistic Response in Difficult-to-Treat Pediatric Cancers News Medical 1/19/22 Robbie Majzner, MD, discusses a recent study about treatments of neuroblastoma; how combining anti-GD2 and anti-CD47 together the mice in the study with neuroblastoma were unexpectedly cured.

Early Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy for Transgender Teens Leads to Better Mental Health News Medical 1/19/22 Jack Turban, MD, says the new research found that transgender people who began hormone treatment in adolescence had fewer thoughts of suicide, were less likely to experience major mental health disorders and had fewer problems with substance abuse than those who started hormones in adulthood.

The Latest Recommendations on Masks to Prevent the Spread of COVID Conde Nast Traveler Magazine 1/19/22 As COVID has evolved, so have mask recommendations. Anne Liu, MD, is quoted.
Also see: Bay Area ABC (KGO 7), Bay Area NBC (KNTV 11), Washington, DC ABC (WJLA 7), and CBN Online (Alok Patel, MD), Bay Area NBC (KNTV 11) (Karen Hardy, MD), Newsy (Ashley Styczynski, MD)

Aquapheresis Offers Hope to Preterm Neonates < 3 kg with Renal Failure Neonatal Intensive Care 1/19/22 Scott Sutherland, MD, Cynthia Wong, MD, and Alexis Davis, MD, describe how a new device called aquapheresis is being used to deliver extracorporeal kidney replacement therapy to the smallest neonates.

Two Antibodies Synergize in Triple Whammy to Pediatric Cancers, Stanford-Led Study Finds Medical Xpress 1/19/22 Robbie Majzner, MD, discusses a new study on how a combination of anti-cancer antibodies produced a powerfully synergistic response in two hard-to-treat pediatric cancers.
Also See: NewsMedical.net, Stanford Children’s Health News Center

Am I Asymptomatic, or Do I Just Really Not Want to Have Covid-19? A Guide. Vox 1/18/22 Jorge Salinas, MD, discusses symptoms of COVID and when to get tested.

Los Altos Crafters Still Finding Ways To Make Art Together Los Altos Town Crier 1/18/22 Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is mentioned.

Sanford Children’s Genomic Medicine Consortium Sequences Genomes in Immune-Compromised Children Red Lake Nation News 1/18/22 Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is mentioned.

7 Causes of Postpartum Headaches Babygaga 1/17/22 Stanford Children’s Health is mentioned.

Body Temperature May Not Be an Effective Gauge of COVID-19 The Washington Post 1/16/22 Julie Parsonnet, MD, explains how a recent study shows temperature is pretty variable.

Not a Morning Person? A Sunrise Alarm Clock Could Be the Answer, Experts Say Washington Post 1/15/22 Rafael Pelayo, MD, is quoted.

COVID Cases Are Rising Quickly Among S.F. Teenagers. What’s Going On? San Francisco Chronicle 1/15/22 Anne Liu, MD, is quoted.

Could the COVID-19 Pandemic End Soon? Here’s What Experts Say About Endemic Phase Bay Area ABC (KGO 7) 1/14/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, expects to see the number of COVID cases to drop in California, and says the next phase is living with the virus.
Also see: Bay Area NBC (KNTV 11) (Anne Liu, MD)

Pediatric Suicide Attempts, Mental Health Cases Rose 53% in 2021, Stanford Children’s CEO Says Becker’s Hospital Review 1/14/22 Paul King, president and CEO of Stanford Children’s Health, discusses how the organization is using innovative approaches to diagnose and treat mental health disorders among pediatric patients through data collection tools.

CMIO 3.0: How the Chief Medical Information Officer Role Has Evolved Healthcare Innovation 1/14/22 Natalie Pageler, MD, discusses the need for health systems to build innovative decision support tools on top of creating web-based EHR integrated support tools.

As COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Roll Out to Younger Kids, Will Myocarditis Cases Rise? TCTMD 1/13/22 Elizabeth Profita, MD, discusses the latest on myocarditis.
Also see: Cardiology Advisor

Stanford Scientists Complete Fastest DNA Sequencing Technique in the World The Hill 1/13/22 Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital is mentioned.
Also see: Fierce Biotech, Frontline Genomics, NewsMedical.net, Stanford Medicine News Center

Early Access to Gender-Affirming Hormones Linked to Better Mental Health, Study Finds NBC News, Yahoo News 1/12/22 Jack Turban, MD, says the new research found that transgender people who began hormone treatment in adolescence had fewer thoughts of suicide, were less likely to experience major mental health disorders and had fewer problems with substance abuse than those who started hormones in adulthood.
Also See: Reuters, USA Today, The Independent, London Evening Standard, The Hill, HealthDay News, United Press International, Bay Area ABC (KGO 7), EurekAlert, Gay Community News, Drugs.com, Scienmag, IFL Science, Futurity, Stanford Children’s Health News

Top Tips to ‘Flurona’-Proof Your Home Good Morning America 1/11/22 Alok Patel, MD, provides ways to germ-proof a home, like good handwashing, swapping out sponges often, and where to concentrate use of disinfectant indoors.

Why Stanford Wants to Make CGM a Standard of Care for Diabetic Kids Bay Area Fox (KTVU 2) 1/11/22 Priya Prahalad, MD, explains the findings of a Stanford study that found children and teens who use continuous glucose monitors shortly after a type 1 diabetes diagnosis have better outcomes a year later.
Also See: mHealth Intelligence, Scope

Everything You Need to Know Before Starting IVF Health Digest 1/11/22 Stanford Children’s Health is mentioned.

7 Home Remedies for Pregnancy Heartburn Babygaga 1/11/22 Stanford Children’s Health is mentioned.

What is Croup? Doctors Explain the ‘Barking’ Cough Found in Some Children with COVID-19 Health.com 1/10/22 Eric Zee, MD, explains that croup is commonly caused by respiratory viruses like parainfluenza or the common cold because the infections cause swelling and inflammation around a child’s vocal cords and throat.

Stanford Professors Back Proposed Law Restricting Sale of Weight-Loss Supplements to Kids Stanford Daily 1/10/22 California legislators are voting on a bill to prohibit the sale of dietary supplements for weight loss to those under the age of 18. Thomas Robinson, MD, is quoted.

A Surge in Hospitalized Young Children Infected with the Coronavirus New York Times 1/7/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, discusses the latest surge of Omicron and why those most at risk are kids who have other conditions or weak immune systems.
Also see: Bay Area NBC (KNTV 11), Bay Area KRON 4, Bay Area Telemundo (KSTS 48), San Francisco Chronicle, and Science Friday (Yvonne Maldonado, MD), New York Times and BBC World News (Jorge Salinas, MD), Bay Area CBS (KPIX 5) (Grace Lee, MD), Bay Area Univision (KDTV 14) (Hector Bonilla, MD)

Omicron Surge Vexes Parents of Children too Young for Shots Washington Post, Associated Press 1/6/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, advises parents of young children to avoid unnecessary travel during this current surge, and to make sure their day care centers, preschools and other care providers are requiring masks and taking other recommended precautions.
Also See: Kaiser Health News, The Guardian, Wired, Spectrum News, Parents, Bay Area ABC (KGO 7), Bay Area NBC (KNTV 11), Bay Area KQED, Bay Area KQED, Los Angeles KNX Radio, and CalMatters.org (Yvonne Maldonado, MD), ABC News (Alok Patel, MD), Bay Area ABC (KGO 7), Bay Area Fox (KTVU 2), and Bay Area Fox (KTVU 2) (Grace Lee, MD), Healthline and MedPage Today (Anne Liu, MD)

This Doctor Says Best Part of Job is ‘Hyping Up’ NICU Babies TODAY Parents 1/6/22 Jennifer Sedler, MD, is shining a light on maternal mental health by engaging parents and highlighting positivity in the NICU. Her positive tweets about the NICU has encouraged hundreds of parents to share inspirational stories about their own experiences.

Technology Used in mRNA COVID Vaccines Offers Hope for Treatment of Millions with Heart Disease, Study Suggests USA Today 1/6/22 Crystal Mackall, MD, is quoted.

Stanford Children’s CEO Named Chair of Children’s Hospital Association Board Becker’s Hospital Review 1/6/22 Paul King, president and CEO of Stanford Children’s Health, is named the chair of 2022 Children’s Hospital Association board.
Also See: Becker’s Hospital Review, Becker’s Hospital Review, Fierce Healthcare, Stanford Children’s Health News Center

7 Big Questions About Having Sex While Pregnant, Answered Self.com 1/6/22 Leah Millheiser, MD, says having sex while pregnant can relieve stress that comes with pregnancy and strengthen the emotional connection with the partner.

Spotlight On: Charlie Lin OR Today 1/6/22 Hung-Fu “Charlie” Lin, NP, describes his life experiences that led him to discover his passion for nursing and enter the otolaryngology field.

CDC recommends all teens get Pfizer Covid booster, Politico 1/5/22 Grace Lee, MD, discusses how boosters will protect teens hit hard by COVID in many ways.
Also See: Medpage, Barron’s

Omicron Surge Vexes Parents of Children too Young for Shots ABC News 1/5/22 Parents of children too young to be vaccinated are facing difficult choices as COVID cases fueled by the omicron variant rise to record levels and every encounter seems risky. Yvonne Maldonado, MD, is mentioned.

CDC Recommends First Covid-19 Boosters for 12- to 15-Year-Olds Wall Street Journal 1/5/22 Grace Lee, MD, explains how the extra COVID-19 vaccine dose could prevent infections and help keep children in schools.
Also see: CNBC, POLITICO, AAP News, MedPage Today

Doctor Explains Why Omicron is So Contagious, New Symptom to Look Out For Bay Area ABC (KGO 7) 1/5/22 Konstantina M. Stankovic, MD, discusses how the Omicron variant could lead to inner-ear COVID symptoms and why ear pain shouldn’t be dismissed as a sign of potential infection.
Also See: Bay Area NBC (KNTV 11) and Sacramento Fox (KTXL 40) (Jorge Salinas, MD), San Francisco Chronicle (Benjamin Pinsky, MD)

9 Things That Are More Dangerous to Kids Than COVID Fatherly 1/5/22 Stanford Children’s Health is mentioned.

Testing Site in LA Says Child Tested Positive for ‘Flurona.' What to Know About the Co-Infection Los Angeles NBC (KNBC 4) 1/5/22 Alok Patel, MD, comments on the possibility of seeing more flu cases in the 2021-2022 season.

How State Leaders Can Advance Climate-Resilient Schools Now EdSource 1/4/22 Lisa Patel, MD, discusses the importance of investing in climate-resilient schools.

How to Manage Your COVID Quarantine or Isolation in the Bay Area San Francisco Chronicle 1/4/22 Jorge Salinas, MD, is quoted.

Omicron and Kids: Advice from a Stanford Pediatric Disease Expert KQED 1/4/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, discusses how the variant is affecting children and when we might know more about the vaccine trials for kids under 5 that are currently underway.

Those Vaccinated With Pfizer Will Wait Less for Their Booster Bay Area Univision (KSTS 48) 1/4/22 Jorge Salinas, MD, comments on the new 5-month interval between the Pfizer vaccine series and a booster shot.

Expert Explains the Difference Between the Different COVID-19 Tests Available Bay Area Univision (KDTV 14) 1/4/22 Jorge Salinas, MD, explains the differences between the at-home tests and the ones you get at a COVID-19 testing site, and whether the at-home tests can detect the Omicron variant.

Scientists Use Monoclonal Antibody Therapy To Treat COVID-19 Symptoms Bay Area KRON 4 1/4/22 Upinder Singh, MD, explains how monoclonal antibody therapy treat COVID-19 symptoms and why companies are working to produce new monoclonal antibody therapies because of the Omicron variant.

Officials Are Determined To Keep Schools Open, Despite Omicron NPR 1/3/22 Yvonne Maldonado, MD, says while vaccines haven’t been approved for the youngest kids, there are other helpful tools to keep kids safe, like an at-home COVID test that kids could take.
Also See: Bay Area ABC (KGO 7), Bay Area KQED

FDA Authorizes Pfizer Booster Shots for Children Ages 12 to 15 ABC News 1/3/22 Alok Patel, MD, discusses how this new approval will help in schools.
Also See: San Francisco Chronicle (Yvonne Maldonado, MD)

This Twitter Thread 'Hyping' NICU Babies Is What We Need To Start The New Year Parents.com 1/3/22 Jennifer Leanne Sedler, MD, is quoted.

Surge in COVID Cases ABC Good Morning America 1/2/22 The U.S. reports a record number of COVID-19 infections ahead of children returning to school following the holiday break. Alok Patel, MD, answers questions and concerns families have.
Also See: USA Today (Yvonne Maldonado, MD), MSN.com (Alok Patel, MD), Miami Herald, Bay Area Telemundo (KSTS 48), Los Angeles Univision (KMEX 34), and Mercury News (Jorge Salinas, MD), Bay Area Telemundo (KSTS 48), Bay Area Telemundo (KSTS 48), and Bay Area Univision (KDTV 14) (Hector Bonilla, MD)

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