Children's pediatrician Dr. Gena Lewis speaks about the importance of getting children with chronic health conditions signed up for affordable insurance before the March 1 deadline at a press conference at CHORI.
"CEO of Children's Hospital Oakland Appointed to State Stem Cell Agency"
(Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, CA © 2/28/2011)
Children's president and CEO, Bertram Lubin, MD, was just appointed to the Independent Citizen's Oversight Committee of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the state stem cell agency created by Proposition 71 to fund stem cell research, research facilities, and research opportunities in California.
"Children's Health Insurance Faces Key Deadline"
(NBC Bay Area, San Jose, CA © 2/15/2011)
Children's Hospital Oakland hosted a press conference with the Department of Managed Health Care and advocacy group Children Now to spread the word about the March 1 deadline for California children with chronic health conditions to enroll in private health insurance at a reduced rate. As a pediatrician and mother of a child with a chronic health condition, Children's Gena Lewis, MD, spoke about the importance of getting kids insurance coverage so they can have access to the best healthcare available.
"Obesity Epidemic Hits the Diaper Set"
(Oakland Tribune, Oakland, CA © 1/19/2011)
Pediatrician and weight management expert Lydia Tinajero-Deck, MD, is featured in this article about an increase in obesity in infants. Dr. Tinajero-Deck says that it's important for pregnant mothers to maintain a healthy weight, and advises breast-feeding for the first six months.
"Oakley Teen Continues to Beat Medical Odds"
(Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, CA © 1/4/2011)
Neurologist Daniel Birnbaum, MD, is featured in this article about tuberous sclerosis, a rare genetic disorder that causes growth of benign tumors on the brain, skin, and vital organs.