KTVU'S John Fowler interviews Hematologist/Oncologist Caroline Hastings, MD, about the new treatment she just won FDA approval that will deliver a sugar compund directly into the brains of 6-year-old twins suffering from Niemann-Pick Type C, or "childhood Alzheimer's."
"Nonprofit Wins $250,000 Grant from Pepsi With Help From Danville Mom"
(Danville Patch, Danville, CA © 11/10/2010)
Children's Katie's Clinic for Rett Syndrome founder and grateful mom Paige Nues helped the International Rett Syndrome Foudnation score a $250,000 Pepsi Refresh grant. Paige's next mission? Scoring a $50,000 Pepsi grant for Katie's Clinic at Children's Hospital Oakland. Vote here: http://bit.ly/adbls0
"Child Sports Injuries on the Rise"
(KNTV-NBC Bay Area, San Jose, CA 11/9/2010)
In this report about sports injuries in children, orthopedic surgeon Jim Policy, MD, states that patients with sports-related overuse injuries are getting younger as children are focusing on a year-round sport at a younger age. Sports Medicine management coordinator Michelle Capello, MSPT, also discusses the importance of following an injury prevention program that includes easy exercises to balance out the muscle groups. The report also features Bruce Valentine, PTA, manager for athletic training services, and Sports Medicine patient Abraham, 8.
"Special Report: Statins for Children"
(KTVU, Oakland, CA © 10/29/2010)
This special report about the increased prescription of cholesterol lowering drugs--statins--for children features CHORI scientist Ronald Krauss, MD. Although statins are the most prescribed drug worldwide, they are not an effective treatment against heart disease for everyone. Dr. Krauss is studying how genetics may actually determine the effectiveness of different treatments for heart disease.
"Oakland Researcher Hopes to Spearhead Global Fight Against Sickle Cell Disease"
(KCBS radio, San Francisco, CA © 10/28/2010)
Elliott Vichinsky, MD, Hematology/Oncology Medical Director and CHORI researcher, discusses the importance of international collaboration on fighting sickle cell disease. Children's Hospital Oakland, one of the most comprehensive sickle cell centers in the world, is hosting the second annual Advanced Workshop on Sickle Cell Disease October 28 and 29. More than 40 hematologists from the Middle East, Latin America, and beyond join Dr. Vichinsky and other premier US sickle cell doctors and scientists for the conference.
"Lessons From Last Week's Children's Hospital Strike"
(San Francisco Business Times (online) © 10/19/2010)
This article examines the labor issues associated with the 3-day California Nurses Association strike at Children's in October 2010.
"Children's Oakland Nabs Nearly $4M for Primary Care Training"
(San Francisco Business Times, San Francisco, CA © 9/29/2010)
Children’s is the recipient of California’s largest individual Affordable Care Act - Primary Care Residency Expansion (ACA-PCRE) program grant from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) totaling $3.84 million to fund up to 20 new pediatric residents over a 5-year period in order to expand the country’s primary care workforce.
Medical First: New Treatment for "Childhood Alzheimer's"
(KTVU, Oakland, CA © 9/23/2010)
Hematologist/Oncologist Caroline Hastings, MD, just won FDA approval to deliver sugar compound cyclodextrin into 6-year-old twins Addi and Cassi's brains to treat the fatal neurogenerative disease, Niemann-Pick Type C, also known as "childhood Alzheimer's."