Peter Sun, MD of Neurosurgery and Bryant Toth, MD of Craniofacial and Plastic Surgery were featured in a front-page story about a minimally invasive procedure that corrects the prematurely fused skulls of children. The condition, known as craniosynostosis, affects one in 2,000 infants. Children's performs the most number of such operations in Northern California. More>>
"Oakland Team Making Skull Surgery Easier on Babies" (PDF) (Reprint)
(Oakland Tribune, Oakland, CA© 11/18/07 & 11/19/07)
Peter Sun, MD of Neurosurgery and Bryant Toth, MD of Craniofacial and Plastic Surgery were featured in the Oakland Tribune and the front-page of the Sunday Contra Costa Times about a minimally invasive procedure that corrects the prematurely fused skulls of children. The condition, known as craniosynostosis, affects one in 2,000 infants. Children's performs the most number of such operations in Northern California.
“9-year-old Boy cured from Sickle Cell Anemia"
(KGO-TV, San Francisco, CA © 11/15/07)
Mark Walters, MD of the Bone Marrow Transplant Program and Children's patient, 10-year-old Isaac Coutte, were featured in a story about our many successful sibling-donor cord blood transplants, particularly among sickle cell patients. Of 43 sickle cell and thalassemia patients, about 90 percent were cured of their disease. Dr. Walters presented the new findings at a national conference in Washington, D.C. in September.
"New Laws Aimed to Build State's Cord Blood Supply through Public Donations, Education"
(CaliforniaHealthline.org © 11/12/07)
Bertram Lubin, MD and Senior VP, Research at our research institute was featured in an audio report on the California Healthline website about the advantages of public cord blood banking. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed two bills supporting a public banking program. Cord blood stem cell transplantation can cure children of sickle cell anemia, thalassemia and other blood disorders.
"New portable CT Scanner and TSC Patient"
(KTVU-TV, Oakland, CA © 11/07/07)
Peter Sun, MD of Neurosurgery and Candida Brown, MD of Neurology were featured about the use of our new portable CT scanner during the surgery of a 4-year old girl with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. TSC is a condition in which benign tumors grow in the brain and other organs. Children's is the first and only pediatric hospital on the West Coast to use this new technology. The CereTom CT scanner is portable and allows hospital technologists to obtain a clear and immediate CT scan of a patient's head and neck without having to move the child out of the intensive care unit or operating room.
"Tell Me More with Michele Martin"
(NPR-FM, San Francisco, CA 11/06/07 )
Marguerite Wright, EdD, from the Center for the Vulnerable Child was featured on NPR. Dr. Wright is the author of You're Chocolate, I'm Vanilla, which is about raising healthy black and biracial children in a race-conscious world. She offered advice on how healthy parenting can help create a culturally-sound household.
"Good Calories, Bad Calories"
(NPR-FM, San Francisco, CA 11/02/07)
Ronald Krauss, MD and senior scientist at our research institute was a guest on NPR's Science Friday. He discussed the link between diet, nutrition and obesity with the author of a new book titled: "Good Calories, Bad Calories."