Karen Hardy, MD, of our pulmonology department is pictured here on the front cover of M.D. News magazine. This publication highlights the great work of East Bay and South Bay physicians.
"Cancer Treatment Options: Helping a Little Leaguer Stay in the Game"
(The New York Times Magazine, pg. 7 © 10/08)
Joseph Torkildson, MD, of Neuro-oncology and Kenneth Martin, MD, of Imaging, were featured in a New York Times magazine advertorial about a rare childhood cancer case. The child developed a germ cell tumor in the brain and the cancer spread to the spinal cord and other parts of his body. Dr. Martin came up with a special imaging technique that found the tiny cancer cells which would normally go undetected. This groundbreaking technique, which allowed Dr. Torkildson to enhance treatment, is attracting interest from radiologists across the country.
(The New York Times sports Magazine, © 9/08)
Scott Hoffinger, MD, of Orthopedics and Michelle Cappello, MSPT, of our Sports Medicine Center for Young Athletes, were featured in a New York Times magazine advertorial last month. The article discusses the many common injuries that young athletes suffer and how we are leading the way in their treatment and recovery.
"Exciting potential treatment for Alzheimer’s”
(KTVU-TV, Oakland, CA © 8/20/08)
Hani Atamna, PhD, assistant scientist at our research institute, was featured on KTVU news about his research on Alzheimer's disease. His study, published in the March 2008 issue of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) journal, found that methylene blue, a century-old drug, can prevent or slow the decline of mitochondrial function. Adequate mitochondrial reserve is essential for preventing age-related disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.
"Well-rounded research yields results at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland"
(MD News, East Bay-South Bay Edition, CA © August 2008)
Karen Hardy, MD, of Pulmonology, Beate Illek, PhD, and Horst Fischer, PhD, of our research institute were featured in the cover story of the pediatric East Bay-South Bay summer edition of M.D. News. Sixteen year old cystic fibrosis patient, Elida, was also featured in this report, which highlights Children's combined efforts at the hospital and at our research institute in our never-ending search for better treatments and cures.
“How we eat and the quest for a slow food nation”
(KQED-FM, San Francisco, CA © 7/31/08, no link available)
Bertram Lubin, MD, of our research institute was featured as a guest speaker along with Alice Waters in a Commonwealth Club discussion about the importance of educating children about sustainability and making the connections between food, health and the environment.
"A true gamer"
(Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, CA © 7/25/08)
Joseph Torkildson, MD, Philippa Doyle, RN, and Dina Hankin, PhD, of Hematology/Oncology were featured in this front-page story about the recovery of 12-year-old Hudson Davis. Davis, who had a brain tumor, continued to play baseball passionately while undergoing radiation and chemotherapy treatment.
"Clinic helps teens suffering from injuries"
(KGO-TV (ch. 7), San Francisco, CA © 7/22/08)
Physical therapist David Arakawa, and certified athletic trainer Bruce Valentine of our Sports Medicine Center for Young Athletes were featured in this television report about a common injury seen in teenage athletes. The story illustrates how our sports medicine center helps young, injured athletes get back in the game.
"On the fly"
(Advance for Nurses, Northern California and Northern Nevada © 7/14/08)
This article showcased our neonatology flight program, which partners our NICU nurses with the REACH flight nurse. Each patient transported to the hospital by air is accompanied by one of our specially-trained NICU nurses and the REACH nurse, allowing us to receive neonates who need highly-specialized care. Tess Estocapio, RN and Holly Christensen, RN were featured in the article.
Executive profile: Burt Lubin
(San Francisco Business Times, CA © 7/11/08)
Bert Lubin, MD, president of our research institute was featured in the San Francisco Business Times' Executive Profile. The article highlights his career in medicine and research.
“Call for children to take cholesterol-lowering drugs”
(KTVU-TV, Oakland, CA © 7/7/08)
Ronald Krauss, MD, associate program director and senior scientist at our research institute was featured in a news report about the new cholesterol screening guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The guidelines support aggressive screening and cholesterol-lowering drugs no later than age 10 for children whose families have a history of high cholesterol and heart attacks. Dr. Krauss specializes in cardiovascular disease research and cholesterol-lowering medication.
"Studies lead you to water, but how much to drink?"
(The Wall Street Journal © 7/1/08)
Assistant scientist, Jodi Stookey, PhD, who works with senior scientist and nutritional expert Janet King, PhD, at our research institute was quoted in an article about the benefits of replacing caloric beverages with water, and how much water a person should drink. Dr. Stookey has been conducting research to see how much weight people lose when they turn in their sodas for water.
"Portable CT scanner advances"
(MD News, East Bay-South Bay Edition, CA © July 2008)
Peter Sun, MD, of Neurosurgery was quoted in this article about Children's new portable CereTom CT scanner. Children’s Hospital Oakland is the first pediatric hospital on the West Coast to have and use the portable CereTom CT scanner. This new technology means that patients no longer have to be moved out of the intensive care unit or operating room to get a CT scan.
(SportingKid magazine © Summer 2008)
Michelle Cappello, MSPT, of our Sports Medicine Center for Young Athletes is highlighted in Sporting Kid magazine's feature article about overuse injuries in young athletes. The article noted the importance of rehabilitation, as well as preventitive measures.