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For the Media: Summer Health Tips Available from Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford Experts
[May 23, 2014]

For the Media: Summer Health Tips Available from Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford Experts

STANFORD, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

Physician experts at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and Stanford Children's Health are available for media reports on summer health and safety.

Protect the skin your kids are in

Dermatologist Latanya Benjamin, MD, is happy to help parents recommit to healthy skin care, as even one blistering sunburn can not only leave children red and peeling, but also increase two-fold their lifetime risk of deadly melanoma.

Bounce safely for summer fun

During the warm weather months, pediatric orthopaedic surgeon Meghan Imrie, MD, says that she treats at least one trampoline- or bounce house-related injury every other week - and has several suggestions for how parents can guarantee safe bouncy fun.

Trade screen time for playtime

Thomas Robinson, MD, MPH, director of the Center for Healthy Weight at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, has key tips for parents looking to trade screen time for summer fun. And they're tips you can use in any season.

Get good zzzss despite the heat

Keeping good sleep hygiene over the summer can be particularly challenging for kids, with summer vacation leading to late nights and sleeping in until noon. Sleep specialist Nanci Yuan, MD, can answer questions abou the basics of healthy pediatric sleep schedules.

Preventing pediatric falls from windows

Rajashree Koppolu, NP, a pediatric nurse practitioner, has treated many children who have fallen from windows. She believes in educating parents and the community about the danger of such falls, and has authored a paper on the importance of window fall prevention that appeared in the most recent issue of the Journal of Pediatric Health Care.

To learn more about Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford pediatric health experts, please visit our newsroom.

About Stanford Children's Health and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford

Stanford Children's Health, with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford at its core, is an internationally recognized leader in world-class, nurturing care and extraordinary outcomes in every pediatric and obstetric specialty from the routine to rare, for every child and pregnant woman. Together with our Stanford Medicine physicians, nurses, and staff, we deliver this innovative care and research through partnerships, collaborations, outreach, specialty clinics and primary care practices at more than 100 locations in the U.S. western region. As a non-profit, we are committed to supporting our community - from caring for uninsured or underinsured kids, homeless teens and pregnant moms, to helping re-establish school nurse positions in local schools. Learn more about our full range of preeminent programs and network of care at, and on our Healthier, Happy Lives blog. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is the heart of Stanford Children's Health, and is one of the nation's top hospitals for the care of children and expectant mothers. We are the only children's hospital in Northern California with specialty programs ranked in the U.S. News & World Report Top 10 for 2013-14, and the only hospital in Northern California to receive the national 2013 Leapfrog Group Top Children's Hospital award for quality and patient care safety. Discover more at

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