A new study suggests that educating pediatricians in their offices, and auditing their prescription patterns, encourages them to choose more appropriate antibiotics for children with common respiratory infections.
CHOP earned the number one ranking in the 2013-14 U.S.News & World Report Honor Roll of Best Children's Hospitals announced today.
In a family-based weight loss program, obese teens who reduced their BMI by 8 percent had better insulin sensitivity, a factor linked to type 2 diabetes.
Eighteen years after opening its Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment, CHOP hits a record-breaking milestone: 1,000 fetal surgeries.
Dr. Jean Belasco was featured in an article titled, "Experiment Gone Right," in the online Philadelphia Tribune July 21.
Researchers are delving into abnormal gene function in mitochondria, structures within cells that power our lives. Mitochondria are the place where energy is generated from the most basic molecules of food. Because this function is essential to life, defects in mitochondria may affect a wide range of organ systems in humans and animals.
Nearly a dozen 7th graders with asthma were welcomed along with other classmates back to school today by a special guest who had a message for them about staying healthy - Kathleen Sebelius, 21st Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).
The Intelligencer, a Philadelphia-suburbs newspaper, features comments from CHOP parent Allison Kadi in an article about organ donation and transplant.
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) community is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Dr. C. Everett Koop. Dr. Koop served as CHOP’s surgeon-in-chief from 1946 to 1981, before taking on the role of U.S Surgeon General.
The Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation has helped pay for nearly 300 cancer studies, some of them at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Now ten years after Alex's death, the oncologist who treated her at CHOP is making breakthroughs in the treatment of a specific kind of childhood cancer.