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Climate Change May Bring More Kidney Stones

CHOP-led research finds link between hotter days, kidney stones in U.S. adults and children.

July 10, 2014
 
CHOP Scientist Collaborates in Heart Disease Gene Study

A physician-researcher from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Elizabeth Goldmuntz, MD, is one of the senior leaders of a research consortium reporting important gene changes that may help explain why children are born with heart defects.

May 13, 2013
Turning Human Cells Into Brain Cells Offers New Insights

Medical researchers have manipulated human stem cells into producing types of brain cells known to play important roles in neurodevelopmental disorders such as epilepsy, schizophrenia and autism.

May 7, 2013
National Teen Driving Report Finds Gains for Teen Passengers

Teen passenger fatalities declined 30 percent in crashes involving teen drivers, most teen passengers ‘always’ buckle up, and less than a quarter ride with drivers who were drinking.

May 1, 2013
CHOP to Build New Specialty Care Center in King of Prussia

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today announced plans to open an 115,000-square-foot Specialty Care Center in a new development on North Gulph Road in King of Prussia, Pa.

May 1, 2013
CHOP, Penn HIV Study Finds Better Outcomes for Children

First large-scale study to compare treatments for HIV-infected children finds that the less-used regimen is more effective for children in low-resource settings. The results of the study of more than 800 children are published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

April 30, 2013
Rear Seat Design a Priority for Child Passenger Safety

A research report released today from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) provides specific recommendations for optimizing the rear seat of passenger vehicles to better protect its most common occupants — children and adolescents.

April 29, 2013
Scripts Help Novice Instructors Teach Pediatric CPR

New, low-tech teaching techniques used by novice instructors may improve training for healthcare providers in performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on children who suffer cardiac arrest.

April 24, 2013
Gene Therapy for Blindness at CHOP Named in Research List

A groundbreaking clinical trial of gene therapy for a form of congenital blindness, sponsored by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in collaboration with Penn Medicine, was recognized with the Distinguished Clinical Research Achievement Award.

April 23, 2013
Spring Arrives in the Sea Garden

At the second Sea Garden workday of 2013, daffodils and apple blossoms announce spring has arrived.

April 18, 2013
CHOP Oncologist Leads First Pediatric Dream Team

A physician-researcher from CHOP will lead the first-ever pediatric “Dream Team” solely focused on creating new treatments for the most challenging childhood cancers. $14.5 million grant from St. Baldrick's and Stand Up To Cancer combines immunotherapy and genomics research. 

April 7, 2013

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CHOP in the Media

National Media Outlets Feature CHOP-led Kidney Stone Research

New research from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia linking climate change to kidney stones received widespread media attention.

July 14, 2014
CHOP Neonatologist Featured on WHYY-FM Radio

Dr. Scott Lorch co-authored a new study that shows that being born even a few weeks early can lead to increased health risks for babies.

July 1, 2014
CHOP Breastfeeding Expert Featured in ADVANCE for Nurses

Diane Spatz discusses nurses’ roles in providing mothers with education and tools for breastfeeding success.

June 9, 2014
Lancaster Online features CHOP Fetal Patients

Ainsley and Aspen Jones underwent lifesaving surgery before birth and recently walked the runway at the Annual Daisy Day Fashion Show

May 30, 2014
Fast Care, Aggressive Therapy a Must for Kids' Strokes

May is Stroke Awareness Month. While the danger is higher for people older than 65, children can have strokes, too.

May 7, 2014

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