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CHOP and City Break Ground for New Health and Literacy Center

First of its kind, Center to offer children and families in South Philadelphia integrated healthcare, literacy and recreation services in one location.

September 18, 2014
 
Planting Summer Vegetable Crop in the CHOP Sea Garden

Volunteers were out in the Sea Garden today to help CHOP and the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society plan for the summer months ahead.

May 23, 2013
Adenoid-tonsil Surgery Benefits Children With Sleep Apnea

Children with sleep apnea who had adenoid-tonsil surgery had better behavior and quality of life than those not receiving surgery.

May 21, 2013
Researchers Discover Cause for Abnormal Heart Vessels

A pediatric cardiologist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is a first author of new research that identifies a mutation that disrupts the formation of veins bringing blood to the heart very early in development.

May 13, 2013
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

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CHOP in the Media

CHOP Sleep Specialist Featured in Philadelphia Inquirer

New research from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia looks at long-term effects of caffeine therapy for premature infants.

September 7, 2014
CHOP Neuro-Ophthalmologist Discusses Alice in Wonderland syndrome

It's an unusual condition with a colorful name. Kids with "Alice in Wonderland" syndrome see like they're peering into a distorted looking glass.

September 2, 2014
Regional Media Outlets Report on Development of a Human Milk Bank

CHOP’s plans to develop a human milk bank to serve hospitalized infants received widespread regional media attention.

August 18, 2014
CHOP Neonatologist and Patient Featured on Fox 29

Ten-month-old Madelyn Selley has been in CHOP’s N/IICU for seven months receiving expert care for chronic lung disease. Fox 29 recently visited the N/IICU to meet Maddy and her care team.

August 18, 2014
CHOP’s Child Life Department featured in Philadelphia Inquirer

Child Life Specialists at CHOP help ease the fears and anxiety of young patients through play.

August 17, 2014

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