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Gene Therapy Expert Beverly Davidson, PhD, to Join CHOP

Beverly L. Davidson, PhD, a nationally prominent expert in gene therapy, is joining The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

April 1, 2014
 
First Common Gene for Congenital Heart Disease Found

Gene is acting very early in development and is tied to commonest birth defect.

May 27, 2010
Children's Hospitals Can Take New Steps to Reduce Crowding

Better ways to manage patient flow are key

May 27, 2010
CHOP Announces Availability of Proton Therapy

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia announces the availability of proton therapy, a precise form of cancer radiation that offers potentially life-changing benefits to children with brain tumors and other solid tumors. The highly focused beam adds much-needed weapon in treating brain tumors, with gentler side effects.

May 27, 2010
CHOP Mourns Loss of Richard M. Armstrong

Mr. Armstrong was Honorary Board Chairman and long-time supporter of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

May 26, 2010
Newer Heart Surgery Technique Improves Survival in First Year

CHOP participates in largest clinical trial to compare surgical treatments for congenital heart disease

May 26, 2010
Types of Child Firearm Deaths Different in Rural vs. Urban Areas

Children in the U.S. are just as likely to die from gunshot wounds if they live in the largest cities or the smallest towns. However, teens living in the most urban counties are more likely to die from gun violence, while children in the most remote areas of the country are more likely to die in gun-related accidents or suicides.

May 25, 2010
Schizophrenia Genes Involved in Brain Signaling

Deletions and repeats in DNA sequences increase the risk of schizophrenia

May 10, 2010
Refined Tools Help Pinpoint Disease-Causing Genes

New approach also specifies results for individual patients

April 29, 2010
CHOP Radiologist Quoted on CT Safety

Dr. Diego Jaramillo discusses safe CT imaging, modality benefits

April 29, 2010
CHOP Joins Aetna Medicaid Provider Network in Pa.

Agreement with Aetna Better Health in Pennsylvania effective immediately

April 29, 2010

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CHOP in the Media

CHOP Thyroid Center featured on 6ABC’s “Raising Healthy Kids”

Dr. Andrew Bauer spoke to 6ABC about the prevalence of thyroid cancer and different treatment options.

March 26, 2014
CHOP Concussion Expert Featured on Fox 29

Dr. Christina Master recently visited Fox 29 studios to discuss the latest research on kids and sports-related concussions.

 

March 6, 2014
Fox 29 Visits CHOP's New Urgent Care Center in King of Prussia

CHOP Urgent Care Director Dr. Magna Chang Dias explains when urgent care is appropriate.

February 24, 2014
Night Eating Disorder Requires More Research

A new study indicates rare night eating disorder may signal other mental health issues

February 21, 2014
Mother and Teen Share Story About Pediatric Migraines

CHOP’s Dr. Szperka heads up new migraine clinic.

February 9, 2014

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