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CHOP to Develop a Non-Profit Human Milk Bank for Hospitalized Infants

The milk bank will provide donor human milk for hospitalized infants at the Main Campus, with the goal of opening in late summer of 2015.

August 5, 2014
 
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
New Growth Charts Being Developed for Children With Trisomy 21

New growth charts will provide current, accurate data for children with Down syndrome, who commonly have shorter stature

April 29, 2010
New Delivery Platform Reduces Blood Vessel Blockage

Magnetic fields successfully drive drug-loaded nanoparticles to blocked blood vessels in animal study

April 20, 2010
Dr. Barakat Featured in Article on How Children Survive Cancer

Adults can learn a lot from how kids cope with cancer

April 20, 2010
Second Dose Gene Therapy for Inherited Blindness Safe in Animals

Animal study results bode well for treating people with inherited blindness
March 3, 2010

April 8, 2010
CHOP Researchers Working on More Lifelike Child Crash Dummies

Biomechanical data collection guides latest advances

April 8, 2010

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CHOP in the Media

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
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
Personalized Cellular Therapy for Leukemia Receives FDA's Breakthrough Therapy Designation

A personalized immunotherapy has been awarded the FDA's Breakthrough Therapy designation for the treatment of relapsed and refractory adult and pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

July 7, 2014

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