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Aramark and CHOP Partner to Enhance the Health of Families

Aramark invests $750,000 in “Home Plate”, a 3-year research study to enhance the health and well-being of families.

July 30, 2014
 
CFDT Expert Helps Task Force Create Fetal Surgery Guidelines

The increase in centers performing fetal surgery for spina bifida led to the creation of a Task Force to develop standards for care.

February 20, 2014
CHOP Plastic Surgeon Goes on Surgical Mission Trip

Oksana Jackson, MD collaborated with physicians in Hungary and Ukraine to operate on children with complex cases of cleft lip and palate.

February 20, 2014
New Genes Found to Affect Blood Pressure; Offer Drug Targets

A CHOP researcher co-led a large study that found 11 new genetic signals linked to blood pressure levels. Ten of these signals encode proteins that appear to be likely drug targets.

February 20, 2014
CHOP Opens Pediatric Urgent Care Center in King of Prussia, PA

CHOP’s newly-opened pediatric urgent care center in King of Prussia, PA, is the only after-hours urgent care facility in the area dedicated exclusively to children. CHOP opened its first urgent care center in Mays Landing, NJ, in 2013.

February 17, 2014
CHOP’s Unique New Lab Test Will Expedite Donor Matches and Improve Outcomes in Transplants

CHOP is the first center to offer a comprehensive HLA typing test. Using new gene-sequencing tools, the new test will expedite donor matching and improve transplantation outcomes.

February 14, 2014
Study Reports on Neurodevelopmental Outcomes of TTTS Patients

Study by CHOP experts shows twins who underwent fetal surgery for TTTS show normal neurodevelopmental outcomes at age 2.

February 8, 2014
Gene Study Advances Knowledge of Cholesterol/Heart Disease Risk

New genetic evidence from CHOP and Penn researchers strengthens the case that a well-known type of cholesterol likely causes heart disease, while casting more doubt on the role of another type.

February 7, 2014
CHOP Researcher Coauthors Study Showing New Approach to Vaccines

Dr. Philip Johnson co-authored a new study describing an advanced vaccine design. The innovation may offer a new way to prevent childhood infections caused by the RSV virus, and may also lead to new vaccines against HIV and flu.

February 5, 2014
CHOP Doctors Featured in AAP Professional Education Series

Kenneth Ginsburg, MD, served as editor of a new professional education series published by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

January 27, 2014
CHOP Receives Renewed Magnet® Designation

CHOP has once again received Magnet® designation in recognition of nursing excellence. This is the third time CHOP has attained Magnet designation, which is the highest honor an organization can receive for professional nursing practice

January 27, 2014

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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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