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CHOP Kicks of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

The Cancer Center at CHOP invites the community to raise awareness and fund research to cure childhood cancer.

September 2, 2014
 
CHOP and AtlantiCare Announce Partnership

Officials from CHOP and AtlantiCare today announced a new partnership that delivers CHOP newborn and pediatric care to the southeastern New Jersey communities AtlantiCare serves.

March 17, 2014
CHOP Lactation Expert Headlines International Conference

Diane Spatz, PhD, RN, shares best practices for breastfeeding sick babies and how to adapt to Southeast Asia hospitals at meeting in Thailand.

March 14, 2014
U.S. News Ranks Department of Pediatrics No. 1 in Nation

In its latest survey of U.S. medical schools, U.S.News & World Report ranked Department of Pediatrics no. 1 in the nation.

March 12, 2014
$3.25 Million Gift Creates Penn Medicine/CHOP Friedreich’s Ataxia Center of Excellence

Donation from Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance in partnership with Hamilton and Finneran families launches Center to improve research and care for rare, degenerative disease.

March 6, 2014
CHOP-led Studies Expand the List of Genes Linking Weight and Heart Health Risk Factors

Short content: CHOP genetic research shows that higher body mass index (BMI) causes harmful effects on the risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and inflammation.

March 6, 2014
CHOP Allergist Leads Study to Better Recognize EoE

CHOP offers one of the nation’s premier programs to treated the severe allergy Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)

March 2, 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

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CHOP in the Media

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
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

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