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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
 
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
GIANT Food Stores Gifts $5 Million to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

In Celebration of GIANT’s 20-Year Legacy of Support, Children’s Hospital Names the GIANT Lobby at the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care.

January 27, 2014
For Children Awaiting a Kidney Transplant, Geography May Be Crucial

A new study from researchers at CHOP and the University of Pennsylvania revealed large geographic variation in waiting times for children across the U.S. in need of kidney transplants, with differences due mainly to local supply and demand.

January 17, 2014

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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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