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Climate Change May Bring More Kidney Stones

CHOP-led research finds link between hotter days, kidney stones in U.S. adults and children.

July 10, 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
CHOP’s New Mobile App Assists Parents with Vaccine Decisions

Vaccines on the Go: What You Should Know” now available for download.

January 7, 2014
CHOP Appoints Chief of Neurosurgery, Phillip B. “Jay” Storm, MD

Phillip B. “Jay” Storm, MD, has been appointed chief of the Division of Neurosurgery at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), effective January 1, 2014. Dr. Storm has served as an attending surgeon at CHOP since 2004.

December 30, 2013
CHOP Scientist Honored for Gene Therapy Research

CHOP’s Katherine High, MD, was honored for her trailblazing research in the bleeding disorder hemophilia with a national award from the American Society of Hematology.

December 16, 2013
Giving Amino Acids in Diet May Help Treat Traumatic Brain Injury

Feeding amino acids to animals in a CHOP lab improved sleep disturbances caused by traumatic brain injury (TBI). This could become the first treatment for people with TBI.

December 11, 2013
CHOP, Drexel Experts Boost Pipeline of Medical Devices for Children

There are far fewer medical devices designed for children compared to those available for adults. CHOP engineers and researchers are joining area colleagues to address this unmet need.

December 11, 2013
CHOP Presents T Cell Therapy Research Update

Research study of T cell immunotherapy continues to show highly promising results in children with leukemia.

December 9, 2013
Flipping a Gene Switch May Reverse Sickle Cell Disease

CHOP Hematology researchers manipulated red blood cells in the lab to produce a healthy form of hemoglobin—a potential treatment for sickle cell disease.

December 9, 2013
Fetal Surgeon N. Scott Adzick Receives John Scott Award

CHOP Surgeon-in-Chief N. Scott Adzick receives John Scott Award for pioneering contributions to fetal surgery.

November 22, 2013
Kohl's Donates to CHOP's Injury Prevention Programs

Today Kohl™s presented CHOP with a $429,051 donation at a bike safety program. Since 2000, Kohl™s has donated more than $6.7 million to CHOP through Kohl™s Cares®.

November 18, 2013

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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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