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CHOP Experts Help Discover Mutations That Cause Severe Epilepsy

CHOP scientists helped identify gene mutations causing severe childhood epilepsy. The discovery broadens the potential for new therapies for the difficult-to-treat disease.



September 26, 2014
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
In Severe Childhood Asthma, Novel Gene Variant Discovered

An international scientific team co-led by a CHOP genome expert has discovered a gene associated with a high risk of severe childhood asthma. This finding may help lead to more effective treatments.

November 18, 2013
Sea Garden is Prepared for Winter

The November Garden Workday was the last of 2013! With temperatures dropping, staff and patients readied the garden for the cold winter months. Bulbs were planted in the mobile planters and hanging pockets.

November 6, 2013
CHOP Injury Researcher Co-authors IOM Report on Youth Concussion

Extensive Study on Concussions in Youth Sports Finds 'Culture of Resistance' for Self-Reporting Injury; Not Enough Evidence to Support Claim That Helmets Reduce Concussion Risk.

October 30, 2013
CHOP Critical Care Expert Receives Distinguished Career Award

Vinay M. Nadkarni, MD, a critical care medicine physician, received the Distinguished Career Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Critical Care.

October 30, 2013
Children With Severe Head Injuries Need Care After Rehab

Although they improve with inpatient rehab, children with head injuries are discharged with significant cognitive functioning disabilities, especially those with traumatic brain injuries.

October 24, 2013
October Garden Workday and Fall Festival

Garden fun doesn't end with the end of summer, it continues through the fall! In October, patients enjoyed fall activities and planting in the Sea Garden at Children's Seashore House.

October 24, 2013
CHOP Neonatologist Elected to Institute of Medicine

Phyllis A. Dennery, MD, FAAP, chief of the Division of Neonatology and Newborn Services at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has been elected to the Institute of Medicine.

October 21, 2013
Harvest Software Innovative Toolkit for Medical Researchers

CHOP has created a software toolkit called Harvest that allows biomedical researchers to explore complex data sets without having to become database technicians themselves.

October 17, 2013
Kidney Failure Can Complicate Long-Term Outcome After Child’s Solid-Organ Transplant

Children who had transplants of solid organs run a long-term risk of developing kidney disease. A new study shows the need for continued screening of kidney function.

October 14, 2013

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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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