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Gene Therapy Expert Beverly Davidson, PhD, to Join CHOP

Beverly L. Davidson, PhD, a nationally prominent expert in gene therapy, is joining The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

April 1, 2014
 
CHOP Earns No. 1 Ranking on U.S.News & World Report List

CHOP earned the number one ranking in the 2013-14 U.S.News & World Report Honor Roll of Best Children's Hospitals announced today.

June 11, 2013
Drop in BMI Improves Insulin Sensivitity in Obese Teens

In a family-based weight loss program, obese teens who reduced their BMI by 8 percent had better insulin sensitivity, a factor linked to type 2 diabetes.

June 6, 2013
CHOP Celebrates 1,000 Fetal Surgeries

Eighteen years after opening its Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment, CHOP hits a record-breaking milestone: 1,000 fetal surgeries.

June 6, 2013
Planting Summer Vegetable Crop in the CHOP Sea Garden

Volunteers were out in the Sea Garden today to help CHOP and the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society plan for the summer months ahead.

May 23, 2013
Adenoid-tonsil Surgery Benefits Children With Sleep Apnea

Children with sleep apnea who had adenoid-tonsil surgery had better behavior and quality of life than those not receiving surgery.

May 21, 2013
Researchers Discover Cause for Abnormal Heart Vessels

A pediatric cardiologist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is a first author of new research that identifies a mutation that disrupts the formation of veins bringing blood to the heart very early in development.

May 13, 2013
CHOP Scientist Collaborates in Heart Disease Gene Study

A physician-researcher from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Elizabeth Goldmuntz, MD, is one of the senior leaders of a research consortium reporting important gene changes that may help explain why children are born with heart defects.

May 13, 2013
Turning Human Cells Into Brain Cells Offers New Insights

Medical researchers have manipulated human stem cells into producing types of brain cells known to play important roles in neurodevelopmental disorders such as epilepsy, schizophrenia and autism.

May 7, 2013
National Teen Driving Report Finds Gains for Teen Passengers

Teen passenger fatalities declined 30 percent in crashes involving teen drivers, most teen passengers ‘always’ buckle up, and less than a quarter ride with drivers who were drinking.

May 1, 2013
CHOP to Build New Specialty Care Center in King of Prussia

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today announced plans to open an 115,000-square-foot Specialty Care Center in a new development on North Gulph Road in King of Prussia, Pa.

May 1, 2013

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CHOP in the Media

CHOP Thyroid Center featured on 6ABC’s “Raising Healthy Kids”

Dr. Andrew Bauer spoke to 6ABC about the prevalence of thyroid cancer and different treatment options.

March 26, 2014
CHOP Concussion Expert Featured on Fox 29

Dr. Christina Master recently visited Fox 29 studios to discuss the latest research on kids and sports-related concussions.

 

March 6, 2014
Fox 29 Visits CHOP's New Urgent Care Center in King of Prussia

CHOP Urgent Care Director Dr. Magna Chang Dias explains when urgent care is appropriate.

February 24, 2014
Night Eating Disorder Requires More Research

A new study indicates rare night eating disorder may signal other mental health issues

February 21, 2014
Mother and Teen Share Story About Pediatric Migraines

CHOP’s Dr. Szperka heads up new migraine clinic.

February 9, 2014

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