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Recent News

Dr. Adzick Honored With Community Service Award

Chai Lifeline awarded N. Scott Adzick, MD with its Community Service Award for his commitment to helping children with disabilities.

August 11, 2011
CHOP Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

International campaign aims to improve the health of babies worldwide by educating the public about the important benefits of breastfeeding.

August 8, 2011
Correcting Spina Bifida Before Birth: Mia’s Story

Diagnosed with spina bifida in utero, Mia wasn’t expected to walk. Thanks to prenatal surgery at CHOP, today she’s dancing.

August 4, 2011
CFDT Featured in NACHRI Publication

“All Children Need Children’s Hospitals” includes a story about fetal surgery breakthroughs at CHOP and features spina bifida patient.

July 22, 2011
NPR Visits CHOP, Highlights Fetal Surgery for Myelomeningocele

Reporters from NPR spent two days at CHOP to follow patients who have undergone fetal surgery for the most severe form of spina bifida.

July 12, 2011
Families Across U.S. Attend 15th Annual Fetal Family Reunion

Over 200 children treated before they were born by CHOP's Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment, and their families, gathered to celebrate 15 years of hope.

July 6, 2011
Third Anniversary of the Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit

The first-of-its-kind delivery unit has delivered more than 750 babies diagnosed with birth defects before birth.

June 22, 2011
Fetal Surgery Continues to Advance

Experts at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia describe the current state of the science.

June 22, 2011
New Textbook Offers Latest Expert Pediatric Surgery Techniques

Edited by Peter Mattei, MD, an attending general pediatric surgeon at CHOP, new resource highlights current techniques in pediatric surgery.

May 25, 2011
CHOP Fetal Surgery Team Featured in Advance for Nurses Story

Article highlights the role of nurses in national Management of Myelomeningocele Study, features CHOP nurses and leadership.

April 28, 2011

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If you are a member of the media interested in talking with experts or patients from The Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment, please contact Ashley Moore in the CHOP Public Relations Department: email moorea1@email.chop.edu or call 267-426-6071 (office) or 215-630-4683 (mobile).

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