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Case Study: The Pediatric Thyroid Center at CHOP

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This is the story of a 13-year-old who awoke with a sharp pain in her neck and noticed that a corner of her orthodontic retainer was missing. The doctors not only found the missing retainer piece — they discovered the patient had thyroid cancer.

A Closer Look at Short Stature

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Read about short stature, its definition, diagnosis and treatment, referral patterns and research.

CHOP Neonatologist Recognized for Fetal Growth Retardation Research

Rebecca A. Simmons, MD, an attending neonatologist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, was lauded for her research into the underlying molecular mechanisms that link fetal growth retardation to the later development of obesity and type 2 diabetes in adulthood.