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Understanding Excessive Sweating: Hyperhidrosis

Published on in Health Tip of the Week

It's summer, and when it gets hot, our bodies sweat to help regulate our body temperature. But for some people, sweating in much greater amounts than necessary happens regardless of the temperature. This condition is called hyperhidrosis. In most cases, hyperhidrosis occurs for no apparent reason.

6ABC Features CHOP's Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit

Published on in CHOP News

The Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit (SDU) at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) was the world's first birthing unit within a pediatric hospital dedicated to healthy mothers carrying babies with serious and life-threatening birth defects.

Child Life: 4 East/4 South

Published on in Children's View

Child Life: 4East/4South

It's Kim Sedgwick's job to help kids cope. As a child life specialist, she helps by explaining at an age-appropriate level what is going to happen during surgery. 


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