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Air Quality FAQs for Patients & Families

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You might be feeling anxious about the poor air quality in our region. While this problem is real, it does not mean that there is nothing we can do to help keep our family safe.

Recognizing Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac

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Recognizing Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac

The old saying goes: "Leaves of three, let them be." Poison ivy, oak and sumac are three plants that carry the same poison — urushiol, a colorless, odorless oil that causes an itchy, irritating rash in almost everyone who comes in contact with it.

CHOP's Jeanette Trella, PharmD, BCPPS Named a Bloomberg Fellow

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We are proud to announce that Jeanette Trella, PharmD, BCPPS, Senior Director of the Center for Public Health Readiness and Response at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has been named a Bloomberg Fellow, a unique program and diverse network of change agents.

Pediatric Reflections Fall 2021

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Kevin Osterhoudt, MD, MSCE, Jeanette Trella, PharmD, BCCPS, and Lauren Longo, MSPH

Some of the most heart-wrenching cases we handle at the Poison Control Center at CHOP are the result of easy access to unsecured over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medicines, often among toddlers or young adults.


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