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Saving Lives Before Birth

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Saving Lives Before Birth

Every family at CHOP's Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment is on a unique — and often complex — journey. Read about the Agosto family and their five-month, 850-mile odyssey to save their baby's life.

Alternative Energy

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Alternative Energy

Niels had constant sinus infections, gastrointestinal problems, reflux and more. When his brother, Lachlan, showed the same symptoms, his parents sought treatment at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Brandon’s Pack of Lifesavers

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Brandon's Pack of Lifesavers

Brandon was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor that wrapped around his brain stem. He found a team of lifesavers and hope for the future at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

2014 Neuroscience Stewardship Report

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This report highlights some of the ways clinicians are providing innovative and compassionate programs for children with disorders of the brain.

2014 Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Stewardship Report

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In the latest report from CHOP’s Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment, we highlight some of the ways our clinicians — and philanthropic partners — are giving hope to families coping with fragile pregnancies affected by birth defects.

Child Life: Music Therapy

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Child Life: Music Therapy

Music therapist Mike Mahoney, MA, MT-BC, offers up instruments from his cart: maracas, a drum, a keyboard. The children at the Alex Scott Day Hospital are eager to sing and play music.

Child Life: 9 South

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Child Life: 9 South

Boredom is Edwina Smith’s enemy, and as child activity coordinator on the 9 South inpatient unit, she is good at chasing it away with her infectious enthusiasm and a playroom full of toys.

Child Life: Bone Marrow Transplant Unit

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Child Life: Bone Marrow Transplant Unit

Twins Ayesha and Sufwan are patients in the Jeffrey Jay Weinberg Bone Marrow Transplant Unit. With the help of a child life specialist, they participate in fun, structured activities that help prepare them for treatment and distract them from the stresses of a long hospitalization.

Drawing Strength

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Drawing Strength

The Department of Child Life, Education and Creative Arts Therapy helps children with emotional healing while clinicians treat their medical issues.

Spotlight On: Security

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Spotlight on Security

To most CHOP visitors, Security officers are the people in blue uniforms who greet you at the entrances and parking garages. But these 89 officers do so much more behind the scenes to keep patients safe.


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