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Spotlight On: Youth Advisory Council

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Spotlight on: Youth Advisory Council

When leaders at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia wanted more insight into the patient experience and how it could be improved, they sought out experts: The kids themselves.

One Foot in Front of the Other

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One Foot in Front of the Other

After sudden paralysis, Ashley, 13, is learning to walk again with the help of CHOP rehab therapists, positive thinking and a lot of hard work.

Ask Dr. Bell: Having Fun in the Sun

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Ask Dr. Bell

Louis Bell, MD, chief of the Division of General Pediatrics at CHOP, shares the latest in medical thinking on an important topic: Skin care.

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.

Child Life: 4 East/4 South

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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. 

Child Life: Art Therapy

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Child Life: Art Therapy

For children in pain or who need to sit still for hours for a procedure, art therapy offers them an outlet to express their creativity and a distraction from their medical condition.

Child Life: Pediatric Sedation Unit

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Child Life: Sedation

Sedation is common before procedures and scans such as an MRI, and as a child life specialist in Radiology’s Sedation Unit, Melanie Hoynoski is there to prepare kids on what to expect.