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Jan 21, 2015, 08:30 ET
Raymond G. Perelman donates $50 million to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to support a wide range of pediatric research, tackling the toughest and most challenging pediatric illnesses and establishing CHOP as a global center for innovative pediatric study.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Announces $50 Million Gift to Fund Clinical and Research Transformation

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today announced a $50 million gift from Raymond G. Perelman.  This gift, equal to the largest...

Jan 13, 2015, 09:24 ET
Jim Cawley named president and CEO of United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

Jim Cawley Named President and CEO of United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

 Jim Cawley has been named president and chief executive officer of United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ),...

Jan 07, 2015, 11:57 ET

Long-Time Cheyney Cafeteria Workers Back on the Job

When 30 long-time employees, who had been serving the students and staff in the cafeterias at Cheyney University, had to face the threat of losing...

Jan 06, 2015, 14:15 ET
The portrait of Ruth M. and Tristram C. Colket, Jr., commissioned from renowned artist Nelson Shanks.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Celebrates Two Exemplary Philanthropists with a Commissioned Portrait

 The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) unveiled a portrait of Ruth M. and Tristram C. Colket, Jr. in October to honor their more than...

Jan 06, 2015, 08:00 ET

Animal Study Points to a Treatment for Huntington's Disease

By adjusting the levels of a key signaling protein, researchers improved motor function and brain abnormalities in experimental animals with a form...

Jan 02, 2015, 10:00 ET

/R E P E A T -- Radio Interview Opportunity - Fetal Surgery Can Save and Improve the Lives of Thousands of Children Worldwide/

Radio Interview Opportunity TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2015 -- 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EST Each year, approximately 130 Canadian newborns are diagnosed...

Dec 23, 2014, 07:00 ET

Radio Interview Opportunity - Fetal Surgery Can Save and Improve the Lives of Thousands of Children Worldwide

Radio Interview Opportunity TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2015 -- 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EST Each year, approximately 130 Canadian newborns are diagnosed...

Dec 18, 2014, 20:58 ET

Se lanza el tour de Filadelfia para nuevos estadounidenses

VISIT PHILADELPHIA® y la Oficina de Inmigrantes y Asuntos Multiculturales de la Alcaldía (MOIMA, por sus siglas en inglés)...

Dec 18, 2014, 16:13 ET

Philadelphia's New Americans Tour Launches

VISIT PHILADELPHIA® and the Mayor's Office of Immigrant & Multicultural Affairs (MOIMA) recently debuted Philadelphia's New Americans...

Dec 17, 2014, 10:30 ET
A Philadelphia tradition as iconic as the cheesesteak, the Mummers Parade struts into town every New Year's Day. All year long, local clubs (split into five divisions: Comics, Wench Brigades, Fancies, String Bands and Fancy Brigades) prepare elaborate costumes, movable scenery and intricate musical and dance routines-all for this one spectacular day.  Photo by R. Kennedy for VISIT PHILADELPHIA.

Four Reasons To Spend New Year's Eve & Day In Philly

Those who want to start 2015 in a big way can do that easily and affordably in Philadelphia thanks to two fireworks shows on New Year's Eve, the...

Dec 11, 2014, 10:55 ET

United Way and The Main Line Chamber of Commerce Honor PECO for Outstanding Community Leadership

 The Main Line Chamber of Commerce (MLCC) and United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) have honored PECO with the...

Dec 10, 2014, 13:34 ET

DesignIntelligence Ranks Philadelphia University Industrial Design, Interior Design Programs Among Top in Nation

Philadelphia University undergraduate and graduate industrial design programs were ranked among the best in the country in the latest report by...

Dec 08, 2014, 09:00 ET
What does it mean for expectant mothers and hospitals when there are large-scale closures of maternity units? A new study provides an inside view from hospital staff in Philadelphia, where 13 of 19 obstetric units closed in a 15-year period. Scott A. Lorch, M.D., M.S.C.E., a neonatologist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, led the study that appeared today in the journal Health Affairs. Lorch and his colleagues concluded that better planning is needed to help improve health outcomes and reduce stress on health systems and staff at remaining hospital OB units.

Experts Draw Lessons from Philadelphia's Large-Scale Ob Unit Closures

What does it mean for expectant mothers and hospitals when there are large-scale closures of maternity units? A new study led by researchers at The...

Dec 06, 2014, 13:58 ET
Today, Dr. Stephan Grupp of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia reports results of T Cell Therapy for children with relapsed leukemia at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting. Ninety-two percent of 39 children have no evidence of cancer one month post treatment.

Benefits Persist in T Cell Therapy for Children with Relapsed Leukemia

--CHOP-Led Pilot Study Engineers Patients' Own Immune Cells to Hunt Down Cancer Cells in Blood-- An innovative cell therapy against a...

Dec 03, 2014, 10:52 ET
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Courtyard Philadelphia Willow Grove Invites Kids To Eat For Free

 Visitors traveling with the whole family this holiday season can make the most of their getaway with a special deal from Courtyard...

Dec 01, 2014, 10:15 ET
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) announces the selection of John M. "Jack" Flynn, M.D., a nationally prominent specialist in pediatric orthopedic surgery, as its new chief of the Division of Orthopedic Surgery.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Appoints John M. "Jack" Flynn, M.D. as Chief of Orthopedic Surgery

 The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) announces the selection of John M. "Jack" Flynn, M.D., a nationally prominent specialist in...

Nov 24, 2014, 16:01 ET
In an editorial in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association-Pediatrics Dr. Virginia Stallings from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia comments on a study in the same issue analyzing the nutritional quality and cost of lunch brought from home by elementary and intermediate school-age children in one school district in Houston. These findings, say Dr. Stallings, contradict the general assumption that a home-prepared lunch will be as healthful as the school lunch...

Which Is Better--Bag Lunch or School Cafeteria Lunch? CHOP Nutrition Expert and Leader of National School Lunch Guidelines Suggests Following Healthy Meal Options in Sending Lunches from Home

 As public schools strive to follow new national guidelines in offering breakfast and lunch to their students, a nutrition leader who helped...

Nov 21, 2014, 13:36 ET

More Genetic Clues Found in a Severe Food Allergy

Scientists have identified four new genes associated with the severe food allergy eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). Because the genes appear to have...

Nov 21, 2014, 11:00 ET
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has been recognized as a 2014 LGBT Healthcare Equality Leader by the Human Rights Campaign

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Named a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign

 The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has been recognized as a 2014 LGBT Healthcare Equality Leader by the Human Rights Campaign...

Nov 21, 2014, 10:31 ET
Courtyard Philadelphia Valley Forge/King of Prussia hopes to entice holiday travelers with a new Shopping Package. Featuring deluxe accommodations, a $25 American Express gift card and breakfast for two at The Bistro - Eat. Drink. Connect., this special deal is something no shopper will want to pass up. In addition to The Bistro, the state-of-art lobby in the King of Prussia hotel features flexible spaces to work and relax with free Wi-Fi and flat-panel TVs. For information, visit www.ValleyForgeCourtyard.com or call 1-610-687-6700.

Guests Of Courtyard Philadelphia Valley Forge/King of Prussia Can Be King Of The Mall With New Shopping Deal

 Winter travelers wishing to get ahead on holiday shopping can take advantage of a special deal from the Courtyard Philadelphia Valley...