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Aug 28, 2014, 16:14 ET

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and Uber Partner to Provide Safe Rides at Made in America Festival

 United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) and Uber have joined forces to ensure Budweiser Made in America Festival...

Aug 27, 2014, 10:00 ET

Melissa Ketunuti Memorial Global Health Fund Established at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

In memory of Melissa Ketunuti, a beloved and dedicated pediatrician and humanitarian, Melissa's mother, Christiane Basselier, has established the...

Aug 26, 2014, 11:06 ET
Fetal Surgery Experts at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Report on 100 Recent Prenatal Surgeries for Spina Bifida After the MOMS Trial Set a New Standard of Care (PRNewsFoto/Children's Hospital of Philadelp)

Fetal Medicine Leaders at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Report on 100 Prenatal Surgeries for Spina Bifida

Reporting on 100 recent cases of fetal surgery for spina bifida, specialists at a premier fetal surgery program achieved results similar to those...

Aug 26, 2014, 10:00 ET

CHOP Announces the Leonard B. Kahn Walkway in the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today announced a $2 million gift from Leonard B. Kahn, a retired farmer and cattleman and longtime...

Aug 14, 2014, 13:45 ET

Thousands of Sackpacks Awarded to Help Philadelphia-Area Children

Two thousand children across the city will receive sackpacks containing essential school supplies today through the Office Depot and the Office...

Aug 07, 2014, 00:01 ET
Diane L. Spatz, Ph.D., R.N.-B.C., FAAN, nurse researcher and director of the Lactation Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, is the invited guest editor of the August 2014 issue of Advances in Neonatal Care. (PRNewsFoto/The Children's Hospital of...)

How Critically Ill Infants Can Benefit Most from Human Milk

Human milk is infant food, but for sick, hospitalized babies, it's also medicine. That's the central premise of a series of articles in a neonatal...

Aug 06, 2014, 06:00 ET

McDonald's® Restaurants of the Greater Philadelphia Region Donate $1,000 to Local Libraries through the Ronald McDonald® Summer Library Tour

 McDonald's® Restaurants of the Greater Philadelphia Region have announced the return of the Ronald McDonald Summer Library...

Aug 05, 2014, 14:05 ET
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) will develop a non-profit human milk bank for hospitalized infants in cooperation with the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA). Pictured: (L-R) Diane L. Spatz, Ph.D., R.N. -B.C., FAAN, director of CHOP's lactation program, and HMBANA President Kim Updegrove, R.N., C.N.M., M.S.N., M.P.H. (PRNewsFoto/CHOP)

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to Develop a Non-Profit Human Milk Bank to Serve Hospitalized Infants

 The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today announced that it will develop a non-profit milk bank to provide donor human milk for...

Aug 04, 2014, 11:03 ET

Survival Increases with Clinical Team Debriefing after In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

A new study found that staff members who joined structured team debriefings after emergency care for children suffering in-hospital cardiac arrests...

Jul 30, 2014, 13:33 ET
Aramark CEO Eric Foss presents a $750,000 check, accepted by CHOP CEO Steven Altschuler, M.D. on behalf of CHOP's Healthy Weight Program (PRNewsFoto/CHOP)

Aramark and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Healthy Weight Program Partner to Enhance the Health and Well-Being of Families

 The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Aramark, a $14 billion global provider of award winning services in food, facilities...

Jul 14, 2014, 11:25 ET

"Philly Kids Got Talent" to Hold Auditions with Wilhelmina Philadelphia on July 26 and Aug. 9 for New TV Show

 Some people are born performers. From the time they were toddlers, they saw hairbrushes as microphones and pots and pans as drum sets –...

Jul 10, 2014, 00:05 ET

Climate Change May Bring More Kidney Stones

As daily temperatures increase, so does the number of patients seeking treatment for kidney stones. In a study that may both reflect and foretell a...

Jul 09, 2014, 16:05 ET
Jul 07, 2014, 06:00 ET

Ronald McDonald® Care Mobile Dental Unit Kicks Off New Summer Schedule

 In an effort to serve more patients this summer, the Ronald McDonald® Care Mobile (RMCM), a mobile dental unit that provides treatment to...

Jun 30, 2014, 12:24 ET
Hakon Hakonarson, M.D. (PRNewsFoto/CHOP)

Gene Variants Found that Increase Pain Sensation After Common Childhood Surgery

In the first genome-wide analysis of postsurgical pain in children, pediatric researchers identified variations in genes that affect a child's need...

Jun 26, 2014, 16:10 ET
Dr. Graham E. Quinn, pediatric ophthalmologist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (PRNewsFoto/Children's Hospital of Phila ...)

Trained Evaluators Can Successfully Screen for Premie Eye Disease from Miles Away

 Trained non-physician evaluators who studied retinal images transmitted to computer screens at a remote central reading center successfully...

Jun 26, 2014, 12:21 ET
The new room design recently unveiled at the Courtyard Philadelphia Plymouth Meeting enhances comfort and quality while adding convenience and technological upgrades for today's modern traveler. The complete refresh follows Courtyard’s signature CYnergy package room design with indirect lighting and neutral color palettes for a welcoming and relaxing environment that is perfect for weary travelers. For information, visit www.PlymouthMeetingCourtyard.com or call 1-610-238-0695. (PRNewsFoto/Courtyard Philadelphia Plymouth)

Courtyard Philadelphia Plymouth Meeting Completes Room Renovation

The new room design recently unveiled at the Courtyard Philadelphia Plymouth Meeting enhances comfort and quality while adding convenience and...

Jun 25, 2014, 08:00 ET

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Announces Fetal Neuroprotection Program

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today launched the Fetal Neuroprotection and Neuroplasticity Program. Building on growing evidence...

Jun 23, 2014, 16:20 ET

To Help Keep Teen Drivers Safe, Focus On The Learner Period, New Research Finds

PHILADELPHIA, June 23, 2014 Research released today by the Center for Injury Research and Prevention...

Jun 23, 2014, 08:00 ET
An analysis of millions of U.S. births over 15 years finds that nearly 1 in 25 babies are born earlier than medically justified, through elective C-sections and induced labor. Scott A. Lorch, M.D., M.S.C.E., a neonatologist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, co-authored the new study. (PRNewsFoto/The Children's Hospital of Ph...)

Nearly 1 in 25 U.S. Babies Are Born Too Soon

A large new study, covering millions of U.S. births over 15 years, finds that substantial numbers of babies, nearly one in 25, are born earlier...