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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...

Jun 22, 2014, 18:53 ET
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Fetal Surgery Family Reunion Gathers Over 300 Families from Across the United States (PRNewsFoto/Children's Hospital of Phila...)

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's 18th Annual Fetal Surgery Family Reunion Gathers Families from Across the U.S.

 Over 1,500 people from 22 states came together today at The Children's Hospital of...

Jun 18, 2014, 19:27 ET

El Children's Hospital of Philadelphia comparte el primer lugar en ranking de los mejores hospitales para niños de "U.S. News & World Report"

El Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) comparte el primer lugar en la Lista de Honor elaborada por el U.S. News & World Report para el...

Jun 18, 2014, 16:52 ET

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia empata em primeiro lugar no ranking de "Melhor Hospital Infantil" da "U.S. News & World Report"

O The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) empatou em primeiro lugar no ranking de 2014-15 da U.S. News & World Report, que traz a "Lista...

Jun 18, 2014, 12:11 ET

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Ties for the #1 Ranking on "U.S. News & World Report's" Best Children's Hospital List

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has tied for the number one ranking in the 2014-15 U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of Best...

Jun 18, 2014, 10:32 ET

Former PwC Managing Partner, Tony Conti, Named Interim President and CEO of United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

 Anthony J. Conti, retired managing partner of PwC's Philadelphia office, has been named interim president and CEO of United Way of Greater...

Jun 05, 2014, 12:33 ET
Thanks to a just-completed renovation at the Courtyard Philadelphia Airport, travelers will enjoy rooms and suites designed with more comfort and modern conveniences in mind. Stepping into the rooms, guests will see signature furniture and architectural elements that have replaced traditional art. Comfortable sofas add color and are perfect for relaxing. For information, visit www.CourtyardPhiladelphiaAirport.com or call 1-215-365-2200. (PRNewsFoto/Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown)

Courtyard Philadelphia Airport Unveils New Guest Rooms After Major Renovation

Thanks to a just-completed renovation at the Courtyard Philadelphia Airport, travelers will enjoy rooms and suites designed with more comfort and...

Jun 04, 2014, 12:17 ET
United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and partners return $36 million to local taxpayers through VITA in 2014. (PRNewsFoto/United Way of Greater ...)

United Way and Partners Return $36 Million to Local Taxpayers

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ), along with volunteers, the IRS, and dozens of community partners, returned...

Jun 03, 2014, 05:15 ET
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) announced a $50,000 gift from seven-time GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift, which will be used to create specialized programming for teens with cancer treated at CHOP's Cancer Center. (PRNewsFoto/The Children's Hospital of Phi..)

Taylor Swift's Gift Will Bring High-Tech Music Therapy to Teens at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Cancer Center

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) announced a $50,000 gift from seven-time GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift, which will be used to create...

May 28, 2014, 10:55 ET

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Announces Three-Year Impact Investments

PHILADELPHIA, May 28, 2014 United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) has announced the recipients of the...

May 22, 2014, 13:15 ET

Jill Michal Resigns as President and CEO of United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

Jill Michal, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ), has resigned, effective June 30, it was...

May 21, 2014, 13:54 ET

New Events Just Added! Celebrate The American Flag And The U.S. Army During Philadelphia's Stripes And Stars Festival On June 14

 Celebrate the shared birthday of two of our country's greatest institutions—the American flag and the U.S. Army—during...

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