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Aug 28, 2015, 14:28 ET

McDonald's® Restaurants Of The Greater Philadelphia Region Are Excited To Be One Of The First Local Markets To Roll Out The McDonald's Mobile App

 McDonald's® is excited to introduce the new McDonald's Mobile App, offering customers advanced capabilities from the convenience of their...

Aug 26, 2015, 17:14 ET

World's First Child to Receive a Bilateral Hand Transplant Returns Home from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Precocious 8-year-old Zion Harvey, the world's first child to receive a bilateral hand transplant earlier this summer, and charismatic little boy...

Aug 26, 2015, 09:30 ET

GlobalPhilly™ 2015 Aims to Enhance International Stature of Philadelphia - International Exposition Will Offer 150 Events from September 15 to November 15

The birthplace of American democracy is ready to take center stage as a truly global city. That's the driving principle behind GlobalPhilly™...

Aug 25, 2015, 10:37 ET

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey to Host Philadelphia Mayoral Town Hall Debate

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) is pleased to host The Future of Philadelphia: A...

Aug 19, 2015, 14:21 ET
Continuous EEG monitoring after cardiac surgery identified newborns who had seizures, which indicated underlying brain injury and are also a risk factor for worse neurodevelopmental outcomes and mortality," said study leader Maryam Y. Naim, M.D., a cardiac critical care physician at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

Seizures Are Common but Often Not Apparent in Newborns after Heart Surgery

Newborns who have cardiac surgery for heart disease have a significant risk of potentially severe seizures, which may not be apparent in routine...

Aug 18, 2015, 09:52 ET

United Way's 2-1-1 Helpline for Health and Human Services Now Available 24/7

 United Way's free, easy-to-remember phone number – 2-1-1 –  connecting residents of the five-county southeastern Pennsylvania...

Aug 17, 2015, 06:00 ET

Philadelphia Elite Group Earns Prestigious Award

 Privately held sales and marketing firm Philadelphia Elite Group has been recognized with the "Campaign Cup," a noteworthy honor that rewards...

Aug 13, 2015, 15:36 ET

United Way Announces 2014-15 Regional Campaign Award Winners

 United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) is pleased to announce its 2014-15 regional campaign award winners. The...

Aug 06, 2015, 15:36 ET
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More than 24,000 Local Low-Income Children Benefit from Cradles to Crayons - United Way Backpack-A-Thon™

More than 400 corporate volunteers stuffed 24,000 backpacks with school supplies for children from low-income and homeless backgrounds during the...

Aug 04, 2015, 12:00 ET

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Names 2015-16 Campaign Leadership

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) has kicked off its 2015-16 annual fundraising campaign. Bobby Keyes, vice...

Jul 30, 2015, 09:12 ET
Courtyard Philadelphia Lansdale celebrates its one year anniversary with special perks available to all guests, including a $50 credit at The Porch, breakfast for two at The Bistro - Eat. Drink. Connect. and a welcome gift, now through the end of September. For more information, visit our site or call 1-215-412-8686.

Courtyard Philadelphia Lansdale Celebrates One-Year Anniversary With Special Guest Package

 Celebrating the hotel's one-year anniversary, Courtyard Philadelphia Lansdale invites guests to join in on the fun with a special new deal....

Jul 28, 2015, 14:53 ET
Surgeons at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) joined with colleagues from Penn Medicine recently to complete the world's first bilateral hand transplant on a child. Earlier this month, the surgical team successfully transplanted donor hands and forearms onto eight-year-old Zion Harvey who, several years earlier, had undergone amputation of his hands and feet and a kidney transplant following a serious infection.

World's First Bilateral Hand Transplant on a Child Performed at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Surgeons at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) joined with colleagues from Penn Medicine recently to complete the world's first...

Jul 21, 2015, 16:07 ET
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's New Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care Opens on July 27, 2015. Building on Family Input, 12-Story Facility is the Most Advanced Outpatient Pediatric Facility in U.S.

CHOP's New Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care Opens on July 27, 2015

When The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) opens its doors at the new Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care on Monday, July 27, it...

Jul 20, 2015, 11:30 ET
United Way recently announced a $50,000 investment in New Jersey's non-emergency helpline NJ211 to support a dedicated call specialist for displaced casino workers during a recent coalition meeting of nonprofits and other organizations coordinating their efforts in order to maximize available resources.  Pictured from left: Alex Marino, Atlantic County Freeholder, Assistant to the Provost for Atlantic City at Stockton University and chair of UWGPSNJ's Local Board; Joe Geleta, NJ211 executive director; Jim Cawley, UWGPSNJ's president and CEO; and John Emge, UWGPSNJ's vice president and regional executive director.

United Way Invests $50K To Enhance NJ211 Helpline

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) will invest $50,000 in New Jersey's non-emergency helpline NJ211 to ensure...

Jul 14, 2015, 16:00 ET

Board of Managers Appoints Pedro A. Ramos as President and CEO of The Philadelphia Foundation

The Philadelphia Foundation (TPF) today announced the appointment of Pedro A. Ramos as President and CEO. Ramos succeeds R. Andrew Swinney, who...

Jul 13, 2015, 11:16 ET
New Book Documents History of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the Nation's First Children's Hospital

CEO of Nation's First Children's Hospital Documents History of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

A book just published today chronicles one of the many enduring historical institutions born in Philadelphia. The Children's Hospital of...

Jul 13, 2015, 10:12 ET
Melinda K. Holman of Holman Automotive named Regional Board Chair for United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

Melinda K. Holman of Holman Automotive Named Regional Board Chair for United Way

Melinda K. Holman, Chairman of Holman Automotive, has been named chair of the regional Board of Directors for United Way of Greater Philadelphia...

Jul 09, 2015, 09:11 ET
Four Marriott hotels in Philadelphia are celebrating the debut of "Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting" at the Philadelphia Museum of Art with a special package including accommodations, tickets to the museum and special savings at the museum stores. For information, contact Ronie Nosner at 1-703-407-2930 or ronie.nosner@marriott.com.

Four Marriott Hotels in Philadelphia Unveil Package to Celebrate Art Museum's New Exhibit

To celebrate the debut of "Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting" at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, four Marriott...

Jun 29, 2015, 14:27 ET
John M. Maris, M.D., a pediatric oncologist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, is senior author of a new study in Nature Genetics. Dr. Maris and fellow researchers studying the pediatric cancer neuroblastoma detailed in this study how cancer-driving mutations evolve during chemotherapy, and they hope to exploit this knowledge to design better treatments for children.

Pinpointing Mutations in a Relapsed Children's Cancer May Point to Improved Treatments

Researchers studying the pediatric cancer neuroblastoma have detailed how cancer-driving mutations evolve during chemotherapy, and they hope to...

Jun 29, 2015, 08:00 ET

Genes Leave Some Kids Prone to Weakness in Wrist Bones

 Pediatric researchers have discovered gene locations affecting bone strength in wrist bones, the most common site for fractures in children....