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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 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...

Nov 19, 2014, 14:14 ET

Experts from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Highlight Advances in Pediatric Heart Disease at A.H.A. Scientific Sessions

 Physician-researchers from the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) presented new findings on pediatric...

Nov 19, 2014, 11:21 ET
The SpringHill Suites Philadelphia Plymouth Meeting invites guests to take advantage of its Escape and Get Away Dining Package featuring overnight accommodations, a box of chocolates, $25 gift card to Redstone American Grill and continental breakfast for two. For information, visit or call 1-610-940-0400.

SpringHill Suites Philadelphia Plymouth Meeting Encourages Travelers To Get Away For Weekend

 Guests can get more out of a weekend getaway when taking advantage of a special offer from SpringHill Suites Philadelphia Plymouth Meeting....

Nov 19, 2014, 11:11 ET
Courtyard Philadelphia Lansdale will be holding an official opening event the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm to celebrate one of the newest Montgomery, PA hotels. For information,  or call 1-215-412-8686.

Courtyard Philadelphia Lansdale Celebrates Official Opening

Courtyard Marriot is expanding into Lansdale with the opening of Courtyard Philadelphia Lansdale.  The premier hotel in Lansdale, PA has...

Nov 10, 2014, 12:00 ET
Dr. Yael Mosse

Classification of Gene Mutations in a Children's Cancer May Point to Improved Treatments

Oncology researchers studying gene mutations in the childhood cancer neuroblastoma are refining their diagnostic tools to predict which patients...

Nov 10, 2014, 09:00 ET
Dr. Stephen Hunger named The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's chief of Oncology and director of the Center for Childhood Cancer Research

New Chief of Oncology Named by The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) announces the selection of Stephen P. Hunger, M.D., a nationally prominent specialist in children's...

Nov 06, 2014, 15:29 ET

50th Anniversary Celebration of the LGBT Civil Rights Movement at Independence Hall, July 4, 2015

With Independence Hall as the backdrop, plans were unveiled at a press conference for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the LGBT civil rights...

Nov 04, 2014, 12:24 ET
Nov 03, 2014, 08:06 ET

New Jersey's Teen Driver Decals Show Sustained Link with Fewer Crashes

 A new study from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) provides valuable evidence that New Jersey's Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL)...

Oct 31, 2014, 16:19 ET

CHOP Career Path Program Receives Access Achievement Award from Mayor's Commission on People with Disabilities

 The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's (CHOP) Career Path program today received the Access Achievement Award from the Mayor's Commission...

Oct 31, 2014, 12:57 ET

Philadelphia Energy Solutions CEO and Chair of the Greater Philadelphia Energy Action Team, Philip Rinaldi, comments on rejection of PGW sale

 As the CEO of Philadelphia Energy Solutions and Chair of the Greater Philadelphia Energy Action Team I am frequently and passionately...

Oct 30, 2014, 17:13 ET

Philadelphia Laundry Workers File Wage Theft Lawsuit

Laundry workers at Olympic Linen and Laundry Services filed a class action lawsuit against the company for "underpayment of minimum wages and...

Oct 30, 2014, 08:00 ET
Jack Rychik, M.D., director of the Fetal Heart Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

After Prenatal Detection of Congenital Heart Disease, Is Fetal Intervention the Optimal Choice?

The era of fetal intervention has arrived in congenital heart care, but does performing prenatal catheter-based intervention on fetuses with aortic...

Oct 29, 2014, 15:52 ET
Victoria L. Vetter, M.D., MPH,  a pediatric cardiologist and medical director of Youth Heart Watch in the Cardiac Center of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, strongly advocates using ECGs to screen all newborns, children and teenagers in primary care facilities or in clinic or community settings.

Screen All Infants, Children and Teens to Help Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death, Says CHOP Cardiology Expert

 While sudden cardiac death is undeniably devastating to a patient's family, friends and often to whole communities, cardiology experts...

Oct 29, 2014, 09:50 ET

United Way and Philadelphia Education Fund Boost Academic Success for Philadelphia Students

Through the Early Warning Response System (EWRS), United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) and the Philadelphia...

Oct 27, 2014, 12:30 ET

CHOP and Temple Receive NIH Grant to Explore Eradicating HIV from Hiding Places in the Brain

 The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Temple University have received a joint $4.3 million, four-year grant from the National...

Oct 21, 2014, 15:31 ET

Philadelphia University Nexus Innovation Program Wins National Award for Excellence

 Philadelphia University's Nexus Innovation program of industry partnerships has won the University Economic Development Association...