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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 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 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 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 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 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 20, 2014, 13:37 ET
An innovative, minimally invasive procedure, using lymphatic imaging tools and catheterization techniques, performed at the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia treated plastic bronchitis, a potentially life-threatening disease, in six-year-old Jameson Finley of McKinney, TX, eliminated bronchial casts. The casts are an accumulation of lymphatic material that clogged the child's airway.

New Treatment Reported for a Potentially Fatal Lymphatic Complication in Children with Heart Disease

A case study published recently in the journal Pediatrics describes an innovative, minimally invasive procedure that treated plastic bronchitis, a...

Oct 16, 2014, 17:52 ET

CHOP Designated As Possible Site for Ebola Virus Treatment

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 16, 2014 The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today confirmed that it has been designated as one of several pediatric...

Oct 16, 2014, 14:14 ET
Tori is one of 25 pediatric patients and five adults with aggressive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) benefiting from personalized cellular therapy at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania.

Personalized Cellular Therapy Achieves Complete Remission in 90 Percent of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Patients Studied

Ninety percent of children and adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who had relapsed multiple times or failed to respond to standard...

Oct 14, 2014, 16:46 ET
Matthew Cook, New Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning and Business Development at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

CHOP Creates EVP of Strategic Planning and Business Development

 The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) announces that Matthew Cook has been promoted to the newly created position of Executive Vice...

Oct 08, 2014, 12:59 ET

CHOP Joins New Multicenter Research Network for Eosinophilic Disorders

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has joined a new consortium announced today by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to advance the...

Oct 08, 2014, 11:03 ET
The Four Seasons Parkway Run & Walk Raised Nearly $1.3 Million for Childhood Cancer Research and Survivorship Programs at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. (PRNewsFoto/CHOP)

Four Seasons Parkway Run & Walk Achieves New Fundraising Record of Nearly $1.3 Million

 The Four Seasons Parkway Run & Walk raised nearly $1.3 million to support childhood cancer research and survivorship programs at The...

Oct 01, 2014, 18:00 ET
The Cellie Coping Kit includes a stuffed toy named Cellie, coping cards, and a book for caregivers.  Children use Cellie's zippered mouth to store their coping cards where they can find over 100 tips for dealing with numerous disease-related stressors such as medical procedures, hospital visits and feelings of fear and uncertainty. (PRNewsFoto/CHOP)

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Develops a Coping Kit for Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease Patients and Families

 Recognizing the need to provide emotional support to pediatric sickle cell patients, psychologists at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia...

Oct 01, 2014, 16:58 ET
The Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia Establishes Louise Schnaufer Endowed Chair in Pediatric Surgery. Holly L. Hedrick, M.D., an attending surgeon in the Division of General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery at CHOP was named as the inaugural chair holder.  (PRNewsFoto/CHOP)

The Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia Establishes Louise Schnaufer Endowed Chair in Pediatric Surgery

During a ceremony held yesterday, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) announced the establishment of the Louise Schnaufer Endowed Chair...

Sep 29, 2014, 18:18 ET

Antibiotic Use by Age 2 Associated with Obesity Risk

 Repeated exposure to broad-spectrum antibiotics in the first two years of life is associated with early childhood obesity, say researchers...