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May 22, 2016, 13:59 ET Patients, Families Celebrate the Center for Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome Family Reunion at CHOP

 More than 100 patients and their families traveled to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to take part in today's Center for...


May 11, 2016, 11:30 ET CHOP's Vaccine Education Center Creates Educational Game for Kids

What do Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jonas Salk and 18th century milkmaid Sarah Nelmes all have in common? It turns out they're Vax Pack...


May 09, 2016, 15:17 ET The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Celebrates Grand Opening of South Philadelphia Community Health and Literacy Center

 The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today celebrated the grand opening of its new South Philadelphia Community Health and Literacy...


May 09, 2016, 09:00 ET Information Services Department at CHOP Awarded for Creating Groundbreaking System to Improve Patient Care

The Information Services (IS) Department at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is being recognized for developing an innovative...


May 06, 2016, 12:01 ET Drug-Like Peptides Show Promise in Treating 2 Blood Diseases

 New research suggests that synthetic peptides called minihepcidins may potentially treat two serious genetic blood diseases in children and...


May 06, 2016, 11:39 ET Credit Unions Partner With Democratic National Convention Committee And RealClearPolitics On Community Service Project For Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia (CHOP)

Credit unions, the Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) and RealClearPolitics broke ground yesterday on a Health and Wellness Garden at...


Apr 29, 2016, 10:02 ET The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Center for Autism Research Joins Launch of SPARK, Nation's Largest Autism Research Study

 The Center for Autism Research (CAR) at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is among the research sites participating in SPARK, an online...


Apr 27, 2016, 10:42 ET CHOP Expert Invited to Speak at International Cellular Therapy Conference at The Vatican

 Susan R. Rheingold, MD, medical director of the Oncology Outpatient Clinic and an attending physician with the Cancer Center at The Children's...


Apr 22, 2016, 09:55 ET In Child Heart Patients, a Novel Approach Improves Symptoms of Hazardous Lymph Blockage

 Pediatric researchers have devised an innovative, safe and minimally invasive procedure that helps relieve rare but potentially...


Apr 22, 2016, 00:01 ET Infant BMI is Good Predictor of Obesity at Age 2

Babies with a high body mass index (BMI) at age two months are at risk for obesity at age two years, say pediatric researchers. The authors, in an...


Apr 21, 2016, 12:05 ET 6th Annual Huddle Up for Autism at Lincoln Financial Field Raises More than $40K for Center for Autism Research at CHOP

 On Sunday, April 17th, Lincoln Financial Field was transformed into a carnival-like atmosphere designed specifically with the needs of...


Apr 12, 2016, 11:49 ET The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Announces Opening of Wawa Volunteer Center, Receives $5 Million Gift from The Wawa Foundation

 The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today announced the opening of the new Wawa Volunteer Center, funded by a $5 million...


Mar 30, 2016, 11:03 ET CHOP Oncologist Receives $1 Million Hyundai Quantum Grant to Improve Leukemia Treatment

 A physician-researcher at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has received a $1 million Hyundai Quantum Grant from Hyundai Hope on...


Mar 23, 2016, 12:04 ET Gene Variants Found to Strongly Improve Bone Density in Girls

Pediatric researchers have found that rare genetic changes strongly increase the likelihood that a child will have higher bone density, but only in...


Mar 15, 2016, 13:53 ET Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Seen in Many Adults Living with Congenital Heart Disease

Adults living with congenital heart disease (CHD) may have a significantly higher risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than people in the...


Mar 07, 2016, 12:10 ET Could Cutting Urban Blight Reduce Teen Murders?

 Analyzing the immediate neighborhood surroundings of teenaged homicide victims, Philadelphia researchers found that neglected...


Feb 27, 2016, 08:00 ET In Children's Heart Disease: Outcome Studies, Massage Therapy, Device Research, and More

 Pediatric cardiology researchers and clinicians from multiple centers worldwide are gathering at the Cardiology 2016: the 19th Annual Update...


Feb 25, 2016, 12:56 ET Pediatrics Data Platform Announced at White House Precision Medicine Initiative

 The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), the lead operations center for the Childhood Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium (CBTTC), and...


Feb 24, 2016, 16:00 ET At Cardiology 2016 Conference, Experts in Congenital Heart Disease in Children and Adults Will Discuss Bringing Science into Clinical Practice

Today pediatric heart care spans from the earliest point of fetal gestation to early adulthood. Basic and clinical research in recent decades has...


Feb 15, 2016, 14:00 ET Credit Unions, Democratic National Convention, RealClearPolitics Enriching Community by Providing Health and Wellness Garden for The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

 Credit unions are joining forces with the Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) and RealClearPolitics to build an outdoor Health and...


Feb 01, 2016, 12:10 ET Madeline Bell Elected Vice Chair of Children's Hospital Association Board of Trustees

Madeline Bell, president and CEO of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, has been elected vice chair and chair-elect of the Board of Trustees...


Jan 28, 2016, 16:59 ET The Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Celebrates Birth Defects Awareness Month

 Each year, nearly 150,000 babies are born in the United States with birth defects, many with conditions so rare that most parents and even...


Jan 27, 2016, 09:37 ET VPS Healthcare and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Enter Into Strategic Alliance

BRINGING WORLD-RENOWNED PEDIATRIC CLINICAL & RESEARCH EXCELLENCE TO PATIENTS & PHYSICIANS IN THE REGION  VPS Healthcare, one...


Jan 27, 2016, 06:00 ET VPS Healthcare and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Enter into Strategic Alliance

 VPS Healthcare, one of the fastest growing integrated healthcare service providers in the Middle East, Europe and India, and The Children's...


Jan 26, 2016, 12:01 ET New CHOP Center Enlists "Big Data" to Help Little Patients

A new scientific center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) aims to harness and broadly share biomedical information to more quickly...