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Dec 08, 2014, 09:00 ET
What does it mean for expectant mothers and hospitals when there are large-scale closures of maternity units? A new study provides an inside view from hospital staff in Philadelphia, where 13 of 19 obstetric units closed in a 15-year period. Scott A. Lorch, M.D., M.S.C.E., a neonatologist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, led the study that appeared today in the journal Health Affairs. Lorch and his colleagues concluded that better planning is needed to help improve health outcomes and reduce stress on health systems and staff at remaining hospital OB units.

Experts Draw Lessons from Philadelphia's Large-Scale Ob Unit Closures

What does it mean for expectant mothers and hospitals when there are large-scale closures of maternity units? A new study led by researchers at The...

Dec 06, 2014, 13:58 ET
Today, Dr. Stephan Grupp of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia reports results of T Cell Therapy for children with relapsed leukemia at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting. Ninety-two percent of 39 children have no evidence of cancer one month post treatment.

Benefits Persist in T Cell Therapy for Children with Relapsed Leukemia

--CHOP-Led Pilot Study Engineers Patients' Own Immune Cells to Hunt Down Cancer Cells in Blood-- An innovative cell therapy against a...

Dec 01, 2014, 10:15 ET
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) announces the selection of John M. "Jack" Flynn, M.D., a nationally prominent specialist in pediatric orthopedic surgery, as its new chief of the Division of Orthopedic Surgery.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Appoints John M. "Jack" Flynn, M.D. as Chief of Orthopedic Surgery

 The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) announces the selection of John M. "Jack" Flynn, M.D., a nationally prominent specialist in...

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 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...