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Mar 13, 2015, 10:30 ET

Study Bolsters 'Turbocharged' Protein as a Promising Tool in Hemophilia Gene Therapy

Using gene therapy to produce a mutant human protein with unusually high blood-clotting power, scientists have successfully treated dogs with the...

Mar 12, 2015, 16:30 ET
Study leader Dr. Shana McCormack is a pediatric endocrinologist

Babies' Body Mass Index May Predict Childhood Obesity

 Body mass index (BMI) during infancy may help to predict if a child will be obese by age four. In a study focused on the infant BMI-childhood...

Mar 11, 2015, 16:45 ET
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Neuroblastoma Expert John Maris, M.D., Available to Discuss FDA Approval of Unituxin, the Third FDA-Approved Drug Ever for Children with Cancer

Pediatric oncologist John M. Maris, M.D., is available to discuss a milestone event for children with cancer: yesterday's approval of Unituxin...

Mar 04, 2015, 07:00 ET

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Named Level 2 Accountable Care Organization

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has announced that The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has earned accreditation as a...

Mar 03, 2015, 10:26 ET
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Surgeon, Dr. N. Scott Adzick, Receives Prestigious Award for Pioneering Contributions to Fetal Surgery. (PRNewsFoto/The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia)

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Dr. Adzick Honored for Pioneering Fetal Surgery Research

Two pioneers in American surgery, one from the 19th century and one contemporary figure, were the focus of a March 2 event at which the...

Mar 02, 2015, 11:01 ET

New Genetic Syndrome Found, Arising from Errors in 'Master Switch' During Early Development

Analyzing a puzzling multisystem disorder in three children, genetic experts have identified a new syndrome, shedding light on key biological...

Mar 02, 2015, 07:00 ET

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Opens Pediatric Urgent Care Center in Chalfont, Pa.

 The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today opened an after-hours urgent care center in Chalfont, Pa., dedicated exclusively to...

Feb 26, 2015, 13:46 ET
J. William Gaynor,  M.D., a cardiothoracic surgeon at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia says the PHC4 report on pediatric and congential heart surgery outcomes is an important initiative for patients, their families and their physicians. The report will provide families with a useful tool to help them determine the treatment options for their child. However, it is important to recognize that this is only a first step and the results presented in the report have not been adjusted for patient factors including premature birth and anomalies which increase the risk of a procedure.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Supports Public Reporting of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery Outcomes

 The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia supports the accomplishments of the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4), which...

Feb 18, 2015, 08:00 ET
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Brain Imaging Links Language Delay to Chromosome Deletion in Children with Neurological Disorders

 Children born with a DNA abnormality on chromosome 16 already linked to neurodevelopmental problems show measurable delays in processing sound...

Feb 16, 2015, 13:35 ET
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Disney - ABC Television Group to Give The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia $250,000 Gift to Advance Buerger Center for Pediatric Care

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today announced a $250,000 gift from Disney, together with Disney • ABC Television Group and...

Feb 13, 2015, 18:06 ET

Featured Lectures from Cardiology 2015: the 18th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease

Pediatric cardiology researchers and clinicians from numerous centers from around the world are gathering at the Cardiology 2015 the 18th Annual...

Feb 11, 2015, 18:00 ET
While the origins of congenital heart disease remain a mystery, diagnostic capabilities continue to improve, and treatment and management strategies continue to evolve - however, many anomalies remain difficult to treat effectively, says Jack Rychik, M.D., the course director of Cardiology 2015: the18th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease and and medical director of the Fetal Heart Program and the Single Ventricle Survivorship Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

At Cardiology 2015 Conference, Experts in Congenital Heart Disease in Children and Adults Will Discuss Challenges in the Field

Many aspects of pediatric cardiology are relatively new to the discipline. Only recently have physicians been able to accurately diagnose and...

Feb 03, 2015, 12:15 ET

Kids Five Years after the Recession: Smart Policies, Better Lives

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The bipartisan children's advocacy organization First Focus and PolicyLab at The...

Jan 30, 2015, 13:32 ET

CHOP Invited to White House for President's Announcement of the Precision Medicine Initiative

At the invitation of the White House, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) sent two special guests to President Barack Obama's...

Jan 21, 2015, 08:30 ET
Raymond G. Perelman donates $50 million to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to support a wide range of pediatric research, tackling the toughest and most challenging pediatric illnesses and establishing CHOP as a global center for innovative pediatric study.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Announces $50 Million Gift to Fund Clinical and Research Transformation

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today announced a $50 million gift from Raymond G. Perelman.  This gift, equal to the largest...

Jan 06, 2015, 14:15 ET
The portrait of Ruth M. and Tristram C. Colket, Jr., commissioned from renowned artist Nelson Shanks.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Celebrates Two Exemplary Philanthropists with a Commissioned Portrait

 The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) unveiled a portrait of Ruth M. and Tristram C. Colket, Jr. in October to honor their more than...

Jan 06, 2015, 08:00 ET

Animal Study Points to a Treatment for Huntington's Disease

By adjusting the levels of a key signaling protein, researchers improved motor function and brain abnormalities in experimental animals with a form...

Jan 02, 2015, 10:00 ET

/R E P E A T -- Radio Interview Opportunity - Fetal Surgery Can Save and Improve the Lives of Thousands of Children Worldwide/

Radio Interview Opportunity TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2015 -- 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EST Each year, approximately 130 Canadian newborns are diagnosed...

Dec 23, 2014, 07:00 ET

Radio Interview Opportunity - Fetal Surgery Can Save and Improve the Lives of Thousands of Children Worldwide

Radio Interview Opportunity TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2015 -- 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EST Each year, approximately 130 Canadian newborns are diagnosed...

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...