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Aug 26, 2015, 17:14 ET

World's First Child to Receive a Bilateral Hand Transplant Returns Home from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Precocious 8-year-old Zion Harvey, the world's first child to receive a bilateral hand transplant earlier this summer, and charismatic little boy...

Aug 19, 2015, 14:21 ET
Continuous EEG monitoring after cardiac surgery identified newborns who had seizures, which indicated underlying brain injury and are also a risk factor for worse neurodevelopmental outcomes and mortality," said study leader Maryam Y. Naim, M.D., a cardiac critical care physician at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

Seizures Are Common but Often Not Apparent in Newborns after Heart Surgery

Newborns who have cardiac surgery for heart disease have a significant risk of potentially severe seizures, which may not be apparent in routine...

Jul 28, 2015, 14:53 ET
Surgeons at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) joined with colleagues from Penn Medicine recently to complete the world's first bilateral hand transplant on a child. Earlier this month, the surgical team successfully transplanted donor hands and forearms onto eight-year-old Zion Harvey who, several years earlier, had undergone amputation of his hands and feet and a kidney transplant following a serious infection.

World's First Bilateral Hand Transplant on a Child Performed at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Surgeons at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) joined with colleagues from Penn Medicine recently to complete the world's first...

Jul 21, 2015, 16:07 ET
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's New Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care Opens on July 27, 2015. Building on Family Input, 12-Story Facility is the Most Advanced Outpatient Pediatric Facility in U.S.

CHOP's New Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care Opens on July 27, 2015

When The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) opens its doors at the new Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care on Monday, July 27, it...

Jul 13, 2015, 11:16 ET
New Book Documents History of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the Nation's First Children's Hospital

CEO of Nation's First Children's Hospital Documents History of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

A book just published today chronicles one of the many enduring historical institutions born in Philadelphia. The Children's Hospital of...

Jun 29, 2015, 14:27 ET
John M. Maris, M.D., a pediatric oncologist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, is senior author of a new study in Nature Genetics. Dr. Maris and fellow researchers studying the pediatric cancer neuroblastoma detailed in this study how cancer-driving mutations evolve during chemotherapy, and they hope to exploit this knowledge to design better treatments for children.

Pinpointing Mutations in a Relapsed Children's Cancer May Point to Improved Treatments

Researchers studying the pediatric cancer neuroblastoma have detailed how cancer-driving mutations evolve during chemotherapy, and they hope to...

Jun 29, 2015, 08:00 ET

Genes Leave Some Kids Prone to Weakness in Wrist Bones

 Pediatric researchers have discovered gene locations affecting bone strength in wrist bones, the most common site for fractures in children....

Jun 28, 2015, 17:04 ET
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's 19th Annual Fetal Surgery Family Reunion Gathers Families from Across the U.S.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's 19th Annual Fetal Surgery Family Reunion Gathers Families from Across the U.S.

 Over 1,800 people from 22 states came together today at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to celebrate the 19th annual Family...

Jun 22, 2015, 12:17 ET
Peter C. Adamson, M.D., a pediatric oncologist and leading scientist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), has been appointed by President Obama to the National Cancer Advisory Board.

Oncologist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Appointed by President Obama to National Cancer Advisory Board

 Peter C. Adamson, M.D., a pediatric oncologist and leading scientist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and a professor of...

Jun 15, 2015, 12:41 ET

Short Boys Are Two to Three Times as Likely as Short Girls to Receive Growth Hormone

Short boys are three times more likely than short girls to receive recombinant human growth hormone treatment for idiopathic short stature (ISS),...

Jun 09, 2015, 08:00 ET

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Once Again Among U.S. News & World Report's Top Children's Hospitals

 The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has once again ranked among the country's best in the 2015-16 U.S. News & World Report...

Jun 08, 2015, 11:31 ET

Many Newly Licensed Drivers Don't Know How To Drive

 Passing the state driver's licensing test does not always mean new drivers have the critical skills they need to drive safely. In fact, for...

May 21, 2015, 12:13 ET
CHOP's Dr. Michael A. Levine Is Awarded Master of the American College of Endocrinology from American College of Endocrinology (Photo Credit: Jean Whiteside Photography)

CHOP's Dr. Michael A. Levine Is Awarded Master of the American College of Endocrinology from American College of Endocrinology

Michael A. Levine, MD, FACE, chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, received the Master of...

May 19, 2015, 10:00 ET

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to Launch Leukodystrophy Center of Excellence for Children with Degenerative Inherited White Matter Diseases

 The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) announced the launch of a Leukodystrophy Center of Excellence at the Calliope Joy Foundation's...

May 18, 2015, 14:26 ET
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today opened a new Specialty Care and Ambulatory Surgery Center in King of Prussia, Pa.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Opens New Specialty Care and Ambulatory Surgery Center in King of Prussia

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today opened a new 135,000-square-foot Specialty Care and Ambulatory Surgery Center in King of...

May 18, 2015, 10:30 ET
ReminderMedia Donates $50K to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

ReminderMedia Donates $50K to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) announced a $51,655 gift from ReminderMedia as part of a special project with CHOP for their...

May 14, 2015, 12:14 ET
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Appoints Madeline Bell as Chief Executive Officer

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Appoints Madeline Bell as Chief Executive Officer

The Board of Trustees of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has announced that Madeline Bell, currently President and Chief Operating...

Apr 28, 2015, 15:54 ET
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today celebrated the grand opening of a 25,000-square-foot Specialty Care Center on the campus of the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, with a ribbon cutting and open house. Pictured (L-R): Barry S. Rabner, president and chief executive officer of Princeton Healthcare System; Jennifer Winell, M.D., orthopedic surgeon, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; CHOP patient Elizabeth Jones, of Princeton; Steven M. Altschuler, M.D., chief executive officer of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Mayor Peter Cantu, Plainsboro, NJ; NJ State Assemblyman Dan Benson (14th legislative district); William Conroy, deputy commissioner of health systems of the New Jersey Department of Health.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Opens New Specialty Care Center in Plainsboro

 The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today celebrated the grand opening of a 25,000-square-foot Specialty Care Center on the campus...

Apr 23, 2015, 13:28 ET
Dr. Hakon Hakonarson is the director of the Center for Applied Genomics at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Missing Genetic Link Found in a Challenging Immune Disease

In the largest genetic study to date of a challenging immunodeficiency disorder, scientists have identified a gene that may be a "missing link"...

Apr 16, 2015, 12:40 ET
Dr. Marni Falk, director of CHOP's Mitochondrial-Genetic Disease Clinic

Restoring Cellular Energy Signals May Offer Promise of Treating Mitochondrial Diseases in Humans

Rooted in malfunctions in the tiny power plants that energize our cells, mitochondrial disorders are notoriously complex and variable, with few...