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Feb 23, 2017, 12:56 ET At Cardiology 2017 Conference, Experts in Congenital Heart Disease in Children and Adults Will Discuss Cutting-Edge Healthcare in a Cost-Conscious World

Pediatric heart care spans from the earliest point of fetal gestation to early adulthood, which means a whole new generation of children with...


Jan 24, 2017, 16:31 ET Critically Ill Children Don't Benefit from Tightest Control of Blood Sugar

Critically ill infants and children do not gain extra benefit from control of their blood sugar level to lower levels, compared to higher levels...


Jan 24, 2017, 10:00 ET Consumer-Use Baby Monitors Have Little Proven Benefit for Healthy Infants

It sounds simple and harmless—an electronic sensor attached to a baby's sock that monitors vital signs and alerts parents on their smart phones if,...


Jan 19, 2017, 12:00 ET RWJBarnabas Health And Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia Announce Alliance

RWJBarnabas Health and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia today signed a Letter of Intent, proposing a strategic alliance and outlining plans to...


Jan 18, 2017, 12:00 ET Three Companies Receive Seed Funds to Develop Medical Devices for Children

The Philadelphia Pediatric Medical Device Consortium (PPDC) has announced seed grants to three companies developing medical devices for children. The ...


Jan 04, 2017, 11:41 ET The Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Celebrates Birth Defects Awareness Month

Every 4 ½ minutes, a baby is born with a birth defect in the U.S., frequently with diagnoses so rare most parents and even some clinicians have never ...


Dec 08, 2016, 11:30 ET New Radiologist-in-Chief Named by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Kassa Darge, MD, PhD has been named Chair of the Department of Radiology and Radiologist-in-Chief at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP),...


Dec 03, 2016, 11:05 ET After One Dose of Gene Therapy, Hemophilia B Patients Maintain Near-Normal Levels of Clotting Factor

Researchers are reporting the highest and most sustained levels to date of an essential blood-clotting factor IX in patients with the inherited...


Dec 03, 2016, 07:05 ET In Clinical Trials, CAR T Cell Immunotherapy Continues to Yield Complete Responses in Children & Young Adults with Relapsed and Refractory Leukemia

A highly innovative, personalized cell-based treatment for a high-risk form of the most common childhood cancer continues to move through clinical...


Nov 21, 2016, 10:46 ET Researchers from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Highlight Advances in Pediatric Heart Disease at 2016 A.H.A. Scientific Sessions

Physician-researchers from the Cardiac Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) presented new findings on pediatric cardiovascular...


Nov 14, 2016, 01:45 ET Hospitalized Children with Comorbid Mental Health Conditions Have Longer Hospital Stays

Children hospitalized for medical or surgical procedures who have an existing mental health condition stay in the hospital longer than children...


Nov 12, 2016, 09:05 ET Bystander CPR Improves Survival, Neurological Outcomes in U.S. Children

Children who suffer cardiac arrest outside a hospital setting are more likely to survive, and to have better neurological outcomes, when they receive ...


Nov 08, 2016, 01:07 ET N. Scott Adzick, MD, CHOP's Surgeon-in-Chief, Recognized by Congenital Hyperinsulinism International (CHI)

As surgeon-in-chief at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and founder and director of the hospital's Center for Fetal Diagnosis and...


Nov 04, 2016, 01:16 ET Rubella Virus Persists after Vaccination in Some Patients with Immunodeficiency Disorders

Some patients with rare primary immunodeficiency disorders may be at risk for infection by rubella virus, and possibly serious skin inflammation,...


Oct 27, 2016, 11:30 ET New Study: Children with Autism May Be Over-diagnosed with ADHD

A well-established screening tool used to assess children for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be less accurate when a child has...


Oct 26, 2016, 10:48 ET CHOP Recognized for Creating Technology to Improve Patient Care

In an effort to improve patient care, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's (CHOP) Information Services team is using data and advanced analytics to...


Oct 24, 2016, 11:04 ET Fetal Surgery Successfully Removes Life-Threatening Tumor Connected to Heart

For the first time, fetal medicine experts have performed prenatal heart surgery to remove a life-threatening tumor, called intrapericardial teratoma....


Oct 18, 2016, 03:15 ET Indian Health Service and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Partner on Pediatric Telehealth

The Indian Health Service (IHS) and the Department of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today entered into a Memorandum of ...


Oct 17, 2016, 11:14 ET Pediatric Research Consortia announce CAVATICA Platform for Analyzing Research Data on Pediatric Cancers and Rare Diseases

Today the Children's Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium (CBTTC), whose Operations Center is located at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Pacific ...


Oct 17, 2016, 04:29 ET The Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Celebrates Spina Bifida Awareness Month

October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month, having a focus on a disabling birth defect. In spina bifida, an area of the spinal column doesn't form...


Oct 13, 2016, 10:05 ET Teens Comply with Legislated Driving Restrictions on Vast Majority of Trips

A new study from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) provides valuable evidence that a vast majority of New Jersey's intermediate (i.e.,...


Oct 10, 2016, 11:00 ET In its First Decade, Rotavirus Vaccination Has Saved Thousands of Children

Vaccines are one of the paramount public health successes of the 20th century, and this new century has added another milestone to that history:...


Oct 04, 2016, 09:15 ET Gene Found that Raises Risk of Childhood Ear Infections

Researchers have discovered a gene region that raises the risk a child will have a middle ear infection, known to doctors as acute otitis media...


Oct 03, 2016, 11:30 ET Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Opens Pediatric Urgent Care Center in Glen Mills, PA

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today opened an after-hours urgent care center in Glen Mills, PA, dedicated exclusively to children. CHOP...


Sep 30, 2016, 10:00 ET 2016 Parkway Run & Walk Raises $1,151,423.33

The 2016 Parkway Run & Walk raised over $1 million to support childhood cancer research and care at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)....