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Teaching Problem-Solving and Leadership to Young Urban African-American Girls Reduces Their Relational Aggression

A new study from the Violence Prevention Initiative at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia suggests that educators, particularly in urban schools, should teach elementary school-aged girls problem-solving skills and provide them leadership...
23-Nov-2015 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Why Do Children Develop Cancer?


As new scientific discoveries deepen our understanding of how cancer develops in children, doctors and other healthcare providers face challenges in better using that knowledge to guide treatment and counsel families and patients. A CHOP oncologist...
18-Nov-2015 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

National Study: For Low-Income Children, Preventive Care Is More Likely in Medicaid and CHIP Than Under Private Insurance


Researchers say that children in low-income families experience greater access to preventive medical and dental care under Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program than children covered by private insurance. However, for all types of...
16-Nov-2015 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Large Study Sums Up Health Issues for New Child Refugees to U.S.

For refugee children newly arrived in the U.S., hepatitis B, tuberculosis, parasitic worms, high blood lead levels and anemia are among the top public health concerns covered by screening programs. A large epidemiological study provides health...
13-Nov-2015 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Child Abuse Rises in Connection with Soldiers' Deployment

Children under age two may be at heightened risk for abuse and neglect during the six months immediately following a parent’s return from deployment in the U.S. Army, and the risk may rise among Army families with soldiers who are deployed more...
13-Nov-2015 7:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Gene Therapy Makes Advances Against a Lethal Childhood Disorder


Researchers have taken a significant step toward gene therapy for a fatal neurodegenerative disease in children. By delivering a working version of a gene to produce an enzyme lacking in Batten disease, the scientists delayed symptoms and extended...
9-Nov-2015 3:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

Change in a Single DNA Base Drives a Childhood Cancer


Pediatric oncology researchers have pinpointed a crucial change in a single DNA base that both predisposes children to an aggressive form of the childhood cancer neuroblastoma and makes the disease progress once tumors form. The gene change results...
10-Nov-2015 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Growth Charts Developed for Children with Down Syndrome


Pediatric researchers have developed the first set of growth charts for U.S. children with Down syndrome since 1988. These new charts provide an important tool for pediatricians to evaluate growth milestones for children and adolescents with this...
27-Oct-2015 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Experts in Congenital Heart Disease in Children and Adults Will Discuss Field's Challenges

An international group of more than 800 medical experts at the nation’s largest pediatric cardiology conference are discussing challenges in treating congenital heart disease in fetuses, neonates, children and young adults.
11-Feb-2015 4:00 PM EST

Pediatric Concussion Experts at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Comment on Guidelines Released Today on Diagnosing and Managing Pediatric Concussion

Guidelines released today by Canadian pediatric emergency medicine researchers are in line with the work that has been taking place over the past several years at CHOP to help improve pediatric concussion diagnosis and treatment and standardize...
25-Jun-2014 4:20 PM EDT

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Youth Sports-Related Concussion Expert Available To Discuss White House Concussion Summit


28-May-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Expert Media Availability: One Year After Sandy Hook, Are We Doing Enough to Prevent Youth Violence?

10-Dec-2013 8:00 PM EST

Expert Available to Comment on FDA Plan to Ban “Natural Therapies" for Diabetes

25-Jul-2013 10:30 AM EDT

Federal Report, JAMA Study, and National Tragedies Converge to Point Spotlight on Mental Health in America

16-Jan-2013 7:00 AM EST

Dr. Cindy Christian, Child Abuse Expert at CHOP, Shares Insight on Sexual Abuse, Protection


Dr. Cindy Christian, the director of Safe Place: The Center for Child Protection and Health at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia,is available to share her expertise about child sexual abuse, its impact on victims and the entire family.
10-Nov-2011 8:00 AM EST

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