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Infant BMI Is a Good Predictor of Obesity at Age 2

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Babies with a high body mass index (BMI) at age 2 months are at risk for obesity at age 2 years. Pediatric researchers say that BMI better predicts early childhood obesity than weight-for-length, the current standard measurement.
21-Apr-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

In Child Heart Patients, a Novel Approach Improves Symptoms of Hazardous Lymph Blockage

Pediatric researchers have devised an innovative, safe and minimally invasive procedure that helps relieve rare but potentially life-threatening airway blockages occurring in children who had surgery for congenital heart defects.
21-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Drug Candidate Halts Crippling Excess Bone Growth in Animal Model of a Rare Bone Disease

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New research in laboratory animals suggests that the drug palovarotene may prevent multiple skeletal problems caused by a rare but extremely disabling genetic bone disease, and may even be a candidate for use in newborn babies with the condition. A...
13-Apr-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

CHOP Expert Named to Blue Ribbon Panel of National Cancer Moonshot Initiative

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Peter C. Adamson, M.D., a pediatric oncologist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Chair of the Children’s Oncology Group, will join other thought leaders in advising the scientific direction and goals of Vice President Joe Biden’s...
12-Apr-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Syndrome Named, Causes a Rare Intellectual Disability

Using high-speed DNA sequencing tools, pediatric researchers have identified a new syndrome that causes intellectual disability (ID). Drawing on knowledge of the causative gene mutation, the scientists’ cell studies suggest that an amino acid...
4-Apr-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

CHOP Oncologist Receives $1 Million Hyundai Quantum Grant to Improve Leukemia Treatment

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A physician-researcher at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has received a $1 million Hyundai Quantum Grant from Hyundai Hope on Wheels to advance treatment for a high-risk form of childhood leukemia. The research focuses on...
30-Mar-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Gene Variants Found to Strongly Improve Bone Density in Girls

Pediatric researchers have found that rare genetic changes strongly increase the likelihood that a child will have higher bone density, but only in girls. Because childhood and adolescence are critical periods for bone formation, these gene variants...
23-Mar-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Seen in Many Adults Living with Congenital Heart Disease

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Adults living with congenital heart disease may have a significantly higher risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than people in the general population. Clinicians and caregivers may need to be aware of possible PTSD symptoms, such as...
15-Mar-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

Experts from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Available to Discuss New CDC Prevalence Data, Autism Treatment & Research During Autism Awareness & Acceptance Month

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4-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT

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

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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

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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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