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New Genetic Disorder Named for CHOP Team

Three scientists at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia who identified and studied a genetic disease have been recognized by having their names attached to the disorder. An authoritative reference site for genetic diseases, Online Mendelian...
27-Mar-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Measurements in Baby's First Year May Point to Autism Risk

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For the first time, researchers have identified before age one which high-risk infants are likely to develop autism. The multicenter study focused on infants who have older siblings with autism spectrum disorder. If replicated, the findings, based...
13-Feb-2017 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Mayo Clinic, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Announce Collaboration on Rare Congenital Heart Defect

Mayo Clinic’s Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are collaborating to delay and prevent heart failure for hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a rare and complex form of...
13-Feb-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

When Should Doctors Treat Short Children and Teens with Growth Hormone?

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When is it appropriate to treat short children with growth hormone? The answer is not always clear-cut, as many parents and physicians weigh social, medical and ethical concerns. Experts in pediatric endocrinology have issued a new set of guidelines...
25-Jan-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Critically Ill Children Don't Benefit From Tightest Control of Blood Sugar

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Critically ill infants and children do not gain extra benefit from control of their blood sugar level to lower levels, compared to higher levels within the usual care range, say researchers who led a national clinical trial. While both levels of...
24-Jan-2017 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Consumer-Use Baby Monitors Have Little Proven Benefit for Healthy Infants

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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, for instance, an infant’s oxygen saturation level drops. But pediatric experts argue that such...
19-Jan-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Three Companies Will Receive Seed Funds to Develop Medical Devices for Children

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The Philadelphia Pediatric Medical Device Consortium (PPDC) has announced seed grants of $50,000 each to three companies developing medical devices for children. The child-sized devices are a powered orthotic arm brace that amplifies weak nerve...
18-Jan-2017 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Innovative Imaging and Surgery Used to Treat Lymphatic Condition in Adults

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Researchers who developed a safe and effective procedure to remove thick clogs in children’s airways are now reporting similar success in adult patients. In this rare condition, called plastic bronchitis, patients develop thick, caulk-like casts...
10-Jan-2017 12:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

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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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