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

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Researchers studying the pediatric cancer neuroblastoma have detailed how cancer-driving mutations evolve during chemotherapy, and they hope to exploit this knowledge to design better treatments for children.
25-Jun-2015 11:00 AM EDT

Genes Leave Some Kids Prone to Weakness in Wrist Bones

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Pediatric researchers have discovered gene locations affecting bone strength in wrist bones, the most common site for fractures in children. Children with these genetic variants could especially benefit from activities and diets promoting bone...
29-Jun-2015 10:00 AM EDT

On Retiring, Dr. Lucy Rorke-Adams Reflects on 50 Years at CHOP as a Pioneering Pediatric Neuropathologist

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Rorke-Adams, 86, was the only female president in the 188-year history of Philadelphia General Hospital. She went on to become acting chair of Pathology at CHOP, president of the American Association of Neuropathology, a Penn professor, and an...
22-Jun-2015 6:00 AM EDT

CHOP's Dr. Steven Douglas Honored as Paradigm Builder in HIV-Immunology Research

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Steven D. Douglas, M.D., received the Paradigm Builder Lectureship Award of the International Society for NeuroVirology on June 4. The Award recognizes Douglas’s 40 years of work in the biology of immune cells and HIV infection.
16-Jun-2015 3:05 PM EDT

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

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Short boys are three times more likely than short girls to receive recombinant human growth hormone treatment for idiopathic short stature (ISS), even though in a general pediatric population, equal proportions of both genders had ISS.
15-Jun-2015 8:00 AM EDT

Many Newly Licensed Drivers Don't Know How to Drive

Researchers say that the ability to "diagnose" the skills teen drivers lack may provide opportunities for better driving practice in a safe environment, so that teens are better prepared to navigate hazardous situations when they take to the road...
8-Jun-2015 10:05 AM EDT

CHOP Creates VP for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

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The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia announces that Patrick K. FitzGerald has been appointed to the newly created position of VIce President for Entrepreneurship & Innovation.
3-Jun-2015 1:30 PM EDT

CHOP Global Health Focuses on Children with Cerebral Palsy in Southern Africa

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Cerebral palsy is the most common cause of childhood disability in the world, but is understudied, especially in developing countries. An ongoing international partnership in Botswana has done the first rigorous study of CP outcomes in Africa.
29-May-2015 10:00 AM EDT

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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

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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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