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How Will Genomics Enter Day-to-Day Medicine?

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A quiet transformation has been brewing in medicine, as large-scale DNA results become increasingly available to patients and healthcare providers. Amid a cascade of data, physicians, counselors and families are sorting out how to better understand...
30-Jun-2016 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Viral Protein Silences Immune Alarm Signals

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Viruses must avoid a host’s immune system to establish successful infections—and scientists have discovered another tool that viruses use to frustrate host defenses. New research demonstrates a novel mechanism by which viruses shut down alarm...
27-Jun-2016 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Sharing Treatment Decisions Is a Challenge for Doctors and Parents of Young Children with Autism

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Parents of young children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may experience significant difficulties in discussing treatment options with the child’s pediatrician, according to new research. Among the barriers are problems with...
20-Jun-2016 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Racial Disparities Found in Children's Urologic Surgery

Black children who undergo urologic surgery are more likely than white children to have postsurgical complications and hospital-acquired infections 30 days after the surgery. Researchers studying a national database from over 50 U.S. pediatric...
17-Jun-2016 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

CHOP Physician-Researcher Appointed to U.S. Department of Defense Military Family Readiness Council

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David Rubin, MD, director of PolicyLab, a research center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, was recently appointed to the United States Department of Defense Military Family Readiness Council (MFRC). The MFRC makes recommendations to the...
15-Jun-2016 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Physical Activity Builds Stronger Bones, Even in Children with Genetic Risk

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Exercise, particularly high-impact activity, builds stronger bones in children, even for those who carry genetic variants that predispose them to bone weakness, according to new research.
13-Jun-2016 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

U.S. May Be Greatly Undercounting Pediatric Concussions

Researchers suggest that the number of child and youth concussions may be vastly underestimated in the U.S. A single-center study in a large pediatric network found that four out of five children diagnosed with concussion were seen at primary care...
26-May-2016 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

CHOP Researcher Inducted into Italian Academy of Sciences

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Douglas C. Wallace, Ph.D., director of the Center for Mitochondrial and Epigenomic Medicine at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, was inducted into the Italian Academy of Sciences during the Academy’s 234th annual meeting on May 5 in Rome....
23-May-2016 4:30 PM EDT 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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