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New Study: Children with Autism May Be Over-Diagnosed with ADHD

Pediatric researchers report that children with ASD may mistakenly be diagnosed with ADHD because they have autism-related social impairments rather than problems with attention. This is important for understanding what are the right services and...
27-Oct-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Fetal Surgery Successfully Removes Life-Threatening Tumor Connected to Heart


For the first time, fetal medicine experts have performed prenatal heart surgery to remove a life-threatening tumor, called intrapericardial teratoma. The patient, who underwent the operation at 24 weeks of gestation while in his mother’s womb, is...
24-Oct-2016 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

In Crafting New Treatments for Hemophilia, A "Less Is More" Approach


Hematology researchers have found that blocking the role of a common protein may offer unexpected benefits for patients with the inherited bleeding disorder hemophilia A. The finding offers potential for developing both gene therapy and more...
17-Oct-2016 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Gene Found That Raises Risk of Childhood Ear Infections


Researchers have discovered a gene region that raises the risk a child will have a middle ear infection, known to doctors as acute otitis media—and known to parents as one reason for a screaming, unhappy preschooler. The finding may offer an early...
3-Oct-2016 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Two Philadelphia Autism Research Centers Join National Consortium to Study Baby Teeth for Clues to Environmental, Chemical Risks Associated with Autism

Researchers from 10 autism research centers nationwide will collaborate on a study using new technology to look at the baby teeth of children who have siblings with autism — considered high-risk already — to determine if they’re more likely to...
22-Sep-2016 12:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Gene Discovery in Severe Epilepsy May Offer Clues to Unique Personalized Therapies


An international team of researchers who discovered a new gene disorder that causes severe childhood epilepsy leveraged that finding to reduce seizures in two children. The collaborators’ case report reflects the potential of precision...
20-Sep-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

CHOP Genomics Expert to Speak at Inaugural Precision Health Conference


A world leader in pediatric genomics from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) will address a major conference in precision medicine this month, as research and business experts exchange state-of-the-art progress in applying DNA...
7-Sep-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Points to a Novel Culprit Type 2 Diabetes Gene at a Well-Established Genomic Location


Gene researchers have used sophisticated scientific tools to reveal a new gene for type 2 diabetes at a well-established genomic location. Because this gene codes for a protein that regulates how the body recognizes insulin, that protein may...
31-Aug-2016 12:05 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


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


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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