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New Genetic Syndrome Found, Arising From Errors in 'Master Switch' During Early Development


Analyzing a puzzling multisystem disorder in three children, genetic experts have identified a new syndrome, dubbed CHOPS syndrome, shedding light on key biological processes during human development.
27-Feb-2015 11:00 AM EST

Novel Gene Variants Discovered in a Difficult Childhood Immune Disorder


Genomics researchers analyzing common variable immunodeficiency disease (CVID) in children have discovered links to a gene crucial to the body’s defense against infections. The finding may represent an inviting target for drug treatment.
26-Feb-2015 2:05 PM EST

Brain Imaging Links Language Delay to Chromosome Deletion in Children with Neurological Disorders


Children born with a DNA abnormality on chromosome 16 already linked to neurodevelopmental problems show measurable delays in processing sound and language, says a study team of radiologists and psychologists.
17-Feb-2015 1:00 PM EST

Children’s Heart Disease Topics: Brain Injury, Radiation Exposure, CPR and More

From many clinical researchers presenting findings at Cardiology 2015, conference organizers chose 8 finalists for the Outstanding Investigator Award. Their research in pediatric cardiology is summarized below.
13-Feb-2015 10:15 AM EST

Kids Five Years After the Recession: Smart Policies, Better Lives

A new analysis released at a DC briefing today shows that, five years after its technical end, the recession of the mid-2000s continues to impact America’s children in four key areas: health, hunger, housing, and abuse and neglect, updating...
3-Feb-2015 11:20 AM EST

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


The Philadelphia Pediatric Medical Device Consortium announces its first three awards to companies developing new medical devices for children. The FDA-funded consortium, based at CHOP, provides know-how and seed funding.
3-Feb-2015 10:00 AM EST

CHOP Invited to White House for President's Announcement of Precision Medicine Initiative


At the invitation of the White House, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia sent two special guests to Pres. Obama's announcement today of the Precision Medicine Initiative: the Hospital CEO and 9-year-old patient Emily Whitehead.
30-Jan-2015 11:00 AM EST

Beyond the Bandages: Study Finds Pediatric Trauma Nurses Know About Trauma-Informed Care

Pediatric nurses play a key role in preventing post-traumatic stress in injured children and their families by practicing "trauma-informed care". A new study surveyed pediatric trauma nurses, revealing that they are knowledgeable about practicing...
12-Jan-2015 8:00 AM EST

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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


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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