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Experts Draw Lessons from Philadelphia's Large-Scale Ob Unit Closures

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What is the impact on expectant mothers and hospitals when there are large-scale closures of maternity units? A new study provides views from hospital staff members in Philadelphia, where 13 out of 19 obstetric units closed in a 15-year period.
4-Dec-2014 7:00 AM EST

Study Finds Affordable Care Act Leaves Many Children Without Important Benefits

This study is first ever comprehensive analysis to investigate the Affordable Care Act’s ( Essential Health Benefit (EHB) as it relates to children. The study found that the EHB has resulted in a state-by-state patchwork of coverage for children...
8-Dec-2014 9:00 AM EST

Benefits Persist in T Cell Therapy for Children with Relapsed Leukemia

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An innovative therapy against a highly aggressive leukemia continues to show highly promising results in children treated in a pilot study. Of 39 children receiving bioengineered T cells, 92 percent had no evidence of cancer a month after treatment.
3-Dec-2014 8:00 AM EST

More Genetic Clues Found in a Severe Food Allergy

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Scientists have identified four new genes associated with the severe food allergy eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). Because of the genes' apparent functional roles, the findings may point toward potential new treatments for EoE.
21-Nov-2014 12:05 PM EST

Experts from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Highlight Advances in Pediatric Heart Disease at AHA Scientific Sessions

Researchers from CHOP presented findings on pediatric heart disease: 3-D prototype printing of heart anatomy, the use of AEDs in infants, long-term cardiac risk in Fontan survivors, and whether cardiac cath volumes correlate with better outcomes.
19-Nov-2014 3:00 PM EST

Study Shows an Increase in the Use of Preventive Dental Care by Medicaid-Enrolled, School-Age US Children in Immigrant and Non-immigrant Families

According to a new study from researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's PolicyLab, the proportion of US-born, Medicaid-enrolled children in Pennsylvania who utilized preventive dental care rose significantly for children ages 5-10...
3-Nov-2014 1:00 PM EST

New Jersey’s Teen Driver Decals Show Sustained Link with Fewer Crashes

A new study from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) provides valuable evidence that New Jersey’s Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) decal provision is associated with a sustained two-year decline in crash rates among intermediate or...
2-Nov-2014 9:00 PM EST

CHOP and Temple Receive NIH Grant to Explore Eradicating HIV from Hiding Places in the Brain

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Temple University have received a joint $4.3 million, four-year grant from the NIMH to investigate new methods to eradicate HIV that lurks in brain cells despite conventional antiviral treatments.
27-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

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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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