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Forcing Chromosomes into Loops May Switch Off Sickle Cell Disease

Scientists have altered key biological events in red blood cells, causing the cells to produce a form of hemoglobin normally absent after the newborn period. This approach may lead to a novel treatment for sickle cell disease.
14-Aug-2014 12:05 PM EDT

Clues Emerge to Genetic Architecture of Cognitive Abilities in Children

A large new genetic study in thousands of children and adolescents offers early glimpses of the overall patterns and connections among cognitive abilities such as language reasoning, reading skill and types of memory. The findings may lead to new...
11-Aug-2014 11:00 AM EDT

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Receives Accreditation From College of American Pathologists

CHOP's Divistion of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine was again awarded the prestigious accreditation of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP's Accreditation Programs.
11-Aug-2014 11:00 AM EDT

How Critically Ill Infants Can Benefit Most from Human Milk


Human milk is infant food, but for sick, hospitalized babies, it’s also medicine. That’s the central premise of a series of articles in a neonatal nursing journal’s special issue focused on human milk for sick newborns.
7-Aug-2014 12:05 AM EDT

Survival Increases with Clinical Team Debriefing After in-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Staff members who joined structured team debriefings after emergency care for children suffering in-hospital cardiac arrests improved their CPR performance and substantially increased rates of patients surviving with favorable neurological outcomes.
4-Aug-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Climate Change May Bring More Kidney Stones

As daily temperatures increase, so does the number of patients seeking treatment for kidney stones. In a study that may both reflect and foretell a warming planet’s impact on human health, a research team found a link between hot days and kidney...
8-Jul-2014 3:55 PM EDT

Gene Variants Found That Increase Pain Sensation After Common Childhood Surgery


The first genome-wide analysis of postsurgical pain in children has identified gene variants that affect a child's need for pain-control drugs. The findings may advance the process of calibrating pain-medication doses to a child's genetic makeup.
30-Jun-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Trained Evaluators Can Screen for Premie Eye Disease from Miles Away


Trained non-physician evaluators who studied retinal images transmitted to a remote central reading center successfully identified newborn babies likely to require a specialized medical evaluation for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP).
24-Jun-2014 4:00 PM 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


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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