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Endocrine-Related Protein Found to Be Master Regulator in Other Important Diseases


Investigating a protein known to influence human glucose levels, scientists found that this factor has a broader reach than first thought, acting on key gene pathways involved in cardiovascular, neuropsychiatric, and cancer-related diseases.
16-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

After a Snake Bite, Families and Hospitals May Face Unusually High Treatment Costs

Antivenom treatment for a snake bite is particularly expensive, both from the costs of antivenom itself and from the close patient monitoring that is medically necessary after its use. A new analysis of data from nearly three dozen U.S. children’s...
5-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

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

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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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