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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

National Study of U.S. Youth Shows Uptick in Prescribing of Antipsychotics in Combination with Other Psychotropic Medications

TheResearchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s PolicyLab found an increase in the concurrent prescribing of second-generation antipsychotics (SGA) – typically used to treat severe mental disorders – with other psychotropic...
25-Jun-2014 2:30 PM EDT

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Announces Fetal Neuroprotection Program

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia today launched the Fetal Neuroprotection and Neuroplasticity Program. The Program will investigate innovative therapies to protect brain development and to prevent brain injury as early as possible before...
25-Jun-2014 8:00 AM EDT

To Help Keep Teen Drivers Safe, Focus on the Learner Period

Research published in JAMA Pediatrics and the Journal of Adolescent Health found that TeenDrivingPlan, a web-based intervention designed by researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to help parents more effectively supervise driving...
23-Jun-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Nearly 1 in 25 U.S. Babies Are Born Too Soon


A population-based analysis of millions of U.S. births over 15 years finds that many babies, nearly 1 in 25, are born earlier than medically justified, through elective cesarean sections and elective induced labor.
23-Jun-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Gene Study Points to Novel Pathway for Diabetes Treatment

New research describes details of how a diabetes-related gene functions on biological pathway that affects the release of insulin. Finding drugs that act on that pathway may eventually lead to a new treatment for type 1 diabetes.
16-Jun-2014 3:50 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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