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CHOP's Dr. Michael Levine Is Awarded Master of the American College of Endocrinology

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Michael A. Levine, MD, FACE, chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, received the Master of the American College of Endocrinology Award on Saturday, May 16.
21-May-2015 12:05 PM EDT

CHOP Patient Safety Researchers Honored for Study of Alarm Fatigue

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A patient safety team who analyzed alarm fatigue in pediatric hospital units has been recognized for the best research paper of 2014 in a journal dedicated to biomedical technology.
7-May-2015 11:15 AM EDT

Using Fresh Whole Blood Lowers Childrens' Donor Exposure Risk in Heart Surgery

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Children who undergo heart surgery are better off receiving fresh whole blood transfusions from a single donor, rather than receiving component blood from multiple donors. Limiting donor exposures reduces the patients' risk of complications.
6-May-2015 3:00 PM EDT

Missing Genetic Link Found in a Challenging Immune Disease

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In the largest genome-wide analysis of common variable immunodeficiency disorder (CVID), scientists identified a gene that may be a "missing link" between overactive and underactive immune activity.
22-Apr-2015 2:00 PM EDT

Restoring Cellular Energy Signals May Offer Promise of Treating Mitochondrial Diseases

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By using existing human drugs to improve metabolism and lifespan in microscopic worms, researchers have set the stage for clinica trials of possible innovative therapies for mitochondrial diseases. These diseases currently have few treatments.
15-Apr-2015 1:00 PM EDT

New Medicaid Data Show Antipsychotic Use May Increase the Risk for Diabetes in Some Children

In the largest study to date documenting the significant risks to children’s health associated with prescription antipsychotics, results suggest that initiating antipsychotics may elevate a child’s risk not only for significant weight gain, but...
6-Apr-2015 12:05 AM EDT

Nanoparticles May Exploit Tumor Weaknesses to Selectively Attack Cancers

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Delving into the world of the extremely small, researchers are exploring how biodegradable nanoparticles can precisely deliver anticancer drugs to attack neuroblastoma, an often-deadly children's cancer.
2-Apr-2015 8:00 AM EDT

Families, Experts, Peer Leaders Gather at CHOP for Guidance on the Transition to College for Teens With Autism Spectrum Disorders

Last Monday, more than 200 young adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), their parents and autism support professionals gathered for a free, half-day presentation and Q&A panel hosted by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for...
17-Mar-2015 2:05 PM EDT

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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

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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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