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Mapping Brain Circuits in Newborns May Aid Early Detection of Autism

A new map of newborn babies’ brains offers details of structure that will provide a new reference for researchers studying both typical brain development and neurological disorders. Using noninvasive, 20-minute MRI scans, researchers have revealed...
15-Feb-2019 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Specialized Stem Cells Appear Very Early in Development

Specialized lung cells appear in the developing fetus much earlier than scientists previously thought. Investigating the fetal signaling pathways active in the biological events by which alveoli form may offer future opportunities to treat lung...
15-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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United Arab Emirates Ministry of Health and Prevention Highlights Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Breakthroughs at Arab Health 2019

As part of a longstanding partnership with the UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, a global leader in pediatric healthcare, exhibited some of its leading medical breakthroughs in the Ministry booth at...
31-Jan-2019 11:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

Doctors Are Prescribing Opioids for Shorter Durations, Lower Doses in Children

As the opioid epidemic continues to plague the United States, physician-researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia analyzed prescription patterns in children. They found that both duration of treatment and dose amounts declined between...
29-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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High-Tech Tools, Tight Teamwork Were Key to Separating Infant Girls Joined at the Head

Over a year and a half after the successful separation of two infant twins joined at the top of their heads, surgical team leaders report on this dramatic case. The surgeons describe the innovative devices, elaborate planning and precisely...
22-Jan-2019 3:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

CHOP Surgeons Find Opioids Over Overprescribed for Elbow Fractures in Children

Opioid drugs prescribed to children for pain relief after a typical pediatric orthopaedic procedure may be significantly overprescribed, according to a new study by researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The patients used less than 25...
16-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Pediatric Device Consortium Now Covers All of Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Pediatric Medical Device Consortium announces a partnership with two programs at the University of Pittsburgh. Formerly the Philadelphia Pediatric Medical Device Consortium, the PPDC’s new name reflects its statewide reach. The...
16-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Obsessive Compulsive Symptoms in Youth May Be a Red Flag for Other Psychological Issues

Engaging in repetitive and ritualistic behaviors is part of typical child development. However, behaviors that develop into obsessive and compulsive symptoms (OCS) may represent a red flag for serious psychiatric conditions.
4-Jan-2019 10:15 AM EST Add to Favorites


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More than 150 Experts from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Participate in the 2018 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting

Over 150 experts from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) will travel to Toronto for this year’s Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting.
5-May-2018 1:05 AM EDT

Over 50 Experts from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Participate in AAP Annual Meeting

Over 50 experts from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia will address colleagues at this year’s annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on current issues in vaccine education, autism, sports injuries, gastroenterology,...
15-Sep-2017 6:05 AM EDT

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Experts from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Available to Discuss New CDC Prevalence Data, Autism Treatment & Research During Autism Awareness & Acceptance Month

4-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT

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

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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

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Since its start in 1855 as the nation's first hospital devoted exclusively to caring for children, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has been the birthplace for many dramatic firsts in pediatric medicine. The Hospital has fostered medical discoveries and innovations that have improved pediatric healthcare and saved countless children’s lives. Over 150 years of innovation and service to our patients, their families and our community, reflect an ongoing commitment to exceptional patient care.

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