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2014-07-23 08:31:32

Coming Home and Giving Back PHILADELPHIA, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In Philadelphia, IntelliDent will continue with its initiative and donate hundreds of toothbrush shields to the two Ronald McDonald House Facilities and Ronald McDonald family Rooms at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House supports families of seriously ill children by creating a community of comfort and hopeThe cornerstone program, the Ronald McDonald House(,)...

2014-07-09 16:28:42

PHILADELPHIA, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new position paper from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) states that doctors have an ethical obligation to educate athletes and their parents about sports-related concussions and to protect the mental and physical health of their athlete-patients, especially with regard to return-to-play decisions. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140709/125711 Matthew Kirschen, M.D., PhD, a fellow in critical care medicine and an...

2014-07-09 16:26:49

PHILADELPHIA, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new position paper from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) states that doctors have an ethical obligation to educate athletes and their parents about sports-related concussions and to protect the mental and physical health of their athlete-patients, especially with regard to return-to-play decisions. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140709/125711 Matthew Kirschen, M.D., PhD, a fellow in critical care medicine and an...

2014-06-26 16:25:11

CHOP Expert Leads Telemedicine Study Aimed at Improving Outcomes in Underserved Children PHILADELPHIA, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trained non-physician evaluators who studied retinal images transmitted to computer screens at a remote central reading center successfully identified newborn infants likely to require a specialized medical evaluation for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), a leading cause of treatable blindness. Findings from a new multicenter study strengthen...

2014-06-25 08:30:37

This first-of-its-kind program brings together the deepest expertise to protect prenatal brain development in children with congenital heart defects PHILADELPHIA, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today launched the Fetal Neuroprotection and Neuroplasticity Program. Building on growing evidence of the interaction of heart disease and brain development in the fetus, this Program will systematically investigate innovative therapies...

2014-06-23 16:21:33

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's TeenDrivingPlan helps parents optimize quantity, variety of driving practice for better on-road results. PHILADELPHIA, June 23, 2014 Research released today by the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) found that TeenDrivingPlan (TDP), a web-based intervention designed to help parents more effectively supervise driving practice, improved the driving performance of pre-licensed teenagers....

2014-06-23 08:28:24

--Large Study Analyzes C-Sections, Induced Births Done Without Medical Indication, Adding to Risks for Infants-- PHILADELPHIA, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A large new study, covering millions of U.S. births over 15 years, finds that substantial numbers of babies, nearly one in 25, are born earlier than medically justified, through elective cesarean sections and elective induced labor. The study reinforces long-standing recommendations by professional medical and public...

2014-05-09 12:26:08

-- Event included Saks Fifth Avenue Runway Show Featuring Zac Posen -- PHILADELPHIA, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's 58th Annual Daisy Day Luncheon and Fashion Show raised more than $1.6 million to support the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment. World leaders in their field, the Center's team has pushed the boundaries of medicine and established techniques to surgically repair birth defects before birth, while a baby is still in...

2014-04-29 23:05:57

New American Heart Association guidelines on diagnosis and treatment of fetal cardiac disease seek to improve care for babies with congenital heart disease. Philadelphia, Pa. (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 The important guidelines released by the AHA recently aim to improve care for babies with congenital heart disease while they are in the womb. Congenital heart defects are the most common birth defects, affecting one in 120 babies. As a leading Cardiac Center in the U.S., and renowned...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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