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2014-09-02 08:31:18

CHOP Recognizes The Resiliency Of Kids With Cancer With A #Stillme Campaign PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cancer Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia kicks off September's Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in partnership with childhood cancer patients and survivors, their families and the larger community. This year focuses on the resiliency of kids being treated for cancer. Despite facing the greatest challenge of their lives, children and teens with cancer are...

2014-08-27 12:30:13

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In memory of Melissa Ketunuti, a beloved and dedicated pediatrician and humanitarian, Melissa's mother, Christiane Basselier, has established the Melissa Ketunuti Memorial Global Health Fund at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Before Melissa's tragic death in January 2013, she had initiated her personal mission for improving the lives of underserved children in Africa through education, research and clinical care. This...

2014-08-26 12:28:08

-- The $2 million Gift provides significant support to build a new paradigm in outpatient care for children -- PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today announced a $2 million gift from Leonard B. Kahn, a retired farmer and cattleman and longtime resident of Randolph Township, New Jersey. The gift will support the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care, a new state-of-the-art outpatient facility currently under...

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...


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