Monthly Archive: March 2014

Mar 31 2014

Debaters Weigh in on Mandatory Vaccination

Vaccines are a routine part of healthcare for most Americans, but some parents remain passionately opposed to childhood immunizations, despite reassurance from public health experts about their safety and value.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/debaters-weigh-mandatory-vaccination/

Mar 28 2014

CHOP Business, Research Innovations Honored at PA Bio Dinner

At the recent 2014 Pennsylvania Bio Annual Dinner & Awards Celebration, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s reputation as an international leader in pediatric medicine was further cemented, as the Hospital was honored with two awards celebrating its business and research innovations.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-business-research-innovations-honored-pa-bio-dinner/

Mar 26 2014

CHOP Pediatric Psychology Experts to Shine at SPPAC

Pediatric psychology is embedded into family-centered care at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. When a child has a serious or chronic illness, pediatric psychologists listen carefully and empathetically to concerns of the young patient and family while assessing their strengths, coping strategies, and goals.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-pediatric-psychology-experts-shine-sppac/

Mar 24 2014

CHOP Researcher Advances Adolescent Care in Africa

A Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia pediatrician’s research projects span across continents to Botswana, a sub-Saharan African country with a busy clinic for 2,000 HIV-infected children and adolescents who stole her heart.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-researcher-advances-adolescent-care-africa/

Mar 21 2014

CHOP Sports Medicine, Concussion Specialist Interviewed by Fox 29

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Christina L. Master, MD, was recently interviewed on Fox 29’s Good Day Philadelphia during a segment about sports injuries and concussion.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-sports-medicine-concussion-specialist-interviewed-fox-29/

Mar 19 2014

U.S. News Ranks Department of Pediatrics No. 1 in Nation

U.S.News & World Report awarded its top ranking in pediatrics, for the second year in a row, to the physicians and scientists who work at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/u-s-news-ranks-department-pediatrics-1-nation/

Mar 17 2014

New Gene Sequencing Test to Speed Donor Matching, Research

Genetics experts at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have developed a unique test to characterize the genes that encode HLA molecules.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/new-gene-sequencing-test-speed-donor-matching-research/

Mar 14 2014

Study Shows Normal Neurodevelopment Two Years After in Utero Surgery for Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome

The Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at CHOP serves more than 150 families with complicated multiples pregnancies each year and performs more than 50 fetoscopic laser surgeries annually, one of the highest volumes of prenatal laser surgeries in the nation.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-researcher-sets-goals-new-istss-president-2/

Mar 12 2014

Why Can Commensal Organisms Cause Infections?

Despite its somewhat misleading name, H. influenzae does not cause influenza, but is instead associated with invasive infections and localized respiratory tract disease.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/can-commensal-organisms-cause-infections/

Mar 10 2014

As One Food Allergy Resolves, Another May Develop

Some children who outgrow one type of food allergy may then develop another type of allergy, more severe and more persistent, to the same food.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/one-food-allergy-resolves-another-may-develop/

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