Learning about teen health, and having fun! Teen patients from our Division of Adolescent Medicine came out to the Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia last week to celebrate PA Teen Health Week. They enjoyed snacks and competed for prizes in a Jeopardy-style game. Special thanks to Real Talk with Dr. Offutt and the Pennsylvania Department of Health for organizing this event.
Before Lily was even born, she was diagnosed with a heart defect. After three open heart surgeries and a Pacemaker, now removed, she is now 10 years old and dancing and performing on stage just like all her friends. This cutting-edge care is available to patients like Lily because of The Cardiac Center at CHOP. Spin for Lily on March 5th at Philly Spin-In -- a high-energy, indoor team cycling...
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Research takes many forms, and while progress is often the result of work conducted away from the public eye, sometimes the greatest potential for impact is the opportunity to talk about science and scientific discoveries in direct conversations with the public. Sixteen years ago, we were compelled…

Vaccine Education Center Helps Parents Sort Out Vaccine Safety - Cornerstone - CHOP Research Institute Blog

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New science of parent-specific genes offers hope for unusual and rare conditions

A mysterious method of gene control sheds its secrets

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A lifelong athlete, 16-year-old Vanessa was recently selected as 1st Team All-Conference in both field hockey and basketball! However, this would not be possible without her determination after suffering a severe knee injury during freshman year of high school. It was important for her to get back on her feet as quickly as possible, so after doing some research, she and her family chose CHOP...
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A child safety seat should not be able to move more than 1 inch in any direction (side to side or outward). Not sure if your car seat is installed tightly enough? Sign up for a Car Seat Safety Check, a free program offered by our Center for Injury Research and Prevention and the Kohl's Injury Prevention Program. Your child's safety is our priority. #KohlsCares #mybreakthrough

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If your child or infant suffers from abdominal pain or bloating, indigestion, episodic vomiting or early satiety (feeling full after only a few bites of food or inability to finish meals), he or she may have a disease called gastroparesis. Diagnosing and treating gastroparesis is challenging, but manageable.

Learn more about gastroparesis.

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Dr. Brian Vernau, one of our sports medicine specialists who sees patients at the CHOP’s Specialty Care and Surgery Center, Brandywine Valley, recently spoke at the Philadelphia Lacrosse Association Coaching Clinic to discuss how coaches can recognize concussions on the field. Learn more about our Sports Medicine and Performance Center here.

Sports Medicine and Performance Center | Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy is a revolutionary approach to targeted immunotherapy to treat cancer, and the details can seem like the stuff of science fiction: A patient’s T cells are harvested, re-engineered to become targeted “cancer killers,” and infused back into the patient’s…

Cartwheels for CAR T-Cell Therapy? - ASH Clinical News

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We are honored to have the Philadelphia Auto Show party of the year, The Official 2017 Black Tie Tailgate, benefit CHOP’s Division of Neurology for the second year running! We hope you can join us - get your tickets here: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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Our employees, families and friends came together for yesterday's Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, the largest #MLKDay event in the country. 100+ volunteers participated in one of four service projects at South Philadelphia High School, Starfinder Foundation, Jane Addams Place at Lutheran Settlement House and People's Emergency Center (PEC). Volunteers...
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Thyroid disorders often present themselves in an array of everyday symptoms including nervousness, irritability, anxiety and decreased school performance. It’s important to understand the signs and to know the resources that are available at our Pediatric Thyroid Center. Learn more here. #ThyroidAwarenessMonth

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“We could take Arwa home to slowly die or we could stay here and try to save her life,” says her father, Mubarak. “We had to try.” With the help of the government of Saudi Arabia and our International Patient Services team, Arwa and her family joined thousands of other international patients who have traveled to Children's Hospital for care. This is Arwa's amazing story. #mybreakthrough

Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome: Arwa's Story | Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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Our after-hours Urgent Care Centers will have regular hours today – all locations open from 4-10pm. For more information and to find a CHOP Urgent Care Center nearest you, visit: [ Chop.edu Link ]

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Has your teen just started driving? While for them it is a rite of passage, it can be an especially stressful time for parents. Dr. Flaura Winston of our Center for Injury Research and Prevention tells 6abc Action News how Graduated Driver Licensing helps teens become safe drivers.

Kids Health Matters: Teenage drivers

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New research from our PolicyLab shows a new trend away from employer insurance to CHIP and Medicaid plans for children. There has been a 20% increase in low- and moderate-income families making this switch in just five years.

Low-Income Working Families With Employer-Sponsored Insurance Turn to Public Insurance For Their Children | PolicyLab

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Join us at Philly Spin-In, a high-energy, indoor team cycling cardio-party benefiting our Cardiac Center. Cyclists of all experience levels are invited to join Philadelphia’s top spin instructors for a day of heart-pounding music and excitement. Raise your heart rate. Raise your spirits. Raise funds. #phillyspinin

Philly Spin-In – A big workout to help little hearts.

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Seven-year-old Jacob is as active as they come. He plays basketball, soccer, baseball and tennis, and enjoys swimming at the beach. It’s hard to believe, watching him now, that five years ago his parents were told he might never walk normally again.

Read Jacob’s story, and learn how you can support the care of kids like him by joining CHOP and the Auto Dealers CARing For Kids Foundation at...
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Arterial Ischemic Stroke: Jacob’s Story | Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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We cap off #PATeenHealthWeek2017 with a serious topic – substance abuse. Did you know nearly half of all Pennsylvania teens who abuse prescription drugs obtain them from a family member or from inside their home? If you or someone in your family struggles with prescription drug abuse or opioid addiction, it is possible to obtain Narcan at Pennsylvania pharmacies without a personal...
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Adolescent Medicine Health Resources | Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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As all athletes know, recovering from an injury can be a long, challenging road. On top of the physical constraints, keeping kids from an activity they love can add stress to their lives, as well as their families. That’s why we are hosting a support group for female athletes age 13 or older who will be away from sports for over six months. We invite your teen to come meet others going through...
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Managing Rehabilitation in Female Athletes | Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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