Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, (CHOP) was founded in 1855 and is the oldest children's hospital in the United States. CHOP is consistently rated as the best children's hospital in the U.S. CHOP has lead many breakthroughs in pediatric treatment and medical research. CHOP is served by Penn's School of Medicine. Currently, CHOP is pursuing numerous clinical trials and has embarked on a massive study of DNA and its relation to childhood disease and prevention. The Center for Applied Genomics is part of CHOP medical research.

Address
34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104-4399
Website
http://www.chop.edu/consumer/index.jsp
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children's_Hospital_of_Philadelphia

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Pediatrics

Reduced inhaler use is safe for infants with bronchiolitis

Bronchiolitis, a lung infection that is one of the most common reasons for hospitalizations in young children, is most prevalent during the winter months and is usually treated with albuterol delivered via inhalers, despite ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Early spinal patterns may predict scoliosis in teen years

A pediatric researcher has identified patterns of spinal curvature in younger children that may be likely to develop into scoliosis by adolescence. Accurately predicting scoliosis, a common, abnormal curvature of the spine, ...

Genetics

Genetics researchers find new neurodevelopmental syndrome

Researchers have identified a gene mutation that causes developmental delay, intellectual disability, behavioral abnormalities and musculoskeletal problems in children. The newly diagnosed condition, called NKAP-related syndrome, ...

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