Monthly Archive: January 2016

Jan 29 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Fetal Imaging, Hoverboards, and Violence

Violence Against Children: An Urgent Public Health Priority Violence against children has reached an epidemic level globally, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics and reported by CBS News. A team from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School analyzed 38 reports covering 96 …

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Jan 28 2016

Precision Medicine Initiatives, Medical Mysteries in Bench to Bedside

A blizzard of research happenings and news — from initiatives that are pushing precision medicine forward to a new way of thinking about how cancer progresses — appear in the January issue of Bench to Bedside.

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Jan 26 2016

Positive Adult Connections Play Protective Role for At-Risk Youth

An adolescent’s life is full of ups and downs, and research has shown that it can be helpful for them to have adults who they can turn to in times of trouble. Unfortunately, youth living in low resource urban neighborhoods may face adversity on a daily basis, which means that these positive adult connections can be especially valuable to them.

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Jan 25 2016

CHOP Research In the News

Research at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia never stops. To help keep you informed about new discoveries and CHOP researchers’ views on timely topics, we are bringing together a roundup of news highlights. Look for this as a recurring feature here on Cornerstone.

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Jan 20 2016

New Director of Pediatric Research in Office Settings Network

Alexander Fiks, MD, MSCE, a primary care pediatrician at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, wears many hats, and he is adding one more with his recent appointment as director of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS) network.

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Jan 19 2016

Teens’ Rising Risk of Kidney Stones: Four Things to Know

In a marked increase, kidney stones, a painful condition that historically mainly affected middle-aged white men, are growing more common in the U.S. Perhaps surprisingly, that rise is particularly steep among adolescent, female, and African-American populations.

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Jan 15 2016

CHOP Launches First of its Kind Center for Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine (D3b)

By Adam Resnick, PhD, and Phillip “Jay” Storm, MD The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) welcomes Vice President Biden today as he visits Philadelphia and the Abramson Cancer Center to launch the White House’s “Moonshot” cancer cures initiative outlined in the State of the Union address. While here, he will meet with various UPenn and …

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Jan 14 2016

Research Needed to Provide Pediatric Treatment During Disasters

Children’s health security is a weak spot in disaster preparedness planning, according to a new policy statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics that calls for research to be a high priority in order to develop pediatric dosing guidelines and formulations for life-saving medication, equipment, and supplies.

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Jan 12 2016

How Children’s Hospitals Can Gain Social Awareness Via ACOs

Policy researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are among those leading a public conversation about how pediatric hospitals and health systems can address social factors affecting health within ACO structures.

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Jan 07 2016

Study Reveals Why Some Families Seek Medical Care for Short Stature

Although growth failure in children is a sensitive sign that an underlying health problem may be occurring, short stature itself is not a disease. So researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia wanted to identify the factors that influence families to seek medical care for short stature, which in some cases includes giving a child nightly injections of human growth hormone.

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