Category Archive: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Jan 14 2016

Research Needed to Provide Pediatric Treatment During Disasters

disasterChildren’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

ACOsPolicy 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 7 2016

Study Reveals Why Some Families Seek Medical Care for Short Stature

short statureAlthough 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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Jan 5 2016

Tall Man Lettering Falls Short as Error Prevention Strategy

error preventionA new study spells out shortcomings of an error prevention strategy known as Tall Man lettering, a visual display method for written prescription orders intended to prevent mixing up drugs whose names are easily confused.

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Dec 31 2015

Looking Back on the Year of Precision Medicine

PRECISION MEDICINEIn 2016, one million or more volunteers may begin enrolling in one of the largest long-term medical research studies ever planned. It aims to inform future therapies targeted to the molecular, environmental, and behavioral factors that contribute to diverse diseases.

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Dec 17 2015

Mitochondria Affect How We Respond to Stressful Environments

mitochondriaNew research suggests that the tiny structures inside our cells that generate energy, called mitochondria, may play a role in our mind-body interactions and how we respond to stressful environments.

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Dec 16 2015

Possible ‘Central Hub’ Proteins Found in Cancer Cell Growth

cancer cellA study from researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia may add new lines to the textbook description of how cancer cells divide uncontrollably and develop into tumors.

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Dec 15 2015

Blood Test Screening for Food Allergy Has Limited Use in Infant Eczema

food allergyResearchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia wanted to determine how common it is for clinicians to actually see food allergies occur in patients with eczema by performing a blood test during infancy.

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Dec 10 2015

Medicine’s Version of Santa’s Workshop: A Laboratory Medicine Q&A

laboratory medicineLaboratory medicine specialists in pediatrics have a lot in common with Santa’s elves.

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Dec 9 2015

Genes Found Linking Infants’ Heart Disease and Brain Development

heart diseaseHalf of infants born with severe congenital heart disease go on to develop neurodevelopmental disorders, which may include cognitive, motor, social, and language impairments.

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