As anyone who has been to a doctor knows, a standard part of a doctor’s visit or wellness exam is determining a patient’s BMI. But what exactly does “BMI” mean? And what can it tell clinicians about their patients?
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) earned the number one ranking in the 2013-14 U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals announced today.
The Children’s Hospital of Philadephia is proud to announce the birth of its 1,000th fetal surgery patient. Audrey Rose Oberio was born May 28 to Jackie and Gideon Oberio. The Oberios traveled to CHOP from Maryland so Audrey could be treated for myelomeningocele, the most severe form of spina bifida, at Children’s Hospital’s Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment.
A group of prominent vaccine researchers, including The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute’s chief scientific officer, Philip R. Johnson, MD, and the University of Pennsylvania’s Stanley Plotkin, MD, recently called for a “human vaccines project” to accelerate the development of vaccines to prevent “major global killers such as AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and other infectious diseases.”
Tara Wenger, MD, PhD, a Pediatric Genetics fellow in the Center for Autism Research, was recently featured in a number of articles about an exciting new study of autism.
Yesterday, CBS Sunday Morning featured a story on the anaplastic lymphoma kinase, or ALK, clinical trial for lymphoma and neuroblastoma and CHOP’s partnership with the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, which supported the basic research.
Wallace studies mitochondria, tiny structures that serve as our cells’ “power plants,” converting food and oxygen into energy. Mitochondria are actually symbiotic bacteria that invaded our cells more than 2 billion years ago.
For several years, the Teen Driver Safety Research team at the Center for Injury Research & Prevention (CIRP) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has strived to reduce the frequency and severity of teens’ motor vehicle crashes, injuries, and fatalities.
The failure to address the emotional and behavioral problems of school-age children can have serious, life-changing ramifications, including poor grades, suspension and expulsion, and problems with the law later in life.
A new grant award will allow an investigator at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to study the effectiveness of certain drugs called retinoid agonists in slowing or preventing muscle degeneration in individuals with muscular dystrophy.