While influenza vaccination is important for all children, it is critical that pediatric patients with cancer get a flu shot because their weakened immune systems leave them especially vulnerable to severe infections.
Saying precision medicine — in which patients receive highly personalized treatments — offers “one of the greatest opportunities for new medical breakthroughs that we have ever seen,” President Obama recently announced the launch of the Precisio
Many of us take for granted our ability to control our bodies and muscles. We type on keyboards and stretch at our desks without much thought.
According to a team of radiologists and psychologists led by a CHOP expert, children born with a DNA abnormality on chromosome 16 already linked to neurodevelopmental problems show measurable delays in processing sound and language.
A new report from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s PolicyLab and the advocacy organization First Focus found poverty, food insecurity, and housing instability are more prevalent than they were before the Great Recession.
The Philadelphia Pediatric Medical Device Consortium (PPDC) announced that it will provide seed grants of $25,000 each to three companies to transform their innovative ideas into commercial devices that benefit young patients.