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(US Sen. Pat Toomey, in Philadelphia last June.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Sen. Toomey Pushes For End of Over-12 Rule For Adult Lung Transplant Recipients

Toomey isn’t pushing for a particular new policy but says he’s been told that the current lower age limit of 12 for adult lung transplants is arbitrary.

06/10/2013

(Tom Mallery and Kate Koehn next to their "Project Sloopy" van.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Caring By Sharing Medical Supplies

Tom Mallery and Kate Koehn gave birth to a brain-damaged daughter who died at 11 months. Now they collect medical supplies for redistribution to families in need.

06/10/2013

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2nd Child In Philadelphia Sues Over Lung Transplant List

A second child at a Philadelphia hospital is asking a federal judge to order that he be put on the adult waiting list for a donated lung.

06/06/2013

10yo Sarah Murnaghan has been denied a life-saving lung transplant because of her age. (credit: CBS)

Pa. Girl’s Family Appeals For Direct Lung Donor

Relatives of a 10-year-old girl who they say has been denied a life-saving lung transplant because of her age are appealing to the public in hopes of finding a donor to save their child.

06/02/2013

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3 Children Injured, 1 Critically, In Southwest Philly House Fire

Three children were injured during a house fire in Southwest Philadelphia early Saturday morning.

05/25/2013

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Mother Jumps Onto SEPTA Tracks To Save Baby After Stroller Falls

A mother jumps down to rescue her baby after the child’s stroller falls onto train tracks Wednesday afternoon.

05/15/2013

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Children’s Hospital Tightens Security With Photo-ID Visitor Passes

No one incident prompted the change, says a CHOP spokeswoman, although she says it’s been a trend especially among children’s hospitals.

05/07/2013

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Olympic Gymnasts Visit Patients At CHOP

On Friday, the Pro Gymnastic Challenge takes place at Lehigh University. On Monday afternoon, some of those elite athletes visited Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

05/06/2013

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Twin Boys Injured In Norristown Fire After They’re Left Home Alone

The blaze broke out around 12:45 p.m. Sunday along the 100 block of East Marshall Street in Norristown. Firefighters arrived on scene at short time later and found two toddlers inside a first floor bedroom in the rear of the apartment. They say the children were home alone.

04/21/2013

(Linda Moyer, mother of organ donor; Jamie Crawn, mother of organ recipient with Josie, the organ recipient.  Photo by Michelle Durham)

At Children’s Hospital, A Plea For Organ Donors From Two Families Touched

“To meet a recipient is huge — it is surreal,” notes Linda Moyer (left), the donor’s mother. “It has continued our healing, and we’ve become friends. We’ve come to understand through faith that this is a plan.”

04/10/2013

Suspect Jason Smith. (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Suspect In Death Of Center City Doctor Held For Trial

According to a statement read in court, the alleged killer of a Children’s Hospital pediatrician says she pleaded for her life as he strangled her inside her Center City home in January.

04/10/2013

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Bensalem Babysitter Gets Probation In Assault of Infant

Cindy Burdick admitted assaulting the four-month-old boy in her care last year; he suffered a near-fatal brain injury.

03/19/2013

(Julian Ross, center, with his father Steve, his mother Kristi, and his brother Braden.  Credit: Kim Glovas)

Support Fund For Families of Children’s Hospital Patients Gets Cash Boost

It’s called the GSK “Hope For Families” Fund, and it was started in 2008.

03/18/2013

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Croatian Girl Gets Experimental T-Cell Treatment at Children’s Hospital of Phila.

Her 4,000-mile trip from her home country was just the begining of her journey.

03/04/2013

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Former U.S. Surgeon General, CHOP Doctor Dies At Age 96

Former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, who inflamed conservative Americans at the very beginning of the AIDS epidemic, passed away in New Hampshire on Monday morning at age 96.

02/25/2013

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