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CHOP Study Finds Poverty As Factor That Determines Future Of Babies Exposed To Cocaine

A remarkable study, conducted by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia physicians, takes a look at the lives of babies born addicted to crack and compares their progress to children from the same socioeconomic background that were not exposed to cocaine.

07/27/2013

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UPDATE: Boy On Life Support After Near Drowning Incident At Community Pool In Philadelphia

Police now say a six-year-old boy is on life support a day after a near drowning incident at a community pool in West Philadelphia.

07/19/2013

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Brotherly Love: Lentil The Dog, Internet Star, Works It For Kids & Pets

A Philly dog born with a rare abnormality has captured the hearts of people across the country. Now, he has become an “ambassador” for children who share his condition.

07/08/2013

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Two Philadelphia Hospitals To Stop Hiring Smokers

As of July 1, 2013, two major hospitals under the University of Pennsylvania Health System will cease hiring smokers.

07/01/2013

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Murnaghan Family: Sarah Had To Have Second Transplant After First Set Of Lungs Failed

The Murnaghan family is speaking out for the first time since 10-year-old Sarah underwent lung transplant surgery.

06/28/2013

Lentil with 1210's Rich Zeoli. (credit: WPHT)

Local Puppy Born With Cleft Palate Becomes Canine Celebrity And Ambassador

He’s not even six months old or 10 pounds, but one feisty little pup already has nearly 100,000 fans on Facebook and an important mission.

06/20/2013

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Philadelphia Hospital Tops List Of Childrens’ Hospitals

U.S. News and World Report has released its list of the top hospitals for children and a Philadelphia hospital tops the chart.

06/15/2013

(Sarah Murnaghan, with her mother.  Credit: CBS3)

Court Hearing On Hold Over Lung Transplant Rules

A court hearing over organ donation rules is on hold after the Pennsylvania girl at the center of the lawsuit received a lung transplant.

06/14/2013

(Sarah Murnaghan, with her mother.  Credit: CBS3)

Pennsylvania Girl at Center of Transplant Debate Gets New Lung

The Delaware County girl whose wait for a lung transplant captured national attention was undergoing surgery after a donor lung became available.

06/12/2013

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Families Of Children Who Need Lung Transplants Await Potential Life-Or-Death Decision

The families have asked the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network to set aside its “under 12″ rule.

06/08/2013

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Health: Local Teen Beats Hard-To-Treat Cancer Thanks To Promising Experimental Drug

This year, more than 10,000 children will be diagnosed with pediatric cancer. Many will respond to standard treatment, but others won’t.

06/07/2013

(Sarah Murnaghan, with her mother.  Credit: CBS3)

Judge Issues Restraining Order Allowing 10-Year-Old Pa. Girl To Be Temporarily Added To Adult Lung Transplant List

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) says a judge has ruled to allow 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan and potentially other children to be temporarily added to the adult list for a lung transplant.

06/05/2013

(Sarah Murnaghan, with her mother.  Credit: CBS3)

Sebelius: I Can’t Step Into Girl’s Transplant Case

The U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services says she doesn’t want to intervene in transplant decisions about a dying Pennsylvania girl when other children are just as sick.

06/04/2013

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

Local Case Causes Officials To Mull Over Guidelines For Lung Transplants And Children

Under current regulations, adult lungs go priority to patients over the age of 12.

06/03/2013

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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