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Latest cerebral palsy Stories

2014-04-15 08:30:55

SAN BRUNO, Calif., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cord Blood Registry® (CBR®) announces the launch of an FDA-regulated clinical trial being conducted at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston to investigate two forms of stem cell therapy in children diagnosed with cerebral palsy. The randomized, placebo-controlled study aims to compare the safety and efficacy of an intravenous infusion of cord blood stem cells to bone marrow stem cells....

2014-03-21 08:25:03

NAPA Center in Los Angeles provides an international safe-haven for children with neurological disorders and their families LOS ANGELES, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common childhood disability. The NAPA Center in Los Angeles offers treatment and hope to children and their families dealing with CP and other neurological disorders. The demand for their services has grown immensely in the past few years and necessitated a move earlier this month to accommodate...

2014-03-20 16:27:09

AUSTIN, Texas, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The CP Family Network and Let's Cure CP nonprofit organizations have joined hands to raise $50,000 by March 25 to develop better treatments and even a cure for cerebral palsy. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140320/DA87941 "We have five days to 'Stand for a Cure,' so I urge supporters to act now," said Lee Vander Loop, CP parent and editor at CP Family Network. "If families touched by cerebral palsy and their friends would each...

2014-03-20 08:30:37

Clinical trials evaluating newborn stem cells as a treatment for pediatric patients with cerebral palsy may improve the availability of future therapeutic options SAN BRUNO, Calif., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- March is designated as Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month by the federal Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. The national health observance aims to foster greater public recognition of the developmental disorder and to heighten awareness of the innovative efforts...

2014-03-06 23:31:53

The Law Offices of Steven H. Heisler, Baltimore personal injury attorney, is pleased to help spread the word about an orthotic garment available to help those with movement disorders. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Many who suffer from balance disorders, including multiple sclerosis and some forms of cerebral palsy, are finding a new treatment option can improve their balance and steady their gait. The system, invented by San Francisco physical therapist Cindy Gibson-Horn and...

2014-03-01 23:01:04

Attorney Jeff Rasansky offers information on cerebral palsy awareness month, as well as ways in which one can help raise awareness of this condition. (PRWEB) March 01, 2014 March is National Cerebral Palsy Awareness month, and organizations all around the country are gearing up to boost knowledge about this condition by holding marathons, social activities and talks to educate members of the public. Cerebral palsy is a developmental disorder affecting an individual's mobility. Despite...

2014-02-21 23:22:23

Flood Law Group released a statement today announcing that they are actively investigating birth injury lawsuits on behalf of parents whose children have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Flood Law Group is committed to making sure any parents and children that have been affected by birth injuries resulting from medical malpractice know their rights. Washington D.C. (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 The Flood Law Group today announced that they are now actively investigating birth injury...

2014-02-05 08:26:21

Mitte will use his story of receiving treatment for cerebral palsy at Shriners Hospitals for Children to help other families learn more about the care available and to encourage public support of the organization. TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shriners Hospitals for Children(®) is pleased to announce former patient and award-winning actor RJ Mitte as a national Love to the rescue Ambassador(TM) for their 2014 Love to the rescue(® )campaign. Mitte will share his...

2014-01-27 23:25:31

National network of lawyers will resume availability for inquiries from consumers inquiring about legal options to seek compensation over medical malpractice allegations involving cerebral palsy and other birth injuries. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 27, 2014 http://www.resource4thepeople.com/medicalmalpractice/cerebralpalsy-lawsuit.html Resource4thePeople announced today that its national network of attorneys will continue to offer free consultations in 2014 to consumers inquiring about...

Bio-Inspired Robotic Device Could Help Patients With Ankle-foot Disorders
2014-01-22 08:56:06

Carnegie Mellon University A soft, wearable device that mimics the muscles, tendons and ligaments of the lower leg could aid in the rehabilitation of patients with ankle-foot disorders such as drop foot, said Yong-Lae Park, an assistant professor of robotics at Carnegie Mellon University. Park, working with collaborators at Harvard University, the University of Southern California, MIT and BioSensics, developed an active orthotic device using soft plastics and composite materials,...