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2014-09-09 23:12:19

Former CEO of XM Satellite Radio and venture capitalist, Hugh Panero, has been named Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Hope for Henry Foundation of Washington, DC. Hope for Henry is a Washington, DC based non-profit recognized as a leader in providing innovative child-life services to hospitalized children. Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 Hugh Panero, co-founder and former CEO of XM Satellite Radio, has been named Chairman of the Board of the Hope For Henry Foundation....

2014-04-11 16:21:53

In the news release, Giant Food Triple Winner® Game Continues to Bring Hope in the Fight against Pediatric Brain Tumors, issued 11-Apr-2014 by Giant Food of Landover, Md. over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the headline was incorrect on the news release. The headline in the news release should be, "Giant Food Triple Winner® Game Continues to Bring Hope in the Fight against Pediatric Cancer" rather than "Giant Food Triple Winner® Game Continues to Bring Hope in the Fight...

2014-04-11 12:23:36

Giant Food Committed to Raise $1.6M for Pediatric Cancer Research LANDOVER, Md., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Calling all Giant Food customers: from April 11(th) through July 10(th), shoppers will have the opportunity to help support pediatric cancer care and research at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and The Children's Cancer Foundation, Inc. through Giant Food's annual Triple Winner( )Game. Customers who make a $1 contribution* receive a Triple Winner scratch ticket that could make...

2013-09-18 12:55:59

A preclinical study led by researchers at Children’s National Medical Center has found that a new oral drug shows early promise for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). The results, published in EMBO Molecular Medicine, show that the drug, VBP15, decreases inflammation and protects and strengthens muscle without the harsh side effects linked to current treatments with glucocorticoids such as prednisone. Duchenne muscular dystrophy results in severe muscle degeneration and...

2013-06-21 12:49:39

One of the largest clinical trials done in infants with congenital (present at birth) heart diseases, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, shows that the increasingly common practice of using the drug clopidogrel (Plavix®) to reduce shunt-related blood flow issues is not effective in the dose studied. “Once again, pediatric-specific research shows that newborns and infants are not little adults," said David Wessel, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Children's National Medical...

2013-05-24 23:29:27

Bill Cassidy (R-Louisiana) to Keynote Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 Medical device development is the focus of an up-coming symposium hosted by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children´s National Medical Center. The First Annual Pediatric Surgical Innovation Symposium will be held June 13, 2013, at the Ritz Carlton in Washington, DC. It will address critical issues in pediatric surgical innovation and medical device development. Registration and...


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