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Latest Cleft lip and palate Stories

2014-04-10 16:24:33

Effort Part of 'Carando Cares' Campaign BOSTON, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ­­Carando Classic Italian Meats helped brighten the day for patients at Shriners Hospitals for Children - Boston this afternoon. Carando, along with Stop&Shop, served nearly 200 free Easter lunches to the patients, their families and the staff at the hospital. The lunch consisted of Carando's signature spiral ham, mashed potatoes, green beans and pumpkin pie. Following the feast, Carando and...

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2014-04-05 06:21:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A newly-identified genetic association with facial asymmetry in ancient cavefish could shed new light into mysteries surrounding conditions such as cleft palate or hemifacial microsomia in humans, according to research appearing in a recent edition of the peer-reviewed journal Genetics. Joshua Gross, an assistant professor in the University of Cincinnati’s Department of Biological Sciences, and his colleagues compared the...

2014-04-04 08:25:54

Mission attendees travel to Mexico to help children receive life-changing surgeries WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cydcor, the leading provider of professional in-person sales teams, raised and contributed funds for Operation Smile, a children's medical charity that provides life-changing surgeries to children internationally born with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140404/LA97973 Their donation...

2014-04-03 08:29:41

Milestone points to effectiveness of "teach a man to fish" training model NEW YORK, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Smile Train, the world's largest cleft charity founded in 1999, is proud to announce it has provided its one millionth free cleft repair surgery in just 15 short years. "Smile Train believes every child born with a cleft deserves the opportunity to live a full and productive life," said Smile Train CEO Susannah Schaefer. "Now, just 15 years after the organization's...

2014-04-02 23:30:03

Flood Law Group today announced that they are available to investigate claims of birth defects such as cleft palates or cleft lips that could be related to the use of the prescription drug Topamax during pregnancy. The FDA issued a Drug Safety Communication about use of topiramate (the generic version of Topamax) in 2011. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 Flood Law Group announced today that they are now actively investigating claims on behalf of parents whose children were born...

2014-04-02 08:33:04

NEW YORK, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Smile Train CEO Susannah Schaefer visited the New York Stock Exchange yesterday and rang The Closing Bell® in anticipation of the organization's one millionth cleft repair surgery. Founded in 1999, Smile Train is on track to provide its one millionth surgery in just 15 short years. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140402/DC96213 Smile Train provides life-changing cleft repair surgeries in more than 85 countries worldwide,...

2014-03-31 12:29:24

FAIRFIELD, N.J., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the dedicated doctors and staff of Operation Smile, overcoming challenges comes with the territory. Travelling the globe to some of the poorest places on earth, they have performed life changing surgeries for over 200,000 children afflicted with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities. Among the many challenges they face is the ongoing need to photographically document their work and evaluate the outcomes. And that's...

2014-03-18 23:00:35

Operation Smile, an international children’s medical charity, hosted the third annual Park City Celebrity Ski & Smile Challenge at Canyons Resort on March 15th and raised over $380,000 for children suffering from facial deformities including cleft lip and cleft palate. Park City, UT (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 Operation Smile, an international children’s medical charity, hosted the third annual Park City Celebrity Ski & Smile Challenge at Canyons Resort on March 15th and raised...

2014-03-12 08:30:18

HOUSTON, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 30 patients from Texas Children's Hospital will be packing their bags in preparation for an unforgettable weekend getaway. The kids, ranging in ages from 10 to 16 years, will be the first to attend Texas Children's inaugural camp for children affected by cleft lip and palate. The weekend camp, which will be officially named by this year's attendants, will be held March 14 to 16. For more information Texas Children's cleft lip...

2014-03-10 08:29:31

Court Finds Janssen Pharmaceuticals' Drug Topamax Caused Child's Cleft Palate ALTON, Ill., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A jury last week awarded a $3 million verdict to the family of a 5-year-old child born with bilateral cleft palate and lip as a result of the mother taking Topamax during pregnancy. Simmons Browder Gianaris Angelides & Barnerd LLC, a national complex litigation firm, represented parents Kelly and Brian Anderson against drug manufacturer Janssen...