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2011-08-22 19:50:00

GAUCHOS, developers of the GAUCHOS electronic charting application and clinical workflow designer for non-profit organizations and healthcare volunteers, has launched a Kickstarter project in order to raise funds to expand its platform to increase its mobile applications. Los Angeles, CA. (PRWEB) August 22, 2011 GAUCHOS, developers of the GAUCHOS electronic charting application and clinical workflow designer for non-profit organizations and healthcare volunteers, has launched a Kickstarter...

2011-07-13 23:53:38

Faculty and students at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin are developing ways for cancer patients and children born with facial deformities to make more informed decisions about which reconstructive surgeries would be most aesthetically pleasing and practical based on their individual body types and personal preferences. The interdisciplinary research, which includes biomedical engineering Professor Mia K. Markey and aerospace engineering Professor K....

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2011-07-13 05:43:17

Experts say that women who smoke while pregnant should be aware that they are increasing the chance their baby will be born malformed. According to the new data, published in the journal Human Reproduction Update, the risk of having a baby with missing or deformed limbs or a cleft lip is over 25 percent higher for smokers. University College London doctors said that this just adds another good reason for women to quit smoking. Seventeen percent of women in England and Wales smoke during...

2011-07-12 09:01:00

NORFOLK, Va., July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Operation Smile, a leading international children's medical charity, today announced the appointment of Dr. William P. Magee, Jr. to executive chairman and Howard J. Unger to chief executive officer. Kathleen S. Magee will continue in her role as president. Dr. Magee founded Operation Smile, with Mrs. Magee, in 1982. Mr. Unger has been affiliated with the charity since 1986. The elevation in position for both reflects Operation Smile's ongoing...

2011-06-15 16:10:00

NEW YORK, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Daytime Emmy® Awards will present the Daytime Cares segment showcasing Smile Train, the world's largest cleft repair charity, featuring Dean Cain, Erik Estrada and Tatyana Ali. The three stars recently visited a Smile Train center in Mexico to experience firsthand the work that the organization does every day around the world in over 75 countries. The telecast will broadcast live from the Las Vegas Hilton, Sunday, June 19...

2011-06-10 00:00:27

Carter and Mason Osborne have a lot in common. Not only are they brothers who love to laugh, they also share one unique characteristic; they were born with forms of cleft lip and palate. Fortunately, the Osborne's have a team of nationally-recognized experts in the Cleft Lip and Palate Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital to help with their sons' overall treatment and care. While the odds of having a child born with cleft lip and palate are 1 in 700, the odds increase significantly for...

2011-05-26 15:41:00

NEW YORK and VARANASI, India, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today in Varanasi, one of Smile Train's oldest and highest performing partners, G S Memorial Plastic Surgery Hospital, will reach a new milestone - 20,000 Smile Train sponsored free cleft surgeries. G S Memorial, under the leadership of Dr. Subodh Kumar Singh runs one of the largest cleft centers in the world. G S Memorial has been a Smile Train partner since April 2004 and is featured in the 2008 Academy Award®...

2011-05-15 00:02:34

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) links Topamax® to cleft lip and cleft palate. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) May 13, 2011 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notified healthcare professionals and patients of a link between Topamax® (topiramate) and birth defects on March 4, 2011. Moulton & Arney, a litigation firm, is sponsoring TopamaxCleftLipLawyer.com, an online resource that aims to provide useful information about the Topamax® birth defect risk. "The...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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