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Latest Cleft lip and palate Stories

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...

2011-05-13 00:00:30

Topamax, a medication that's prescribed to patients who need help minimizing the symptoms of migraine headaches, has recently come under FDA scrutiny with regards to using Topamax for migraines while pregnant. The Consumer Justice Foundation, a free public resource available for those who need help dealing with insurance companies and large corporations, hereby announces the change in classification by the FDA regarding the use of Topamax in pregnancy. The Consumer Justice Foundation has...

2011-05-04 00:00:02

In March 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration strengthened its warning against the anti-consulant drug, Topamax, because new data suggests an increased risk of birth defects such as cleft palate or cleft lip. O'Hanlon, McCollom & Demerath is accepting clients from across the United States who may have suffered a dangerous side effect due to Topamax. Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 02, 2011 O'Hanlon, McCollom & Demerath reports that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently...

2011-04-25 13:13:02

The American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO) will hold its annual meeting, April 29 "“ May 1, during the 2011 Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM) - a joint meeting of eight otolaryngological societies in Chicago, IL. During the ASPO meeting, hundreds of pieces of new research and dozens of scientific sessions featuring expert panelists will be presented focusing on children's ear, nose, and throat health. National health statistics reveal that pediatric ear, nose,...

2011-04-25 12:26:00

NEW YORK, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Last week in Hyderabad, India, Smile Train hosted the Smile Train Anesthesiologists and Reconstructive Surgeons (STARS) Conference, an event with more than 250 cleft surgeons and pediatric anesthesiologists, including Smile Train's Indian Medical Advisory Board members and global Medical Advisory Board members. Charles B. Wang, co-founder and Chairman of Smile Train, led a delegation of senior staff to the conference and addressed the assembled...

2011-04-12 08:00:00

BUENA PARK, Calif., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Fresh®, Inc., maker of the popular FireFly® children's light-up timer toothbrush, has launched a Facebook fundraising initiative to raise awareness and funds for Smile Train, the world's largest cleft charity. Beginning April 12, 2011, the company will donate $1 for every new "Like" on FireFly's Facebook page, up to $2500, to Smile Train. The organization provides life-changing surgery for poor...

2011-04-12 00:00:30

Dilantin is one of the most widely prescribed anticonvulsant drugs on the U.S. market, primarily prescribed to individuals suffering from epilepsy. With the newly found potential connection between Dilantin use during pregnancy and the development of major birth defects, birth defect victims and their families are consulting Dilantin attorneys using http://www.dilantinbirthinjury.com regarding the benefits of filing a Dilantin lawsuit. The Consumer Justice Foundation is committed to helping...