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2010-08-23 07:00:00

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Cydcor, the dominant leader of outsourced face-to-face sales, recently held its annual R&R Owners Weekend event at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. R&R Owners Weekend is an appreciation event for key personnel of the independently owned sales offices they support throughout the United States and Canada. While the event had an element of business, the primary focus was rest, relaxation, and networking between peers. "The owners of...

2010-08-17 13:27:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Operation Smile, a worldwide children's medical charity, will honor Harrison Ford, John Stamos and Susan Casden at its 9th Annual Smile Gala on September 24, 2010, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Access Hollywood host Billy Bush will serve as Master of Ceremonies and a special performance will be given by members of the cast of GLEE. The Smile Gala is co-chaired by Dayna and Steven Bochco, Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, Vicky and Raphael Mense, Kelly and...

2010-08-10 17:07:00

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Plastic surgery goes beyond achieving perfection. Surgeons can repair physical defects and injuries due to accidents, genetics and disease and restore patients with physical and emotional satisfaction. "New advancements in reconstructive plastic surgery have given plastic surgeons a chance for greater results," said R. Michael Koch, M.D., of New York Group for Plastic Surgery (NYGPS). Reconstructive surgery can greatly improve, if not completely fix,...

2010-08-05 14:36:33

Johns Hopkins researchers offer simple list of signs for early detection Johns Hopkins researchers have compiled what they believe are reliable lists of tell-tale physical signs to help doctors recognize children with Marfan and Loeys-Dietz syndromes. Timely and early diagnosis of both genetic disorders can mean the difference between life and death, but some of the most common physical features are also found in people with neither of the syndromes, which can cause confusion. Published as...

2010-08-04 01:05:41

Malfunction of a protein has been linked to a form of mental retardation that affects up to one out of every 500 males, says Nasser K. Yaghi, a Texas A&M University magna cum laude biology graduate who was selected to participate in a medical research project at Harvard that has been published in the journal Nature. The results of the study suggest that if the condition is detected early in fetal development a treatment could possibly be developed to correct the problem. "X-linked...

2010-07-14 13:36:00

NEW YORK, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Smile Train, the world's largest cleft charity, in partnership with Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon, one of the hosts of the hit syndicated series "The Doctors," from Stage 29 Productions and CBS Television Distribution, traveled to India this past March to perform free cleft palate surgeries. Smile Train's mission is to help the millions of children in developing countries who are suffering with unrepaired clefts. Footage from Dr....

2010-05-13 08:46:00

--Research Sheds Light on Prenatal Heart Formation, Chromosome 22q.11 Deletion Syndrome-- PHILADELPHIA, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers studying the common genetic disorder chromosome 22q.11 deletion syndrome have identified key proteins that act together to regulate early embryonic development. One protein is essential to life; in animal studies, embryos without the protein do not survive past the first few days of gestation. Although the findings do not currently affect...

2010-05-03 14:39:22

An international consortium of scientists, led by researchers at Johns Hopkins University has identified two genes that when altered are closely associated with cleft lip and/or cleft palate. Cleft lip and cleft palate are among the world's most common congenital malformations and occur in one in every 700 births. The finding is the result of the largest family-based, genome-wide study of cleft lip and/or cleft palate conducted to date. The results were published online by the journal Nature...

2010-04-20 16:15:00

LEHI, Utah, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- With spring in full bloom, XanGo, LLC and Operation Smile welcome another type of renewal: a season of smiles. Last week initiated a series of joint missions as XanGo distributors accompanied Operation Smile to Tlaxcala, Mexico, to support medical volunteers who performed 100 cleft lip and cleft palate corrective surgeries. The smile tour continues with three additional stops through July. "XanGo has supported Operation Smile for several years....

2010-04-12 14:45:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- HCA today announced the recipients of the 2009 Frist Humanitarian Award. Judy Williams, a volunteer at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, Calif., Carianna Johnson, a registered nurse at StoneCrest Medical Center in Smyrna, Tenn. and Kevin Smith, D.D.S., an oral and maxillofacial surgeon at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Okla., were honored today during a ceremony in Nashville. (Logo:...