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2012-07-09 02:25:40

BEIJING, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- On July 6, VERTU, a world luxury mobile phone brand, and globally renowned photographer Mary MaCarty jointly held a special photo exhibition in Pacific Place, Hong Kong. This exhibition presented the photos taken by Mary MaCarty in 2012 about candid smiles. These smiles belong to 4 children born with unformed cleft palates from China and Russia who have received help from Smile Train, the world's largest charitable organization dedicated to providing...

2012-06-21 23:03:47

Dr. Roy Kim operated on two dozen children during medical mission with Operation of Hope. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 21, 2012 On the heels of a successful cleft nose and palate surgery for a teenager who traveled from Rwanda to San Francisco earlier this year, Dr. Roy Kim scheduled a trip to Blantyre, Malawi, to continue his medical mission work this summer. “When you volunteer to help a child whose facial deformities have likely caused him to be an outcast in his community for...

2012-06-19 23:03:29

Dr. Maercks is a world-renowned and highly sought-after Miami plastic surgeon. Miami, FL (PRWEB) June 19, 2012 Enhancing his presence on the internet, well-known and respected Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Rian Maercks is pleased to announce the launch of a new website, http://themaercksinstitute.com/. Dr. Maercks has become the go-to surgeon for the rich and famous in Miami, and across South Florida. He performs numerous procedures for male and female patients, helping them improve their...

2012-06-13 02:27:47

BEIJING, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- "Help every cleft patient lead a normal life" was the new development mission proposed by Smile Train at their top management meeting recently held in Beijing, China. Compared with the previous development goal of "actively help each cleft patient", the new development mission is a greater challenge for Smile Train. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120613/CN22940) Headquartered in New York, USA, Smile Train is a...

2012-06-01 23:03:46

World-renowned Professionals Connect with Families July 6 — 10th in Orlando to Discuss Cutting-edge Trends & Treatments Matawan, NJ (PRWEB) June 01, 2012 The International 22q11.2 Foundation Inc., an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people affected by chromosome 22q11.2 abnormalities through family and professional partnerships, is acting as the lead sponsor for The 8th Biennial International 22q11.2DS Conference in Orlando, FL,USA from July 6 -10th....

2012-05-23 23:03:10

Dr. Kulbersh appeared on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills as a result of a highly competitive fellowship under Dr. Paul Nassif, who is the husband to Adrienne Maloof, known for her work on the show. Charlotte, North Carolina (PRWEB) May 23, 2012 With extensive Hollywood training from the best in Beverly Hills, CA, Jonathan Kulbersh M.D. is returning to his homeland area of the Carolinas. Dr. Kulbersh will be starting a new plastic surgery practice that treats only conditions of the...

2012-05-23 17:12:50

Children born with cleft lip, cleft palate and other craniofacial disorders face numerous medical challenges beyond appearance. Patients can face serious airway, feeding, speech and hearing problems, as well as social and psychological challenges, Laura Swibel Rosenthal, MD, of Loyola University Medical Center and colleagues write in the June 2012 issue of Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America. "The management of patients with craniofacial syndromes is complex," Rosenthal and...

2012-05-17 14:22:52

NEW YORK, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- "Smile Train has provided 750,000 free cleft surgeries to children around the world since its founding in 1999, and will now dedicate itself to reaching the goal of '1 million smiles' within two and half years," Smile Train Co-Founder and Chairman Charles B. Wang announced at a dinner in New York City tonight. The dinner was held at the Russian Tea Room to thank Smile Train's donors and update them on the progress the organization has made towards...

2012-05-11 23:01:53

Respected Miami Beach plastic surgeon Dr. Rian Maercks gave presentations to a prestigious international group of craniofacial and plastic surgeons. Miami, FL (PRWEB) May 11, 2012 Travelling halfway around the world, Dr. Rian Maercks spoke to renowned plastic surgeons and craniofacial surgeons who gathered from around the world for the International Cleft Lip and Palate Foundation´s 7th Biennial World Cleft Congress, held in the Seychelles. Mr. Maercks shared his expertise in...

2012-05-02 15:09:41

In the United States, a baby is born with a facial cleft every hour, of every day of the year! Such birth defects result from both gene mutations and environmental insults. PRDM16 is a transcription factor originally described as being aberrantly activated in specific types of leukemia's, and more recently as a master regulator of brown adipose tissue differentiation. In a study published in the April 2012 issue of Experimental Biology and Medicine, investigators have now shown that this...