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2011-03-16 07:00:00

Simplify your Life by Donating to Goodwill ROCKVILLE, Md., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Spring presents the perfect time to take a fresh look at the items in your home and decide what should stay and what should go. As you de-clutter your home, Goodwill Industries® can put your unwanted items to good use. When you donate your gently used clothing, housewares and electronics, you are helping Goodwill® provide job training, education programs...

2011-02-14 10:18:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Health and Human Services today launched the new, improved organdonor.gov web site on the occasion of National Donor Day, February 14, 2011. Organdonor.gov features new and expanded content, interactive segments, and video presentations. The site will also incorporate stories about people who have been touched by organ, eye, and tissue donation - featuring the experiences of donor families, living donors,...

2011-02-08 16:16:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alternative Reproductive Resources (ARR - www.arr1.com), a leading agency that matches intended parents with egg donors and gestational surrogates, has launched a new egg donation program called "Family Commitment." The program aims to help ease the financial burden of trying again in the event that it takes more than one cycle or egg donor to achieve pregnancy. "What we're doing is telling our intended parents that we'll stick with them without...

2011-02-07 14:18:00

Fairfax Cryobank announces a new and exciting computer program to help patients "match" a photo of their partner or some other individual to find their perfect sperm donor FAIRFAX, Va., Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Patients choosing donor sperm often wonder if they can find a donor who resembles their partner or someone else. Fairfax Cryobank's new Fairfax FaceMatch(TM) program allows patients to upload a photo of their spouse or partner, themselves, a family member or even a...

2011-02-03 00:00:43

Family Creations, LLC an internationally recognized egg donor and surrogate program is the first agency to offer specialized packages to their recipient clients. Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) February 2, 2011 Family Creations, LLC an internationally recognized egg donor and surrogate program is the first agency to offer specialized packages to their recipient clients. These packages have been developed to give intended parents more control over the type of relationship they will have with...

2011-01-24 15:43:02

Women who have become pregnant after egg donation should be categorized as high-risk patients. Why that is the case, and which consequences egg donation may have for women is the subject of a review article by Ulrich Pecks and co-authors from the University Hospital Aachen in the current issue of Deutsches Óžrzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl In 2011; 108[3]: 23-31). The authors support their assessment with data from recent publications and with a case series...

2011-01-20 15:25:41

The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) has published Thursday 20 January 2011 a position paper related to intrafamilial medically assisted reproduction (IMAR).This particular type of assisted reproduction can raise various ethical and controversial issues, due to the involvement of a family member as a third party. The ESHRE Task Force on Ethics and Law acknowledges the benefits that IMAR may bring to those choosing this approach and concludes that certain forms of...

2011-01-19 16:21:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thanks to happy outcomes for such celebrities as Sarah Jessica Parker, Elton John, and Ricky Martin, gestational surrogacy is increasingly in the news. And thanks to movies like "Baby Mama" and developments like "outsourced" pregnancies to surrogates in India, it remains a subject marked more by fiction than fact. "Now, more than ever, family creation is an attainable dream for many who thought it was beyond their reach," said Robin von Halle,...

2011-01-17 07:13:00

LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2009, BMG Certified Public Accountants, LLP became the first CPA firm in the country to develop an app for the iPhone when it released iDonatedIt (http://www.idonatedit.com) - the first mobile app to track, value, and report non-cash charitable donations for income tax purposes. In an effort to capitalize on the momentum of the iPad and to strengthen its position as one of the leading developers of mobile tax applications, BMG has created an...

2011-01-14 06:45:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting a family the "old-fashioned way" is becoming less common. Only 25% of American households are made up of a husband, wife, and a child. The fertility field is continually growing with advances in scientific technology, and infertile patients have more options for conceiving -- including the use of donor sperm. Along with the medical advances comes the continual need for emotional support for both the parent and children. The American Fertility...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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