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2012-05-27 23:01:31

With your support at our benefit on April 26, 2012, we raised over $33,000 for Smile Network International. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) May 26, 2012 Aurora Spa and Salon Sa Bel would like to extend a very heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated in the success of Reason To Smile! With your support, we raised over $33,000 for Smile Network International. Smile Network International is a non-profit humanitarian organization which provides the gift of smiles free of charge to children...

2012-05-23 20:05:27

Loyola University Medical Center researchers are reporting one of the first studies to examine how patients and families are soliciting living kidney donors on Facebook. Researchers examined 91 Facebook pages that were seeking kidney donations for patients ranging in age from 2 to 69. Twelve percent of the pages reported receiving a kidney transplant and 30 percent reported that potential donors had stepped forward to be tested to determine whether they were compatible. One page...

2012-05-11 05:25:38

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — For potential organ donors, it is not enough to have just good intentions; you need to have a good waistline as well. Researchers at the Hofstra North Shore- LIJ School of Medicine and Feinstein Institute for Medical Research conducted a retrospective analysis which found that morbid obesity can prevent people from potentially donating their kidneys to save others´ lives. The risk of operation complications and the development of chronic conditions linked to...


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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