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2014-08-28 23:14:04

The fourth annual Step for Hope Run/Walk is scheduled to take place at Bierman Park in Carol Stream, IL on Saturday, September 6, 2014. All proceeds benefit the world renowned Brain Aneurysm Foundation. Hanover, MA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Now in its 4th year, Step for Hope is a run/walk that was started in 2011 by two brain aneurysm survivors. The ongoing mission of Step for Hope is to raise much needed awareness, provide education to help increase early detection and to help support...

2014-08-28 08:27:54

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sequent Medical, Inc. announced today that it has initiated patient enrollment in an Investigational Device Exemption ("IDE") pivotal trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the WEB(TM) Aneurysm Embolization System ("WEB"). Adam Arthur, MD, Associate Professor, University of Tennessee Department of Neurosurgery/Semmes-Murphey Clinic and Principal Investigator of the WEB-IT study enrolled the first four patients in the study,...

2014-08-27 23:14:37

The second annual Brain Aneurysm Awareness Run (BAAR) will take place in Wayne, PA on Saturday, September 6, 2014. All proceeds benefit the world renowned Brain Aneurysm Foundation. Hanover, MA (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 As part of the ongoing effort to increase awareness of brain aneurysms, organizers of last year’s very successful Brain Aneurysm Awareness Run (BAAR) have scheduled their 2nd annual event to take place on Saturday, September 6, 2014 in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Founded in 2013...

2014-08-26 23:16:37

The world-renowned Brain Aneurysm Foundation is seeking help declaring September “Brain Aneurysm Month.” Hanover, MA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 There is a nationwide effort underway—led by the Brain Aneurysm Foundation—to establish September as Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month. With support and leadership from Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) and Congressmen Pat Tiberi (R-OH) and Richard Neal (D-MA), the United States Congress is currently considering a federal resolution that would officially...

2014-08-19 23:05:03

Today, August 19, 2014, the world-renowned Brain Aneurysm Foundation Marks its 20th anniversary as the premier nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the incidence of brain aneurysm ruptures. Hanover, MA (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 The Brain Aneurysm Foundation (BAF) proudly marks its 20th anniversary today—August 19, 2014. Over the course of the last 20 years, BAF rose to become the premier nonprofit organization solely dedicated to providing much needed and most critical awareness,...

2014-08-10 23:01:49

The subject of brain aneurysms shouldn't emerge only among current events, when high profile celebrities are impacted, as Martha Stewart was recently. The world renowned Brain Aneurysm Foundation can help you to know and understand how to reduce the incidence of brain aneurysm ruptures by providing critical resources and support to the medical community, patients and families across the globe. Hanover, MA (PRWEB) August 10, 2014 Throughout the course of the past 20 years, the Brain...

2014-08-04 23:05:24

Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville is the first hospital in the U.S. to use a new stent device and procedure that treats cysts formed from injury to the pancreas. Jacksonville, Fla. (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville is the first hospital in the U.S. to use a new stent device and procedure that treats cysts formed from injury to the pancreas. Ten sites in the U.S. are part of a clinical trial that recently began enrolling patients with pancreatic pseudocysts,...

2014-08-01 23:07:34

In her new role, Sharon will focus on advocating for and supporting MSA families as well as on educating healthcare professionals unfamiliar with this rare neurological disorder. La Coste, TX (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 The Multiple System Atrophy Coalition, a growing nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to serving patients, caregivers and families affected by the neurological disorder Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), announced the appointment of Sharon Kramer Sutton of La Coste, TX to...

2014-07-14 12:48:10

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Study pinpoints a molecular cause of cachexia, and hints at a potential treatment New research raises the prospect of more effective treatments for cachexia, a profound wasting of fat and muscle occurring in about half of all cancer patients, raising their risk of death, according to scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Many strategies have been tried to reverse the condition, which may cause such frailty that patients can't endure potentially...

burrowing frog
2014-07-01 03:45:29

Society for Experimental Biology Scientists at the University of Queensland, Australia, have identified key genes that help burrowing frogs avoid muscle wastage whilst they are dormant. These genetic insights could help prevent muscle atrophy in bedridden human patients, or even astronauts. For most mammals, including humans, when muscles are inactive over a long period, they lose condition and waste away. However, some animals can remain dormant for several months and yet suffer...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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