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2014-07-10 16:24:48

More Locations for Treating Babies with Misshapen Heads HOUSTON, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Houston-area parents seeking plagiocephaly treatment for their babies' misshapen heads will have two new Cranial Technologies centers to visit soon. A location will open July 29 at 1065 Gessner Drive, Suite 300, and a Woodlands office is slated for a late-summer opening. The company also has clinics in Austin, Dallas and Fort Worth, plus 15 other U.S. locations. Since the AAP's Back to...

2014-04-07 08:30:27

Treatment Reshapes Babies' Flat Heads EDISON, N.J., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Parents seeking plagiocephaly treatment for their babies will have a new Cranial Technologies center to visit in Edison beginning April 7. This facility joins the Hackensack location to expand CranialTech's presence in New Jersey and is its 20(th) U.S. clinic. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140407/LA98856-a A recent study released in Pediatrics, the official journal of The American Academy of Pediatrics...

Laying Babies On Side Or Back Can Cause Flattened Skull
2013-07-08 12:48:07

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For parents, sometimes there's just no way to win. A new study has found that the practice of laying babies on their side or back to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) can often cause a flat spot to develop on a child's skull. According to the recent study of Canadian children, which was published in the journal Pediatrics, 46.6 percent of two- to three-month-old babies may have some type of "positional...

2011-04-05 00:21:49

The prevalence of plagiocephaly, a condition marked by an asymmetrical, flattening of the skull, appears to be increasing in infants and young children, according to a report posted online today that will appear in the August issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Plagiocephaly is characterized by unilateral flattening of the head either in the frontal or occipital [rear] region," the authors write as background information in the study....

2010-12-04 00:00:38

RSLSteeper, one of the UK's leading providers of clinically effective prosthetics and orthotics services, has launched STAR@Steeperclinic, a new service based in Leeds designed specifically to help treat babies suffering from head shape abnormalities such as deformational plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome). (PRWeb UK) December 2, 2010 RSLSteeper, one of the UK's leading providers of clinically effective prosthetics and orthotics services, has launched STAR@Steeperclinic, a new service...

2010-06-16 13:09:00

SAN ANTONIO, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The STAR Cranial Center of Excellence, a specialized provider of treatment for infants with plagiocephaly and other head shape abnormalities, recently opened a new location in San Antonio. The Center currently also has offices in the Baltimore, Dallas and Orlando areas, and has treated thousands of infants with STARband® cranial remolding orthoses, also commonly referred to as cranial helmets or headbands. The new San Antonio...

2010-02-15 08:22:44

Researchers caution not to be alarmed; more study needed to determine if delays are persistent and significant In a new study, infants averaging six months of age who exhibited positional plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome) had lower scores than typical infants in observational tests used to evaluate cognitive and motor development. Positional or deformational plagiocephaly may occur when external forces shape an infant's skull while it is still soft and malleable, such as extended time spent...

2009-11-19 14:55:02

A baby's sleep position is the best predictor of a misshapen skull condition known as deformational plagiocephaly "“ or the development of flat spots on an infant's head "“ according to findings reported by Arizona State University scientists in the December issue of the journal Pediatrics. Analyzing the largest database to date, more than 20,000 children, the ASU researchers found that the number of babies who have developed flat-headedness has dramatically increased since 1992....

2009-09-10 08:00:00

DALLAS, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Orthomerica Products Inc. is taking its high tech treatment for cranial remolding on the road with the company's new Mobile STAR Cranial Center of Excellence, a vehicle equipped with the company's STARscanner -- a head shape scanning system that scans a child's head in less than two seconds. The vehicle's scanner can be easily moved for use in satellite clinics wherever the unit travels, and the van is also equipped with the necessary tools to make...


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