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2014-08-29 23:09:18

Every Month Hands-On Physical Therapy Raises Money for an Important Cause: In September this Cause will be ALS Research and Awareness Astoria, New York, (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 ALS, more commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a degenerative condition that damages the motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. As the disease progresses more and more of the nerve cells controlling movement are harmed, which causes the sufferer to lose control of their motor functions....

2014-08-28 08:27:24

Study Results of Concurrent CCH Injections to Treat Two Dupuytren's Contracture Cords with Delayed Finger Extension Selected for Best Paper Session; Data Support Safe and Effective Use of CCH for Treatment of Two Affected Joints Concurrently CHESTERBROOK, Pa., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AUXL), a specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced that data from trials evaluating the use of collagenase clostridium histolyticum (CCH) for treating two...

2014-08-26 23:01:08

Judi Hubbard has cared for numerous ALS patients in her career as a physical therapist and now it will be a labor of love for her husband Tom, who was diagnosed with the disease in 2012. Their Ice Bucket Challenge video inspired ACC to make a $2,500 donation to the ALS Association in support of the Inland Empire Walk to Defeat ALS. Orange County, California (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 American Career College faculty member Judi Hubbard, MSPT has enjoyed a successful career as a physical...

2014-08-26 16:27:49

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As of Tuesday, August 26, The ALS Association has received $88.5 million in donations compared to $2.6 million during the same time period last year (July 29 to August 26). These donations have come from existing donors and 1.9 million new donors to The Association, which is incredibly grateful for this tremendous outpouring of support. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131211/MM32178LOGO ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's...

2014-08-22 23:05:25

The Allegheny Health ALS program is western Pennsylvania’s first to achieve ALS Association recognition for high quality care. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 The ALS Association, along with its Western Pennsylvania Chapter, has designated the ALS Center at Allegheny Health Network as a Certified Treatment Center of Excellence. The Center, based at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH), is the only ALS treatment program in western Pennsylvania recognized by the ALS Association for...

2014-08-19 16:29:26

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bankers Healthcare Group joined the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease) ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on August 18 to raise funds for the non-profit ALS Association. BHG started with a $5,000 donation to the Upstate New York chapter of the ALSA and pledged an additional $10 to the national organization for every healthcare professional that takes the challenge. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100301/NY62435LOGO "For...

2014-08-19 16:27:55

IDF Medical Advisory Committee member Jennifer Puck, MD, is the senior author TOWSON, Md., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) applauds a new study published August 19, 2014 in the Journal of the American Medical Association that underscores the importance of newborn screening for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID), also known as Bubble Boy disease. Jennifer M. Puck, MD, senior author of the study and a renowned SCID expert, is also a member of...

2014-08-19 12:29:12

TORONTO, Aug. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - Around the country, Canadians have embraced the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS, raising an unprecedented awareness for the terminal disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and opening their wallets donating over $200,000 to the national non-profit organization ALS Canada and the ALS Provincial Societies. As more donations continue to come in across Canada, the organization has raised the fundraising goal to ask Canadians to make their Ice Bucket...

2014-08-18 16:27:41

Registry could impact development of treatments and potential cures. PITTSBURGH, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF) has announced the creation and launch of the Mitochondrial Disease Community Registry (MDCR). The registry, to be populated by patients, caregivers and family members, is the first of its kind that gathers information about mitochondrial disease to be shared as a tool to impact the development of diagnostic tools,...

2014-08-18 12:26:52

DUBLIN, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Lysosomal Storage Diseases Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 The term lysosomal storage diseases refers to a group of rare inherited disorders caused by the deficiency of lysosomal enzymes, activator proteins, proteins required for normal post-translational modification of lysosomal enzymes or proteins required for intracellular...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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