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2014-06-22 20:20:25

Over 300 children who received prenatal care at CHOP's Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment gathered with their families to celebrate 18 years of hope PHILADELPHIA, June 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over 1,500 people from 22 states came together today at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to celebrate the 18(th) annual Family Reunion hosted by the Hospital's Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140622/120397 The...

2014-06-15 23:00:59

MarketReportsOnline.com adds "US Prenatal Testing Market Report: 2012 Edition" report to its research store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) June 15, 2014 This report provides a comprehensive overview of the US prenatal testing market covering the market opportunity for the T21 tests. The prenatal testing realm is getting intensely competitive with numerous corporations claiming the reins of the same. The leading industry players include PerkinElmer, Hologic and Sequenom among other...

2014-06-03 23:02:04

Surgery before birth increases chances of walking after birth, decreases probability of brain damage. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Since May 2011 the team at the SSM St. Louis Fetal Care Institute has given 34 babies with Myelomeningocele a better chance to walk, and decreased the risk of brain damage with an innovative fetal surgery, before the babies were born. Myelomeningocele, the most severe form of spina bifida can cause irreversible paralysis and brain damage before birth....

2014-05-20 23:16:58

Adam Page, Sochi U.S. Paralympic Gold Medalist in Sled Hockey, will deliver the motivational keynote address at the 13th National Conference on Hydrocephalus hosted by the Hydrocephalus Association, July 9-11, 2014. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 Adam Page knows the meaning of determination. At the age of 15, he was the youngest member of the 2007-08 U.S. National Sled Hockey team. Now 22 years old, Adam is a two time gold medal winner for the Sochi 2014 and Vancouver 2010 Paralympic...

2014-04-16 23:17:43

Dr. Nathan R. Selden of Oregon Health and Science University hosts the 13th National Conference on Hydrocephalus, July 9-11, 2014, sponsored by the Hydrocephalus Association. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Leading medical professionals, researchers, patients and their families will gather in downtown Portland for the 13th National Conference on Hydrocephalus, hosted by the Hydrocephalus Association (HA). The biennial conference provides tools and personal connections to address the...

2014-02-08 23:00:50

Fetal Surgeons Treat Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome in Utero Philadelphia and New Orleans (PRWEB) February 08, 2014 Monochorionic twins who underwent in utero laser surgery for a life-threatening diagnosis are likely to show normal neurodevelopmental development at age 2, according to fetal medicine experts. Maternal-fetal medicine and clinical genetics specialist Nahla Khalek, MD, of the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP),...

2014-02-07 23:00:59

Children’s charity Kids Wish Network sends Layla Figuerido on magical Disney World wish before she has her 13th surgery. Discovery Bay, CA (PRWEB) February 07, 2014 The Figueridos of Discovery Bay, CA, are a typical American family, except for one unfortunate difference: 3-year-old Layla suffers from Spina Bifida. The life-threatening condition is a daily struggle for the family of five, but recently the Figueridos were able to put aside their worries and enjoy an amazing wish granted...

2014-02-04 23:22:28

The St. Louis Fetal Care Institute is now one of 28 medical centers in the United States and Canada to become a member of the North American Fetal Therapy Network (NAFTnet), which provides a system to foster collaborative research and develop fetal interventions to improve outcomes for babies diagnosed with fetal anomalies. Saint Louis, MO (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 “The advanced fetal care and treatment provided by centers such as ours is a relatively new area of medicine. This ability...

2014-01-20 23:04:14

GIA announces the release of a trend report on Advancements in Prenatal Screening. Strong government investments and legislation of incentive measures are projected to drive advancements in prenatal screening. San Jose, California (PRWEB) January 20, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn – Prenatal diagnosis, also referred to as prenatal screening, is a procedure for investigating diseases or conditions in an embryo or fetus. In addition to identifying possible birth defects, prenatal screening...

2014-01-17 23:23:16

From January 1st to June 1st 2014, eligible students with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, and transverse myelitis can submit their applications for one of five 180 Medical college scholarships. Winners of the award will be given $1,000 to be used for their future academic endeavors. Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) January 17, 2014 180 Medical, one of the leading catheter suppliers in the country, is pleased to announce that it is currently accepting applications for its 2014 College...


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