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2010-10-19 07:37:17

Ryma, a petite 5-year-old girl from Algeria, is the newest arrival at The LightHouse, a ministry of ISOH/IMPACT, one of Ohio's premier disaster relief and humanitarian aid organizations. Diagnosed with lipomyelomeningocele, a form of Spina Bifida, Ryma has a mass located under the skin on her back. As a result of the pressure put on her spinal column by the mass, Ryma lives with reduced neurological function and mobility. Perrysburg, OH (Vocus) October 19, 2010 Ryma, a petite 5-year-old...

2010-10-04 16:53:50

An increasing number of obese adolescents, particularly females, are undergoing gastric bypass surgery. Yet a case study presented Sunday, Oct. 3, at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco, highlights the possible link between gastric bypass surgery in adolescent girls and an increased risk for neural tube defects, which can lead to varying degrees of disability such as paralysis and mental retardation due to damage to the nervous system,...

2010-10-01 06:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association will announce today the acquisition of New Mobility magazine, leveraging capabilities of both organizations to improve the lives of people with disabilities nationwide. The organizations will retain their individual names and United Spinal Association will continue the publication of New Mobility uninterrupted. United Spinal Association, a national nonprofit and pioneer in the disability rights movement with more...

2010-07-22 05:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children and young adults with disabilities between the ages of 4 and 21 can register at www.UnitedSpinal.org/kss for the 6th annual Kids Sports Spectacular at Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, PA, to be held on Saturday, August 7th from 10 AM to 3 PM. The Kids Sports Spectacular is a free event that features instruction and educational clinics on wheelchair tennis, softball, basketball, power hockey, hand cycling and strength training. A...

2010-05-31 13:04:07

An international group of researchers has identified the genetic cause of an inherited condition that causes severe foetal abnormalities. The work, co-led by geneticists at the University of Leeds, together with colleagues from institutes and universities in Paris, Rome and San Diego, should allow couples at risk of conceiving babies with the profoundly disabling Meckel-Gruber and Joubert syndromes to be identified beforehand through genetic screening. Their findings, which show how the...

2010-04-22 05:00:00

NEW YORK, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carol Khoury was recently hired as the Chief Financial Officer of United Spinal Association, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with disabilities for more than sixty years. Carol has over 25 years of financial experience and demonstrated leadership and management skills for diverse organizations, including a Big 4 accounting firm, a not-for-profit, and a complex governmental organization....

2010-04-05 05:00:00

NEW YORK, April 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association has developed a free online training program designed to save the lives of individuals with disabilities and mobility impairments during fire emergencies. United Spinal Association developed the fire safety training program that can be downloaded and shared with others with two practical goals in mind: To review the features of building code life/fire safety requirements for newly constructed buildings and facilities...

2010-02-16 14:40:03

Experts at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia describe current state of the science Repairing birth defects in the womb. Inserting a tiny laser into the mother's uterus to seal off an abnormal blood flow and save fetal twins. Advancing the science that may allow doctors to deliver cells or DNA to treat sickle cell anemia and other genetic diseases before birth. These are examples of the still-emerging field of fetal surgery. "Fetal surgery is a unique field in maternal-fetal medicine,"...

2010-02-11 15:15:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Centene Foundation for Quality Healthcare announced today that it has awarded a $35,000 grant to Fragile Kids Foundation, Inc. (FKF), a nonprofit organization based in Atlanta, Ga. The grant award will launch the Fragile Kids Partner Program, an effort to better reach underserved, rural Georgia families caring for medically fragile children with a range of diagnoses, including cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, mitochondrial disorder...

2010-01-19 20:59:09

New research, published by Cell Press in the January 19th issue of the journal Developmental Cell, provides intriguing insight into how the nervous system forms during very early embryonic development. The study sheds light on a process called neural tube closure which, when disrupted, causes congenital birth defects of the brain and spinal cord, including anencephaly and spina bifida. During normal embryonic development, a flat sheet of cells that is destined to give rise to the brain and...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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