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2011-06-16 15:00:00

Initiative Could Decrease the Rate of Neural Tube Defects Among Hispanic Women WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fortifying corn masa flour with the B vitamin folic acid could prevent more serious birth defects of the brain and spine in the Hispanic community, according to a March of Dimes commentary published in the American Journal of Public Health. Fortification of enriched cereal grains such as bread and pasta with folic acid was mandated by the Food &...

2011-05-12 07:45:00

NEW YORK, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association has announced the inclusion of Users First as a new program that advocates for improved access to seating and mobility equipment by empowering wheelchair users, clinicians, and providers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110413/MM82757LOGO) Users First, formerly Users First(TM) Alliance - a national non-profit formed in 2007, focuses on uniting and strengthening the voice of mobility device consumers,...

2011-04-28 00:00:29

The law firm of Atkins & Markoff, a team of Oklahoma defective drug attorneys, hereby announces that the firm is reviewing claims free of charge regarding Depakote birth defects along with a full Depakote resource at http://www.atkinsandmarkoff.com. Depakote is an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug that has recently been found to lead to birth defetcs when used during pregnancy. Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) April 27, 2011 The Oklahoma law firm of Atkins & Markoff hereby announces...

2011-04-21 08:00:00

NEW YORK, April 21, 2011/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association has released a report compiling answers to 20 common questions regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or health care reform law, that have been posed by its members and others within the disability community. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110413/MM82757LOGO) United Spinal developed the report to assist readers to better appreciate the structure and benefits of health care reform and what lies...

2011-04-15 12:07:00

NEW YORK, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association applauds President Obama for his fiscal policy remarks addressing the needs of our community and all people with disabilities. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110413/MM82757LOGO) United Spinal, the single, largest membership organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with spinal cord injuries and disorders nationwide, supports the President's commitment to protecting Medicare, Medicaid...

2011-04-15 00:00:30

Anticonvulsant medications such as Depakote are being found to possibly cause birth defects according to recent studies. Victims of these anticonvulsant birth defects may need financial help to provide potential life-long medical care for children born with such conditions as spina bifida, heart malformations, or physical cleft injuries. More information about this can be found at http://www.consumerjusticefoundation.com. (Vocus/PRWEB) April 14, 2011 The Consumer Justice Foundation (CJF)...

2011-04-15 00:00:30

Researchers at the University of Groningen, in the Netherlands, have uncovered that exposure to Valproic acid in fetuses can lead to severe birth defects. Valproic acid is a common ingredient in anticonvulsant drugs such as Depakote. Additional resources can be found at http://www.depakotebirthinjury.com. (Vocus/PRWEB) April 14, 2011 The Consumer Justice Foundation works diligently to inform American consumers about potentially dangerous pharmaceuticals and other harmful substances offered...

2011-04-13 08:00:00

NEW YORK, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association will present the 2nd Annual Disability Leadership and Policy Summit on April 21st in Philadelphia, focusing on employment as the gateway to empowerment and independence. The Summit, co-hosted by Temple University, will feature a panel of national leading experts discussing programs and policies that will lead to new employment opportunities for people with disabilities and veterans. A variety of exhibitors will...

2011-03-29 08:00:00

NEW YORK, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association and National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), two leading nonprofits with more than 125 years of combined service to the disability community, have recently announced their intended merger unifying resources to become the single, largest membership organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D) nationwide. The combined organization will significantly...

2011-03-28 00:00:27

As lawsuits against the makers of the epilepsy drug Depakote begin to surface in the United States, Depakote lawyers begin to consult with families of birth defect victims about possible Depakote lawsuits. Depakote is a prescription anticonvulsant used to treat epilepsy and the manic phase of bipolar disorder. Depakote Birth Injury Resources provides online information about possible Depakote birth defects and means to connect with Depakote lawyers. (PRWEB) March 26, 2011 As new studies...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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