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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...

2011-03-18 00:00:28

The Update on Prenatal Diagnosis and Treatment of Fetal Anomalies conference occurs in Philadelphia today through March 19 Philadelphia, PA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 16, 2011 An international group of over 300 medical experts gathers today to discuss the most current advances in prenatal diagnosis and treatment of birth defects. About one in every 33 babies born each year in the United States has some type of major birth defect. Birth defects are also the leading cause of infant death. The...

2011-03-16 11:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An international group of over 300 medical experts gathers today to discuss the most current advances in prenatal diagnosis and treatment of birth defects. About one in every 33 babies born each year in the United States has some type of major birth defect. Birth defects are also the leading cause of infant death. The Update on Prenatal Diagnosis and Treatment of Fetal Anomalies conference occurs in Philadelphia today through March...

2011-02-15 08:21:53

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Mother's carrying babies with spina bilfida could see major benefits by having surgery in the womb. Spina bifida, is a birth defect that affects 1,500 of the babies born in the U.S. each year.  The bone around the spine doesn't form properly, causing part of the spinal cord to stick out of the baby's back. According to this study, about 10% of babies born with the defect die after birth. Since there is no cure for the defect, some parents choose to end the...

2011-02-11 16:29:20

Authors stress more research needs to be done to determine whether supplement that prevents spina bifida causes cancer in humans The daughters of rats who took folic acid supplements before conception, during pregnancy and while breast-feeding have breast cancer rates twice as high as other rats, according to a new study. They also had more tumours and developed them at a faster rate, according to the study led by Dr. Young-in Kim, a gastroenterologist at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto....

2011-02-10 19:38:50

More than two thousand physicians, some of the top obstetric/gynecologists in the world who specialize in maternal-fetal medicine, especially high risk pregnancies, gathered today for their annual meeting in San Francisco to begin four days of intensive research presentations. Presentations each year at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting â“ž¢, represent major findings in reducing high-risk pregnancies and...

2011-02-10 13:40:23

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is one of three centers in newly released landmark study Performing delicate surgery in the womb, months before birth, can substantially improve outcomes for children with a common, disabling birth defect of the spine. Experts at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) co-led a new landmark study showing that fetal surgery for spina bifida greatly reduces the need to divert fluid from the brain, improves mobility and improves the chances that a...

2011-02-10 01:00:00

Thirty years ago, the first human fetal surgery was performed at the University of California, San Francisco. Now, a randomized controlled trial has proven definitively that fetal surgery can help certain patients before birth. Babies who undergo an operation to repair the birth defect spina bifida while still in the womb develop better and experience fewer neurologic complications than babies who have corrective surgery after birth, according to findings from a major multicenter trial led by...


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