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HowStuffWorks.com Campaign Proves Determination and Curiosity More Powerful than Gravity

... Fotheringham, who was born with spina Bifida, mastered the back flip on July 13, 2006 ... HowStuffWorks.com has also partnered with the spina Bifida Association to drive awareness and ... one of the over 180,000 individuals living with spina Bifida in this country for whom the SBA actively ...

Neural Stem Cells May Help Repair Spina Bifida in Utero

... of the defect while in utero, may help repair spina bifida before birth. The delivered cells ... can occur anywhere along the spine. Children with spina bifida suffer from partial paralysis, urinary and ... at Children's, and colleagues studied a model of spina bifida in fetal lambs, involving a severe form of ...

ABC's Woodruff to Brave Woodward, Markey and Sattler at SBA's 19th Annual Roast on October 29

... plans and policy, J-5, The Joint Staff, at the spina Bifida Association's (SBA) 19th Annual Roast for spina Bifida at the Omni Shoreham. These roasters -- ... of improving the quality of life for people with spina Bifida, while educating women on how to prevent ...

Folic Acid Reduces Infant Heart Defects

... of vitamin B, has been shown to reduce neural tube birth defects, such as spina bifida or anencephaly. Now it seems folic acid may also prevent heart ... rice and other grain products. By 2004, the number of infants born with spina bifida or anencephaly had dropped 26 percent, according to the U.S. ...

Obese Moms More Likely to Have Babies With Birth Defects

... to the development of congenital anomalies, such as neural tube defects, spina bifida, heart defects, cleft lip and palate, and anencephaly (a defect in ... higher for obese mothers compared to normal weight women. The risk of spina bifida was increased more than twofold. The odds of an infant having ...

New Survey Reveals Majority of Women of Child-Bearing Age Unaware Folic Acid Should Be Consumed Before Pregnancy

... of the brain and spine known as neural tube defects (NTDs), such as spina bifida, can occur in the early weeks following conception, often before a ... the FDA issued the mandate in 1998, neural tube defects (NTDs), including spina bifida, have declined by 26 percent. To commemorate the ten-year ...

Posit Science Invited to Speak at Johns Hopkins University About Cutting Edge Cognitive Training Interventions

... those who did not continued to decline. Drs. Mahncke and spina also shared research showing that training on the Brain Fitness Program ... Mahncke is Vice President of Research and Outcomes at Posit Science. Dr. spina is a research neuropsychologist. About Posit Science: ...

Children's Hospital Oakland publishes first of its kind pediatric rehabilitation journal

... issue is expected in late 2008, highlighting Muscular Dystrophy, with the spina Bifida volume to follow in early 2009. The journal, initially ... such as cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, spina bifida, amputation, muscular dystrophies of all types, stroke, cancer, ...

Beaumont Sees Results in Nation's 1st Urinary Nerve Rewiring Surgeries for Spina Bifida Patients

... first-in-the-nation nerve rerouting surgery for patients with spina bifida. The surgeries were conducted in 2007 at Beaumont Hospital in Royal ... innovative treatments to patients. In spinal cord injury and spina bifida, the nerves that control the bladder and sphincter are damaged. ...

DuPage Community Foundation Awards $15,000 Grant to Marianjoy Pediatric Continuing Care Program

... from low income families. The Marianjoy Pediatric Program treats children with disorders and diseases such as autism, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, brain injury and other diagnoses. The classes that are offered through the Pediatric Continuing Care Program include sensory language and ...

Chicagoland Motorcycle F.A.S.T. Ride to Fight Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder:

... increases the chances that a child will have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Although this disorder affects 40,000 infants a year, more than spina Bifida, Down Syndrome and Muscular Dystrophy combined, it is still relatively unaddressed. The Chicago-area FASTeam and a group of ...

Agent Orange Linked to Parkinson's, Heart Disease

... amyloidosis (a blood disorder) and type 2 diabetes. There was also "limited or suggestive evidence" between a parent's exposure to herbicides and spina bifida in offspring, along with a call for more studies on health issues in the children of veterans. There was "inadequate or insufficient ...

United Spinal Association's 2009 Independence Expo Aug 7th-8th in Orlando: Improving Life for the Disabled and the Aging

... in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post polio. It has played a significant role in writing the Americans with Disabilities Act, made important contributions to the ...

United Spinal Association's 2009 Independence Expo Aug. 7th-8th In Orlando: Improving Life for the Disabled and the Aging

... in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post polio. It has played a significant role in writing the Americans with Disabilities Act, made important contributions to the ...

United Spinal Association Presents The 2009 Independence Expo: Improving Life for the Disabled and the Aging

... in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post polio. It has played a significant role in writing the Americans with Disabilities Act, made important contributions to the ...

World-Class Pediatric Orthopaedic Clinic Now Open for Kids

... of pediatric orthopaedic conditions such as cerebral palsy, clubfoot, fractures, hemophilia, scoliosis, foot, ankle, hand, wrist and hip disorders, spina bifida and other musculoskeletal disorders. As an outpatient facility, the clinic is open five days a week with eight exam rooms, a large cast room, ...

United Spinal Association's 2nd Annual Disability Leadership & Policy Summit: Health Issues and People with Disabilities

... in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post polio. It has played a significant role in writing the Americans with Disabilities Act, made important contributions to the ...

Spinal Network: The Total Wheelchair Resource Book

... in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post polio. It has played a significant role in writing the Americans with Disabilities Act, made important contributions to the ...

Want to Help Your Job Hunt? Win a Facelift!

... feel at a real disadvantage interviewing with wrinkles, jowls or bags under their eyes." The San Francisco Surgery Center and anesthesiologist, Bill spina MD, will partner with Dr. Kim to provide a facelift and treatments to one deserving winning contestant. "My practice is in San Francisco," ...

Taking folic acid for a year before pregnancy may reduce risk of preterm birth

... beginning before pregnancy and continuing into the first trimester helps prevent serious birth defects of the brain and spinal cord, such as spina bifida," said Alan R. Fleischman, M.D., senior vice president and medical director of the March of Dimes. "Dr. Bukowski's research makes us ...

Accessible Air Travel Guide for People With Disabilities From United Spinal Association

... in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post polio. It has played a significant role in writing the Americans with Disabilities Act, made important contributions to the ...

United Spinal Association Reports Positive Results of Stem Cell Transplantation to Treat Multiple Sclerosis: Study May be Key to Unlocking a Cure

... in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post polio. It has played a significant role in writing the Americans with Disabilities Act, made important contributions to the ...

ADA releases position paper on obesity, reproduction and pregnancy outcomes

... women, suggesting that maternal (obesity) alters development in the sensitive embryonic period." The authors note neural tube defects such as spina bifida and anencephaly are about twice as common among children of obese women. "Other birth defects more frequent in offspring of obese women ...

United Spinal Association Joins National Disability Leaders for Historic Meeting at the White House

... in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post polio. It has played a significant role in writing the Americans with Disabilities Act, made important contributions to the ...

Study Links Pesticides to Birth Defects

... significant correlation between the last menstrual period and higher rates of birth defects for half of 22 categories of birth defects, including spina bifida, cleft lip, clubfoot and Down's syndrome. "Elevated concentrations of pesticides and other agrochemicals in surface water during April ...

United Spinal Association Praises Historic Signing of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act

... in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post polio. It has played a significant role in writing the Americans with Disabilities Act, made important contributions to the ...

Harsh Impact of Social Security Delays for People With Disabilities: United Spinal Association's Peggy Hathaway Testifies Before Congress

... in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post polio. It has played a significant role in writing the Americans with Disabilities Act, made important contributions to the ...

Anti-microbial catheter to cut infection risk for dialysis patients

... urinary catheters, which are commonly used in the healthcare of the elderly and to manage urinary tract problems in people with spinal injuries and spina bifida. This will involve some adaptation to cover specific pathogens such as, in the case of foley catheters, Proteus which produces a biofilm on ...

United Spinal Association Opens Registration for the 2009 Independence Expo: Improving Life for the Disabled and the Aging

... in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post polio. It has played a significant role in writing the Americans with Disabilities Act, made important contributions to the ...

Beaumont Launches 1st U.S. Adult Human Stem Cell Study for Stress Urinary Incontinence

... dysfunction. Doctors at Beaumont are pioneering a revolutionary nerve rerouting surgery to help adults with spinal cord injuries or children with spina bifida gain bladder control and are first in the United States to research using a person's own stem cells to treat stress urinary incontinence. ...

United Spinal Association Report Reveals the Importance of Studying Multiple Sclerosis in Children: Developing New Insights into MS in Adults

... in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post polio. It has played a significant role in writing the Americans with Disabilities Act, made important contributions to the ...

United Spinal Association Introduces The Veterans Health Council: Improving Veterans Health through Information and Advocacy

... in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post polio. It has played a significant role in writing the Americans with Disabilities Act, made important contributions to the ...

Neurological Surgery, P.C. of Long Island, NY Announces the Addition of Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Elizabeth M. Trinidad, M.D.

... and uses minimally invasive techniques when treating diseases of the brain and spine such as tumors, congenital malformations (craniosynostosis, spina bifida and Chiari), hydrocephalus, epilepsy and spasticity, trauma and degenerative disease. Dr. Trinidad also manages their care by using ...

Tengion to Present at 27th Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference

... For the first time, Dr. Nichtberger will discuss Tengion's completion of its Phase 2 clinical trial in patients with neurogenic bladder due to spina bifida and the company's plans for a Phase 3 trial of its Tengion Neo-Bladder Augment(R) in patients with neurogenic bladder, planned for initiation ...

Folic acid survey of Spanish-speaking women finds most are missing benefits, March of Dimes says

... survey to focus on this population. Folic acid can prevent neural tube defects (NTDs), serious birth defects of the brain and spine such as spina bifida and anencephaly, which are more prevalent in the Hispanic population than other racial or ethnic groups. Hispanics are the largest and the ...

First Nationwide Folic Acid Survey of Spanish-Speaking Women Finds Most Are Missing Benefits, March of Dimes Says

... survey to focus on this population. Folic acid can prevent neural tube defects (NTDs), serious birth defects of the brain and spine such as spina bifida and anencephaly, which are more prevalent in the Hispanic population than other racial or ethnic groups. Hispanics are the largest and the ...

Accessible Dispatch Program: Accessible Taxi Service for Wheelchair Users in New York City

... in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post polio. It has played a significant role in writing the Americans with Disabilities Act, made important contributions to the ...

Gerstman Family Spotlighted on Reader's Digest Website

... with several established not-for-profit camping institutions and helped hundreds of children with a wide range of physical disabilities, including spina bifida, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, blindness, and deafness, enjoy the thrill of summer camp in integrated environments with their ...

United Spinal Association Launches VetsFirst.org Help Center: The Next Generation Veterans Service Organization

... in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post polio. It has played a significant role in writing the Americans with Disabilities Act, made important contributions to the Fair ...

How America Signs Her Name; United Spinal Association Presents How to Display Our Flag

... in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post polio. It has played a significant role in writing the Americans with Disabilities Act, made important contributions to the Fair ...
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