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Cerebral Palsy Improves After Bone Marrow Stem Cell Procedure

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. David Steenblock of Mission Viejo, California, a pioneer in clinical applications of stem cells, is pleased to report the results of a 16 year old girl who suffered from cerebral palsy. The patient had right side paralysis and spasticity since birt...

BRANDEMiX Selected to Launch Cerebral Palsy Associations of NYS Metro Services New Strategic Plan

The Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State's Metro Services has chosen BRANDEMiX, the NYC-based communications consultancy known for innovative branding around human resources initiatives, to brand and launch an employee communications campaign in support of their new strategic plan. ...

National study shows magensium sulfate reduces risk of cerebral palsy in premature births

CHICAGO Results of a 10-year study published in the August 28 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine found that magnesium sulfate administered to women delivering before 32 weeks of gestation reduced the risk of cerebral palsy by 50 percent. The Beneficial Effects of Antenatal Magnesium S...

Toys and technology for rehabilitation in cerebral palsy patients

Providence, RI What began as a college course project to design therapeutic toys has resulted in the first toys of their kind, designed as therapy for children with cerebral palsy (CP). CP is a disorder that affects the development of the brain and the motor system, often causing muscle weakne...

United Cerebral Palsy Releases Annual State Medicaid Rankings

WASHINGTON, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Cerebral Palsy (UCP), one of the nation's largest health charities, reported today that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities being served by Medicaid are not getting the community-based supports they need in every State. ...

Epsom Salt Cut Cerebral Palsy Rate in Half Among Preemies

Researchers note most hospitals already stocked with simple, inexpensive solution THURSDAY, Jan. 31 (HealthDay News) -- An infusion of Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) given just before delivery to pregnant women at high risk for preterm birth cut the rate of cerebral palsy among these n...

Stem cell therapy studies for stroke, cerebral palsy prepare for clinical trials

Finding answers about optimal dosage and timing for stem cell therapy in adults with strokes and newborns with ischemic injuries is a goal of two new federally funded studies. The answers are critical before clinical trials can begin, says Dr. Cesario V. Borlongan, neuroscientist at the Medical...

Antiviral Won't Improve Bell's Palsy Outcome

Cheap, standard treatment best against the facial paralysis, study finds WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17 (HealthDay News) -- The antiviral drug acyclovir is no better at easing a form of facial paralysis called Bell's palsy than traditional treatment, a new study finds. The fact that acyclovir m...

New Hope for Walking Normally, Living Better With Cerebral Palsy

High-Tech Yet Simple Device "Rewires" Brain, Improves and Restores Balance, Normal Walking Haifa, Israel (PRWEB) May 17, 2009 -- From now on, "virtual reality" has a whole new meaning for people with Cerebral Palsy who want to improve their balance...

Compounds Found to Protect Rabbits From Cerebral Palsy

Discovery called exciting, but human application remains elusive, expert says WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) -- In experiments with rabbits, a team of scientists has created two chemical compounds that appear to protect a fetus from developing cerebral palsy from a lack of oxygen....

Stunning finding: Compounds protect against cerebral palsy

Two compounds developed by Northwestern University chemists have been shown to be effective in pre-clinical trials in protecting against cerebral palsy, a condition caused by neurodegeneration that affects body movement and muscle coordination. "The results were just stunning, absolutely amazin...

Local Child Treated In Clinical Trial To Ease Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy

While pregnant, Danielle and John Centrello decided to bank their baby's cord blood with M.A.Z.E. Cord Blood Laboratories in Purchase, NY. They saved their infant's cord blood, hoping never to use it, but wanted to have it just in case. Cresskill, NJ (Vocus) December ...

La Rabida Children's Hospital to Host Three-Day Course on Gait Treatment Options for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Development of Normal Gait Deviations and Treatment Options for the Child with Cerebral Palsy will be the focus of a three-day workshop to be held at La Rabida Children's Hospital Dec. 5 through 7. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 2, 2008 -- Development of Normal Gait Devia...

Magnesium Sulfate Reduces Threat of Cerebral Palsy

Compound given to women at risk of preterm birth cuts risk in half, study finds WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Magnesium sulfate, given to mothers at risk of preterm delivery, cut the rate of cerebral palsy in their babies by nearly half, a new study found. "If deemed to be ...

Australian Study Seeks Genetic Roots of Cerebral Palsy

Reseachers to gather 10,000 samples in study of this pregnancy complication MONDAY, July 21 (HealthDay News) -- Australian researchers are recruiting 10,000 people to participate in the world's largest study of the possible genetic causes of cerebral palsy. The study will include 5...

Advertising Hall of Famer Charles D. Peebler Receives Honor for Work Supporting Cure for Progressive Supernuclear Palsy

- Peebler Family Has Raised over $2 Million To Find Cure for Devastating Neurological Disease - HAILEY, Idaho, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Charles D. (Chuck) Peebler was recognized and honored at his home in Hailey, Idaho on June 17, 2008, for his support to find a cure for...

Multiple corticosteroid injections in pregnant women may increase cerebral palsy

CHAPEL HILL -- When pregnant women are at high risk for preterm birth, giving them a single injection of corticosteroids has been shown to reduce the babys chances of having serious lung problems after birth. But some women receive multiple injections of corticosteroids, and a new study shows t...

Repeat steroids to premature infants linked to cerebral palsy

NEW YORK Repeated courses of a drug that is used to improve the survival of unborn premature babies also may increase the risk of cerebral palsy in those children, according to results from a multi-center study, funded by the National Institutes of Health and led by Ronald Wapner, M.D., professor...

Motion Analysis Helps Teen With Cerebral Palsy Regain Ability to Walk

Newswise At fourteen, cerebral palsy hampered Anthonys ability to walk. He and his mother feared that within the next few years , he would be confined to a wheelchair. As is the case with more than 500,000 Americans with this crippling disorder, Anthony was left with few options and his fa...

Newborns' Cerebral Palsy Risk Increased By Alzheimer's Gene

Researchers at Children's Memorial Research Center have, for the first time, identified Apolipoprotein E (APOE), a gene associated with heightened risk //for Alzheimer's disease in adults, can also increase the likelihood that brain-injured newborns would develop cerebral palsy. This is the fir...

Genetic Disorders, Not Fetal Distress Increase Cerebral Palsy Risk

In a medical breakthrough, Australian researchers have discovered that hereditary blood clotting disorders increase the risk of cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is a neurological // disorder that affects about one in 500 babies and results in co-ordination problems, and it was previously assumed t...

Platinum for the Eye: A new facial palsy implant

Patients suffering from facial palsy with affected eyelids now have a more aesthetic and less complicated upper eyelid implant called the platinum chain. Earlier options which included rigid gold implants had many complications like bulging, incomplete eyelid closure, corneal abnormalities, and los...

Mild Stress During Pregnancy may Worsen Offspring's Risk of Cerebral Palsy

A new study has shown just how important it is for mothers-to-be to relax, by finding that chronic mild stress may increase the risk that their offspring will develop cerebral palsy . Cerebral palsy is a group of neurological disorders marked by physical disability. Though the study...

4th Annual Case for Inclusion Report Ranks All 50 States on Community-Based Support

... Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Cerebral palsy (UCP) released today the 2009 Case for Inclusion R...d. About UCP: United Cerebral palsy is one of the largest health organizations in Amer...ivity and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. Reflective of its long hi...

Stroke in Children Rare But Costly

...here is a huge subset of children who have strokes in utero and have a label of cerebral palsy," Vargus-Adams said. "Given what we know about cerebral palsy in general, we can say that the number of children with in utero stroke can approach or exceed the number who have strokes in childhood." Those chi...

Farmers Insurance Pledges to Match All Donations Up to $250k For "Be a Hero for Babies Day" to Benefit March Of Dimes

...of Dimes says. One in 8 babies is born prematurely, and those who survive often face lifelong disabilities such as learning disabilities, cerebral palsy , blindness, hearing loss , and other chronic conditions including asthma. "I challenge everyone to visit marchofdimes.com/farmers o...

Anixter Center Announces Leadership Changes

...disabilities, had previously served for 12 years as director of governmental relations and the director of state-federal relations for United Cerebral palsy Associations and for six years as president and CEO of the Brain Injury Association of America, both in Washington, D.C. Bergman said, "I am conf...

A Random Act of Kindness Changes a Family's Life Forever as Alexzander Prado's Wish to Walk is Granted at Abilities Expo

...ties Expo ( www.abilitiesexpo.com ) in the Anaheim Convention Center. This was the day that a triumphant little boy overcame his congenital cerebral palsy to walk hands-free for the very first time. It was also the day that two strangers, so touched by what they saw, bought Alexzander the miracle walker ...

Twelve Year-Old Girl With Facial Paralysis Is Smiling Again After Cutting-Edge Facial Plastic Surgery

...Dr. Azizzadeh has also been actively involved in several humanitarian causes. He has founded and is the Director of the Facial Paralysis & Bell's palsy Foundation ( www.facialparalysisfoundation.org ), a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the treatment of patients with facial paralysis. D...

Children and Adults with Disabilities Benefit from Circle K's Unwavering Commitment

... PHOENIX, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Cerebral palsy (UCP) of Central Arizona has been the beneficiary of Circle K's community involvement for over twenty-five years. Locally and nationally Circle K has...

arc Thrift Stores to Honor Individuals and Businesses Who Support People With Developmental Disabilities

...do who live with physical and cognitive disabilities. One in every 800 children is born each year with Down syndrome, three out of 1,000 have Cerebral palsy and one out of 150 children are on the autistic spectrum. "arc Thrift Stores and its 12-advocacy chapters share the belief that, with appropriate lear...

Valley Businesses Shedding Their Suits to Go Casual for a Cause

...al day at the office all in the spirit of raising money for United Cerebral palsy (UCP) of Central Arizona's programs serving children and adults with disabi... developmental delays, and learning disabilities. United Cerebral palsy (UCP) of Central Arizona 1802 West Parkside Lane Phoenix, AZ 85027 ...

Video: CVS/pharmacy Pays Tribute to Caregivers and Announces Winners of the 'For All the Ways You Care' Contest

... business. Jessie Vi (Sarasota, Fla.) - Jessie is a karate instructor who helped a young boy with autism, epilepsy and left hemiplegia cerebral palsy find confidence and joy by participating in the one activity he desired most -- karate. For Loftin Searcy, karate is a source of inspiration thanks to...

Jamaican Destination Spa Offers More Than Just a Magical Experience for the Body, Mind and Spirit

...therapy massages and foot baths, and a menu of additional options to ensure pampering is complete. Recently, the spa has helped people with Bells palsy and Epilepsy. Video testimonials and stories from three clients may be visited here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNLnPFQwA4w http...

FDA Mandates New Warnings for Botox

... Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday. Most cases involved children given the drug to control muscle spasticity associated with cerebral palsy and adults using it to treat muscle spasticity, migraines and cervical dystonia. "The hospitalizations are very few, deaths are very rare, but the...

Video: CVS Caremark Charitable Trust Awards $4.2 Million in Grants Benefiting Children with Disabilities, Uninsured

...Development Center, Buena Park United Cerebral palsy Association of San Diego County, San Diego Vil...ty Action Commission, Sandusky United Cerebral palsy Association of Greater Cleveland, Cleveland YM...ns with Handicaps, Dallas United Cerebral palsy of Greater Houston, Bellaire Women Involved in...

Turtle Island Oxygen Trust Sponsors Free Hyperbaric Treatments

...le Island Oxygen Trust in association with the Hyperbaric Medical Center of New Mexico will offer free hyperbaric treatments to children with Cerebral palsy (CP) or Autism without cost to them or their families effective immediately. Santa Fe, NM (PRWEB) April 28, 2009 -- A landm...

Major Stakeholders in Health Reform Debate Call for Improvements in Scoring of Congressional Health Care Proposals

...Minneapolis Urban League Sabathani Community Center United Cerebral palsy of Minnesota New Hampshire Advanced Laser Therapy AIDS Service...te University Medical Center Prevent Blindness Ohio United Cerebral palsy of Central Ohio University of Toledo South Carolina Black Nurs...

One in 50 Americans Lives With Paralysis

...or recreation accidents. Besides spinal cord injury, other causes of paralysis reported by respondents include stroke, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and post-polio syndrome. Next, the foundation will lobby in Washington, D.C., Canose said, using the new survey numbers to help remove barriers th...

Resuscitated Newborns at Risk for Lower IQs

...gns of mental problems in early infancy, British researchers report. It has been thought that when the cause of the mental retardation and cerebral palsy is a period of lack of oxygen, newborns will show signs of brain damage immediately following birth called encephalopathy. The signs of encephalopathy...
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