The Preeclampsia Foundation today released the Illustrated Preeclampsia Symptoms Tear Pad, a patient education tool that was developed in collaboration with health services researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Ill. The tool effectively informs pregnant women, even those with potentially poor literacy, about preeclampsia. Because preeclampsia is a disorder that can have grave consequences for a mother and her unborn baby, the goal is for the tool to offer information in a way that allows women to assimilate and retain knowledge related to preeclampsia, leading them to promptly seek medical attention should they have symptoms related to preeclampsia.
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Asuragen Inc., a leading molecular diagnostics company, today announced results from a study demonstrating that a new molecular test called Xpansion Interpreter® can improve the determination of a woman’s risk of having a child with fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited cause of intellectual disability and autism, compared to existing risk measures. The Xpansion Interpreter Test is based on a technology breakthrough that reveals both the number and position of “interrupting” DNA sequences in the fragile X gene of the mother and more accurately estimates the likelihood that her child will have fragile X syndrome. The study will be published in the April issue of the American Journal of Medical Genetics and presented today at the 2013 American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Phoenix, AZ.
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WebMD Health Corp. (Nasdaq: WBMD), the leading source of health information, announced today the launch of the WebMD Pregnancy app, a free iPhone® app offering expectant moms WebMD’s physician-reviewed pregnancy information that is customizable to fit a woman’s unique pregnancy. The WebMD Pregnancy App is WebMD’s latest addition to its multi-screen platform approach which provides actionable health information when consumers want it most, enabling them to better manage their health. WebMD is the leader in mobile for health information, with WebMD’s mobile apps for consumers having been downloaded over 16 million times.1
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1appFigures data through December 26, 2012; includes WebMD App, WebMD Baby App, WebMD Pain Coach App
http://www.prenataldancewithmenina.com PRENATAL DANCE™ is the first prenatal dance workout of its kind created by professional dancer/instructor/choreographer Menina Fortunato. This comprehensive full body dance workout includes a complete warm-up with toning exercises and stretches focusing on arms, core, hips, butt and legs. The workout progresses into as a series of no impact sassy dance combinations, followed by a relaxing cool down that will help connect with the growing spirit inside the belly. PRENATAL DANCE™ will improve balance, flexibility, coordination, cardio and strength as well as increase confidence and promote relaxation that will better prepare each woman for a healthy pregnancy and birth. Menina is dedicated to show every mother-to-be how to embrace their curves, stay fit, and feel sexy through PRENATAL DANCE™.
Lovelies! I’m Nancy Li, founder of Charity4Couture; a nonprofit
organization that takes donated clothes, refurbishes them (such as
studding, cutting, sewing, etc.), and then sells them on my website.
Best of all, proceeds will be donated directly to St.Jude\\\'s Research
Hospital and the Hirshberg Foundation.
March of Dimes, the leading non-profit organization for maternal and infant health, will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2013 and its ongoing work to help all babies get a healthy start in life. About 4 million babies are born in the United States each year, and the March of Dimes has helped each and every one through research, education, vaccines, and breakthroughs.
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Natural disasters that have devastated the nation this year have reminded Americans about the importance of preparedness. That was the focus of the Ad Council and FEMA’s Ready campaign created pro bono by Chicago-based advertising agency Leo Burnett. The innovative campaign earned Leo Burnett the Ad Council’s top creative award of the year – the Gold Bell for Creative Excellence. Marc Pritchard, Global Branding Officer of The Proctor and Gamble Company and Ad Council Chairman of the Board, presented the award last night at the Ad Council’s 59th Annual Public Service Award Dinner. Silver and Bronze Bells were also awarded to Havas Worldwide New York and Grey New York for their work on the Unplanned Pregnancy Prevention and Stroke Awareness campaigns, respectively.
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Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey (http://www.rmanj.com) today presented interim findings from its BEST (Blastocyst Euploid Selective Transfer) trial, the first well-controlled clinical trial comparing in vitro fertilization (IVF) pregnancy rates in a group of women receiving a single embryo transfer (SET) with comprehensive chromosome screening (CCS) with a group receiving traditional morphology-based double embryo transfer (DET). The findings were presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine 68th Annual Meeting in San Diego, October 20-24, 2012.
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The pig industry consists of two different herds, each with its own function. The breeding sows function is to produce as many piglets as possible.
The role of the piglets is to produce meat. They are reared to the age of 4-6 months then they are slaughtered.
Sows are kept in sow stalls or tether stalls. Sow stalls are metal-barred stalls which are so narrow that the sow cannot even turn around, she can only take a step forwards or backwards. Sows are confined in these stalls throughout their 16½ weeks of pregnancy, for pregnancy after pregnancy. This means that the sows are imprisoned this way most of their lives.
Celebrities from music, film, television, and sports are lending their star power to bring greater attention to the annual March for Babies, the March of Dimes premier fundraising event that takes place in 900 communities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico this coming weekend.
March for Babies supports cutting-edge research and community-based programs that help moms have full-term, healthy babies. March for Babies has been held annually since 1970, and the event has raised a combined total of $2 billion to help all babies get a healthy start in life. The goal for this year's event is to raise more than $110 million.
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