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News Article | May 8, 2017
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These tips from Shriners Hospitals for Children can help your family enjoy a fun, injury-free summer. Go Outside and Play Outdoor play provides physical and mental health benefits, including opportunities for exercise, creative expression, stress reduction and access to a free and natural source of vitamin D – sunlight. Before sending kids out to play, make sure they are wearing shoes to protect their feet from cuts, scrapes and splinters, and wearing sunscreen to protect against sunburns and harmful ultraviolet rays. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that emergency departments treat more than 200,000 children ages 14 and younger every year for playground-related injuries. Before your kids head to the playground, keep these precautions in mind: While playing poolside may be a blast, Safe Kids Worldwide reports that drowning is the leading cause of injury-related deaths for children ages 1-4 and the third-leading cause of injury-related deaths among those under 19. Additionally, the University of Michigan Health Systems estimate that about 6,000 kids under the age of 14 are hospitalized because of diving injuries each year, with 1 in 5 sustaining a spinal cord injury. Prevent accidents and injuries with these tips to ensure your family's safety around water: Boating, tubing and other water sports can be great fun but can also be dangerous. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, nearly 71 percent of all boating fatalities are drownings, 85 percent of which are a result of not wearing a life jacket. Here is what you can do to enjoy the water safely: According to the CDC, more than 300 children ages 19 and under are treated in emergency rooms for fire- and burn-related injuries each day. Use these tips to help keep children safe around fires, fireworks, grills and other heat sources: To see more tips, find activity pages and learn how to become a "Superhero of Summer Safety," visit shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/safesummer. When the Unexpected Happens It was a beautiful, sunny day when Jordan Nerski headed to the playground with his mother, like millions of other kids on summer vacation. One minute Jordan was climbing on the jungle gym and the next he was on the ground with a broken elbow. Accidents like these are why emergency room doctors and staff refer to the summer months as "trauma season." During these warm, action-packed months, kids spend more hours active and outdoors, often without adult supervision, increasing the chance of injury. When these accidents occur, parents want the best care possible for their children. Jordan's mother Jackie received a recommendation from a friend who suggested that she bring her son to the Shriners Hospital for Children — Portland walk-in fracture clinic. "The experience we had was truly amazing," Jackie Nerski said. "It was a stressful time since he was in a lot of pain, but everyone from the greeter at check-in to the doctor made it the best experience." A simple and streamlined process, Jordan, equipped with an X-ray documenting his break, was checked-in at the fracture clinic, treated and casted in under 2 hours. Jordan returned with his mother for follow-up visits to ensure his elbow was healing properly and they found every visit to be stress-free and informative. "At each visit, every care was taken for his comfort and to answer all my questions to appease my anxiety," Jackie Nerski said. "It was an experience that was fantastic; though one I hope we don't need again, but if we do, we know where to go." Including the Portland location, there are 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children in the United States, Canada and Mexico that provide specialized care to children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate, regardless of the families' ability to pay. Of these 22 hospitals, 13 also offer walk-in fracture clinics. Established in 1974, Family Features is a leading provider of free food and lifestyle content for print and online publications. Our articles, photos, videos and web content solutions save you time, money and help create advertising opportunities. Registration is fast and free – with absolutely no obligation. Visit editors.familyfeatures.com for more information. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/slide-into-summer-safety-300453220.html


News Article | May 21, 2017
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SARASOTA, FL, May 21, 2017-- Taylor Morrison, a leading national homebuilder and developer recently presented Habitat for Humanity Sarasota (HFHS) with a donation of $9,500 as part of the company's charitable donation program. The check was presented on March 8th by Cammie Longenecker, Taylor Morrison's Southwest Florida Division President, to support HFHS's Veteran Build program. It was accepted by Rhonda Leiberick, Program Director for Habitat for Humanity Sarasota.The Veteran Build program at Habitat for Humanity partners with military service members, their families and the families of the fallen to reinforce their strength and self-reliance through employment, volunteerism, homeownership and home repair. It provides safe, affordable homes to low-income working families. Dedicated volunteers provide on average of 2,500 labor-hours per home, resulting in a 30% reduction in construction cost. The organization builds new homes (and renovates purchased properties) with an emphasis on energy efficient features using building materials and techniques for sustainability, culminating in lower monthly expenses for homeowners. "Habitat Sarasota is delighted to partner with Taylor Morrison through our Veteran Build program," said Renee Snyder, Executive Director for HFHS. It is more than providing a house for a veteran, it's about investing in the men and women that have served our country."Through its charitable donation program, Taylor Morrison, Inc. matches contributions of employees in each division up to 50% per year towards a charity of the division's choice. Past gifts from the West Florida team have benefitted Nate's Honor Animal Rescue, Shriners Hospitals for Children and various other charities. "We have a strong sense of community within our company and are always eager and willing to give back," said Taylor Morrison Southwest Florida Division President, Cammie Longenecker. "Habitat for Humanity is a great organization with a great purpose and we are excited to be able to contribute to such a great cause and program."About Taylor MorrisonTaylor Morrison Home Corporation (NYSE:TMHC) is a leading national homebuilder and developer that has been recognized as the 2016 and 2017 America's Most Trusted Home Builder by Lifestory Research. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona we operate under two well-established brands, Taylor Morrison and Darling Homes. We serve a wide array of consumer groups from coast to coast, including first-time, move-up, luxury, and 55 plus buyers. In Texas, Darling Homes builds communities with a focus on individuality and custom detail while delivering on the Taylor Morrison standard of excellence.For more information about Taylor Morrison and Darling Homes please visit http://www.taylormorrison.com or http://www.darlinghomes.com.Contact:Linda Gross941-907-9507


News Article | June 21, 2017
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TAMPA, Fla., June 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Shriners are getting ready for their 143rd Imperial Session. This is the Shriners' annual convention and it is the first time Shriners International will hold their traditional event in Daytona Beach. The City of Daytona Beach will host two Imperial Sessions back to back in 2017 and again in July 2018. The convention in 2017 is expected to draw more than 10,000 visitors from around the world. Imperial Session is an annual business meeting and gathering of the international fraternity comprised of nearly 200 temples (chapters) in several countries. Imperial Session will run from July 9 to July 13, with events mainly taking place at the Ocean Center. The week-long activities will begin with another first, the Walk, Ride or Drive for LOVE which will be held at the Daytona International Speedway. Shriners Hospitals for Children® patients, families, community members and Shriners will walk or drive the track to raise funds and awareness for the hospitals. As part of Imperial Session, Gary Bergenske of Orlando, Florida is expected to be named the organization's newest Imperial Potentate, or executive leader, for the 2017 - 2018 term. His wife, Anne will become the First Lady of the organization and will announce her fundraising program benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children, the official philanthropy of Shriners International. "Imperial Sirs Chris Smith and Gary Bergenske and their ladies are excited to welcome you to the 'World's Most Famous Beach' Daytona Beach, Florida," said Director General, Stumpy Harris. "We look forward to welcoming our friends to a unique celebration in a wonderful family-friendly destination." Considered a highlight of the weeklong event, Shriners Hospitals for Children will reveal two new national patient ambassadors for 2017 - 2018 with the premiere of a video documentary of their heartwarming and encouraging real life experiences. Imperial Session will begin with a Public Opening on Sunday, July 3. For more information and a full schedule of events, visit the Imperial Session website or follow us on social media www.facebook.com/ShrinersInternational. About Shriners International Shriners International, a fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief and truth, founded Shriners Hospitals for Children as its official philanthropy in 1922. What began as one hospital, is now a world-renowned health care system with 22 locations in three countries. The fraternity, which has nearly 200 chapters in several countries and thousands of clubs around the world, continues to support this unique health care system. Please visit shrinersinternational.org to learn more. About Shriners Hospitals for Children Shriners Hospitals for Children changes lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. The 22 locations in the United States, Canada and Mexico provide advanced care for children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate. Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generosity of donors. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. For more information, please visit shrinershospitalsforchildren.org. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/shriners-set-to-arrive-in-daytona-beach-for-their-imperial-session-300477632.html


The disclosure describes methods of making high-strength NDGA collagen and associated methods of preparing collagen preparatory material and medical bioprostheses.


Patent
Shriners Hospitals For Children | Date: 2016-07-07

The presently disclosed subject matter relates to antagonists of PTEN and methods of using the same. In particular, the presently disclosed subject matter provides for PTEN antagonist peptides for use in treating central nervous system disorders. In an exemplary embodiment, the presently disclosed subject matter provides methods for promoting nerve fiber growth in a subject by administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of a PTEN antagonist peptide.


Patent
Shriners Hospitals For Children and University of South Florida | Date: 2013-08-20

A material derived from sea cucumber collagen fibrils is suitable for use in corneal replacements or as an implantable contact lens. To produce material, the collagen fibrils are centrifuged into orthogonal stacks of lamellae comprised of aligned fibrils. The resulting structure is a transparent film of arbitrary thickness very similar in structure to mammalian corneal tissue.


Patent
University of Cincinnati and Shriners Hospitals For Children | Date: 2014-06-09

A device, and method of making the device, capable of therapeutic treatment and/or for in vitro testing of human skin. The device may be used on skin wounds for burned, injured, or diseased skin, and provides structures and functions as in normal uninjured skin, such as barrier function, which is a definitive property of normal skin. The device contains cultured dermal and epidermal cells on a biocompatible, biodegradable reticulated matrix. All or part of the cells may be autologous, from the recipient of the cultured skin device, which advantageously eliminates concerns of tissue compatibility. The cells may also be modified genetically to provide one or more factors to facilitate healing of the engrafted skin replacement, such as an angiogenic factor to stimulate growth of blood vessels. The inventive device is easy to handle and manipulate for surgical transplant, can be made into large sheets to minimize the number of grafts required to cover a large surface area to be treated, and can be produced within the time frame to treat a burned individual requiring a skin graft.


Patent
Shriners Hospitals For Children | Date: 2014-03-11

Provided here in are, inter alia, methods of determining whether a patient is resistant or sensitive to glucocorticoid therapy.


Patent
Shriners Hospitals For Children | Date: 2016-06-16

The disclosure describes implantable medical products, that include dry or partially hydrated biocompatible constructs comprising collagen fibers configured to expand in situ after implantation to frictionally engage a bone tunnel wall to thereby affix the construct in the bone tunnel.


Patent
Shriners Hospitals For Children | Date: 2015-09-15

Method for performing spinal correction surgery. The method includes creating at least one access opening in a patient, and implanting a plurality of anchor devices through the at least one access opening onto a plurality of corresponding vertebral bodies. Each anchor device has a channel defined therein. The method further includes disposing a tether into the channel of each of the plurality of anchor devices. A first end portion of the tether is secured to a first of the plurality of anchor devices. Additionally, the method includes translating the vertebral body corresponding to the selected anchor device using a pusher tool. Furthermore, the method includes applying a tension to the tether using a tensioner.

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