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Chicago, IL, United States

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News Article | July 10, 2017
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The supporter with the correct, or closest, guess will win a VIP experience at the 2018 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas, Nevada. If multiple individuals guess the correct number of birdies, the winner will be selected via random drawing. Visit lovetotherescue.org/birdies-for-charity to donate and guess the number of birdies. Shriners Hospitals for Children is a global leader in the treatment of pediatric orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft clip and palate. At its 22 locations in North America, Shriners Hospitals provides critical, surgical and rehabilitative care to children, regardless of the families' ability to pay. An official PGA TOUR event, Shriners Hospitals for Children Open will be held November 2 – November 5 at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nevada. Since 2008, the tournament has served as a means for Shriners Hospitals for Children to raise awareness for its innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. Visit shrinershospitalsopen.com to learn more about the event, including sponsorship opportunities, the fan experience and past participants. "Adding Birdies for Charity to the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open is an exciting and engaging way to bring people together to raise the necessary funds to provide life-changing care to kids at Shriners Hospitals for Children," said Chris Smith, chairman of the Board of Directors for Shriners Hospitals for Children. "Donations to Birdies for Charity will help Shriners Hospitals provide innovative treatments, world-class research and unparalleled comprehensive care." Birdies will be recorded during four completed rounds of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, Thursday, November 2 through Sunday, November 5. The individual with the correct, or closest, guess will win an ultimate Las Vegas getaway, which includes: Other great prizes include autographed tournament pin flags and tournament apparel packages that will be given at random to the next closest guesses. The tournament covers all Birdies for Charity administrative costs and turns over 100% of all monies collected to Shriners Hospitals for Children. Complete contest rules can be found at lovetotherescue.org/birdies-for-charity. To add some friendly competition, the Shriners Hospitals location that receives the most monetary donations via the Birdies for Charity program will host the 2018 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Media Day. The event will include a hospital tour for the 2017 tournament champion and provide an opportunity for local supporters to participate. About Shriners Hospitals for Children Shriners Hospitals for Children is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. Our 22 locations in the United States, Canada and Mexico, provide advanced care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate. Learn more at shrinershospitalsforchildren.org. 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. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/shriners-hospitals-for-children-launches-birdies-for-charity-300483476.html


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


TAMPA, Fla., June 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Shriners Hospitals for Children® will celebrate 95 years of caring for kids with a specially-designed racecar in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway this Saturday, July 1, 2017. David Ragan's No. 38 Front Row Motorsports Ford Fusion will feature photos of children treated at Shriners Hospitals and highlight their mission to provide specialty pediatric care, regardless of the families' ability to pay. Since opening its first location in Shreveport, LA in 1922 to treat children with polio, Shriners Hospitals for Children has become a global leader in the treatment of pediatric orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate. Founded by Shriners International, the health care system now has 22 locations in North America and conducts outreach clinics around the world. Shriners Hospitals for Children is known for its innovative treatments, world-class research and unparalleled comprehensive care. "As both a Shriner and a father, this is a very special car for me to drive," said Ragan. "It represents the more than 1.3 million kids cared for by Shriners Hospitals for Children. Every child helped by Shriners Hospitals is a testament to the hope, love and quality care that they provide." During Saturday's race, Ragan will be cheered on by a Shriners Hospitals patient who is reaching his dreams. Sixteen-year-old Riley Desin has had more than a dozen surgeries at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Tampa for hereditary multiple exostoses, a genetic condition that affects his bones. He loves to play basketball and watch NASCAR races any chance he gets. "Kids like Riley remind us why our mission to provide the best pediatric care possible is so important," said Chris Smith, chairman of the Board of Directors for Shriners Hospitals for Children. "Many routine medical treatments were first pioneered at Shriners Hospitals for Children. With the help of David Ragan and our supporters, we look forward to another 95 years of global pediatric specialty care." Shriners Hospitals for Children is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. Our 22 locations in the United States, Canada and Mexico, provide advanced care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate. Learn more at shrinershospitalsforchildren.org. 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. David Ragan is a two-time winner in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with a long history of being at the top of his sport, including earning Rookie of the Year in the NASCAR XFINITY Series and Monster Energy Cup wins at the famed Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway. Ragan currently races the No. 38 Ford for Front Row Motorsports. Off the track, Ragan serves as an official Love to the rescue® ambassador and is a member of Shriners International. Front Row Motorsports is a winning organization in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the premier division of NASCAR competition. The team was founded in 2004 and is owned by Tennessean Bob Jenkins. FRM fields two full-time entries, the No. 34 of Landon Cassill and the No. 38 of David Ragan, from its Statesville, NC, headquarters just outside of Charlotte. The team's partnership base includes organizations such as Ford Motor Company, Love's Travel Stops and CSX Transportation. Visit teamfrm.com and follow FRM on Twitter at @Team_FRM and on Facebook at facebook.com/FrontRowMotorsports. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/shriners-hospitals-for-children-races-into-their-95th-anniversary-celebration-with-nascar-driver-david-ragan-in-the-coke-zero-400-at-daytona-international-speedway-300481063.html


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


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


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
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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