News Article | May 8, 2017
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
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 | May 22, 2017
"As a father and Shriner, I know that within seconds a fun-filled day can take a turn when an unexpected accident occurs," said Ragan. "Shriners Hospitals and I want to provide families with simple ways to reduce the risk of childhood injuries so that kids can enjoy a safe summer." With the help of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN), over 175,000 printed safety materials have been distributed to kids and families since March, raising awareness in time for summer break. "We understand school nurses are the foundation for student health," said Chris Smith, chairman of the Board of Directors for Shriners Hospitals for Children. "Providing them with additional resources to help improve the health and safety of children is just another way we send Love to the rescue®." As leaders in the treatment of pediatric orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns and cleft lip and palate, Shriners Hospitals for Children provides critical, surgical and rehabilitative care to children, regardless of the families' ability to pay. Shriners Hospitals for Children urges parents and caregivers to remind kids of these simple precautions to keep them injury-free this summer: Become a Superhero of Summer Safety and #EarnYourCape so you can enjoy a safe, injury-free summer. For engaging activity books for children, additional safety tips and flyers, or for information on treatments available at Shriners Hospitals, visit shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/safesummer. 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. About David Ragan David Ragan is a two-time winner in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with a long history of being at the top of the sport. Beginning his racing career in his youth, Ragan reached the top of NASCAR at a young age. Signed to race for Roush Fenway Racing, Ragan earned Rookie of The Year in the NASCAR XFINITY Series and runner-up for the Monster Energy Cup Series Rookie of the Year. He has 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. About National Association of School Nurses The National Association of School Nurses is a non-profit specialty nursing organization, first organized in 1968 and incorporated in 1977, representing school nurses exclusively. NASN has more than 16,000 members and 50 affiliates, including the District of Columbia and overseas school nurses. The mission of NASN is to optimize student health and learning by advancing the practice of school nursing. Please visit us on the web at nasn.org. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/shriners-hospitals-for-children-helps-kids-be-superheroes-of-summer-safety-to-avoid-common-injuries-300460633.html
Shriners Hospitals For Children | Date: 2017-02-13
The disclosure describes methods of making high-strength NDGA collagen and associated methods of preparing collagen preparatory material and medical bioprostheses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.