Great Stories of Smiles from Around the World
Friday, February 27, 2009
Dr. Muzaffar was recognized in the "Guide to America's Top Surgeons", 2009 Edition.
The guide is published by the Consumers' Research Council of America, a Washington, D.C. based research organization that provides consumers' information guides for professional services throughout America.
Friday, February 20, 2009
The surfing community is rallying to the cause. Employees at ZJ Boarding House operate like a big family and have dug into their pockets to help Gavan but think they could do more. A ZJ employee has now created an online site so others could donate to help baby Gavan and funds are starting to roll in little by little:
Via Global Surf News
Friday, February 13, 2009
Obese women are more likely to have babies with rare but serious birth defects, including spina bifida and other neural tube defects, and to a lesser degree heart anomalies, cleft palate and hydrocephaly, a new study confirms.posted by Pediatric Plastic Surgery
The latest research, which pooled and analyzed dozens of earlier studies, found that the risk of spina bifida was 2.2 times higher for babies of obese mothers compared to infants of normal weight women, while the risk of other neural tube defects was 1.8 times higher. The babies of obese mothers faced smaller increases in risk for heart defects, stunted limbs, a congenital malformation of the anal opening, and hydrocephaly, also called water on the brain.
Via The New York Times
Monday, February 9, 2009
On his first day of kindergarten in August, 5-year-old Derek Coleman came home and told his mother, "Henry and I have the same piece of skin on our heads."posted by Pediatric Plastic Surgery
He pointed to the hairless racing stripe that runs from ear to ear over the top of his head.
Under most circumstances, a parent's response would have been, "Who's Henry?" But Rachel Coleman endured too many hours in hospital waiting rooms and too many sleepless nights to brush aside the significance of his words.
In a kindergarten classroom in a very small town, there is another child who's had the same kinds of cranial and facial surgeries as her son.
Henry is Henry Johnson, a 6-year-old who was born with Apert syndrome. I wrote about him last year as his mother, also named Rachel (Johnson), prepared to stage the first Henry's March walk-run benefiting the Children's Craniofacial Association. The nonprofit organization helps children get necessary surgeries and procedures. Last year's event, at California State University, Stanislaus, raised more than $26,000. This year's march will be March 22, again at the Turlock campus.
Via The Modesto Bee