- Brain and Nervous System Cancers
These cancers are the second most common type of cancer in children. When discovered early, they are usually treatable.
- Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy (CP) is one of the most common congenital disorders of childhood. This article explains causes, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and more.
- Concussion Basics
The term concussion conjures up the image of a child knocked unconscious while playing sports. But concussions can happen with any head injury, often without any loss of consciousness.
Epilepsy causes electrical signals in the brain to misfire, which can lead to multiple seizures over a period of time. Anyone can get epilepsy at any age, but the majority of?new diagnoses are in kids.
- Febrile Seizures
Febrile seizures are full-body convulsions caused by high fevers that affect young kids. Although they can be frightening, they?usually stop on their own and don't cause any other health problems.
- Lyme Disease
Lyme disease can affect the skin, joints, nervous system, and other organ systems. If diagnosed quickly and treated with antibiotics, Lyme disease in kids is almost always treatable.
- Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) makes it difficult for a child to move around, walk, or breathe. Although there is no cure, therapy and other treatments help improve a child's skills.
- Tourette Syndrome
Tourette syndrome is a condition of the nervous system characterized by involuntary movements and vocalizations known as tics.
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