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Brain & Nervous System

A to Z: Bell's Palsy

Learn about complications of viral infections and conditions that can affect the face and nervous system.

Abusive Head Trauma (Shaken Baby Syndrome)

Abusive head trauma (AHT) is the leading cause of death in child abuse cases in the United States. AHT results from injuries caused by someone vigorously shaking an infant.

Ataxic Cerebral Palsy

Kids with ataxic CP have trouble with balance. They may walk with their legs farther apart than other kids. And they can have trouble knowing exactly where something is.

Bell's Palsy

Bell's palsy is a temporary weakness or paralysis of the muscles on one side of the face. Though it can be alarming, it typically goes away in a matter of weeks.

Benign Rolandic Epilepsy

Kids with benign rolandic epilepsy of childhood (BREC) have seizures that involve twitching, numbness, or tingling of the face or tongue.

Brain and Nervous System Cancers

These cancers are the most common type of cancer in children. When discovered early, they often can be cured.

Brain Tumors

Brain tumors are the second most common group of childhood cancers. Treatment requires a very specialized plan involving a team of medical specialists.

Burners and Stingers

Burners (or stingers) are injuries to the nerve network in the shoulder, arm, forearm, hand, and fingers. They're pretty common in sports and usually go away quickly.

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy (CP) affects a child's muscle tone, movement, and more. This article explains causes, diagnosis, treatment, and coping.

Chiari I Malformation

Many kids with this brain condition aren't bothered by it. Those who have symptoms can often find relief with medicines or surgery.