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  • Your Brain & Nervous System for Kids

    Your brain is the boss of your body and runs the whole show. Learn more in this article for kids.

  • Brain and Nervous System for Parents

    The brain controls everything we do, and is often likened to the central computer within a vast, complicated communication network, working at lightning speed.

  • Brain Tumors for Parents

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

  • Hydrocephalus for Parents

    Often called "water on the brain," hydrocephalus can cause babies' and young children's heads to swell to make room for excess cerebrospinal fluid. Learn how this condition is managed.

  • Encephalitis for Parents

    Encephalitis is a rare brain inflammation caused by a virus. The best way to avoid encephalitis is to prevent the illnesses that may lead to it.

  • Sports and Concussions for Teens

    As long as people play sports, there will be concussions from time to time. Find out how to protect yourself and what to do if you get a concussion playing sports.

  • Endocrine System for Parents

    Although we rarely think about them, the glands of the endocrine system and the hormones they release influence almost every cell, organ, and function of our bodies.

  • Methamphetamine (Meth) for Teens

    Meth is a powerful stimulant drug that's extremely addictive and destructive. Find out how it works and why it's smart to avoid it.

  • Endocrine System for Teens

    The endocrine system influences almost every cell, organ, and function of our bodies. It is instrumental in regulating mood, growth and development, metabolism, and sexual function, among other things.

  • PCP for Teens

    PCP use is pretty rare these days, mostly because of the drug's scary side effects. Find out more about the drug phencyclidine in this article for teens.



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