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  • Spinal Tap (Lumbar Puncture) for Parents

    Find out how and why doctors perform lumbar punctures (spinal taps).

  • Diagnostic Tests for Cancer for Parents

    Learn about exams your child may need.

  • A to Z: Pseudotumor Cerebri for Parents

    Learn about pseudotumor cerebri, a disorder in which the pressure is too high in the fluid that surrounds the brain.

  • Sick Kids for Parents

    Learn about tests, procedures, common conditions, and how to keep kids well.

  • West Nile Virus for Parents

    The threat of West Nile virus has made getting a mosquito bite a cause for concern. What is West Nile virus, and what can you do to prevent it?

  • A to Z: Hypertension, Intracranial for Parents

    Learn about causes of vision loss and conditions that can affect the brain and nervous system.

  • A to Z: Meningitis, Viral for Parents

    Sometimes viruses can spread to the meninges, the membrane around the brain and spinal cord, and cause more severe illness. Learn about it here.

  • Craniopharyngioma for Parents

    A craniopharyngioma is a rare type of benign brain tumor. Most people treated for a craniopharyngioma are cured.

  • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) for Parents

    Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common type of childhood cancer. Because it develops and gets worse quickly, prompt treatment is very important. With treatment, most kids are cured.

  • Meningitis for Parents

    Meningitis is treatable, but can be serious. So it's important to know the symptoms, and get medical care right away if you think that your child has the illness.