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  • Brain and Nervous System for Teens


    If the brain is a central computer that controls all the functions of the body, then the nervous system is like a network that relays messages back and forth to different parts of the body. Find out how they work in this Body Basics article.

  • 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.

  • Quiz: Brain & Nervous System for Kids


    Take this quiz about your brain and nervous system, the system that controls everything you do.

  • 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.

  • Brain and Nervous System Cancers for Parents


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

  • Movie: Brain & Nervous System for Kids


    Watch this movie about your nervous system, starring your brain.

  • 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.

  • Strokes for Teens


    Strokes are more common in older adults, but teens can have one too. This "brain attack" happens when blood flow to the brain stops, even for a second.

  • Epilepsy Surgery for Parents


    Epilepsy surgery is an operation done on the brain to reduce or stop seizures.

  • Strokes for Parents


    This "brain attack" happens when blood flow to the brain stops, even for a second. Often, kids who have a stroke can learn to use their arms and legs and speak again through brain retraining.