Spinal Tap (Lumbar Puncture) for Parents
Find out how and why doctors perform lumbar punctures (spinal taps).
Word! Spinal Tap for Kids
A spinal tap is an important test for diagnosing illnesses, such as meningitis.
Guillain-Barré Syndrome for Parents
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a rare medical condition that affects the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord. Luckily, most people who get GBS recover.
Learn about common cancer tests.
Meningitis for Teens
You may be wondering what the deal is with meningitis because you've heard frightening stuff about meningitis outbreaks in the news.
What Are Reflexes? for Kids
Reflexes help protect your body. Find out what they are in this article for kids.
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) for Parents
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a condition that causes muscle weakness and atrophy. There's no cure, but therapy and other treatments can help most people who have SMA.
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.
Medulloblastoma for Parents
Medulloblastoma is a type of brain tumor. Most brain tumors in children are medulloblastoma.
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.