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  • 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.

  • Diagnostic Tests for Kids With Cancer for Kids


    Learn about common cancer tests.

  • What Are Reflexes? for Kids


    Reflexes help protect your body. Find out what they are in this article for kids.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Word! S for Kids


    Check out the health and medical words that start with S.

  • Medulloblastoma for Parents


    Medulloblastoma is a type of brain tumor. Most brain tumors in children are medulloblastoma.