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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 Cancer for Parents


    Learn about exams your child may need.

  • Diagnostic Tests for Teens With Cancer for Teens


    Learn about some of the tests doctors do to diagnose cancer.

  • Sick Kids for Parents


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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.