Acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, is a serious condition that affects the nervous system, causing weakness and paralysis in muscles.
Thankfully, new treatments are being studied as doctors and scientists are learning more about AFM.
A hemangioma is a benign tumor of blood vessels. It usually appears around 2-4 weeks of age as a small red-pink patch. It then grows rapidly for 5-6 months and continues to grow slowly until 1 year of age.
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While teasing and bullying are concerns for all parents, children with craniofacial conditions may be especially vulnerable because of the visibility of their facial appearance differences and speech or learning. Learn about some practical strategies that parents can use to support their child’s confidence in social situations and help manage teasing and bullying. Read More
It is very rare for newborns to be injured during childbirth. However, each year during the delivery process, about one out of 1,000 babies sustain injury to a network of nerves in their neck called the brachial plexus. Read More
Care for a child with a cleft lip and palate begins at birth and continues through early adulthood. Although there may be challenges, such as multiple operations or years of speech therapy, most children and families travel this journey with strength and grace and teach us all that resilience is Read More
Feeding a newborn baby is one of the first joys, or potential challenges, when welcoming a new bundle of joy into the family. For infants with cleft lip and/or palate, feeding is often a significant hurdle to overcome. Read More
A cleft lip is a split or separation of the upper lip; often involving the upper gum line as well. Clefts may affect one side (unilateral) or both sides (bilateral) of the lip. In nearly all cases, clefts of the lip affect the tip of the nose as well. Read More