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Posted by: Kim Bjorklund, MD on Aug 15, 2019

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.

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700 Children’s features the most current pediatric health care information and research from our pediatric experts – physicians and specialists who have seen it all. Many of them are parents and bring a special understanding to what our patients and families experience. If you have a child – or care for a child – 700 Children’s was created especially for you.

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Craniofacial Differences: Teaching Kids How to Respond to Bullies

Dec 19, 2018

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

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Submucosal Cleft Palate: A 'Hidden' Cause of Speech and Middle Ear Problems

May 29, 2018

A submucosal cleft palate (SMCP) results from a lack of normal fusion of the muscles within the soft palate as the baby is developing in utero. It occurs in about 1 in 1,200 children. Read More

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Birthmarks: When Should Parents Be Concerned?

May 03, 2018

While birthmarks can be a significant source of concern to parents, most are harmless and require no treatment. Learn when you should be concerned. Read More

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Breast Reduction Surgery: When Is It Necessary for a Young Woman?

Mar 02, 2018

Breast size can be affected by weight fluctuations, so it is important to be at a stable, healthy weight for at least six months to one year prior to considering surgery. Read More

Brachial Plexus: What You Need to Know About This Childbirth Complication

Dec 27, 2016

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

Cleft Lip and Palate: Taking the Team Approach

Nov 11, 2016

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 an Infant with Cleft Lip and Palate

Nov 09, 2016

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

Cleft Lip and Palate: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

Nov 07, 2016

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