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Brain & Nervous System

Spina Bifida
Inside your spine is the spinal cord, which is like a closed tube made up of nerves. Spina bifida can occur when there is an opening in the cord.

Memory Matters
You have memories, but how do they form and stay in your brain? Find out in this article for kids.

Bell's Palsy
Bell's palsy weakens or paralyzes one side of a person's face, but it usually goes away. Find out more in this article for kids.

Meningitis is a serious illness that affects the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Find out more in this article for kids.

It comes from a Greek word meaning "to hold or seize," and seizures are what happen to people with epilepsy. Learn more about epilepsy in this article written just for kids.

Tourette Syndrome
Tourette syndrome is a condition of the central nervous system that causes tics, movements, or sounds that are repeated over and over. Learn more about Tourette syndrome in this article for kids.

Autism is a brain problem that can make it hard for kids to communicate. Find out more in this article for kids.

Cerebral Palsy
Check out this article to learn what cerebral palsy is, what causes it, what life is like for kids with this condition, and more.

Ow! You fell and hit your head. But do you have a concussion? Find out about concussions in this article for kids.

What Is a Coma?
A coma can be difficult to understand, especially because it may look like the person is just sleeping. Find out what a coma is and how people recover from them.

Guillain-Barré Syndrome
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a rare medical condition that affects a person's immune system and nerves.

In the Band: Jens' Story
Can someone in a wheelchair march with the high school band? Yes, with a little help from his friends.