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  • Strokes for Teens


    Strokes are more common in older adults, but teens can have one too. This "brain attack" happens when blood flow to the brain stops, even for a second.

  • Strokes for Parents


    This "brain attack" happens when blood flow to the brain stops, even for a second. Often, kids who have a stroke can learn to use their arms and legs and speak again through brain retraining.

  • Heart Disease for Kids


    Heart disease, also called cardiovascular disease, mainly affects older people. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Memory Matters for Kids


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

  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) for Parents


    The foramen ovale is a normal opening between the upper two chambers of an unborn baby’s heart. It usually closes soon after the baby’s birth — when it doesn't, it's called a patent foramen ovale.

  • Cholesterol for Parents


    Most parents probably don't think about what cholesterol means for their kids. But high cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease, which has its roots in childhood.

  • Cocaine & Crack: What Parents Need to Know for Parents


    Cocaine and crack are illegal drugs that produce an intense high and can cause a stroke, heart attack, or even death.

  • Is It Dangerous to Run in the Heat? for Teens


    Find out what the experts have to say.

  • Sickle Cell Disease for Parents


    Sickle cell disease is a blood disorder that makes red blood cells change shape and cause health problems. Find out how to help your child.

  • Brain & Nervous System for Teens


    This section has information on conditions that affect the brain and nervous system.