Spinal Tap (Lumbar Puncture) for Parents
Find out how and why doctors perform lumbar punctures (spinal taps).
Diagnostic Tests for Cancer for Parents
Learn about exams your child may need.
Sick Kids for Parents
Learn about tests, procedures, common conditions, and how to keep kids well.
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.
Meningitis for Parents
Meningitis is treatable, but can be serious. So it's important to know the symptoms, and get medical care right away if you think that your child has the illness.
Encephalitis for Parents
Encephalitis is a rare brain inflammation caused by a virus. The best way to avoid encephalitis is to prevent the illnesses that may lead to it.
Lymphoma for Parents
Lymphoma is cancer that begins in the body's lymphatic tissue. It's a common type of cancer in children, but most recover from it.
Medulloblastoma for Parents
Medulloblastoma is a type of brain tumor. Most brain tumors in children are medulloblastoma.
Managing Health Care for Parents
Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) for Parents
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) happens when the body makes too many immature white blood cells. Among kids with leukemia, 20% have this type. With treatment, most recover.