How Can Hypoxic Brain Injury in Newborns Be Prevented?

Associated Conditions, Birth Injury, Prenatal Care and Childbirth

Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, or HIE, is a brain injury caused by a lack of oxygen. Infants are susceptible to hypoxic ischemic brain injury due to the many opportunities for oxygen and blood deprivation to the brain during gestation, labor, and birth. Prevention is key when it comes to HIE, meaning that medical professionals must do... Read More

What Is the Prognosis for HIE Related to a Difficult Birth?

Associated Conditions, Birth Injury

Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) caused by a difficult birth can have serious long-term consequences. The prognosis for children with HIE can vary, depending on several factors. Read on to learn more about HIE, typical prognosis, treatments, and what to do if your child’s injury could have been prevented. What is HIE? HIE can be the... Read More

What Are the Long-Term Effects on a Child Born with the Umbilical Cord Wrapped Around Their Neck?

Birth Injury, Causes of Cerebral Palsy

Giving birth can be a miraculous, joyous experience, but it’s also a worrisome time when a lot can go wrong. When the umbilical cord gets wrapped around a baby’s neck—a circumstance known as “nuchal cord”—any prolonged asphyxia (oxygen deprivation) can result in cerebral palsy or other types of brain damage and intellectual or developmental delays.... Read More

What Are Some Conditions That Can Cause Cerebral Palsy?

Causes of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common form of childhood motor disability, affecting about 3.3 out of every 1,000 children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A variety of conditions and risk factors can cause cerebral palsy, and researchers learn more about what causes this neurological disorder every day. What Is... Read More

Cerebral Palsy Treatment: Exploring the Use of Stem Cell Cord Blood

Alternative, Cerebral Palsy Treatments

Research has revealed the potential in cord blood treatment for children with spastic cerebral palsy. Spastic cerebral palsy is the most common type of CP, and it is typically the result of brain damage that occurs before or at birth. Depending on when it is given, cord blood therapy may be an effective treatment for... Read More

How Will Tendon Release and Muscle Lengthening Surgery Help Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral Palsy Treatments, Patient Care

Muscle lengthening and tendon releasing are types of orthopedic procedures designed to improve mobility in people with cerebral palsy. These procedures may improve your child’s fine motor skills, ability to walk and sit upright and move more independently in general. How Does Tendon Release and Muscle Lengthening Work? Children and adults may experience muscle and... Read More

What Is Medical Malpractice?

Legal Help

What Is Medical Malpractice? Medical malpractice is any negligent act or omission of proper treatment performed by a healthcare professional that causes harm to a patient. Whether it is a misdiagnosis, hospital or medical error, medical malpractice can be committed by any party in the medical field, even your doctor. In most cases, patients are... Read More

What to Know About Stem Cell Transplant as a Treatment for Cerebral Palsy

Alternative, Cerebral Palsy Therapies

Stem cells have the remarkable potential to develop into many different types of cells, such as muscle, brain, or red blood cells. Although more research is needed, researchers have published findings suggesting that repair to the brain may be possible—and that stem cell treatment for CP may improve a child’s outlook. How Can Stem Cells... Read More

What Are the Early Signs of Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis, Cerebral Palsy Information, Child Development

The first months and years of a child’s life are filled with milestones. Your child will typically start crawling, walking and exhibiting other behaviors during this time. If your child fails to reach these milestones, it could be an indication of cerebral palsy. These common early signs of CP can help you be aware if... Read More

Is Massage Therapy a Good Treatment for Cerebral Palsy?

Alternative, Cerebral Palsy Treatments, Patient Care

If your child or loved one has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy (CP), then you’re probably already working with your doctors to find the best and most appropriate treatments. In addition to the medical and/or surgical treatment your child is receiving, you may have considered alternative or complementary treatments. Massage therapy for cerebral palsy is... Read More

Was Your Child's CP Preventable?