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Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS)

As a parent, you do whatever needs to be done to ensure your child’s welfare — a loving home, food, and a safe environment. But there are still so many things that are out of your control, including your child getting sick or developing a medical condition. This can feel even more overwhelming if the…

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Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome

Tonic Seizures in Children

Seizures of any type can be alarming when they develop in children. Parents trying to learn about what is happening to their little one have to navigate an almost overwhelming amount of terminology and classification. Types of seizures can vary according to where they originate in the brain, what types of symptoms they cause, and…

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Tonic Seizures

Clonic Seizures in Children

Children who experience seizures and have seizure disorders can experience a wide range of different types of seizures. These can vary according to where in the brain they originate, whether they lose awareness during the seizure, and the specific symptoms that occur while it takes place. Clonic seizures are a relatively rare type of seizure,…

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Clonic Seizures

Generalized Seizures

There are many different types of seizures and terms to describe them, which can make learning about seizures challenging if your little one is experiencing this condition. A generalized seizure is one of the two primary categories of seizures, along with focal seizures, describing the part of the brain where the event originates. We’re sharing…

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Generalized Seizures

Focal Seizures

A focal seizure is a term that has come to replace partial seizure in describing one of the two main groups of seizures. Seizures can be classified as either general seizures or focal seizures, depending on the part of the brain where they originate. If your child has begun to experience seizures or is dealing…

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Focal Seizures

Absence Seizures

An absence seizure, formerly known as a “petit mal” seizure, is a form of seizure that is typically short-lasting, causing temporary loss of awareness and attention. Because they are difficult to identify, absence seizures may be mistaken for daydreaming or “spacing out.” These seizures do require serious attention and treatment, particularly if there is any…

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Absence Seizures

Tonic-Clonic Seizures in Children

A tonic-clonic seizure is what most people associate with the idea of someone having a seizure as a result of epilepsy or another seizure disorder. These types of seizures used to be known as “grand mal” seizures, although this term is not as commonly used. What Is a Tonic-Clonic Seizure? The term tonic-clonic seizure refers…

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Tonic-Clonic Seizures

Bacterial Endocarditis in Children

Although relatively rare, heart conditions caused by infection, including bacterial endocarditis, are very serious when they do occur. Bacterial endocarditis in children is often treatable through antibiotics, or in some cases surgery, but there are specialized care needs in the immediate and long-term recovery period. Understanding the potential complications and treatment options can help ensure…

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Bacterial Endocarditis in Children

Caring for a Child with Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cell disease is a general term for a group of blood disorders, including sickle cell anemia, that affects the body’s ability to create healthy red blood cells. The disease gets its name because the red blood cells of people affected tend to have a sickle shape compared to the normal round shape. Sickle cell…

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Caring for a Child with Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle Cell Anemia in Children

Sickle cell anemia is a condition that belongs to a broader group of disorders known as sickle cell disease. With sickle cell disease, normally round red blood cells take on a crescent moon or sickle shape. This shape can inhibit healthy blood flow, resulting in decreased delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the body. Children…

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Sickle Cell Anemia in Children