Brain Injury

The Injury Behind a Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis

There are a variety of emotions that can come to the surface for every parent once a child is diagnosed with. For some, especially if it occurs immediately after birth, it can come as quite a shock. Unfortunately, such a prompt diagnosis is likely due to significant injuries during delivery….

Is There a Cure for Cerebral Palsy?

A cure for Cerebral Palsy does not exist at this time. CP, the short name for Cerebral Palsy, is based upon a unique birth injury affecting a child’s brain before, during, or after delivery. How this brain injury affects the child can vary, and symptoms differ significantly based upon both…

The History of Cerebral Palsy

Since antiquity, the group of neuromuscular conditions collectively referred to as Cerebral Palsy have been observed and documented by various civilizations. Ancient Egyptians, Romans and Greeks noted symptoms of Cerebral Palsy, without understanding its cause or treatment. In an 1861 lecture to the Obstetrical Society of London, English surgeon William…

6 Uses for Lifetime Benefits

Every parent wants the best possible outcome for his or her child. Parents of children with special needs are especially dedicated to addressing potential issues and challenges because of how often they can be ignored by governmental officials, educators, medical professionals, and society as a whole. With programs aimed at…

What Is Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy?

When your baby’s brain is cut off from oxygen it can lead to dire consequences. Brain cells can begin dying in as little as five minutes of oxygen deprivation. Hypoxic-ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) is a brain injury caused by having a lack of oxygen to the brain. Hypoxic-ischemic Encephalopathy due to…

Asphyxia and Cerebral Palsy

Getting into the core causes of your child’s Cerebral Palsy can be life changing due to the potential Lifetime Benefits he or she can be eligible for. We often talk about the causes of CP and one of the many terms thrown out there is asphyxia. The term may be…

Birth Color and HIE

As every parent knows, the nice, clean and cherubic representation that television and the movies have created of a newborn sometimes does not align with reality. When a child is born, a wide assortment of fluids, discoloration and other ‘stuff’ is present that can make the child’s debut anything but…