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What is Birth Hypoxia (Asphyxia)?

When babies cry at birth, a sigh of relief goes up in the delivery room, as it usually signals a healthy baby. This first cry helps clear the lungs and indicates the baby is trying to take its first breath. If that cry doesn’t happen within the first minute of life there may be a […]

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Improving function, independence and quality of life for those suffering from cerebral palsy

Roughly 1 in 4 children per 1,000 live births are born with cerebral palsy, which requires ongoing, lifelong rehabilitation and treatment. People with cerebral palsy, or CP, experience issues with coordination, stiff and/or weak muscles, and potential challenges with vision, hearing, swallowing, speaking, sensation, and bowel and bladder function. Due to challenges with feeding, some […]

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How Myobloc Injections May Prevent Drooling in People with Cerebral Palsy

Chronic sialorrhea is a condition often associated with cerebral palsy (CP) and is attributed to poor facial and oral muscle control. As a result sialorrhea, people with CP experience an overflow of saliva production and often drool. If left untreated, sialorrhea can result in: Skin irritation around the mouth Issues with oral hygiene Difficulties with […]

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A new study links cerebral palsy and mental health disorders

While cerebral palsy primarily impacts muscle tone, balance, and coordination, it may have an impact on a person’s mental health. According to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, cerebral palsy poses the risk of developing a mental health disorder, especially to adults. The study finds that clinical awareness and available resources are […]

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