Epilepsy: The Brain on Overload

Epilepsy: The Brain on Overload

Tiny electrical charges surge through the brain as billions of brain cells communicate with each other every day in an orderly fashion. But, when there is a sudden electrical energy burst a seizure occurs. And when it repeats itself, the disorder is called Epilepsy....

Birth Defects Preventable with Folic Acid

Every 4 ½ minutes, a baby is born in the United States with a birth defect. Folic acid can help alter that number. But first, just let that initial statement settle in your head: Every 4 ½ minutes, a baby is born in the United States with a birth defect. In the time...
Toys Tagged by PIRG Are Unsafe for Children

Toys Tagged by PIRG Are Unsafe for Children

We are going to divert this month from discussing living diseases afflicting children to instead focus on inanimate things that prey upon children: unsafe toys. No other months are these toys so prevalent than during the holiday shopping season. In fact, U.S. Public...
Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Monthly, we focus on a different disability afflicting children in America and specifically in North Carolina. One of the most common genetic birth defects, affecting one out of every 691 babies, is Down Syndrome.  Sometimes you know something about a disability, and...