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FAQ - About Hydrocephalus  External Link

This page provides answers to frequently asked questions about Hydrocephalus, what causes it, how it is treated, and questions to ask a doctor.... Details >

Hydrocephalus Association  External Link

Childhood Ependymoma (PDQ®): Treatment

Childhood ependymoma is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the brain and spinal cord. This document provides general information about the disease, including cause, sym... Details >

National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

Adult Brain Tumors (PDQ®): Treatment Information for Patients

Also available in: Spanish 

This patient information fact sheet provides an overview of adult brain tumors. It includes a description of brain tumors, explains the various stages of the disease and the treatment options of each... Details >

National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

African-Americans and Alzheimer's Disease  External Link

Today more than 5 million people have Alzheimer's. And African-Americans may be at especially high risk for the disease. Learn more about Alzheimer's, how you can reduce your risk and how to get stres... Details >

Alzheimer's Association  External Link

Alzheimer's Disease Research Centers

Alzheimer's Disease Centers (ADCs), located at major medical institutions across the US, offer AD diagnosis and medical management, information, services, and resources, and opportunities for voluntee... Details >

Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center, National Institute on Aging

Batten Disease Facts and Fictions  External Link

Also known as Spielmeyer-Vogt-Sjogren-Batten Disease, Batten Disease is the most common form of a group of disorders called neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses (or NCLs).... Details >

Batten Disease Support and Research Association  External Link

Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors -- Hope Through Research

This brochure is designed to convey to patients and their families the latest research information on the diagnosis, course, and treatment options of various brain and spinal cord tumors. Contains a g... Details >

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health

Brain Attack: A Look at Stroke Prevention and Treatment

A stroke occurs when blood flow to part of the brain is interrupted, which is why it's sometimes called a "brain attack." About 700,000 people have a stroke each year--500,000 first strokes and 200,00... Details >

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Brain Diseases: Chronic Pain  External Link

More than 48 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Chronic pain is distinguished from temporary pain by its persistent or recurrent nature. This article offers more information about chronic pai... Details >

AARP  External Link

Brain Diseases: Hearing Loss  External Link

Being aware of hearing loss as you grow older is important, as impaired hearing can have a negative impact on your quality of life. This article offers information about hearing loss, including possib... Details >

AARP  External Link