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Cerebral Palsy in Adults Linked to Greater Risk for Chronic Disease

Why Are Adults with Cerebral Palsy at Risk of Disease? Children normally develop cerebral palsy, a type of birth injury, as a result of brain damage before, during, or shortly after birth. These injuries can affect different parts of the brain, causing permanent impairment. Without treatment, children with cerebral palsy may experience complications, such as…

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Halloween Costumes for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Celebrating Halloween for Children with Cerebral Palsy Halloween is a time-honored childhood tradition: dressing up in a costume, trick-or-treating with friends, and eating candy. Some children with cerebral palsy may feel left out of the festivities. 40-50% of those affected with cerebral palsy cannot walk on their own, according to the Centers for Disease Control…

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Wearable Robotics Improve Mobility in People With Cerebral Palsy

Children with cerebral palsy are getting better at walking with the help of wearable robotic devices. Cerebral palsy is a mobility disorder caused by brain damage that happened around or at birth. Because the damage could be in various places in the brain, symptoms of cerebral palsy vary from person to person. However, one mobility…

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