Cerebral Palsy

Is Cerebral Palsy Hereditary?

Is cerebral palsy an inherited syndrome? Does the disorder run in families? Can it be passed from parent to child by way of genetic information, like eye color? These questions have dogged medical researchers for decades; their answers remain poorly understood. The Complex Link Between Genetics & Cerebral Palsy We know that a large proportion [...]

By | 2017-12-08T08:48:15+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Cerebral Palsy|Comments Off on Is Cerebral Palsy Hereditary?

Young Man With Cerebral Palsy Gets Treatment Assist From “Modern Family” Star

An unlikely pairing of celebrities has helped a young man with cerebral palsy move one step closer to his hope for a "miracle treatment," the Kansas City Star reports. From Kansas To Boston, In Hopes Of A Cure Tristan Wiesing, a 19-year-old man diagnosed with a cerebral palsy disorder at home, needed to get from [...]

By | 2017-12-08T08:48:16+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Cerebral Palsy|Comments Off on Young Man With Cerebral Palsy Gets Treatment Assist From “Modern Family” Star

Obesity In Pregnancy May Increase Risk Of Cerebral Palsy

Maternal obesity may be an important, but largely-unrecognized, risk factor for cerebral palsy, according to researchers at the University of Michigan and Stockholm's Karolinska Institute. In a new report published by the Journal of the American Medical Association, an international team of epidemiologists has found that the likelihood of delivering a child with a cerebral palsy [...]

By | 2017-12-08T08:48:21+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Cerebral Palsy|Comments Off on Obesity In Pregnancy May Increase Risk Of Cerebral Palsy

$1 Million Donation Establishes New Fund For Cerebral Palsy Research

A Delaware family has donated $1 million to the Nemours Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children, a pioneering research center in the field of cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular disorders that affect children. Gift Will Promote Pioneering CP Research In Delaware On February 8, 2017, Michael and Ericka Hynansky announced a new fund that will [...]

By | 2017-12-08T08:48:24+00:00 February 20th, 2017|Cerebral Palsy|Comments Off on $1 Million Donation Establishes New Fund For Cerebral Palsy Research

Ohio Family Awarded $14.5M In Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury Lawsuit

On January 30, 2017, an Ohio family was awarded $14.5 million to compensate their child for severe birth injuries, which led to the development of cerebral palsy. After a two-week trial, a federal jury in Pennsylvania concluded that obstetrician Thomas Carnevale and a staff of nurses at Penn Highlands Clearfield Hospital had been negligent in managing the birth of [...]

By | 2017-12-08T08:48:25+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Cerebral Palsy|Comments Off on Ohio Family Awarded $14.5M In Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury Lawsuit

The High Costs Of Cerebral Palsy: A Guide For Families & Caregivers

Cerebral palsy is a lifelong medical condition that often requires some form of long-term supportive care. People diagnosed with cerebral palsy often have associated conditions as well, including seizure disorders and cognitive impairments, which may require their own specific treatments. How Much Does Cerebral Palsy Care Cost? The condition's impact on families, both emotional and financial, cannot [...]

By | 2017-12-08T08:48:31+00:00 December 12th, 2016|Cerebral Palsy|Comments Off on The High Costs Of Cerebral Palsy: A Guide For Families & Caregivers

What Causes Cerebral Palsy?

The term cerebral palsy refers to a group of neuromuscular disorders that can be caused by brain injuries, or malformations of the brain that occur during fetal development. In general, cerebral palsy disorders impair a person's control over movement. What Is Cerebral Palsy Caused By? Cerebral palsy can be caused by a number of different factors, or a [...]

By | 2017-12-08T08:48:43+00:00 August 25th, 2016|Cerebral Palsy|Comments Off on What Causes Cerebral Palsy?