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Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s… or is it NPH?

Never heard of NPH? Well, you’re not alone. NPH, or Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, is not a widely known medical condition and is sometimes identified as “old age problems,” or as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s. Yet over 375,000 Americans may be living with the disorder. It’s a condition where cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) – a clear fluid that… Read More

Latex Allergies

Latex is a natural product made from the milky sap of the rubber tree (Heavea Brasillienus). Its durability, flexibility and low manufacturing costs has made latex a popular material. A latex allergy is a reaction to products made from natural rubber latex. the reactive is proteins originating from the rubber tree and present in products… Read More

What is Hydrocephalus?

People born with spina bifida frequently also have hydrocephalus, however an individual may have hydrocephalus without having spina bifida. Hydrocephalus is a condition in which normal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) circulation patterns are interrupted. The two most common causes of this are accidents and birth defects; however hydrocephalus can also occur as a result of brain… Read More

About Spina Bifida

As the number one disabling birth defect in Canada, spina bifida affects one out of every 1200 children born. It is classified as a neural tube defect (NTD) and occurs during the first four weeks of pregnancy. Spina bifida is the incomplete development of the nervous system and spinal cord, and results in varying degrees… Read More

It's never too late

Folic Acid

Folic acid, also known as folate or folacin, is a B vitamin that is essential for the healthy development of a baby’s spine, brain and skull during the early weeks of pregnancy. Folic acid has been proven to help reduce the risk of neural tube defects (NTDs) by more than 70% if taken before pregnancy.… Read More