Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Spina Bifida = "Split Spine"

Spina bifida is a condition in which a baby's spinal column didn't close completely (please refer to my April 29 post titled "Spotlight: Chris Douglas" to read about a sled hockey player with spina bifida). As the most common permanently disabling birth defect in the United States, spina bifida may cause impaired mobility, gastrointestinal issues, and other symptoms. The four-day Spina Bifida National Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, ended yesterday. For more information, go to

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