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Kids Raise Funds for Others to Survive

Three children in Singapore with chronic health conditions are raising money for other children in dire financial need so that they can receive medical treatment. One of the children is a young boy has two shunts to treat his hydrocephalus.

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Singer and Brain Cancer Survivor Uses Music as Therapy

Angel Raynoso spent his 30th birthday in the hospital. The day before, he’d had a seizure, was rushed to intensive care and had emergency surgery to relieve pressure on his brain.

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Shunt to treat hydrocephalus on glass model skull

Predicting the Need for a Shunt after a Brain Bleed

Diagnosing the need for a shunt early after someone has had a brain bleed could prevent additional neurological deterioration, study finds.

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Hydrocephalus Video Blog Parents

Pregnancy and Hydrocephalus

In this installment of Debby’s video blog series, she discusses pregnancy and hydrocephalus, sharing from her personal experiences with her daughter, who has hydrocephalus, and the birth of her first grandchild.

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Young Adults at Hydrocephalus Association Conference

Countdown to Conference: Conference’s Biggest Take-Aways

Haylea Blank shares the take-aways from attending two Hydrocephalus Association national conferences that have helped her manage her hydrocephalus into adulthood.

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Research UPDATE: Gerber Foundation Grant to Support HCRN Study

The Gerber Foundation recently awarded Dr. Chevis Shannon, Research Assistant Professor & Director of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Clinical Research Initiative at Vanderbilt University, and HCRN investigator, a grant to evaluate the impact of post hemorrhagic hydrocephalus (PHH) on neurodevelopmental outcomes in premature infants.

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One Teen, One French Bulldog, and One Common Journey with Hydrocephalus

Nina is a dog lover. She brings one special French Bulldog into her life as they share a common journey with hydrocephalus. She shares her story with the Hydrocephalus Association.

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New Hydrocephalus Shunt Systems Page Launched!

The Hydrocephalus Association is pleased to announce the launch of our Shunt System page on our website. Learn more about shunt system components, valve mechanisms, most common shunt systems, overdrainage control devices, Siphon-resistive devices (SRD) and the different symptoms of malfunction and/or infection.

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