Spina Bifida Kaitlyn Templeman Mr. Holly Human Interaction Spring 2011
Spina bifida is a serious birth abnormality in which the spinal cord is malformed and lacks its usual protective skeletal and soft tissue coverings. (Hosick Howard L.)
Difficulty swallowing, which can lead to choking.
Breath-holding and problems breathing during sleep .
( WebMD )
How to cure spina bifida?
A landmark study, co-led by experts at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, proves that babies who have surgery to repair spina bifida while still in the womb have better outcomes than babies who have surgery after birth.
How can I help?
I can help people with Spina Bifida by participating in advocacy, finacial contributions, and volunteering.
Hosick, Howard L. "Spina bifida." Magill’s Medical Guide, Sixth Edition . Ed. Tracy Irons-Georges, 6th ed. 6 vols. Pasadena, Calif.: Salem Press, 2010. Salem Health Web. 07 Apr. 2011.