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Infant formula shortage: Tips and resources

If you’re having difficulty finding formula, here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics.



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Keep it locked and unloaded: The importance of gun safety

In 2021, accidental gun injuries accounted for nearly 10 percent of traumatic injuries treated at Mary Bridge Children’s.



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How parents can prioritize their own mental health

Burnout and other untreated mental health challenges are not only harmful to a parent’s well-being — they also have an impact on the entire family.



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Emergency room or urgent care? How to get the appropriate care for your child

When your child is sick or injured, it can be difficult to know where to go next.



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Oakley overcomes medical trauma with the help of Mary Bridge Children’s

From the moment 9-year-old Oakley was born, he’s been a fighter. And according to his family, he now fights with a big smile on his face.



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Child abuse often goes unreported: Know the signs

April is recognized nationally as Child Abuse Prevention Month. What are the signs of child abuse, and what can you do if you suspect a child in your life is a victim of abuse?



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Donor-powered Children’s Therapy Unit gives Carlos independence

Across the street from MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital exists a magical place where childlike wonder, play and hard work unite.



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The importance of gender-affirming care for transgender and gender-diverse youth

The Mary Bridge Children's Gender Health Clinic supports transgender and gender-diverse youth in every stage of their health and emotional wellness journey. 



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Spring is here: Let's talk about window safety

Window falls are a leading cause of injury for children. April 5-9, 2022 is Window Safety Week. Learn how to protect your family as the weather warms up.



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Foundation board member and volunteer devotes time to health system that healed his daughter

If you’ve visited Mary Bridge Children’s or MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital, you may have met Peter Norman during one of his volunteer shifts. 



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