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Back-to-school vaccines are still important during a virtual return to school

Even though “Back to school” looks different this year, one thing hasn’t changed: The importance of making sure kids are up-to-date on all their required vaccinations.



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A Toy Drive Close to the Heart

Never underestimate the power of community — or Nerf guns — to bring a smile to those who need it.



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Youngest baby in the world with spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis receives gene therapy at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital

Danielle Coleman, MD, of Pediatrics Northwest knew during the first appointment with her 3-day-old patient that something was amiss.



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New era of child-focused care for South Sound families

MultiCare announced plans to build a new standalone hospital for Mary Bridge Children's Hospital in Tacoma.



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How to use fireworks safely — and avoid a trip to the hospital

Emergency rooms across the state are urging caution and awareness as we approach the Fourth of July.



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Mary Bridge Children’s orthopedic surgeons and ED doctors partner for improved results

Mary Bridge Children's Hospital Emergency Department doctors and orthopedic surgeons work together to improve broken arm casting in the ED.



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You’re safe in our care: A letter to our communities from MultiCare hospital presidents

MultiCare hospital presidents from around the state share details with the community on what MultiCare is doing to keep patients safe when they come for care.



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Speaking to children about race: advice from a pediatric mental health expert

Over the last few months, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed an equally threatening and devastating hardship: racial discrimination and social injustice.   



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Winning smiles: Photo buttons help children see the happy faces of their caregivers

Mary Bridge Children's “Under This Mask is a Helper” button program is designed to help the child feel more comfortable about the person in front of them.



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Parents: Be aware of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) associated with COVID-19

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) is a rare but serious illness that has recently been seen in childen who have had COVID-19 or had been around someone with COVID-19. 



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