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Upcoming construction impacts around Tacoma General, Mary Bridge Children's hospitals

Upcoming Sound Transit Light Rail Extension utility replacement work on Martin Luther King Jr. Way will have several significant impacts on traffic and parking on and around Tacoma General and Mary Bridge Children’s hospitals and surrounding area starting the week of Jan. 13, 2020.



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It’s not too late to get your flu shot

Flu activity in Washington is now elevated, according to the health department.



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Lifelong patient with rare congenital condition honored as a Patient Hero

At one day old, Naomi was diagnosed with a congenital laryngeal web.



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Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital earns national award for quality for second consecutive year

Mary Bridge Children’s is one of only 10 children’s hospitals in the nation awarded ‘Top Children’s Hospital’ status.



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5 months after being struck by car, siblings are honored as Mary Bridge Children’s Patient Heroes

Eva and Jordan were struck by a car as it lost control and veered off the roadway near the shore.



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Child Life helps Mary Bridge patient feel ‘proud’ after every appointment

Liam was first seen at the Mary Bridge Children’s Emergency Department when he was almost a year old.



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Tree House helps Alaska family heal

Joss Krug needed a heart valve surgery not available in his home state of Alaska.



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What do experts recommend for safe infant sleep?

"What I want is for you to be armed with knowledge on what the real risks are, and confident in your skills to cut those risks down."



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Avoid e-cigarettes, says CDC, as vaping illness outbreak continues

As of Oct. 1, there have been more than 1,080 cases of vaping-related illnesses and 18 deaths.



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Big changes coming to WIC nutrition program

WIC now offers a card to Washington clients, replacing checks as a form of payment.



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