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When Is My Child’s Snoring a Problem?

Beyond the annoyance, parents are often surprised to learn that snoring can also be a sign of a more serious health condition called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in their child.



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School Sports Are Back! And So Are Injuries.

As COVID-19 restrictions begin to loosen around the region this spring, many school districts, park districts and local sports leagues are adding back spring sports into the curriculum. But as kids get back on the field or court, doctors who treat sports injuries are reporting a spike in patients.



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Celebrating the dedication and compassion of volunteers at Mary Bridge Children’s

This week marks seven days of appreciation for the hundreds of unofficial team members that donate their time and talents to Mary Bridge Children’s – it’s National Volunteer Week.



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Brain tumor can’t stop Evangeline from spreading joy and playing pranks

The first thing you’ll notice about Evangeline Lovie-Garcia, 9, is her infectious laugh. Pull a prank or tell a joke about bodily functions, and you’re sure to hear it.



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Kids and the COVID-19 vaccine—What do parents need to know?

Governor Inslee recently announced that as of April 15, all Washingtonians over age 16 will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. This is great news as we collectively work to put an end to the pandemic, but there are still questions and concerns about the vaccine for children.



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Protect your kids from accidental window falls

April 4-10, 2021 is Window Safety Week! Learn how you can prevent window fall accident and keep your little ones safe as the weather warms up. 



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Waste Connections brings smiles – and garbage trucks – to Mary Bridge Children’s cancer patient

Like many kids his age, three-year-old Easton loves garbage trucks.



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Social workers support patients and families through difficult times

Social workers are important pieces of every patient’s care team puzzle. They help patients cope, connect families with resources, partner with community organizations, and collaborate with school counselors to help round-out the care patients receive from Mary Bridge Children’s.



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Tips for safe spring break travel

So many of us have the travel bug and are itching to get out of town, especially with spring break right around the corner.



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Ear pain - ouch! But did you know not all ear infections are created equal?

The term “ear infection” can mean different things depending on what part of the ear is affected. Knowing the difference can help parents get proper treatment for their child’s ears.



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