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Filling stomachs and building healthy habits for life

We’re born knowing when and how much to eat, says Peggy Norman, MS, RD, health promotion program manager at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. But it’s a skill we have to support.



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Winter is here: Tips to stay safe in the cold weather and snow

Whether your family only participates in an occasional neighborhood snowball fight or gears up to shred the mountains, it’s important to know how to stay safe in the snow and cold weather.



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Mary Bridge Children’s empowers mom to advocate for her child with rare diagnosis

When Caitlin Keely’s son Iann was hospitalized at 5 days old, it was one of the scariest times of her life, but she remains grateful for the lifesaving care he received at Mary Bridge Children's.



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Mary Bridge Children’s provides support beyond medicine for kids like Christopher

There is more to healing than just medicine and often, these extra layers of support — emotional, spiritual and social — can make all the difference in a patient's life and treatment.



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Santa and his workshop return in person to Mary Bridge

Santa and his elves — very busy Child Life Specialists and volunteers — brought holiday magic to patients and their siblings at Mary Bridge Children’s last week.



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Chris Ladish, PhD, named NAMI Washington’s Pediatric Provider of the Year

The Washington state chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness recognizes individuals and organizations every December for their work in the mental health field.



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Mary Bridge Children's earns 'Top Children's Hospital' award from The Leapfrog Group

The nationally recognized award acknowledges hospitals for exceptional patient quality and safety.



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Measles is making a comeback: How to keep you and your family safe

Measles, an extremely contagious respiratory virus, is spreading among unvaccinated children in Ohio. Doctors at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital encourage vaccinations.



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Bridges Center for Grieving Children helps grandmother and her grandkids overcome significant loss

Gail Warner is no stranger to loss. She experiences grief in a variety of spaces: as a mental health counselor for Catholic Community Services, as a volunteer at Bridges Center for Grieving Children and in her personal life.



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Should you stay (home), or should you go (to the doctor)?

As common viruses and illnesses continue to wreak havoc on children in our communities and our health care systems, now more than ever, parents and caregivers need clarity on when to stay home and when to call their pediatrician — or see more emergent options like a trip to the emergency room.



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