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8 ways to be safe while walking to school

School’s back in session, so remember to look out for children walking to school and crossing the street.



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How to prevent childhood bullying, and what to do if your child becomes a victim

We talked to a Mary Bridge child psychologist about addressing this complex topic.



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3 back-to-school sleep tips for children, teens

Summer often means erratic bedtimes and sleeping in, but now’s the time to get your children back on track for the first day of school.



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What you need to know about back-to-school vaccines

Children are heading back to school soon. In addition to school supplies and clothes, make sure they’re up to date on their immunizations.



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How best to avoid the hazy, smoky air and stay cool in the heat

Mary Bridge and MultiCare doctors recommend how to deal with the smoky air and high temperatures this week.



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Pot poisonings on the rise in children

Since the first recreational marijuana stores opened in Washington in 2014, toxic exposure to the drug by children has increased more than twofold.



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12-year-old volleyball whiz spikes arthritis

Anna willingly shares her story about battling a rare form of juvenile arthritis so she can help others.



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Paddle sports and boating safety 101

In recognition of Paddle Safe Week, here are safety tips for anyone planning to paddle, boat, swim or play in the water this summer.



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What happens when your child needs expensive genetic testing?

Ellie has a rare gene mutation diagnosed with the help of genetic testing, while Brandon will soon be tested himself.



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How to stay cool in the heat this weekend

Temperatures are forecast to hit 90 this week in the South Sound. Try these tips to stay cool.



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