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Every year on Dec. 6, Megan Kirkhart and her daughter Grace Cerkoney make a special trip to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital. They say hello to the nurses, and then Kirkhart looks for the parents – there caring for their critically ill infants.
Join MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital Nov. 18-22 as we celebrate all things baby, during Tacoma's first-ever "Tacoma Baby Week."
Dr. David Katz says the keys to reducing chronic disease and early deaths are already in our hands.
Katz, an internationally recognized expert in the field of nutrition, weight management and chronic disease management, was in Tacoma Friday for a Ready, Set, Go! 5210 community summit.
Local health officials are warning of the dangers of a popular party drug known as “molly." The drug is a powdered form of MDMA, or ecstasy, and is popular with people who attend raves, electronic music festivals and dance festivals. Users typically swallow the powder loose or in a capsule.
Heading back to school is an exciting time for children and families, but changes in schools, teachers, friends and routines can also make it a stressful one. Bob Beilke, Ph.D., a pediatric and clinical child psychologist offers the following advice for starting the school year off on the right foot.
You don't have to have been a middle school boy to know what one smells like. As children near their teenage years they need to take more responsibility for caring for themselves, says Joey Garcia, MD, a pediatrician at Mary Bridge Pediatrics in Maple Valley.
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Tami Kapule says early breast cancer detection saved her life.
Now, she’s working hard to make sure other women have the same chance of survival she did.
Homemade baby food can be cheaper, and just as (if not more!) nutritious than store-bought baby food. Here, moms from the MultiCare Mom and Baby Support Group share some of their favorite recipes.
Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital may not be the most obvious charity of choice for a Chicago seamstress. But it was the Tacoma, Wash. hospital that first inspired Rhonda Buss to give back, so it’s Mary Bridge driving her effort to collect 900 pillowcases to cheer sick children.
Looking at 9-year-old Madison today, you’d never guess she spent the first days of her life in MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
She loves gymnastics, hockey, soccer and the hospital that took such good care of her and her mom, Tiffany Lindsay.
What was MultiCare urogynecologist Dr. Danielle Price’s first thought when she saw the new Internet video circulating that highlights women who pee during extreme CrossFit workouts?
“I see all of those people doing heavy lifting and think of their poor pelvic floors!” exclaims Price.
More than 5,000 families every year choose MultiCare Family Birth Centers to bring their newest members into the world. This week, we asked a few new mothers to share their recent experiences with our birth centers.
Wednesdays are special at MultiCare Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital.
They’re the days when Gig Harbor High School seniors Alexa DeYoung and Mara Kramer visit to cheer young patients with guitar, ukulele and the healing powers of Taylor Swift.
August 2010 was a life-changing month for Angie Hart. On August 7, Hart’s brother-in-law Chadd was killed in Kentucky. On August 8, the expectant mother was diagnosed with HELLP syndrome and rushed by ambulance to MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital. On August 9, Bailey Rainn Miller was born by emergency cesarean section – nine weeks early and weighing just 2 pounds, 13 ounces.