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Last Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks football fans were recognized by Guinness World Records as the loudest in the world, measuring in at a staggering 136.6 decibels (dBs). Although the strong support from the “12th man” may have helped the Seahawks overcome a tough San Francisco team, this level of noise can be dangerous to spectators.
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.
Measles is back in the headlines this summer, with several confirmed cases in Western Washington, Florida and California, as well as an outbreak in Brooklyn, NY, that is the largest outbreak in the U.S. since measles elimination was declared in 2000.
Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease, and is a leading cause of vaccine-preventable death among children across the globe – the majority of which are among children younger than 5 years old.
A new study published today in the journal Pediatrics emphasizes the hazards of children choking on food, with more than 12,000 emergency department visits each year across the U.S.
Here in the Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department we see children choking on many common foods, including hot dogs, grapes, chips, Cheetos and apples, as well as coins, small toys and watch batteries. Avoid an emergency department visit with your child by following these tips:
When we talk about preventing heat stroke in children, people often think of sunscreen, proper hydration, and always making sure kids have a shady spot to sit. But did you know a child dies of heat stroke every week-and-a-half from being left alone in a hot vehicle?
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.
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.
Not all charities claiming to help sick children are really helping sick children. That's the disturbing bottom line in a new report from CNN, the Tampa Bay Times and the Center for Investigative Reporting.
But luckily for would-be donors, there are legitimate places to donate – if you know where to look.
April is National Donate Life Month, a time to commemorate those who have received or continue to wait for lifesaving organ, eye and tissue transplants. More than 2,000 people in the state of Washington and 115,000 people in the United States are awaiting lifesaving organ transplants. Transplantation gives hope to thousands of people with organ failure and provides many others with active and renewed lives. Here’s one story of how this happened at MultiCare.
More than 2 million poisonings are reported each year to the 57 poison control centers across the country. More than 90 percent of these poisonings occur in the home. The majority of non-fatal poisonings occur in children younger than six years old. And, poisonings are one of the leading causes of death among adults. Follow these tips to help prevent poisoning in your home.
Derek Hough of Dancing with the Stars fame paid a visit to Tacoma, Wash. Feb. 6, 2013, for MultiCare Health System's 13th annual "Do Something Healthy" event. Past visitors have included Shaun White and Jillian Michaels.
Have you heard rumblings in the news (and hopefully not your stomach!) about a new strain of norovirus?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says a new strain of norovirus, often mistakenly referred to as "stomach flu," has caused more than 140 outbreaks since September. But, no need to panic yet. Most norovirus infections are mild and pass in a few days.
Watch this clip from the "Today Show," which shared this sweet story from MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital: Spc. Matt Arehart traveled from Afghanistan to surprise his wife just 15 minutes before their son was born.
A CNN documentary that will debut Sunday includes an interview with Dr. Stephen Anderson, who is an Emergency Department physician at MultiCare Auburn Medical Center. CNN's chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta visited MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital’s Emergency Department to film interviews for the program, which will debut on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. on CNN. The network will encore the program on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.
The news has shocked and horrified breakfast-lovers around the world. An international bacon shortage is looming – and Britain’s National Pig Association says there may not be anything we can do about it. MultiCare Health System understands the stress a lack of bacon can add to a hungry person’s morning, and will be here for the community during this difficult, pork-deficient time.