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Trish Materi and Evan Capps

Rare heart defect means multiple surgeries for 7-year-old boy

Posted Feb 10, 2016 ( comments)
For Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week, we profile a 7-year-old with a rare heart condition.Read Article arrow

Sorted By: Kids' Health

5 tips to navigate peak flu season

Posted on Jan. 25, 2016 ( comments)
Flu Immunization
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E-cigarettes now banned in Pierce County for minors, public places

Posted on Jan. 21, 2016 ( comments)

The Tacoma-Pierce County Board of Health voted in November to give Pierce County new restrictions on e-cigarettes, which went into effect Jan. 1.

Holiday shopping tips: Toy safety

Posted on Dec. 16, 2015 ( comments)
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A flu shot protects a lot more than yourself

Posted on Dec. 9, 2015 ( comments)
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5 ways to help teens and children process tragedy

Posted on Nov. 15, 2015 ( comments)

A local child psychologist offers advice to help you talk to your teens and children about recent news stories involving the terrorist attacks in Paris, France.

Halloween safety: Treats

Posted on Oct. 28, 2015 ( comments)
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Halloween safety: Trick-or-treating

Posted on Oct. 27, 2015 ( comments)

To keep kids safe when trick-or-treating, parents should take a few extra safety precautions, suggests the Center for Childhood Safety at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital.

Halloween safety: Costumes

Posted on Oct. 26, 2015 ( comments)

Picking an outfit for your child is a big part of Halloween, but while you’re looking for the perfect superhero or princess costume, keep some guidelines in mind.

Flu shot

Why should you get the flu vaccine?

Posted on Oct. 22, 2015 ( comments)

Flu season typically peaks in December or later, but it's important to get your flu shot ahead of time for maximum protection.

How can I reduce the risk of SIDS?

Posted on Oct. 15, 2015 ( comments)
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