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Hyperparathyroid patient instantly cured of disease during complex thyroid and parathyroid surgery

Posted on Jan. 19, 2021 ( comments)
In recognition of Thryoid Awareness Month, MultiCare patient Connie Steiner shares her story of recovey from hyperparathyroidism. After decades of suffering, Connie was cured of the disease following a complex surgery performed by William Duke, MD, FACS, a specialized thyroid and parathyroid surgeon at MultiCare.

Nurses go beyond the ‘call of duty’ to bring joy

Posted on Dec. 17, 2020 ( comments)
No matter how you celebrate the holidays, this season is about spreading joy and expressing gratitude. 

Donor-funded program helps childhood cancer survivors thrive

Posted on Dec. 7, 2020 ( comments)

A decade ago, Becca Jacobsen received life-changing news.  

Mary Bridge Children’s team helps Parker find courage

Posted on Dec. 2, 2020 ( comments)
Parker Marion likes to be active — he enjoys basketball, wall ball, playing cello. Parker also lives with Cystic Fibrosis (CF).

Donors fuel Kids Mental Health Pierce County

Posted on Dec. 1, 2020 ( comments)
In Pierce County, mental illness represents the second to third leading cause of hospitalizations for children ages 10 to 18.

Type 2 diabetes and weight: understand the connection to take control of the disease

Posted on Nov. 30, 2020 ( comments)
With COVID-19 dominating headlines and disrupting our lives, most of us have done a silent inventory of our “underlying health conditions” that could lead to more serious illness. Diabetes is one of the most prevalent of those. And since November is National Diabetes Month, it’s a good time to consider what diabetes means for your health even beyond putting you at higher risk for COVID-19 complications.

Movember spotlight: a conversation about Peyronie's disease

Posted on Nov. 23, 2020 ( comments)

Movember was formed nearly two decades ago to raise awareness for men’s health and encourage men to seek help for all medical issues – even the ones they may not be comfortable talking about. As we near the end of Movember, we shed some light on one of those topics: Peyronie’s disease.

Uncovering the facts about COPD

Posted on Nov. 23, 2020 ( comments)
In recognition of National COPD Awareness Month, MultiCare pulmonologist Venkat Rajasurya, MD, answers common questions about the disease to encourage people to recognize its symptoms and seek treatment. With early diagnosis and treatment, people with COPD can greatly improve their quality of life.

CTU’s “Ark” celebrates 20 years of helping children with special needs reach their full potential

Posted on Nov. 20, 2020 ( comments)
CTU’s legacy of helping South Sound children began in 1966 when Good Samaritan occupational therapist, Linda Yates — an intern at that time — was asked to treat kids with special needs.

Pandemic Parenting

Posted on Nov. 18, 2020 ( comments)

Parenting in the age of the coronavirus pandemic isn’t something you signed up for. There is no playbook to tell you how to guide your children or yourself through remote learning experiences