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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.

Feeling sick? Don't assume it's not COVID-19

Posted on Nov. 24, 2020 ( comments)
How can you tell if your symptoms are caused by a cold, the flu or COVID-19? Our chart shows you what symptoms are common with each illness.

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.

Mary Bridge Children’s team is ‘family’ to a cancer survivor with Down syndrome

Posted on Nov. 23, 2020 ( comments)
In 2012, Alexis was diagnosed with Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) at the age of three.

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.
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Difficult conversations: talking to friends and family about COVID-19 and the holidays

Posted on Nov. 20, 2020 ( comments)
Not sure how to talk to your loved ones about holiday travel or gatherings? These tips can help.