As we face possible changes and indiscriminate cuts to Medicaid, Seattle Children's CEO Dr. Jeff Sperring calls on the community to join us in urging our elected leaders in D.C. to continue the tradition of fighting for the health and well-being of all children, including those with complex medical conditions. After all, they truly are our future. To take action to protect the health of all...
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Medicaid is a lifeline for our children
Details matter. Watch how a surgical tech’s creative mind led to moments of hope.

Surgery tech turns kid's casts into works of art at Seattle Children's
Maggie broke her elbow doing gymnastics and needed a cast. She was nervous her broken arm would set back her dreams of becoming an Olympic gymnast. Her care team saw that she was anxious and decided to create something special just for her.

Care Team’s Casting Creativity Brings Joy to Patients
We’re live with Drs. Dimitri Christakis, Fred Rivara and Thomas Jinguji, who are answering your questions about the latest in concussion research and treatments. Post your questions below.
Brooklyn was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension at age three. Watch how physicians re-created an old surgery technique called the Potts shunt to help Brooklyn not miss a beat of childhood.

1940s surgery updated for lung disease at Seattle Children's
According to The American Journal of Sports Medicine, nearly 5.7 million school age children will be playing baseball and softball this spring and summer. Read Dr. Saper’s suggestions and tips to keep your children healthy and avoid throwing injuries.

Preventing Throwing Injuries in Young Athletes | On the Pulse
Parents, know these warning signs of a concussion and tune in to a Facebook Live with concussion researchers and doctors on March 20 at 4:45 p.m. to learn the latest about concussion research and treatments.
Feeling lucky today? We are! Thank you to the lads and lasses who pounded the pavement in support of Seattle Children’s Autism Center at last weekend’s F5 Networks St. Pats Dash. We wish you and your family a happy St. Patrick’s Day. ☘
Through research, we’re working to deliver the best care to our patients. Read how an innovative psychiatric consultation program affiliated with Seattle Children's has drastically reduced the use of antipsychotic prescriptions to treat children.

Study: PAL Program Drastically Reduced State’s Antipsychotic Prescriptions for Children
Who remembers the “Stronger” video? Chris Rumble, the brains behind it, is now a defenseman for the American Hockey League’s Binghamton Senators. On the surface, he looks like a hockey player, but he is much more. He’s a cancer survivor.

#AHLOTB: Stronger
Our researchers are harnessing the power of the immune system to develop new treatments to fight conditions such as HIV and type 1 diabetes.
Tomorrow morning we "spring forward" into Daylight Saving Time. While you're changing your clocks, change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, too!
Exposure during early pregnancy to chemicals commonly found in plastics can be harmful to the developing fetus, a new study suggests. Click on the link to learn how you can limit your exposure.

Study Links Exposure to Common Chemicals During Early Pregnancy to Altered Hormone Levels in Fetus
When your child is sick with a rare condition that can’t be named, the search for an answer can seem frustrating and hopeless. Read how Wren and her family persevered through a diagnostic odyssey.

The Comfort of a Diagnosis and Knowing You Are Not Alone
In honor of International Women’s Day, we celebrate Seattle Children’s founder Anna Clise. In 1907, she rallied a group of compassionate, determined women to establish Children’s Orthopedic, the first pediatric hospital in the Northwest. #IWD2017
The NIFTY™ Cup is a safe, easy-to-use feeding cup now helping babies in developing countries who have difficulties breastfeeding. Watch how our researchers in partnership with PATH, the University of Washington and Laerdal Global Health designed this resource.
Kendall was born with her liver outside of her body. Read how she overcame a condition that affects 1 in 10,000 children and now thrives as a champion gymnast.

Girl Born With Liver Outside Body Thrives as a Champion Gymnast
This week's #StrongAgainstCancer VIP is the definition of a super hero! Jax's battle with bilateral retinal blastoma began when he was a 6-month-old orphan in China. He lost both of his eyes to cancer, but, after being treated by Seattle Children's Hospital Dr. Thomas Pendergrass, he is cancer-free and nearing his 4th birthday! Jax is a wonderful brother to his 8 new siblings. He loves Thomas...
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Is it a stomach ache or something else? After a series of tummy woes, Kyla was diagnosed with celiac disease and now has to abstain from gluten. Read how our new Celiac Disease Program addresses the challenges celiac disease presents and more.

Diagnosing Celiac Disease: Is It a Stomach Ache or Something More?
Be a hero and help kids fighting childhood cancers by braving a shave at the St. Baldrick's Foundation head-shaving event on April 19 at Seattle Children’s. Whether you decide to brave a shave, volunteer or donate, we hope you'll join us: [ Link ]