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(In English: Eardrum)

El tímpano es una parte muy importante del oído. El sonido viaja a través del canal auditivo hasta llegar al tímpano. El tímpano es una membrana delgada de piel estirada, como si fuera un tambor, que vibra cuando es golpeada por el sonido. Estas vibraciones mueven los pequeños huesos ubicados en el oído medio y éstos envían vibraciones al oído interno. Desde el oído interno, se envía el mensaje al cerebro, que reacciona y dice: “Oh, oigo algo”. Ésas sí que son buenas vibraciones.


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Summer 2014: Good Growing Newsletter

In This Issue

  • Understanding the Power and Influence of Role Models
  • Legal Marijuana Means Greater Poisoning Risks for Children
  • Why Choose Pediatric Emergency Care?

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The 30th annual Miracle Makers fundraising special aired on KOMO 4 TV on June 6, 2014. The special takes us on a journey through the hopes, fears, victories and challenges facing patients at Seattle Children's. Cosponsored by Costco Wholesale and KOMO 4. 

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In the spirit of the holidays, patients, parents and doctors share inspirational stories of healing and hope. From surviving heart failure and a near-death drowning to battling a flesh-eating disease, witness how the impossible became possible thanks to the care patients received at Seattle Children's Hospital.

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Miracle Season, hosted by Steve Pool and Molly Shen, aired Dec. 8, 2013, on KOMO 4 TV. The annual holiday special celebrates the remarkable lives of Seattle Children's patients.

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