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Remember the biology class you had in high school? Well, even if you do, lots of new knowledge about how the body works helps us to understand it now better than ever.
Body Basics is a collection of articles for parents that explain just how each body system, part, and process is necessary for living. Use this medical library to learn more about how the body works, what basic human anatomy is, and what happens when parts of the body don't function properly.
Bones, Muscles, and Joints
Brain and Nervous System
Female Reproductive System
Heart and Circulatory System
Kidneys and Urinary Tract
Lungs and Respiratory System
Male Reproductive System
Mouth and Teeth
Skin, Hair, and Nails
Spleen and Lymphatic System
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses and treatment, consult your doctor.
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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.
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.
Mark Fadool, clinical director of mental health services at Odessa Brown Children's Clinic, provides early warning signs of mental health issues in kids and teens and urges us all to notice the signs and act early.
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