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100th Patient Gets a New Heart at Seattle Children’s Hospital


5-month-old received this milestone transplant at Children’s
New Report Shows 15 Million Babies Born Too Soon Every Year; Calls for Increased Research into Prevention


Prematurity now the second-leading cause of death worldwide in children under age 5  


Researchers Pinpoint Genetic Pathway of Rare Facial Malformation in Children


Two Distinct Mutations Cause “Question Mark Ears Syndrome,” Study Finds
Zip Code as Important as Genetic Code in Childhood Obesity


Neighborhood supermarket and park proximity directly related to obesity, study finds
Seattle Children’s Names New Hospital President


Lisa Brandenburg to assume role immediately 
Seattle Children’s Hospital to Provide 24/7 Pediatric Hospitalist Services at Providence St. Peter Hospital


Children’s pediatricians will work in Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, providing care for the youngest... cont.

Resurrecting outdoor play time


Seattle Children's Dr. Pooja S. Tandon offers tips for increasing children's daily outdoor playtime
Nearly Half of Preschool Children Not Taken Outside to Play by Parents on a Daily Basis: Study


Girls less likely to play outside compared with boys
Middle School Teacher Support Lowers Risk for Early Alcohol Use


Youth with parental separation anxiety also at decreased risk
New Biorepository Opens in Seattle to Help Uncover Mysteries of Pregnancy and Childbirth


Rare combination of pregnancy specimens and data now available to scientists working to improve maternal, newborn, and... cont.

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Miracle Makers 2014 3:07:00Expand

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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Overcoming the Odds: A KING 5 TV Children's HealthLink Special 0:44:45Expand

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 2013 0:57:06Expand

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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Latest News

Vaccine Safety: Getting the Message to Parents in Doubt
8.28.14 — U.S. News & World Report

Measles, mumps and whooping cough have been around a long time – along with the vaccines to prevent them. But instead of being ... cont.

Depressed Teens May Need Extra Support To Stick With Treatment
8.27.14 — NPR

A new study from Seattle Children’s Research Institute suggests integrating mental health treatment into primary care may ... cont.

Can running cure depression? Seattle Children’s brain research finds exercise can help patients
8.26.14 — Puget Sound Business Journal

Researchers at Seattle Children’s Research Institute have pinpointed a tiny area of the brain that controls our motivation to ... cont.