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We are committed to helping families raise healthy children. Our videos, articles and flyers provide the latest child and teen health, safety and parenting information. You’ll find resources about injury prevention, fitness, nutrition and other topics to help keep your child or teen safe and healthy.

Concussions can cause serious brain injuries. Learn how to prevent, recognize and treat concussions or read about current research.

One in 10 kids will have a mental health problem that needs treatment. Learn the signs.

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Magnet Safety (0:00:30)

6.3.13

Dr. Julie Brown, co-director of Emergency Medicine Research, discusses the danger of powerful magnets.

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Articles

Skateboard, Scooter and Skating Safety

Skateboards, scooters and skates provide fun ways for your child or teen to get the 60 minutes of physical activity that ... cont.

The Dangers of Leaving Your Child Alone in a Car

Has this happened to you? You’re driving home after a busy morning and your child falls asleep in the back seat of the car. ... cont.

Seattle Mama Doc

Spanking is Hitting Afterall

Posted on: September 16, 2014

In my mind it’s no wonder the American Academy of Pediatrics has a statement against spanking. Spanking, in the simplest form, is the act of hitting a child, using physical force to try to get a different outcome. Thing is, spanking is an ineffective discipline tool in the long-run and research shows it’s damaging to a child’s […]

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Children’s Mental Health (0:00:30)

11.22.13

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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A Parent's Guide to Preventing Underage Marijuana Use

Marijuana is addictive. Most teens who enter Seattle Children’s substance abuse treatment program report that marijuana is ... cont.

Feeding Your Family

Busy schedules and easy access to fast food can make it a challenge for families to make healthy food choices. Get ideas on ... cont.

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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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