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Concussions: Don't Ignore the Signs
Concussions can cause serious brain injuries. Learn how to prevent, recognize and treat concussions or read about current research.
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Featured In Safety

Videos

  • Concussion (00:00:30)

    Dr. Samuel R. Browd, attending neurosurgeon and medical director of Seattle Children’s Sports Concussion Program, defines concussion, lists the signs and urges you to get medical care right away if... cont.

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Articles

    • Booster Seats

      Children use a booster seat when they are too big for a car seat but not big enough for an adult seat belt. A seat belt that doesn’t fit right won’t protect your child in a crash. Keep your child in... cont.

    • Water Safety Tips for Families

      When you can, swim only in areas where there are lifeguards. Keep a constant watch on your child when they are in or near the water. Stay within touching distance of young children at all times. Have... cont.

Seattle Mama Doc

  • Yes, Little Boy, You Belong

    This morning I got up early to work so I could carve out an hour for something special before I took the boys to camp for the day. You know the drill if you work outside your home: I powered through emails as the sun came up, responded to some other requests in the inboxes, […]

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Featured In Wellness

Videos

  • HPV Vaccine for Girls and Boys (00:00:30)

    Protect your kids from certain cancers and other diseases caused by human papillomavirus, or HPV. Get your girls and boys vaccinated when they are 11 or 12, or as soon as possible if they’re already... cont.

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Articles

    • Immunizations: Why Are They Needed and How Do I Prepare My Child?

      Immunizations (vaccines) prevent diseases that can make children very sick, cause lifelong disabilities and even death. They prevent diseases by making the body resist them. This helps your child... cont.

    • Screen Time

      Many children and adults spend hours in front of a screen. They watch TV or videos, play games, send and receive text messages, use social networks, browse the Internet and more. This can be fun and,... cont.