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Have you ever thought of magnets as being dangerous?

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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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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

This Will Not Change Pediatrician Resolve

Posted on: July 28, 2014

Florida politicians will not change pediatrician resolve to advocate for and protect children. There’s no question that a gag order cannot halt a passionate child advocate. I’d call the recent Florida ruling a dull tool taken to a very sharp crowd. Consider this post an open letter to Florida politicians… I live as far away […]

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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.

Should your child see a doctor?

Find out by selecting your child’s symptom or health condition in the list below:

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 Teenology 101 blog is a guide for parents and caregivers raising teenagers, written by experts from our department of adolescent medicine.