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April 2008 Press Releases

Mouse Study Shows Fetal Heart Can Grow Healthy Cells to Compensate for Disease Damage


Some heart disease in humans may originate from damage in the womb, study suggests.

Doctors Perform Breakthrough Non-Surgical Heart Valve Replacement in Children with Congenital Heart Defects


One of only five pediatric hospitals in the U.S. to offer this alternative to open-heart surgery.

Seattle Children's Hospital Selects Microsoft Amalga to Help Drive Improvements in Operations, Research and Pediatric Care


Seattle Children’s Hospital has selected Microsoft Amalga, the unified intelligence system, as its data platform to provide... cont.

Seattle Children's Hospital Awarded Highest Recognition for Nursing Excellence


The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has awarded Magnet status to Seattle Children’s Hospital in recognition for... cont.

Older Antipsychotic Drugs as Effective as Newer Ones in Children with Schizophrenia


Nearly every child who receives an antipsychotic medicine is first prescribed one of the second-generation, or “atypical”... cont.

Researchers Associate Aberrations in Chromosome with Broad Range of Disorders and Levels of Impairment in Children


Researchers have discovered a submicroscopic aberration in a particular region of human chromosome 1q21.1 that appears to be... cont.

Children's Hospital Concludes Successful Seven-Year Capital and Story Campaign


Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center announced today the conclusion of its seven-year capital campaign, The... cont.

Bioethicists Grade Genetic Testing in Children and Adolescents


A Pandora’s box of genetic information exploded wide open when the human genome was mapped in 2003.

Genetic Testing in Newborns and Children: Ethical Issues Affecting Families and Physicians


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Seattle Children's Hospital Developing PET-CT Imaging Protocols to Lower Radiation Exposure for Children


Seattle Children’s Hospital has deployed a 64-slice GE Discovery VCT PET/CT, one of the most advanced medical imaging... cont.

U.S.News & World Report Ranks Children's Hospital 8th in the Nation


Today U.S.News & World Report magazine placed Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center among the nation’s... cont.

Children's Hospital Opens Tri-Cities Clinic


Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center opened its newest specialty clinic, Children’s Tri-Cities Clinic, located at... cont.

U.S. Hospitals Lack Standards for Treating Apparent Life-Threatening Symptoms in Newborns


It’s every new parent’s nightmare: Their baby suddenly turns blue, appears to stop breathing, chokes or gags, or seems to... cont.

Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center Wins Commuter Challenge Diamond Award for Second Year in a Row


Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center has once again been recognized for its outstanding efforts to ease its... cont.

Seattle Girl Survives on Heart-Lung Machine Longer Than Any Child in the Northwest


A 4-year-old girl suffering from respiratory failure becomes the first patient in the Northwest to survive on an artificial... cont.

Researchers Aim to Prevent Global Prematurity and Stillbirths


Seattle Children’s Hospital Research Institute announced today that it has received a $1 million grant from the Bill &... cont.

New Hospital Standards Needed for Pediatric Flu Vaccines


A new study published in the February 2008 issue of Pediatrics finds that many children hospitalized for influenza... cont.

Use of Baby Personal Care Products Associated with Higher Levels of Phthalates in Children


Babies recently treated with infant personal care products such as lotion, shampoo and powder were more likely to have... cont.

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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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Children’s Mental Health 0:00:30Expand

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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Seattle boy survives flesh-eating bacteria
4.11.14 — CBS News

A 13-year-old boy in Seattle has just been released from a hospital after surviving the ravages of a flesh-eating bacteria. CBS ... cont.

Seattle Bike Share program prepares for late summer launch
4.7.14 — KOMO TV

Expect to see more even more bikes in downtown Seattle soon, with plans for a new Bike Share program set to roll out in late ... cont.

ADHD Moms Wanted
4.4.14 — Seattle's Child Magazine

Dr. Mark Stein of Seattle Children’s has dedicated his career to the research and treatment of ADHD. In his estimation, ... cont.