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Mothers are there to help us grow, support us and be our rock when we’re in need. Tune in to KOMO News at 7pm as we honor and celebrate mothers in "Stories from the Heart: A Mother's Day Tribute."
Breaking Ground at Building Cure
ICYMI Science and compassion will soon have a new address. Go behind the scenes at our Building Cure groundbreaking celebration.
Building Cure groundbreaking celebration
We did it! Today hundreds of community members, staff and students isolated strawberry DNA in a successful Guinness World Records attempt illustrating some of the science that will take place within Building Cure, our future research facility opening in 2019.
Today Bowen is happy, healthy and thriving thanks to Seattle Children’s Heart Team. Watch his story and see what happens when clinical expertise, breakthrough research and generous donors come together.
Spirit of Participation: Alexandra's Story
Research has the potential to help children like Alexandra, today and in the future. “For us, it’s not just helping Alex, but it’s helping those other kids down the road,” says Teresa, Alexandra’s mom.
Health Innovations Impacting Kids Worldwide
Meet the thought leaders at Seattle Children’s whose innovations are improving and potentially saving the lives of millions of children around the world. Tune in to KING 5 on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Spirit of Participation: Arthur's Story
“We’re providing hope for families in the future,” says mom of Arthur, a 17-year-old with autism. “Just like the hope that we get from families who’ve participated in research in the past.”
Congratulations Seattle Sounders!
Congratulation to the 2016 🏆 MLS Cup-winning Seattle Sounders FC! Today your fans at Seattle Children's are celebrating you scoring the ultimate Major League Soccer (MLS) goal. ⚽ #ThisMoment
Spirit of Participation: Nolan’s Story
“I hope they find a better way to treat asthma,” says Nolan. He participated in a Seattle Children’s research study with hopes of helping other children in the future, and he also learned how to keep his own asthma under control.
Seattle Children's Miracle Season
“Lexi is not only alive today because of the care she received at Seattle Children’s; she’s living her life to the fullest.” Lisa, Lexi’s mom Watch our Miracle Season special on KOMO News Sunday at 7 p.m. to see inspiring stories like Lexi's.
Gratitude - Seattle Mama Doc
People who practice gratitude report better long-term satisfaction with life and are kinder to others, research suggests. Who wouldn’t want this for their kids? Seattle Mama Doc shares easy ways to practice gratitude with your family.
The Promise of Building Cure
Thanks to your generosity, this week we raised over $380,000 for Seattle Children’s Research Institute. Your support will make our new research building, Building Cure, a reality and enable us to bring life-changing therapies to even more children and their families.
Seattle Children's Mannequin Challenge
Seattle Children’s operating room team struck a pose for the ultimate Mannequin Challenge.
Spirit of Participation: Lauren’s Story
Lauren, 14, participated in a research study after experiencing a concussion because of the possibility it might help her recover but also because she could help others in the future. “It’s cool to tell my friends I was in a research study,” she says.
We’re live with Drs. Dimitri Christakis and Megan Moreno, who are answering questions about new media and screen time policies from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The policies feature updated guidelines for kids, from infancy to teens. Post your questions below.
Screen Time and Kids: Ask the Experts
One day until the Facebook Live with Drs. Dimitri Christakis and Megan Moreno! Ask your questions below about new American Academy of Pediatrics screen time policies for children, from infants to teenagers, so that our team can answer them tomorrow.
Macklemore Surprises JamJam at Seattle Children's
When Macklemore walks around your hospital room curtain, the room can’t hold your family’s excitement… “Coolest thing ever for JamJam, Jackson and me!!! Once Macklemore walked around the curtain Jam was shocked. At first he was sweetly shy, but the moment we put on "Can't Hold Us" he was ON and showing off his moves. Macklemore got such a hoot out of Jam's genuine, passionate affinity to him and his music!" – JamJam’s mom, Lindsey.
Tough Questions, Easy Answers
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Tune in to KING 5 tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. to watch “Growing Wellness: An Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic and Seattle Children’s Special.” Meet the doctors and staff providing an umbrella of care for underserved children at Seattle Children’s Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic and find out how you can support this critical community resource.
Seattle Mama Doc 2016-2017 Flu Vaccine
Flu season is here. Seattle Mama Doc, shares why the CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics do not recommend the nasal flu vaccine this year. Get tips to prepare your child for the shot. For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/2dRTb3Y
Ending Childhood Cancer
Thank you to everyone who tuned in for our first ever Strong Against Cancer telethon. The phones were ringing off the hook and together you raised over $119,000 to save the lives of children like Erin! In case you missed it…
Thank you Major League Soccer (MLS) Seattle Sounders FC players for kicking it with our patients and their families. They had a ball! We appreciate you making it your goal to honor our patients bravely battling cancer.
Learn About Our Mitochondrial Research
“If my research is successful, kids with mitochondrial disease will have the energy they need to live a healthy, fulfilling life.” – Dr. Phil Morgan. #mitoenergy16 #UMDF
Denali Dash 2016 - Benefiting Seattle Children's Hospital
Join us and Kat Fisher as we as we hit the ground running at Denali Dash 2016 - Benefiting Seattle Children's Hospital next Saturday. Help our research breakthroughs become better treatment and new cures for kids. Register: http://bit.ly/DenaliDash
Ending Childhood Cancer
Doctors and researchers at Seattle Children’s are working together to end childhood cancer. Tune into KOMO News tomorrow at 8 p.m. to see inspiring stories of how our groundbreaking immunotherapy is saving the lives of children like Erin.
We’re live at our Science Block Party! Come bring the family and enjoy the fun. Experience hands-on science, live music with Recess Monkey and Johnny Bregar Music , free bike helmets, food trucks and more. #ScienceBlockParty
Faces of Research - Meet Dr. Amanda Jones
Through our science education program, we’re inspiring children to become the scientists who develop tomorrow's cures. “We open their eyes to the possibilities,” says Dr. Amanda Jones.
From cancer patient to determined fundraiser. Thanks to care, research and philanthropy. #childhoodcancer #childhoodcancerawareness
A Day in the Life of Hank the Therapy Dog at Seattle Children’s
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to walk in the paw prints of a furry friend? In honor of National Dog Day, join Hank, one of our ‘pawsitively’ awesome therapy dogs, on a visit to Seattle Children’s Hospital. #NationalDogDay
Thank You to Seattle Children's Facebook Community
From all of us at Seattle Children’s, thank you, our amazing Facebook community, for giving us over 200,000 likes! You do so much more than just give a thumbs up…
Gene Editing at Seattle Children's
Each day is one step closer to a cure! Advances in gene editing technologies could help children with genetic blood diseases and immune conditions including type 1 diabetes. Learn how our researchers are closer than ever to curing some genetic diseases.
Improving patients’ lives, now and in the future, is why we’re #AllinforSC. In just three weeks, over 2,500 Seattle Children’s staff and volunteers donated more than $100K to help provide better care and improved treatments for kids! By the end of September, workforce donors will have given more than $950K. Every gift makes a difference. Thanks to everyone who contributed.
Faces of Research – Meet Dr. Leslie Kean
Our patients are “the inspiration for what I do,” says Dr. Leslie Kean, who carries a reminder of one of her patients on her ID badge. Her research on graft-versus-host disease is helping to improve outcomes for those who undergo bone marrow transplants.
Neurons directly connected by electrical synapses
To find out how electrical signals between brain cells may be a potential target for epilepsy research and possible treatment, visit: http://bit.ly/2aUHu8j This 3D animation shows neurons directly connected by electrical synapses. “If we can verify that these direct electrical links between neurons play a role in the development of epileptic seizures, this could lead to new lines of research for treatments and new classes of drugs to consider,” Dr. Coulon.
The NIFTY™ Cup: A Feeding Tool for Babies Who Can't Breastfeed
“Finally we have a feeding tool that holds incredible promise for millions of babies.” - Dr. Murthy, director of Cleft & Craniofacial Surgery at Sri Ramachandra University in India. Seattle Children’s Dr. Cunningham, Dr. McKinney and Robin Glass collaborated with PATH and the University of Washington to create the NIFTY Cup – a low-cost, safe and easy-to-use feeding cup for babies in developing countries who have difficulties breastfeeding due to prematurity or craniofacial anomalies like cleft lip and palate.
We’re live with Dr. Michael Portman, who is answering your questions about new Seattle Children’s research that links high soy intake in young children to an increased risk for Kawasaki disease. Post your questions for Dr. Portman below.
I’m ALL IN Because
Thousands of Seattle Children’s staff give back to support our patients. Here are some of the reasons why we’re #ALLinforSC.
Virtual Violence Tips and Recommendations
Children are increasingly exposed to violence through media and video games. Dr. Dimitri Christakis shares what you need to know about the American Academy of Pediatrics’ new virtual violence recommendations for children.
Faces of Research – Meet Dr. Lakshmi Rajagopal
July is International Group B Strep Awareness Month. Learn how research underway at Seattle Children’s could help protect newborns from this life-threatening bacterial infection. #InternationalGBSAwareness #HelpProtectYourBaby
Marriage Advice for Russell and Ciara from Seattle Children's ...
Marriage advice for the newlyweds Russell Wilson and Ciara, from their littlest fans at Seattle Children’s.
Good Luck From Noelia!
Noelia, the Seattle Children’s patient who designed the paint scheme for Kasey Kahne’s Great Clips race car, has a message for him before the race at Daytona today. #StrongAgainstCancer
U.S. News & World Report Ranks Seattle Children’s Hospital the...
We’re honored to be recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top five best children’s hospitals in the nation, which means your child will be cared for by the very best. High-five! To see our specialty rankings, visit: http://www.seattlechildrens.org/usnews
KOMO 4 Miracle Makers Telethon
Alden no longer suffers from seizures, thanks to neurosurgery at Seattle Children’s. And thanks to Alden, researchers identified the gene that caused his epilepsy, opening the door to treatments for others. Watch Miracle Makers tonight at 8 p.m. on KOMO News to see inspiring stories like Alden’s.
KOMO 4 Miracle Makers Telethon
“You’re not a patient to us. You’re our family and we’re going to take care of you like you were our family.” – Max Hansen, pediatric cancer survivor. Watch our Miracle Makers special on KOMO News Friday at 8 p.m. to see inspiring stories like Max’s.
Today Bowen is happy, healthy and thriving thanks to Seattle Children’s Heart Team. Discover Bowen’s story and see what happens when clinical expertise, breakthrough research and generous donors come together.
Issac Gets Back in the Game
We love seeing kids return to the activities they enjoy after spinal cord injuries.
Cyberbullying affects 7-15% of kids and teens. Ask your child to tell you about their experiences with cyberbullying. Listen to their stories and help them problem-solve. Every kid can play a role in stopping bullying.
Bike Helmet Fitting Tips
The weather outside is perfect for a bike ride. Learn how to properly fit bike helmets for the whole family.
Happy Nurses Day 2016
We love our nurses here at Seattle Children’s and we know you do too! Share something you love about your child’s nurses and we’ll pass your messages on to shower our nurses with love during Nurses Week. #NursesDay #NursesWeek #NursesRock
Students Visit a Research Lab
Students from Federal Way Public Schools learn about #STEM careers in a lab visit at our research institute. Here they measure electrical activity produced by their arm muscles in a lesson on the brain taught by our Seattle Children's Science Adventure Lab staff.