Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Program Expansion at Seattle Children’s Serves Growing Need

Bronchopulmonary dysplasia is a long-lasting form of lung disease affecting babies born prematurely. Their lungs are not fully formed and are sometimes damaged, and they need extra oxygen through a tube placed into their nose or more support to survive, grow and develop. BPD also is called chronic lung disease of prematurity. The number of […]

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Seattle Children’s Welcomes Dr. Burt Yaszay as Chief of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Seattle Children’s is excited to welcome Dr. Burt Yaszay as the new chief of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at Seattle Children’s. Yaszay comes to Seattle Children’s with a bright vision for the future as well as a deep respect for the roots in which Seattle Children’s was founded. We sat down with Yaszay to learn […]

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One Family, Two Children and a 16-Year Quest for Answers

Sabrina and Reiff Castillote knew something was wrong with their daughter Maleea’s health when she was just 5 days old. Then, their 6-year-old son Malachi’s behavior became concerning. For over 15 years, Sabrina and Reiff took their children to countless specialists, but they never received a clear diagnosis. “We were told our daughter was considered […]

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An Artist in Equity: Michael Willen Winner of 2021 Odessa Brown Ken Feldman Award

When Michael Willen, art therapist, was growing up in Boulder, Colorado during the 1990s, he heard lots of talk about accepting those who were different from you. Reality, however, often didn’t align with the talk. “You couldn’t be openly gay or talk about something like being transgender,” he recalls. “I wanted a community to connect […]

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Should Schools Require COVID-19 Vaccinations? An Ethics Expert Weighs In

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been asking ethical questions about vaccinating children against the disease: Is it necessary to vaccinate children, who seem to experience the disease differently than adults? Should children in school be required to get the vaccine? We spoke to Dr. Doug Diekema, an emergency medicine physician at […]

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The Mission of a Lifetime: State to Use Dr. Sihoun Hahn’s Newborn Screening Test for Wilson Disease

  The lifetime goal of Dr. Sihoun Hahn, director of the Wilson Disease Center of Excellence and investigator in Seattle Children’s Research Institute’s Center for Integrative Brain Research, is one step closer to being achieved. After more than 30 years studying Wilson disease, Hahn’s newborn screening test for this rare genetic condition will be trialed […]

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Seattle Children’s Research Division: Celebrating 15 Years of Innovation

For the past 15 years, Seattle Children’s Research Division has been at the forefront of breakthrough innovations. From new drugs to treat cystic fibrosis, to first-in-the-nation use of laser ablation for epilepsy and brain tumors to remove unwanted cells, the research division is advancing our mission to provide hope, care and cures to help every […]

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