To recognize April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Seattle Children’s Hospital will place thousands of pinwheels around the hospital campus this week. Each pinwheel represents a child who has suffered abuse, and people may purchase their own pinwheels at hospital gift shops to place outside. All proceeds will go to Seattle Children’s Protection, Advocacy and Outreach Program. Read full post »
Like many parents across the country, my husband and I are constantly trying to balance and prioritize what’s best for our two young children. I’m also a researcher at Seattle Children’s Research Institute and a pediatrician at Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington. My most recently-published work highlights that half of preschool age children in the U.S. lack daily outdoor playtime with their parents. The topic is one that hits close to home, as there are many challenges for parents to get outside with their little ones. Read full post »
High school spring sports season has arrived. Many school districts like Seattle Public Schools recently began practices – for baseball, softball, lacrosse, tennis, track and field, and soccer.
As the season begins, it is important to review the ways teens can keep themselves healthy and injury-free as they embark on what should be a carefree and fun experience. Read full post »
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