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Ear infections: Why is this Problem So Common among Children?

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In the winter and chill of spring, colds sometimes lead to a buildup of fluid in the middle ear of children. The fluid then becomes infected, and the miseries ensue. "It's an incredible problem for kids," says Dr. Dianne Glover, a veteran pediatrician at Swedish Medical Center. "It's a very co...

Mary Bridge, Swedish Establish Joint Pediatric Heart-Surgery Program

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TACOMA AND SEATTLE, WASH. - Feb. 10, 2004 - Mary Bridge Children's Hospital in Tacoma and Swedish Medical Center in Seattle today announced the formation of a joint regional heart-surgery program to meet the unique needs of children. The hospitals will share two pediatric heart-surgery care te...

New Recommendations for Parents about Using Syrup of Ipecac for Poisonings

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SEATTLE - Syrup of Ipecac -- long recommended as a vomit-inducer for children who have swallowed poison. This extract from a South American plant makes most people throw up within 15 minutes. Parents were told to keep a bottle of the stuff on hand in case their kids ever ate something poisonou...

Swedish Doctors, Staff Help Boy from Iraq

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SEATTLE, Aug. 22, 2003 -- Unable to get proper medical attention in his home country of Iraq, an 8-year-old boy recently received the help he desperately needed -- thanks in part to physicians and staff at Swedish. Ali Mousa was brought to the medical center for a life-threatening, benign ...

Nintendo, Starlight Children's Foundation Deliver More Fun to Hospitalized Children in Washington State, Including Those at Swedish

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SEATTLE, Aug. 13, 2003 -- For 13 years Nintendo and the Starlight Children's Foundation have eased the pain of hospitalized children across America. This summer, Nintendo and Starlight offer a new prescription to promote a speedier and happier recovery for children in hospitals throughou...

Swedish Offers Numerous Activities to Help Ensure Kids who Ride in Cars are Safe

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SEATTLE, March 6, 2003 -- In conjunction with a national study published in this month's issue of Pediatrics that showed instructions for installing child-safety seats in cars are written in language too difficult for many adults to understand, Swedish Medical Center is involved in numerous efforts ...
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