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Maternity care: Knowing your options

When making a decision about maternity care, it's crucial to know your options. Here's a quick comparison of training, philosophies and practices of midwives and doctors.

What the bleep is “natural childbirth” anyhow?

Birth mentor and doula Charlene Hamilton focuses on what she calls the “Baby Steps” of childbirth: When a need arises in childbirth, apply the appropriate resources, starting with the least invasive possible, and then work up from there.

What Every Parent Needs to Know about Preventing Your Child from Drowning

One of the biggest and most endangering myths when it comes to drowning is that it's loud. Watch any Hollywood blockbuster that portrays a drowning and the scene is filled with lots of splashing and screaming from a distressed swimmer. Dr. Linda Quan, an emergency attending physician and drowning expert at Seattle Children's Hospital explains, drowning is often silent, which makes it that much more dangerous.

Open wide and say "ahh": Seattle Children's Hospital shines a light on the role of tonsils in sleep apnea

Tonsillectomies are back in vogue — not so much to soothe throat infections, but rather to cure sleep apnea as well as sinus problems.

Ready, set, go: Fitness trackers motivate kids to get moving

Ready… steady… go! And go. That’s the goal of the Booster, a wearable fitness technology for kids made by Sqord.

Safe Crossings helps kids navigate the perils of grief

Safe Crossings Foundation supports children facing the grieving process.

Kids in Medicine inspires future scientists with hands-on experiences

Kids in Medicine offers hands-on programs for children of all ages at its laboratories in downtown Seattle.

Neighbors helping neighbors

Neighborcare brings a state-of-the-art health-care facility to vulnerable North Seattle families.

Challenging food allergies in a safe place

A Seattle food-allergy clinic provides peace of mind for parents.

Medela's breastpump recycle program supports NICU moms

The program gives moms with babies in the NICU one less thing to think about.

Dental care tips for children with special needs

Kidical Mass! Tips for family biking, Seattle-style

Seattle families share their experiences with urban biking.

Growing healthy eaters at the Rainier Beach Learning Garden

Seattle's Rainier Beach Learning Garden offers kids the chance to dig in to gardening and learn more about growing their own produce.

Measles and vaccines: Have the conversation with your doctor

Seattle Children's explores the link between bacteria and still and premature births

When is it Legal to Leave Kids at Home Alone?

What children can do without supervision is a legal gray area.
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