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2014-03-13 23:22:56

In support of its mission to improve the health status of all children and promote the value of health and well-being for patients, families and employees, Dayton Children’s Hospital will stop selling sugar-sweetened soda and sports drinks at all of its locations, effective May 1, 2014. (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 In support of its mission to improve the health status of all children and promote the value of health and well-being for patients, families and employees, Dayton Children’s...

2014-01-21 08:29:33

Proceeds Benefit the Seattle Children's Hospital SEATTLE, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Los Angeles, January 2014 - Seahawk's Quarterback Russell Wilson and his team spent numerous days and quality time at the Seattle Children's Hospital this NFL season. His perseverance and hard work on the field inspires top performance across the nation. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140121/MN48676) Born in Port Orchard Washington and life long Seahawks fan, Pop Artist...

2013-04-22 08:28:23

Cancer and critical care patients move in April 21; emergency department opens April 23 SEATTLE, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Care teams Sunday moved patients into new cancer and critical care units in Seattle Children's Building Hope expansion, which includes the country's first inpatient cancer unit dedicated to teens and young adults. A new emergency department in the expansion will open on Tuesday, April 23. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130422/DC98490 ) The...

2011-11-02 16:28:00

Final stage clinical trial shows significantly improved lung function in subset of CF patients SEATTLE, Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study has confirmed that the drug, ivacaftor (VX-770), significantly improves lung function in some people with cystic fibrosis (CF). The results of the phase III clinical trial study, "A CFTR Potentiator in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis and the G551D Mutation," led by Bonnie W. Ramsey, MD of...

2011-08-24 08:00:00

NASHUA, N.H., Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ektron, a provider of web content management, social software and marketing optimization solutions, today would like to congratulate its customers, Children's Mercy Hospital, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Johns Hopkins Children's Center, Baltimore, Seattle Children's Hospital and Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, on their listing among the U.S. News and World Report's "2011-12 Best Children's Hospitals."...

2011-01-26 10:00:00

SEATTLE, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "Ten years. Thousands of lives saved." Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is using this tagline to help celebrate its official 10th anniversary. It was in January 2001 that SCCA - the patient care arm of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine and Seattle Children's - opened its new outpatient building and headquarters on Lake Union. The result today is the Pacific Northwest's only federally designated comprehensive cancer center. During the...

2010-10-21 15:24:00

Participants review progress of 39-month study HOUSTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Investigators from Texas Children's Hospital and 16 other top pediatric heart centers in North America came together in Houston to analyze results from their 39-month national clinical trial of the Berlin Heart EXCOR® Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device (VAD), a German-manufactured pediatric mechanical heart. To learn more about the study, see: http://bit.ly/bfrA1J (Photo:...

2010-09-20 10:00:00

Tickets for 'Primal Symphony' on Sale Monday, September 20 at 8:00 a.m. PST SEATTLE, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Symphony Guild today announced the artist lineup for the 2010 musical event, 'Primal Symphony,' an annual event which benefits Seattle Children's Hospital. Local artists Barcelona, American Idol runner-up and beatbox extraordinare Blake Lewis and talented singer Claire Nordstrom join some of the region's premiere music ensembles in support of the uncompensated...

2010-06-11 13:55:06

Seattle Children's, UW, and Group Health study 8,000 King County children Children in King County, Washington, are more likely to be obese if they live in socially disadvantaged neighborhoods. This is according to a team of researchers at Seattle Children's Research Institute, the University of Washington (UW), and Group Health Research Institute. Social Science & Medicine e-published the research this week in advance of printing it. The researchers found obesity most common in...

2010-01-11 13:04:00

SEATTLE, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Seattle Children's Hospital today announced the launch of "Seattle Mama Doc", a new pediatric health blog geared towards parents of young children. Authored by Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBe, the blog offers anecdotes of parenthood and insight on child health and safety issues. A pediatrician and mother of two young boys, Swanson understands firsthand the joys and challenges of being a parent, and hopes to empower other parents by helping them make sense of...