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Tips for Preventing Stroke and Seeking Help if it Occurs

May is Stroke Awareness Month, and in recognition, the Stroke Center at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health is sharing information about stroke, including preventative tips, what to do if you or a loved one have a stroke, and services VMFH provides to patients across the region.  Learn more.

Hands-on robotics experience sparks students interest in health care

How does unwrapping a Starburst wrapper relate to robotic surgery? It doesn't at first glance, but for a group of 25 students from Thomas Jefferson High School and Evergreen Middle School, bringing those two experiences together ignited a sense of wonder and helped them see themselves in a surgeon's shoes. Learn more.

Lenny’s Transplant Story - The story of how two gifts altered his life

Two gifts have altered Lenny Price’s life. The first was given to him in 1974, when he was 12 years old. It was a beautiful, brass saxophone. As soon as his little fingers played methodically along the keys, he fell in love, and a dream took flight. He knew from that moment on he wanted to be a professional saxophone player. Learn more.

Tacoma Police Department, Community Partners Make Special Donation To St. Joseph Medical Center NICU families

Delivering a baby and not being able to take them home during those first few days is a feeling no parent wants to experience. But for families in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), it’s a reality–and it can be a stressful and worrisome time. Learn more.