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For women who survive breast cancer, there’s always concern about the cancer coming back. UW Medicine scientists are developing a new vaccine to try to stop such recurrences.

Dr. Mary Disis, who directs the Cancer Vaccine Institute at the UW, and Kristi Blair, a breast-cancer survivor participating in one such clinical trial, discuss what this means to them.

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Worried about toxic shock syndrome? Drs. Christina Jahncke and Anita Tiwari of Meridian Women’s Health share what you should know about the condition.

Can you recognize the signs and symptoms of TSS?
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Have you and your partner noticed a change in your immune systems since having kids?

“You are completely changing the cells that constitute your immune system in a way as radical as changing your height.”
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January is Cervical Cancer Awareness month, do you have questions about cervical cancer prevention and testing? Here is a link to some helpful information and at your next visit if you have questions please let us know and we will be happy to help answer them.

https://www.cdc.gov/canc…/cervical/basic_info/prevention.htm

Two tests, the Pap test and human papillomavirus (HPV) test, can help prevent cervical cancer
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A new study suggests that getting enough sleep in pregnancy is even more important than we already knew.

A new study suggests that getting enough sleep in pregnancy is even more important than we already knew.

Inadequate sleep may contribute to gestational diabetes. Here’s what you can do about it.
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Pregnant women who get the flu are six times more likely to die than those who receive the flu vaccine. Dr. Anna Panighetti from Northwest Hospital & Medical Center explains how the vaccine protects both the mother and the baby.

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http://www.babyfestnw.com/index…/event-info/seattle-babyfest

Come Join Meridian Women's Health and UW Medicine for Seattle Babyfest. We will have staff on hand to answer your questions and fun activities for the family.

Seattle Center, September 23, 2017

Happy 4th of July! Here are some fun ideas for celebrating with your little ones.

Find out how to have a baby-friendly and fun Fourth of July celebration with these festive activities and foods.
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Meridian Women's Health added 3 new photos from May 2017.
May 2017

Ballard Crew Happy One Year Anniversary

Happy Nurse's Week to our dedicated staff!😊