December 2007
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December 2007 posts

Closing a Common Hole in the Heart May Stop Migraines; Randomized Study to Determine if Closing a PFO is an Effective Migraine Treatment

SEATTLE, Dec. 20, 2007 – A procedure to fix a congenital heart defect related to stroke may also be responsible for the disappearance of some people's migraine headaches. Now, a randomized clinical research trial led by neurologists and interventional cardiologists may determine if repairing ...

Swedish Administrator Interviewed for Article about Participation in Clinical Trials by People of Color

SEATTLE, Dec. 18, 2007 -- Colors NW magazine recently interviewed Swedish's Vice President of Medical Affairs John Vassall, M.D., for an article in their December issue about the current status of -- and history surrounding -- participation in clinical trials by people of color.Besides featu...

Swedish-Affiliated Orthopedic Surgeon Interviewed about Joint-Replacement Surgery for Patient Power Program on KVI Radio

SEATTLE, Dec. 14, 2007 -- More than 400,000 hip and knee replacements are performed in the United States each year. But how do you know if it's right for you? Join Patient Power Host Andrew Schorr and Swedish-affiliated orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist Dennis Kvidera, M.D....

Swedish-Affiliated Breast-Cancer Specialists Interviewed for Articles in The Seattle Times, P-I about a New Mammography Study

SEATTLE, Dec. 13, 2007 -- The results of a small, nationwide study published in this week's issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute support the widely accepted, if not so widely adopted, recommendation that diagnostic mammograms -- which are done when cancer is suspected and wh...
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