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Swedish's Center for Perinatal Studies Receives March of Dimes Grant to Study Preeclampsia, Preterm Delivery in China

SEATTLE, July 31, 2008 – Dr. Michelle A. Williams, co-founder of Swedish's Center for Perinatal Research Studies, was recently awarded a $495,554 grant from the March of Dimes Foundation to fund a three-year research project to identify preconceptional risk factors and biological markers ...

Numerous Swedish Physicians, One Nurse Who Practice in East King County Recognized for 'Making a Difference' in 425 magazine

SEATTLE, July 25, 2008 -- Numerous Swedish-affiliated physicians and one nurse who practice in East King County were recently recognized for 'Making a Difference' in the Eastside-focused, lifestyle magazine -- 425.The multi-page feature article in the July/August issue introduced this first-time...

Swedish Cancer Institute's Medical Director of Naturopathic Services Interviewed for TV News Story about Treatment Claims on the Web

SEATTLE, July 23, 2008 -- More than 1,500 people die of cancer every day, but there are more than 10 million walking around right now living with it. These days alternative treatments are playing an even bigger role.With the growing popularity of naturopathic alternatives more doctors are incorp...

Swedish Wins Issaquah Hospital Hurdle; Joint Appeal Filed by Other Hospitals

SEATTLE, July 23, 2008 -- Swedish recently received word that it had passed yet another legal challenge to building a new acute-care hospital in Issaquah.In June 2007, Swedish was awarded a Certificate of Need (CON) to build a 175-bed hospital in Issaquah. Overlake, Evergreen, Children's and...

Study by Swedish's Center for Perinatal Studies Shows Dietary Fiber Seems to Reduce Risk of Pregnancy Complication

SEATTLE, July 21, 2008 -- Researchers with Swedish's Center for Perinatal Studies had the results of a recent study published last week in the American Journal of Hypertension which showed that eating more fiber during the first trimester of pregnancy seems to reduce the risk of developing p...

Swedish, SEIU Reach Contract Agreement; Workers Ratify New Deal

SEATTLE, July 16, 2008 – Union workers at Swedish Medical Center ratified new contracts over the weekend for Registered Nurses (R.N.s), service employees and technical staff. The agreement was reached after 14 bargaining sessions with SEIU 1199NW and includes across-the-board pay raise...

Swedish's ACTIVE (Addressing Cancer Through Individualized Exercise) Program Featured in CURE magazine

SEATTLE, July 14, 2008 -- The Swedish Cancer Institute's unique ACTIVE (Addressing Cancer Through Individualized Exercise) Program was featured in an article published in the summer issue of CURE (Cancer Updates, Research & Education) magazine.Titled 'Forward Motion: Exercise programs prove be...
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