EDMONDS, WASH., June 14, 2013 — Fulfilling a promise to the community to make significant investments in advanced medical services and technology, today Swedish/Edmonds announced plans for a $63.5 million expansion at the existing hospital campus. Construction of a two-story, 77,000-square-foot facility will feature a new emergency department (ED) with a dedicated behavioral health unit and urgent care center. It will also include a new outpatient diagnostic imaging center, observation unit, front entry, and parking garage. The building’s second floor will be reserved for future expansion of hospital services. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2014, with completion of the ED and urgent care center in the fall of 2015.
June 2013 posts
Swedish/Edmonds Announces Plans for Hospital Expansion; Addition Includes New Emergency Department, Urgent Care and Outpatient Imaging
The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that has proven to be effective in the treatment of seizures. In fact, the ketogenic diet is one of the oldest and most effective treatments available for patients with seizures regardless of age, from infancy through adulthood. The ketogenic diet must only be started under direct medical supervision.
Here are some frequently asked questions about the ketogenic diet:
What is the ketogenic diet?
The ketogenic diet is a special high-fat diet that often includes heavy cream, butter and vegetable oils to provide the necessary fat. The diet eliminates carbohydrate rich foods such as bread, rice, cereals, pasta, cookies, and cakes.
How effective is the diet at controlling or eliminating seizures?
Studies that have followed children on the diet for long periods reveal that at least 2/3 of all children on the diet have a significant reduction in seizures by over half. 1/3 of children on the diet will have a greater than 90% reduction in seizures, with half of these children ....
Thrive Through Cancer is a non-profit organization that helps young adults with cancer and their caregivers find hope and thrive. Through support groups, social events and community forums, Thrive Through Cancer aims to engage young adult community members by providing support and resources during their fight against cancer.
On June 20, 2013 Thrive Through Cancer will host a social event for young adults, their families, friends and caregivers at the Swedish Cancer Institute: Chemo-Con!
Come meet Rose Egge, founder of Thrive Through Cancer, and join us for two educational and interactive workshops focused on issues commonly experienced by young adults affected by cancer.
- Join Registered Dietician Julie Herbst for a conversation about healthy eating, maximizing nutritional intake and managing symptoms with foods. Recipe and sampling provided.
- Jacci Thompson-Dodd, MA, MSSS will host a discussion about intimacy and cancer, and can help answer any questions you may have.
You will also have the opportunity to learn more about community partners, resources and services available in areas near you from the following organizations:
I have been asked many times “Why do you run so much?” And my typical answer is “Why do you not run?”
I run a couple full marathons and several half marathons a year. I train seriously for them and am competitive. And I love it! There is no better connection to your body than when you are working out hard. But I have also noticed that it does something else for me: it has improved my health and my skin.
Regular exercise is one of the keys to healthy skin, in addition to improving your heart, lungs and muscles.
Exercising promotes increase blood flow to your organs and your skin is the largest organ in your body. Increased blood flow to the skin means increase in nutrients provided to your skin. The blood will carry away the waste products, toxins and free radicals that are produced by our hard working skin cells.
In addition, exercising lowers stress and that can reduce the aging process of our skin. There are various skin conditions that improve when one exercises such as eczema and acne. Muscle tones are also improved. There has been no clinical studies analyzing collagen production and stress, but I would gather collagen production decreases with increase in our stress level.
Of course, you should take precautions when exercising in severe weather such as extreme cold, wind or heat. Protect yourself from these elements before heading out. With our wonderful sun out these days, follows these simple tips:
SEATTLE, June 10, 2013 - Swedish learned today that Seattle Police have arrested the woman suspected of entering patient rooms at Swedish/First Hill on April 13 and attempting to steal narcotics. Swedish Nursing, Security and Administration leaders worked closely with law enforcement and state regulatory officials in helping to identify this suspect and safeguard patients across Western Washington.
Summertime means that we residents of the beautiful Northwest will be outside as much as we possibly can. There are two potential sources of damage to our ears which are of greater concern during the summer.
First, our ears are subject to sunburn. Many of the hats we wear do not protect the ears from damaging exposure to sunlight. Consider wearing a hat with a brim that extends completely around the head, rather than the baseball type hat which many of us wear. Also, remember to apply sunscreen to the ears. It is easy to forget them.
Secondly, summertime means increased exposure to noise from yard maintenance tools or other power tools. Injurious levels of noise are produced by almost every power saw, power sander, nail gun, weed eater, leaf blower, roto-tiller, power washer, and shop vac. Ear plugs....
Summer is a wonderful time of year to be active outdoors. Sunny days provide so many fun activities for children to get exercise and stay healthy. While enjoying the warm weather, it’s important to be aware of potential injuries and take the necessary precautions to keep kids safe. Here are three summer safety tips to keep in mind:
Kids should always wear a helmet while riding a bike, skateboard, scooter or in-line skates. Helmets can prevent traumatic brain injury and save lives! A child should wear a helmet on short or long rides (no one can ever predict when an injury may occur).
Make sure the helmet meets safety standards and fits appropriately. The helmet should be worn level on the head, covering the forehead. The strap should be tightened enough to allow only two fingers between the chin and strap. As a parent, make sure to be a good role model for your child and wear a helmet.
It is common to open windows during hot days to allow for cool fresh air. For kids, the screen is a misleading barrier between the indoors and outdoors. Screens are meant to pop off easily in the case of an emergency. A child leaning against a screen ...