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New Poll Finds Children Have Poor Sleep Habits, Parents Paying Price

WASHINGTON, DC, March 30, 2004 - America's children are sleeping less than experts recommend while more than two-thirds experience frequent sleep problems, according to a new poll released today by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). Children's poor sleep habits also take a toll on parents/ca...

Swedish is First Seattle-Area Hospital to Begin Offering New Surgery that Treats End-Stage Glaucoma with Greater Precision

SEATTLE, March 22, 2004 - Surgeons at Swedish Medical Center's Eye Center recently became the first providers in the Greater Seattle area to begin offering a new laser treatment for end-stage glaucoma. Glaucoma, which damages the optic nerve, is the leading cause of preventable vision loss in ...

Swedish Inks Lease for New Freestanding Emergency-Room Complex in Issaquah

SEATTLE, March 19, 2004 - Swedish Medical Center has signed a 20-year lease on a building to house a new emergency-room (ER) complex in Issaquah. Known as I-90 Lake Place I, Building B, the 55,225-square-foot, two-story structure is owned by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources...

Medical Center's Annual Gala Dinner Auction Raises Record Funds for Charity Care

SEATTLE, March 15, 2004 -- The medical center's 19th-annual gala dinner auction Celebrate Swedish, which took place the evening of March 13 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel & Towers, raised a record $1.5 million for charity-care services. About 900 guests attended the On Broadway-themed event.Inc...

Swedish Announces Plans for Expansion in Issaquah -- Freestanding Emergency-Room Complex to Open in 2005; Hospital May Follow

SEATTLE - March 11, 2004 - Swedish Medical Center today announced plans for a phased expansion into Issaquah, where it will open a freestanding emergency-room (ER) complex in early 2005, with intentions to build a state-of-the-art nonprofit community hospital in the next several years. Swedish...

Swedish Sleep Medicine Institute Profiled in National Sleep Journal

A multi-page article about the Swedish Sleep Medicine Institute ran as the cover story in the January/February 2004 issue of Sleep Review: The Journal For Sleep Specialists. To read the article, click here.

Ear infections: Why is this Problem So Common among Children?

In the winter and chill of spring, colds sometimes lead to a buildup of fluid in the middle ear of children. The fluid then becomes infected, and the miseries ensue. "It's an incredible problem for kids," says Dr. Dianne Glover, a veteran pediatrician at Swedish Medical Center. "It's a very co...
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