November 2003
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November 2003 posts

Swedish First to Use Voice-Activation in Surgery

Click here for a virtual tourSEATTLE, Oct. 29, 2003 -- In early October 2003, Swedish became the first hospital in the Northwest to begin using new, fully integrated endoscopic surgery suites that utilize voice-activation technology to increase the types and efficiency of minimally invas...

Older Moms at Greater Risk of Gestational Diabetes

Ann Fittante, R.D., a nutrition educator and exercise physiologist with the Joslin Center for Diabetes at Swedish Medical Center, was recently interviewed for a MSNBC.com article titled "Pregnant and diabetic: Obesity, older moms spark a rise in gestational diabetes." The article, by MSNBC.c...

New Recommendations for Parents about Using Syrup of Ipecac for Poisonings

SEATTLE - Syrup of Ipecac -- long recommended as a vomit-inducer for children who have swallowed poison. This extract from a South American plant makes most people throw up within 15 minutes. Parents were told to keep a bottle of the stuff on hand in case their kids ever ate something poisonou...

November Issue of Washington CEO Includes Special Report on Seattle Heart Alliance

The November 2003 issue of Washington CEO magazine includes a 24-page special insert titled "Seattle Heart Alliance - A World-Class Vision." Written by local free-lance writer Janice Kennedy, the series of four articles describe how local health-care, community and political leaders are ...
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