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Swedish's Deep Brain Stimulation Program for Parkinson's Featured in KPLU Radio Series on Therapeutic Uses of Electricity in the Brain

SEATTLE, Jan. 8, 2007 -- The human brain is squishy; it's wrinkled; it's mysterious. It's also more electrical than you may realize. All over your body, cells use electricity to communicate and to stimulate muscles, but the brain takes this to another level. If the brain was a battery, and you...

Swedish Recertified as Primary Stroke Center; Designation Pertains to First Hill, Ballard, Providence and Issaquah Campuses

SEATTLE, Dec. 8, 2006 – Swedish Medical Center was recently recertified as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO). Swedish first received certification as a Primary Stroke Center in 2004. At that time, Swedish was one of the ...

Swedish Neuroscience Institute Executive Director Interviewed for Seattle P-I Article on U.W. Football Player Diagnosed with Brain Tumor

SEATTLE, Nov. 22, 2006 -- The Seattle Post-Intelligencer (P-I) today published an article about University of Washington (U.W.) quarterback Johnny DuRocher recently being diagnosed with a tumor is in his cerebellum, near the back of his skull, which is slated to be surgically removed on Nov. ...

New England Journal of Medicine Publishes Article Co-Authored by Swedish Neurosurgeon about Cerebral Aneurysm Treatments

SEATTLE, Aug. 31, 2006 -- Fortunately, a cerebral aneurysm diagnosis is no longer the death sentence many people may have previously associated with the condition. That myth has been overcome thanks to better diagnostic tests and now-proven advancements with the two treatment options: ‘clippin...

New England Journal of Medicine Publishes Article Co-Authored by Swedish Neurosurgeon about Cerebral Aneurysm Treatments

David Newell, M.D., Published in New England Journal of Medicine

Seattle Neuroscience Institute Neurosurgeon Interviewed about Use of Doppler Technology to Predict Stroke

SEATTLE, June 5, 2006 (Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Meteorologists use it to track storms. Now doctors are using a similar version of Doppler radar to look at blood flow in the brain and help prevent stroke.Airplanes are his hobby, but Wade Hilmo's been grounded from flying real ones since Janu...

Swedish Offers Advanced CyberKnife Tumor Treatment; Latest in a Series of Radiation-Therapy Advancements

SEATTLE, June 1, 2006 – It sounds and looks like space-age equipment in Dr. McCoy's sick bay aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise. In reality it's called the CyberKnife and it's the latest in a series of technological innovations being used by Swedish Medical Center to provide advanced radiation the...
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