It is recommended that beginning at 50 both men and women start being screened for colon cancer. A common screening for colon cancer is a colonoscopy which searches for polyps. An early detection of colon cancer increases survival rates.
Raman Menon, M.D., from the Swedish Colon and Rectal Surgery Clinic, will be speaking at a free upcoming event in Edmonds and answering your questions.The goal of the event is to help you become educated about what a colonoscopy entails in order to ease any anxiety and/or fear you may be experiencing. The event will be interactive and Dr. Menon will explain the role a colonoscopy plays as a preventative measure of colon cancer. He will speak about each step of the colonoscopy procedure and will be available to answer any questions you may have.
Join Swedish and Minor & James Medical at the Seattle AIDS Walk, benefiting Lifelong, on Saturday, September 27, 2014.
The 2014 Seattle AIDS Walk takes place at Volunteer Park in Capitol Hill to help raise awareness of HIV prevention and treatment, along with supportive care programs available at Lifelong and in our communities.
Lifelong’s mission is to empower people living with or at risk of HIV/AIDS and/or other chronic conditions to lead healthier lives. Lifelong does this by offering a wide array of supportive services available throughout the King County area such as:
Prevention, education, and outreach
Chicken Soup Brigade (nutrition services)
Emergency, transitional, and permanent housing assistance
Assistance with obtaining medical insurance
Case management services
Recovery support services
For many people, September signifies the beginning of a new school year. The leaves start to change and the familiar excitement of a new school year and the expectation of gaining new knowledge grows. The Swedish Cancer Institute would like to offer you the opportunity to “go back to school” this fall by attending our Patient Education Classes.
Our wide variety of classes include learning to cook with cancer-fighting food, tobacco cessation, palliative care, gentle yoga and more. Classes are taught by content experts in each field and are a great way to learn more information about the specific services that are available. They are designed to be interactive, informational, and inclusive. These programs are offered to assist you, your family, friends and caregivers in making treatment decisions, managing your symptoms, and accessing complementary programs to help your mind, body and spirit to heal.
Classes are offered at the First Hill, Cherry Hill, Issaquah, and Edmonds campuses. To register for a class, call 206-386-2502 or visit www.swedish.org/classes.
Yoga is BACK! Please join us Tuesdays for Gentle Yoga and Wellness classes with new instructor, Sharon Lightfoot-Pound. Appropriate for all mobility levels and those brand new to Yoga. Transitioning to the floor is optional; wheelchairs are welcome.
When: Starting in September, Tuesdays 1 - 2:15 PM
Although a lifelong disease, the event hopes to convey that multiple sclerosis (MS) is not life-ending. Resources are available to support patients and their families. The Swedish MS Center goes beyond health care to assist people living with MS and related neurological conditions and to help them achieve their highest level of well-being.
When: Saturday, August 23rd, Noon-5 p.m.
Where: Swedish MS Center
1600 E. Jefferson Street, Level A
Seattle, WA 98122
The Swedish Multiple Sclerosis Center is hosting the 5th annual MS Center Art Show on August 9 & 10 from 10 am to 6 pm at the Seattle Center Armory. The event is free and open to the public. Please join us for this yearly celebration of art that is created by people living with MS and all others affected by this disease.
Art frees the spirit even when MS tries to limit it. The MS Center at Swedish hopes to acknowledge the lives and talents of everyone affected by MS. The Art Show will feature over 80 pieces of art including painting, photography, sculpture, jewelry, and more.
The purpose of the annual Swedish MS Center Art Show is to: