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Swedish Welcomes Its First Baby – Make that Babies … as in Twins – of the New Year

SEATTLE, Jan. 1, 2005 – Swedish Medical Center/First Hill Campus welcomed its first baby – make that babies … as in twins – of 2005 early this morning. Elisa and Mark Illing of Seattle gave birth to a 5 lb., 14 oz. baby boy at 12:22 a.m. and a 4 lb., 3.2 oz. baby girl at 12:24 a.m. The twins, ...

New Study Suggests Physical Activity May Reduce Risk of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

SEATTLE, Feb. 5, 2004 - Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) complicates 4 percent to 7 percent of all pregnancies in the United States and poses a risk to both infant and mother. However, results of a new study conducted by researchers from Swedish Medical Center's Perinatal Studies program su...

Swedish Medical Center Researchers Help Present Results of NIH-Funded Prenatal Screening Study Today -- Findings will likely change the way women are screened for Down syndrome

SEATTLE, Feb. 5, 2004 - Researchers from Swedish Medical Center's Division of Perinatal Medicine helped present findings from the National Institutes of Health-funded FASTER (First- and Second-Trimester Evaluation of Risk) Trial at today's 24th Annual Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal ...

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...

Swedish Physicians First in the Greater Seattle Area to Begin Offering the Latest in Permanent Female Birth Control -- Newly FDA-Approved Procedure is a Nonincisional Alternative to Tubal Ligation

SEATTLE, Sept. 29, 2003 -- Swedish Medical Center-affiliated physicians recently became the first care providers in Greater Seattle to begin offering the latest in permanent female birth control -- a minimally invasive sterilization procedure known as bilateral tubal occlusion. Essure,...

Health-Care Providers Could Do More to Prevent Birth Defects -- Most Women Don't Know They Should Take Folic Acid Before They Become Pregnant

SEATTLE, July 25, 2003 -- Health-care providers are routinely passing up opportunities to help female patients prevent common birth defects in their future children, according to research sponsored by March of Dimes and conducted by a team at Swedish Medical Center. The Pregnancy Fores...

Swedish Begins Offering Newborn Intensive Care Transport Service

SEATTLE, March 1, 2003 -- In response to requests from other Puget Sound-area hospitals, Swedish recently started a direct transport service for critically ill newborns. The service began earlier this year and transports infants from other hospitals in the area to the neonatal intensive-care unit at...
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