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From Iraq to Seattle: A Little Boy's Journey of Hope

SEATTLE, June 4, 2006 -- The front page of today's Seattle Times featured an article by reporter Nancy Bartley about Mohammed Amir Hussein ("Hamoody"), a 3-year-old Iraqi boy who traveled to Seattle and Swedish Medical Center in May for surgery through Healing the Children’s ...

Swedish Sleep Medicine Institute Joins National Sleep Foundation in Urging Teens to Make Sleep a Priority

SEATTLE, March 28, 2006 - Many of the nation’s adolescents are falling asleep in class, arriving late to school, feeling down and driving drowsy because of a lack of sleep that gets worse as they get older, according to a new poll released today by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). In...

Swedish Sponsors Local Child-ID Program

Swedish Medical Center is a proud to partner with STAR 101.5 and the King County Police Union as the presenting sponsor of a new child-safety program – the STAR My ID Club.According to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, more than 800,000 children in America go missing each year – ...

Swedish's Adult Hospitalist Program Medical Director Interviewed for KING 5 TV Story

SEATTLE -- On March 18, KING 5 Television (NBC) aired a Healthlink segment about the growing field of hospitalist medicine, which included an interview with the medical director of Swedish's Adult Hospitalist Program -- Per Danielsson, M.D.As the piece explains, hospitalists are medical doctor...

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...

Mary Bridge, Swedish Establish Joint Pediatric Heart-Surgery Program

TACOMA AND SEATTLE, WASH. - Feb. 10, 2004 - Mary Bridge Children's Hospital in Tacoma and Swedish Medical Center in Seattle today announced the formation of a joint regional heart-surgery program to meet the unique needs of children. The hospitals will share two pediatric heart-surgery care te...

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...
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