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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...

Swedish Doctors, Staff Help Boy from Iraq

SEATTLE, Aug. 22, 2003 -- Unable to get proper medical attention in his home country of Iraq, an 8-year-old boy recently received the help he desperately needed -- thanks in part to physicians and staff at Swedish. Ali Mousa was brought to the medical center for a life-threatening, benign ...
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