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Swedish's Stroke Program Director, a Patient and a Spouse Participate in Radio Interview about the Condition

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SEATTLE, May 22, 2007 -- In light of May being National Stroke Awareness Month, Swedish's Stroke Program Director William Likosky, M.D., took part in a patient education radio interview on May 20. The show, Patient Power, aired in the Greater Seattle area on KVI Radio (AM 570) and nationally...

Swedish Neurosurgeon Helps Educate Public about Cerebral (Brain) Aneurysms

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SEATTLE, April 26, 2007 -- In light of the recent, unexpected and tragic death of Edmonds Police Chief David Stern from a massive brain aneurysm, some local news outlets have used the opportunity to educate the public about this condition.Many people associate aneurysms with sudden, unexpected...

2007 Sleep in America Poll Results Show Stressed-Out American Women Have No Time for ZZZs

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WASHINGTON, DC, March 6, 2007 – More than half of American women (60 percent) say they only get a good night's sleep a few nights per week or less and 67 percent say they frequently experience a sleep problem. Additionally, 43 percent say that daytime sleepiness interferes with their daily act...

Swedish Neurosurgeon Interviewed for National TV Story on Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)

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SEATTLE, Feb. 27, 2007 -- South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson recently underwent surgery to repair a bleeding arteriovenous malformation, also known as AVM, after displaying symptoms of a stroke. It was reported that Senator Johnson was in the midst of a telephone conference with news reporters w...

Swedish Neuroscience Institute Completes Major New Site for Advanced Neurosurgical Procedures

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SEATTLE, Feb. 12, 2007 – The Swedish Neuroscience Institute (SNI) today opened a $30 million clinical complex at Swedish Medical Center's Cherry Hill (formerly Providence) Campus. Centerpieces of the new facility are four state-of-the-art operating rooms (ORs) that feature the most advanced ...

American Heart Association Recognizes Swedish's Stroke Patient Care

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SEATTLE, Feb. 8, 2007 – Today Swedish received the Get With The GuidelinesSM – Stroke (GWTG-Stroke) Sustained Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association at the 2007 International Stroke Conference in San Francisco. Swedish is one of just...

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

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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...
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