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Swedish First Site in State to Offer New Support Program for Families with Hospitalized Premature Infants

Swedish News
SEATTLE, April 13, 2005 - Swedish Medical Center has been selected by the March of Dimes as the first site in Washington state to implement an innovative program providing enhanced information and comfort to families of premature and other critically ill newborns. The three-year Neonatal Inten...

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

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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

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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

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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

Swedish News
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

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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

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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...
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