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Information from Swedish on Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak among Patients who Received Contaminated Steroid Injections

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SEATTLE, Oct. 23, 2012 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating a multistate outbreak of fungal meningitis and joint infections. It appears the outbreak is due to the contamination of an injectable steroid medication called methylprednisolone acetate produced by the New England Compounding Center (NECC). Swedish has never carried the methylprednisolone acetate product produced by NECC.

Swedish to Host OB Speed Dating Session at Ballard Campus Oct. 23

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OB-Speed-Dating-photo.jpgSEATTLE, Oct. 15, 2012 - If you’re pregnant or thinking about having a baby, finding the right provider is a pretty good place to start this incredible journey. When you come to OB Speed Dating, you’ll get the chance to meet several Obstetricians and Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) who deliver at Swedish/Ballard's Family Childbirth Center and get to know them in a fun, low-key environment.

Broken Ribs: A New Fix for One of the Most Painful Fractures

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SEATTLE, Oct. 10, 2012 - You can't put a cast on a broken rib, but the FDA just approved a new treatment that speeds recovery from months to weeks.

Swedish to Host Live Stream of Woman’s First Time Hearing in Five Years, Plus Live Text Chats

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CochlearImplantMrsDay.jpgSEATTLE, Oct. 9, 2012 - On Tuesday, Oct. 2, Eleanor Day, 79, underwent a cochlear implant procedure at Swedish/Cherry Hill by Dr. Douglas Backous, medical director of the Center for Hearing and Skull Base Surgery. Her procedure was the world’s first live-instagrammed and live-tweeted cochlear implant (hearing restoration) surgery (click here to see a recap). This Wednesday, Oct. 10, Swedish will live stream Mrs. Day’s cochlear implant activation, in which she will potentially hear her husband’s voice without the help of hearing aids for the first time in five years. The Days have been married for 60 years.

Swedish-Affiliated Neurologist Interviewed about Results of New Study on 'Mini' Strokes and Clot-Busting Drugs

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SEATTLE, Oct. 8, 2012 - A short video news story on new research around the use of clot-busting dugs to treat 'mini' strokes was recently posted on the national news sites EverydayHealth.com and AOL.com. The two-minute long piece features an interview with William Likosky, M.D., medical director of Swedish Neuroscience Institute's Stroke Program, as well as a local stroke patient.

Two Seattle TV Stations to Tell Story of Women from Anchorage Taking Part in a Living, Unrelated Kidney Transplant

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SEATTLE, Oct. 4, 2012 - A living, unrelated kidney transplant involving two former co-workers - and now grandmothers - from Anchorage, AL, will take place at Swedish/First Hill on Monday, Oct. 8. The two women - Judie Wolfe (donor) and Terri Teas (recipient) - recently shared their compelling story with the Anchorage Daily News.

Swedish to Host World’s First Live-Instagrammed, Live-Tweeted Hearing Restoration Surgery as Part of Month-Long Educational Web Series on Hearing Loss

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SEATTLE, Sept. 26, 2012 - Swedish Medical Center and Douglas Backous, M.D., medical director of the Center for Hearing and Skull Base Surgery at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute, will host the world’s first live-instagrammed and live-tweeted cochlear implant (hearing restoration) surgery on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 7 a.m. Pacific Time (PT).

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