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New center brings tertiary neurological care to children

November 04, 2010

The Pediatric Epilepsy and Pediatric Neurology services at Swedish Medical Center have combined to create the new Swedish Pediatric Neuroscience Center. As part of the Swedish Neuroscience Institute (SNI), comprehensive neurological care for newborns, infants, children and adoles­cents is now located at the Swedish First Hill campus in Seattle. Marcio Sotero de Menezes, M.D., has been appointed direc­tor of the new center.

The center has a high patient volume for the medical and surgical treatment of seizure disorders,...

...is that a pug snoring?

November 01, 2010

Here is a post from home; I was stuck there with nothing but my idle mind.

What's Happening in November at Swedish Issaquah?

October 26, 2010

As the holiday months approach, Swedish continues to work at an aggressive pace at the Issaquah Highlands construction site. The new medical center is definitely taking shape since starting major work in January 2010. The project peeks through the hilltop’s trees, and can be seen from miles away traveling from Bellevue to Issaquah along 1-90.

In November work continues on the exterior skin at the hospital wings: masonry and precast will be finishing up, while glass and glazing will begin mid-month. Work also continues on installing the roof and screening elements.



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The Doctor is In

October 21, 2010

 I realized that I have not really been eating as frequently throughout the day as was prescribed for me to do. Instead of 6 -7 mini meals a day, I've been eating more like 4-5 medium / mini meals. 

Good News! I'm Obese

October 19, 2010

 Well I saw Dr. Lindquist today...it was a relief. I shot the video before I actually saw him so let me make a few clarifications in advance.

Exciting Advances in Multiple Sclerosis from ECTRIMS

October 19, 2010

There is exciting news from last week’s 26th Congress of the European Committee for the Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) in Gothenburg, Sweden.

ALEMTUZUMAB. 5-year data from a Phase II extension study for alemtuzumab, an intravenously administered monoclonal antibody, showed that the drug:

  • reduced annualized rate of relapse to 0.14 compared with 0.28 for interferon
  • reduced the risk for sustained accumulation of disability in remitting relapsing multiple sclerosis by 87% compared to 62% with interferon.

This is a rem...

In this corner...

October 18, 2010

 Weighing in at 249 , the slugger from East Flatbush!  Well we've weighed in and the results are good. Still havn't seen Dr. Lindquist but that happens tomorrow.

Ouch... is that a wall?

October 14, 2010

No one ever said it was going to be easy. Oh wait... I did. I'm an idiot!

Back on Track

October 12, 2010

Well as promised I have made my return. With my computer problems behind me I am looking forward to bringing more details of this experience to you more often and in real time. 

Whoa!

October 01, 2010

My first doctors visits yields a dozen aha moments. what have I done to myself and how in the world can I dig out of this hole?