2016

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Save the date for 2017 cancer events

December 02, 2016

The Art of Living Well – Young Survivors Day This event addresses the unique issues that young women and men with cancer face, as well as...

Spreading the music love: Swedish Music Therapy Program expands

December 02, 2016

Swedish is pleased to announce the expansion of the music therapy (MT) program at the Swedish Cancer Institute (SCI) and the Swedish Multiple...

Book recommendation - The Human Side of Cancer: Living with Hope, Coping with Uncertainty

December 02, 2016

By Patti Kwok, ARNP, Ph.D., Cancer Survivorship Clinic Written by Jimmie C. Holland, M.D., and Sheldon Lewis, this book reflects over two...

Personalized medicine with the breast microseed treatment

December 02, 2016

By Carisa Almquist, health education intern With many cancer treatment methods available, it can be difficult to know what the best option is for...

How stigma and hiding MS can hurt a patient's health

December 01, 2016
Earlier this year, a study looked at why people with MS hide their disease and how this concealment can actually be harmful. Many people with other chronic conditions are in a similar situation.

Could you be a living kidney donor?

November 28, 2016
For many of us, it’s hard to ask for help. So imagine what it would be like to ask a family member or friend for a kidney. Being a living kidney donor is a big decision, but there have been tens of thousands of these donors in the U.S. since 1954, when the first successful living donor transplant was done. Are you a possible donor? Here’s some basic information to get you thinking about it.

Mom's bacteria could prevent allergies in kids

November 23, 2016
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When babies are born, they encounter bacteria for the first time as they pass through the womb and into the world. That might not sound healthy, but it is. Elizabeth Meade, M.D., assistant chief of pediatrics at Swedish, explains why.

Lung cancer screening can save lives

November 23, 2016
The best way to treat lung cancer successfully is to catch it early. A Swedish patient and former longtime smoker shares his story and explains why he believes a screening saved his life.

Swedish nurse rides for MS research, treatment

November 23, 2016
Jen Vetrovs, a nurse at the Swedish MS Center, is participating in Bike the US for MS 2017. Between May 27 and Aug. 4, she will ride 4,295 miles from Bar Harbor, Maine, to Seattle. She needs your help!

Electronic Media Use and Your Child

November 16, 2016
With the winter months fast approaching, many families can expect to see rainy-day screen time exposure surge in the coming weeks. But what is an appropriate amount of time for your child to be using electronic media and what are the consequences to learning and development as a result of this exposure?