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New help for moms with postpartum depression

July 27, 2016
Swedish has opened the first center of its kind on the West Coast to help new mothers struggling with depression. Watch this video to hear one woman’s story.

Wondering what's next? Life after cancer

April 21, 2016
The Swedish Cancer Institute offers a support group for cancer patients interested in learning how to adjust to life after treatment. The support group After Breast Cancer: What’s Next? features a variety of topics ranging from stress management and fear of re-occurrence, to body image and sexuality.

SCI spotlight: Penelope Nyder

April 21, 2016

Penelope (Penny) Nyder, a volunteer in the Cancer Education Center at First Hill has been with us since March 2008. As an experienced volunteer, Penny has several responsibilities. She inputs tracking data, makes class reminder calls, greets and assists patients and caregivers in the education center, and most notably, she visits the Treatment Center on a weekly basis. In the Treatment Center, Penny provides patients with educational material from the Cancer Education Center as well as informs patients of the supportive care services available.

What is the Palliative Care and Symptom Management Clinic?

April 21, 2016
Palliative care is a service that helps people define their goals for their care with a focus on improving their quality of life during or following a serious illness. This service provides support as long as people need it, focusing on each person’s unique experience in order to provide relief from the symptoms and stress of living with serious illness. The multidisciplinary team helps patients and their families navigate the health care system and their options in order
to reduce suffering and maximize quality of life.

Be kind with yourself. Be patient with yourself.

April 21, 2016

Swedish’s first priority is the quality of the care we provide to patients and survivors, which means caring for your physical, mental and emotional health. The journey that begins at the time of diagnosis is a challenging one.

Lets talk about sex: Q & A session

April 21, 2016

When you are coping with cancer and cancer treatment, your main focus probably has something to do with survival, which make perfect sense. As your team is assembled and a game plan is mapped out, thoughts may wander to cancer’s effects on day-to-day living including sex and sexuality. After all, as humans we are hard wired to love and be loved. Perhaps these questions have crossed your mind.

Can you go back? Life before and after MS

March 30, 2016

MS changes lives. What does this change look like? Should we accept it?

MS Center’s new play-reading group – bring your inner ham

March 23, 2016

Have you ever wanted to act in a play? Are you a theater person who does not act anymore? Join the MS Center’s new Play Reading Group for a fun, light-hearted way to get into character. With the assistance of a dramaturgist at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, this group will have access to thousands of classical play scripts.

Join the Swedish Team and walk to create a world free of MS

February 16, 2016

Join us Sunday, April 10, for the annual National MS Society Walk to raise awareness and help fund MS research. Register and help us make a powerful statement—and a real difference in the lives of people living with Multiple Sclerosis.

Meet Swedish MS Experts in Centralia on March 12

February 12, 2016

Experts from the Multiple Sclerosis Center at Swedish Neuroscience Institute and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society are bringing a traveling roadshow of MS education and information to Centralia in March. Learn how to RSVP for this free event.

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