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Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month: Spreading the word

September 22, 2017
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Educate yourself on brain aneurysm for Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month.

Know the signs of stroke: you may save a life

June 01, 2017
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The average age for a stroke is 65. But more young people, some in their late 20s to early 30s, are having strokes. Learn to recognize the symptoms of a stroke with the acronym FAST. Here’s what it stands for and what to do if you think you or someone else is having a stroke.  

6 things to consider before applying for disability

May 31, 2017
Many people with chronic neurological conditions have questions about when to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI. While there’s plenty of information on how to apply, there’s much less on what to consider before you apply. Here are some important points to think about before moving forward.

What to do if your child has a febrile seizure

May 02, 2017

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Fever-related illnesses are a part of growing up and developing a healthy immune system. But what a frightening experience when a child has a seizure during a fever! Some parents might immediately think a brain infection is the cause. This possibility needs to be ruled out, and for this reason a child needs immediate medical attention. Fortunately, in many cases, the child has simply had a febrile seizure.

New treatment for essential tremor is life-changing

March 31, 2017
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Essential tremor, a movement disorder, can make it nearly impossible for some people to use their hands. A breakthrough treatment called focused ultrasound has been very successful in helping many patients. Swedish is the only hospital in the Pacific Northwest to offer the treatment. One patient says focused ultrasound gave him his life back. He tells his story in this video.

Be a wise health consumer: How to avoid fraud and scams

March 22, 2017
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Fraudulent and unproven health products and services are a common problem, and billions of dollars are spent every year to promote them. What can you do to avoid scams? Here are some common red flags to watch for.

New brace helps some with MS keep moving: A hiker's story

February 23, 2017
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Difficulty walking is a common problem for people with multiple sclerosis, but a new brace is helping some of our patients get around better — and more safely.

U.S. travel ban could hurt health care

February 15, 2017
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President Trump’s travel ban and immigration policy may be an abstraction for some, but for health care they could have profound effects. This video explains what’s happening, what it could mean for health care and what we can all do.

MS Adventure Program turns 1 with more excitement to come

February 03, 2017
The Multiple Sclerosis Center Adventure Program is now 1 year old. This past year has been fun, poignant and rewarding, not only for me but for people with MS. Some did things they love for the first time in years, while others felt the exuberance of new challenges. I am very much looking forward to more adventures in 2017.

Meet Swedish MS Experts in Bremerton on March 25

January 25, 2017
Experts from the Multiple Sclerosis Center at Swedish are bringing a traveling roadshow of MS education and information to Bremerton, Wash. Come learn from a nationally recognized team of MS health care professionals, share your experience and connect with others living with MS in your community. 
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