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It's a bird...it's a plane...it's your heart?

September 04, 2017
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Atrial Fibrillation (also known as Afib) is an irregular heart beat that can present in many different ways. Some people don’t feel palpitations, but instead feel dizzy, weak or lightheaded. And still others feel nothing at all. So why should you care?

Giving kids a shot at better health for a lifetime

August 28, 2017

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Swedish is putting everything we can into achieving a perfect child vaccination rate. Learn more about what that means from Nwando Anyaoku, M.D., MPH, associate medical director for pediatrics at Swedish.

Getting it right: Swedish immunization program supports children's health

August 24, 2017
Swedish is a leader in providing pediatric immunizations to ensure the health of our children and communities.

The truth about BMI

August 21, 2017
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Most American adults have heard of the term BMI or Body Mass Index. It has been an indicator for health since the 1800s. But according to a recent CNN article, it is important to understand the limitations of relying on BMI as a true indicator for quality of health.

Acupuncture treatment offers therapeutic benefit for breast cancer patients

August 21, 2017
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Patients suffering from metastatic breast cancer are profoundly affected by physical and emotional effects of the disease and the treatment process. Acupuncture treatment is one modality that can provide therapeutic benefit for a wide range of symptoms, including pain, nausea, mood and sleep disturbance, and weakened immune system.

The Dennis Lisk Story

August 10, 2017

When brain cancer claimed Dennis Lisk’s life, his daughter Megan channeled her love for art into fundraising for the disease.

3 things to look for in an after-school program

August 09, 2017

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School starts soon, and many working parents are thinking about after-school activities for their kids. What makes a good activity? Here’s what to look for.

Organ donation: Know the facts

July 26, 2017
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Although 95 percent of U.S. adults support organ donation, only 51 percent actually sign up as a donor. You can help fill that gap by donating an organ.

Can I trust a pediatrician who doesn't have kids of their own?

July 07, 2017

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“Doctor, do you have kids?” Early on in my career, I took offense to this perceived jab at my abilities and professionalism. It was as if not having children of my own was a “ding” against me. But I get it. I too would raise my eyebrow if I was assigned an overweight dietician or a thrice divorced marriage counselor. I mean, how much could I possibly trust someone who doesn’t have personal experience?


A bright new future for people with Hep C

June 27, 2017
Hepatitis C can cause serious liver problems, cirrhosis, cancer and death. It used to be nearly incurable. New medications can cure the disease, allowing people with Hep C to have a healthy, hepatitis-free future.


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