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What really happens when your feet and hands "fall asleep"

November 06, 2017
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A closer look at an all-too-familiar sensation of your hands and feet falling asleep.

"Hey kids, stop slouching!"

October 19, 2017
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It seems like a never-ending struggle to convince your child to sit up straight and walk tall. You see your children slouched over their dinner or homework, reclining on the couch and bent over their smartphones for hours. Try as you may, slouching is inevitable. But if not helped, it can lead to some uncomfortable symptoms down the road.

Twist and shout, ouch! Shin fractures and playground slides

July 31, 2017
Parents might not realize it, but thousands of children are hurt each year on the playground. Many injuries, especially shin fractures, occur on the slide. If your child is hurt on a slide, here’s what to watch for.

What happens to your body when it falls in love

June 08, 2017
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You might think you just get butterflies in your stomach when you fall in love, but your body goes through much…much more. 

Do supplements for arthritis work? What the evidence shows

April 20, 2017
It's no surprise that many people with arthritis try supplements that are said to help with pain and mobility. But which ones really work, and which ones are a waste of money? To better help my patients, I reviewed the research literature on supplements. Here’s what I learned.

Occupational therapy services benefit many

April 14, 2017
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For a variety of reasons, people may find they are no longer able to carry out their daily tasks. Whether they’ve suffered serious injuries, are recovering from a debilitating disease or have developed problems with their joints, muscles and nerves, occupational therapy can help restore their motion and improve quality of life. April is Occupational Therapy Month, celebrating 100 years as a profession in 2017!

Swedish Pediatric Therapy has a new home and all the latest services

January 30, 2017
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Are you looking for an engaging and effective environment for your child to hone motor skills, recover from a sports injury or surgery, increase communication, or be more independent and comfortable in home, school and community? Welcome to Swedish’s new 7,000-square-foot space for pediatric therapy.

Young kids should play the field when it comes to sports

October 19, 2016

A recent report says kids are specializing in a single sport too early, leading to a greater risk of injury -- and burnout, anxiety and depression. Elizabeth Meade, M.D., a pediatric hospitalist at Swedish, explains and offers some advice on how to keep children active and healthy.

Having surgery? How to get FMLA and other forms signed for your employer

July 05, 2016
If you are employed and preparing for surgery – or have just had surgery unexpectedly -- you likely will need your surgeon to complete some sort of medical form or letter for your employer and/or short-term disability carrier. For some patients and families, navigating this process can be confusing. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help.

What to do when your child's legs aren't straight

May 25, 2016
Many children have bowed legs or knocked knees. Read on to find out what is normal and when you should seek advice from a pediatric orthopedic doctor.
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