Women

Viewing Page 7 of 14 | Showing Results 61 - 70 of 132

Exciting new frontiers in treating head and neck cancers

March 01, 2017
There’s some good news in the treatment of head and neck squamous cell cancers: New treatments are moving us closer to directly targeting and destroying these cancers and easing the debilitating side effects that hurt some patients.

When healthy weight loss takes more than a makeover

March 01, 2017
WomanOnScale200

Recently the world tuned into WE tv to watch June Shannon, aka Mama June from Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, reveal her body transformation from 460lbs to a size 4. While many people viewed the makeover from a vanity standpoint—seeing weight loss as simply a fashion statement--the truth is that obesity is a serious medical concern.

Can you recognize a heart attack? It might not be so easy

February 27, 2017
HeartAttackgraphic200

Do you know what a heart attack looks like? The signs can be different for men and women. This graphic can help you recognize a heart attack.

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

February 23, 2017
UsingBrace200

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.

How to talk to your kids about sex abuse

February 22, 2017

TalktoKids200

If you’re a parent, you’ve probably struggled with knowing how to protect your kids from sex abuse. Many parents aren’t sure when to talk to children about sex abuse, or what to say. Start these conversations when your child is young. Here’s how and why – and some signs that a child may have been abused or touched inappropriately.

Liver disease: My story as a cautionary tale for parents

February 21, 2017
KidsAndFastFood200

We’re in the midst of an obesity epidemic that continues to grow and, because of this, we’re now seeing children – some as young as 3 and 4 years old – with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Here’s how I  beat this disease and some friendly advice for parents trying to raise healthy kids.

Signs of early heart failure: When you should visit your doctor

February 20, 2017
Heartdisease200

It’s an inevitable truth that we are all aging. And while it’s quite normal to lose some verve due to natural aging, it’s important to understand that fatigue and general tiredness may also be caused by a malfunctioning heart.

Anxiety versus heart attack: When to get help

February 17, 2017
AnxietyOrHeartAttack

Unfortunately, panic attacks and heart attacks can feel frighteningly similar. Both can cause shortness of breath, chest pains and dizziness. Here’s what to do in a scary and uncertain situation.

 


Why all women should be aware of SCAD

February 16, 2017
WomanAtRiskofSCAD

As a woman, I am especially concerned with heart disease. It’s the No. 1 killer of women in the U.S., attributed to 1 in 3 deaths each year. What’s even more concerning is the added risk of a specific heart attack unlike anything that’s commonly seen. A heart attack that not only affects healthy older women but women in their 30s as well. These heart attacks are caused by spontaneous coronary artery dissection, or SCAD.

Swedish to offer ventricular assist device as part of new heart failure program

February 14, 2017
AdvCardiac200

Swedish Medical Center, Puget Sound’s largest provider of cardiovascular care, won a competitive grant in 2014 and founded the John L. Lock Jr. Advanced Cardiac Support Program. Three years later, we are one of the most comprehensive congestive heart failure programs in the Pacific Northwest. Now, we are expanding our advanced heart failure services to include left ventricular assist devices (LVAD).