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Childhood Constipation

January 04, 2016

Chronic constipation is so common in childhood, it’s the reason 1 in 4 patients see pediatric gastroenterologists in Seattle, like me. This blog is meant to summarize the answers I give to the most common questions parents ask, regarding this common problem.

Swedish Cherry Hill Awarded Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification

December 31, 2015
Swedish Medical Center is proud to announce that the Swedish Neuroscience Institute team at Cherry Hill has been awarded the Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification from DNV GL- Healthcare. Swedish Cherry Hill is currently one of two hospitals in the state of Washington to receive the comprehensive stroke certification designation.

Occupational therapist and adventure guide joins MS Center

December 30, 2015
The Swedish MS Center welcomes Simon Gale, OT/L, who will serve as an occupational therapist and recreational guide. Simon will help patients maintain arm function, posture and independence with daily activities. He also will help patients participate in recreational activities despite disabilities.

Cheers for the holidays

December 29, 2015
Tis the holiday season and everyone is expected to be in good cheer. Guess what enhances good cheer? For many people, it’s alcohol. But if you have multiple sclerosis, consuming alcohol also can become a safety consideration.

A New Year’s Resolution: Be More Active

December 29, 2015

As 2016 approaches, many people will make a New Year’s resolution to be more active. We at the Swedish Multiple Sclerosis Center couldn't agree more! Numerous studies have shown that exercise and targeted therapy for MS have great health benefits.

Heal a Teddy Bear, Help a Child!

December 21, 2015

It’s not unusual for a child to be nervous about a visit to the doctor. That’s why the staff at Swedish Pediatrics hosts 'Teddy Bear Clinics' at local community events.

MS Center November pet (angel) of the month

November 30, 2015
Meet Truitt, a tenderhearted pet therapy dog who has a soft spot for hospital patients and doubles as an angel.

Seeing the 'amazing' in every child!

November 30, 2015
“Sesame Street,” the beloved children’s show whose viewers stretch across generations and cultures, is making huge strides in bringing awareness to autism, inclusion and the celebration of differences in all of us. Pediatric Therapy Services at Swedish couldn’t be more thrilled.

Managing multiple sclerosis to stay employed

November 23, 2015
When confronted with managing MS at work, many people find themselves in a dilemma about selecting a survival plan that best meets their needs professionally and personally.

Focusing on the 'Thanks' in Thanksgiving

November 20, 2015
As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, it is a good time to focus on giving thanks. Research shows that practicing gratitude can result in a number of benefits, including improved physical and psychological health. People who practice gratitude take better care of themselves, engage in more protective health behaviors like exercise and eating healthy, and get regular check-ups.