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May 31, 2016
A caregiver recently noticed and shared the following “rave” from a community member that was published in The Seattle Times on May 1. These stories are humbling and fill me with pride. Health care is a complex and challenging environment to work in — most days are fulfilling but there are hard, draining days. In the midst of it all, our teams of caregivers remain constant in their compassion.
May 30, 2016
Anticoagulants and antithrombotics, commonly known as blood thinners, are used for a variety of medical conditions. They are particularly useful in preventing strokes and heart attacks in many people. But they also can cause bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract, which can be life threatening in rare cases.
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.
May 23, 2016
The FDA just finalized its new Nutrition Facts Label, which will now include the amount of added sugar found in packaged foods. While this is great news, parents still need to be vigilant when it comes to sources of hidden sugar in foods. This blog highlights key points to remember.
May 23, 2016
A lot of people look to spring as the time to finally tackle dust bunnies and an overflowing closet or toy box. This extra cleaning energy should also extend to your medicine cabinet.
May 18, 2016
For parents who wish to circumcise their sons shortly after birth, there may occasionally be structural or anatomic reasons to defer the procedure. Here’s a look at some of the urologic reasons it may be best to avoid newborn circumcision and what to expect if circumcision is performed later.
May 17, 2016
May is ALS Awareness Month and while the ice bucket challenge may not be prominent on your Facebook feed this year, we strive to bring attention to this disease every day. This year, Swedish opened the ALS Center at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute.
May 16, 2016
In October 2002, some colleagues and I, all musicians, had agreed to provide entertainment for a Halloween party at the organization where I worked. I was to play keyboards and sing. Two days prior to the event, I got up to get a glass of water and my right ear started ringing. I felt lightheaded and then I noticed my entire left side went a little numb. That day changed my life, but I took control.
May 13, 2016
Some newborns pass their hearing screenings just fine but also have risk factors for developing hearing loss.
In these cases, it’s important for an infant to be seen by an audiologist for a diagnostic hearing evaluation. Catching a hearing problem in infancy could keep a child on track to reach important developmental milestones.
May 04, 2016
So far, all of the Zika virus cases identified in the U.S. have been related to travel, but that’s likely to change soon. As warmer months approach, we expect to see the mosquito-borne virus spread locally in regions such as the Gulf Coast, home to Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.