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Heart problems: Don't let them take you by surprise

January 16, 2017
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Some people don’t know they have a heart problem until a heart attack. And the signs of an attack can be different for men and women. As a cardiologist at the Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute, I recently sat down with King 5 News and explained all of this, plus how you can check your heart’s health -- and keep it healthy.

Celebrity deaths put focus on common heart conditions

January 11, 2017
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Heart attack, heart failure, cardiac arrest. Recent celebrity deaths have put the spotlight on these conditions, but many people aren’t sure how they differ. As a cardiologist at the  Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute, I recently explained the differences — and how to check your heart health.

Struggling with incontinence? A pelvic health nurse navigator can help

January 10, 2017
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When asked what kind of nursing I practice, I proudly answer that I am the nurse navigator for the Swedish Pelvic Health Program. Without exception the next question is, “So what is a nurse navigator?” Here’s a good answer.

5 hidden dangers for children at home

January 06, 2017

Maybe you’ve seen it – a video of a dresser falling onto a toddler. The video has gone viral and is an example of hidden dangers at home for young children. Learn about the boy’s ordeal and about other not-so-obvious dangers from Elizabeth Meade, M.D., chief of Pediatrics at Swedish Medical Center.

 

Cancer and sex: Adjusting to changes that can come with this disease

January 04, 2017
A cancer diagnosis can change many things in our lives, including how we feel about sex and intimacy. Radiation treatment, chemotherapy and some cancer surgeries can affect our sexuality. But good communications, support, post-cancer remedies and changes in our personal relationships can help us adjust and still enjoy this part of life.

Saving our kids from metabolic syndrome

January 03, 2017
Did you know that one of the most common chronic pediatric diseases is a totally preventable condition?  This condition is tied to obesity and can shorten a person’s life span by 22 percent. Now, Swedish is hosting the first-of-its-kind symposium dedicated to this disease.

Troubling statistics: Looking at how we parent

December 29, 2016
This was going to be a regular post about normal child development, but I’ve been troubled by health statistics that have made me ask myself: Why are so many children engaging in risky behaviors, and why are so many anxious, depressed and suicidal? Are we as parents, and as a society, failing our coming generation? 

Volunteering: Prepare for a job or simply feel better

December 27, 2016

When we think about volunteer work, we usually think about helping those in need or our community. But volunteering also can help the volunteer. If you want to find a paying job, test your job skills, stay active or lift your spirits, volunteering may be right for you.

Is when you eat the key to weight loss?

December 20, 2016

A new study suggests that limiting the number of hours you spend eating each day may help you lose weight. Fran Broyles, M.D., director of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition for Swedish Medical Group, shares her thoughts on this approach.

 

Don't let your holiday leftovers go in the garbage

December 19, 2016

Do you always end up with a bunch of holiday leftovers that you eventually have to throw out? Here are some tips to make sure that food doesn’t go to waste.