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Ditch the loofah for healthier skin

October 24, 2016

Is using a loofah really the best way to exfoliate and care for your skin? Swedish pediatrician Melissa Genualdi, M.D., says that to avoid bacteria, it’s much healthier to stick with the old-fashioned washcloth. Watch this video to learn more about the case against loofahs, plus the latest on liquid soap versus bar soap and the best way to moisturize your skin.

Studies presented at MS conference show mixed results

October 21, 2016
The annual meeting of the European Committee on Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis, the largest scientific conference dedicated to MS, took place in September in London. We look at the highlights from more than 1,500 topics presented.

Using an algorithm to treat obesity

October 21, 2016
As our nation’s obesity epidemic grows, board-certified obesity clinicians are taking on more responsibility for treating this condition. Obesity is a complex disease and, as many primary care providers have discovered, effective care goes far beyond telling a patient to eat less and exercise more.

MS Center studies drug in patients who didn't respond to other treatments

October 20, 2016

The Multiple Sclerosis Center at Swedish is conducting a study of a drug taken by MS patients who did not respond to two previous disease-modifying therapies.

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.

With Swedish Express Care at Home, we come to you

October 12, 2016
Swedish has brought back the house call. Curious about how Swedish Express Care at Home works, or if it’s right for you? This video and accompanying article tell the story of one woman who chose Swedish Express Care at Home.

Don't let the end of daylight saving time disrupt your child's sleep

October 11, 2016

Fall is a time of excitement for many reasons: the return to school, enjoying your favorite pumpkin spice-flavored beverage and prepping for the coming holiday season. However, there’s one aspect of fall that parents of young children often dread: the end of daylight saving time, aka yet another thing to disrupt your children’s precious sleep patterns.

At Swedish bariatric center, specialists treat an array of health problems

October 10, 2016
People who are obese tend to have other health problems as well. With its Bariatric, Metabolic, Endocrine Center, Swedish brings an array of specialists together in one clinic to provide all aspects of care for people who are trying to lose weight. Watch a video and read about how the center has helped one woman.

Health apps for moms-to-be and parents on the go

October 07, 2016
In the same way you can use apps on your smartphone to save special moments and help manage your children’s lives, you can use them to learn about, monitor and aid in your child’s health and development. Here are a couple of apps to get you started.

How donating a kidney gave me joy, and someone else his life back

October 05, 2016
Your imagination will take you all sorts of unexpected places. This year, mine led to an operating room where I donated a kidney to a stranger.
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