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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.

Flu vaccine: the black sheep of the vaccine family

December 16, 2016

As health professionals, we are cultivated and groomed over countless years of training to have a great sense of empathy.  As a practicing pediatrician and father, of course I have empathy for the kiddo with his or her first ear infection or strep throat. But my empathy doesn’t stop at caring for the little ones in our lives.  I’m also empathetic to the plight of one of a pediatrician’s best friends. I feel sorry for my friend the flu vaccine.  I know this sounds crazy, but hear me out.

Have a happy holiday, not a heart attack

December 14, 2016
Studies show an increase in cardiac deaths by almost 5 percent on Christmas Day, the day after Christmas and New Year’s Day.  All that overeating and stress typically associated with the holiday season could exacerbate existing conditions. Here’s how to stay healthy during the holidays.

Inflammatory bowel disease and dietary fiber

December 12, 2016
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Inflammatory bowel disease can lead to damage of intestinal tissues and symptoms such as abdominal pain and diarrhea. Dietary fiber can be friend and foe to people with IBD. Whole foods that are high in fiber can make symptoms worse during a flare-up, but they can also help prevent future flare-ups during remission.

Beware of amber teething necklaces, doctor says

December 08, 2016

Frazzled parents with cranky teething babies may be tempted to try anything to ease their child’s pain. But Elizabeth Meade, M.D., a Swedish pediatrician, says not everything on the market is safe. She explains why she’s warning against amber teething necklaces.

Don't waste your time and money on a fructose breath hydrogen test

December 05, 2016

In searching for why a child might have chronic bellyaches or other gastrointestinal symptoms, I often come across doctors ordering a test called a...