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February 10, 2016
In January, the world mourned the loss of Glenn Frey, founding member of the Eagles. He reportedly battled two autoimmune diseases, rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis, for years before his death. Questions since have swirled in the media about these diseases. Here are five fast facts about ulcerative colitis from specialist Karlee Ausk, M.D.
February 05, 2016
In recent years, there has been a lot of discussion about which foods are appropriate for infants and moms. Families often get confused and ask questions such as: Can you eat peanuts while you’re pregnant? What solid foods should I give my infant, and when? Read on for answers.
February 03, 2016
When a professional or college athlete - and in many cases a high school athlete - gets hurt, a medical professional is on the sideline, ready to evaluate the athlete and determine whether he or she can return to the game. Who are these medical professionals?
January 28, 2016
The MS Center’s Dr. James Bowen is a part of the HALT-MS trial, which has made the list of the 20 top research advances supported by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID).
January 28, 2016
If you’re pregnant or planning to be, you may be paying attention to the news about the Zika virus. Here is an update about what we know so far.
January 27, 2016
Head and neck cancers commonly refer to malignant tumors originating in the tongue and throat region. Traditionally, those cancers were caused by long-term tobacco use and high alcohol consumption. But in the past three decades, more and more of these cancers have a new cause.
January 20, 2016
There is a quiet public health crisis in the US that is unknown to many parents and even physicians. Addiction to opiates, or narcotics, has skyrocketed. It is estimated that more than 2 million Americans abuse prescription opiate drugs, and we are now seeing increasing rates of heroin use for the first time in decades. This epidemic includes children.
January 19, 2016
You may have heard of the Zika virus and be wondering what the dangers are and who should be concerned. The CDC has issued an advisory for pregnant women and those trying to become pregnant.
January 13, 2016
How do you cope with a cancer diagnosis? What can you do to lower your risk of getting cancer? When it comes to cancer, there is a lot to learn. The Education Department at the Swedish Cancer Institute offers regular cancer education classes.
January 11, 2016
When assessing patients, the four routine measurements of their status include their temperature, blood pressure, respiration and pulse. Pain has been recognized as the “fifth vital sign,” since it also reflects a patient’s status and needs. For our pediatric patients, pain is assessed along with routine vitals and also as dictated by a patient’s specific medical circumstances.