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August 19, 2016
The only way to fix a diseased aortic heart valve used to be open-heart surgery. But today, we use minimally invasive techniques in cases where traditional surgery is too risky for patients with severe aortic valve stenosis. Swedish pioneered the treatment in this region. Now, we’re part of a national trial to determine whether this procedure also should be an option for people with mild aortic valve stenosis.
August 17, 2016
It may sound like something out of “Star Trek,” but the latest technology to treat patients with essential tremor is a true technological advance that Swedish helped research and now offers. ExAblate Neuro is a non-surgical technique that uses ultrasound to treat essential tremor, a neurological disorder that causes rhythmic shaking, most commonly in the hands, but also in the arms and legs.
August 11, 2016
Join us for an afternoon of food, music and education at the annual Swedish MS Center BBQ! We will have authentic American BBQ fare, live music by Soul Purpose Band and a talk by Dr. James Bowen, Swedish MS Center Neurologist and Medical Director.
When: Saturday, August 27, noon to 5 p.m.
August 08, 2016
Aimee Luzier and Michael Chalupa never thought they’d ride bikes again after they were diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. But the Adventure Program at the MS Center at Swedish knew it was possible. Watch a video and read about their first bike ride in years.
August 03, 2016
If fibromyalgia could be summed up in one word, it would be “pain.” But people who suffer from this chronic disease also face a range of other debilitating symptoms. Together they can limit daily life and the ability to work. But there are ways to cope.
August 01, 2016
Sometimes, healthy food can be better than medicine when it comes to treating chronic illnesses. Read or listen to audio about a cooking class I teach at Swedish to help new doctors understand how good food can make a difference.
July 29, 2016
Cancer is personal. Almost all of us and millions of people around the world have been touched by it, personally, or through a family member or friend. Now the nation is embarking on the Cancer Moonshot, a concerted mission to find a cure for this disease. Swedish is helping lead the charge.
July 27, 2016
Swedish has opened the first center of its kind on the West Coast to help new mothers struggling with depression. Watch this video to hear one woman’s story.
July 22, 2016
It's summer and many people are getting away. Most of us take trips to relax and have fun, but travel also can be an adventurous summer school for children, teaching them invaluable life lessons.
July 21, 2016
Why are so many of us so exhausted? Too little sleep and too much stress are a big part of the problem. This video explains what we can do to change this.