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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
December 12, 2016
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.
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.
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...
December 05, 2016
Come celebrate the holidays at the MS Center at Swedish. Join us for refreshments, music and activities to put a twinkle in your eye. Get all the details.
December 01, 2016
Earlier this year, a study looked at why people with MS hide their disease and how this concealment can actually be harmful. Many people with other chronic conditions are in a similar situation.