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May 11, 2015
Thank you to all who walked in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Walk MS event to raise awareness about MS and help fund a cure. With over 170 team members, and over $15,000 raised, the Swedish MS Center, Neuro-ophthalmic Consultants of NW, and Seattle Radiologists team well exceeded the fundraising goal of $10,000. To kick off the event, the “Swedish Smyelin Babes” running team lead by Neurologist, Lily Jung Henson, ran the inaugural 5K race at 8 a.m. Around 10 a.m., the Swedish MS Walk Team along with nearly 5,000 individuals walked along the Burke Gilman Trail in support of MS, family members, friends and colleagues.
May 08, 2015
Musician David Osmond, from the famous musical Osmond family, visited the Swedish Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center, touring the clinic with medical director, James Bowen. Having been diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS in 2005, Osmond was interested in learning more about comprehensive care for MS.
May 04, 2015
"Today's epidemic of overweight and obesity threatens the historic progress we have made in increasing America's quality and years of healthy life." Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA, wrote in The Surgeon General's Vision for a Healthy and Fit Nation 2010. As we gain weight, we impact our health.
There are multiple factors and causes of obesity. Thirty years ago, 13% of Americans were obese. Today, over 34% are obese. What we eat, our children will eat. The prevalence of obesity in children has increased from 5% to 17% over the same period according to the CDC.
April 29, 2015
If you have been identified with a hearing deficit and have been told you could benefit from amplification (hearing aids), you’re probably asking "how do I decide what is right for me?"
April 24, 2015
There is nothing better than being outside on a spring weekend in beautiful Seattle while supporting a great cause. If you are looking for a fun and meaningful activity to participate in, consider the American Lung Associations’ 2nd Annual Lung Force Walk. This event is proudly sponsored by the Swedish Cancer Institute, which is committed to early detection of lung cancer through screening, delivery of quality care to those suffering from the disease and their caregivers and contributing to critical research and clinical advancements while offering hope to those affected.
April 23, 2015
Experts from the Multiple Sclerosis Center at Swedish Neuroscience Institute and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society are bringing this...
April 22, 2015
Numerous studies over the past several decades have consistently shown that social interaction has positive benefits to our health and well-being. The potential benefits cited in many of these studies include reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, reduced risk of Alzheimer’s, reduced blood pressure, and reduced mental health issues such as depression and alcoholism. More recent studies are focusing on the positive impact that social interaction may have on optimizing our brain functioning.
April 21, 2015
Pavle Repovic, Neurologist, MD, PhD, at the Swedish Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center discuses with 91.3 KBCS radio producer the prevalence of MS in our region and what comprehensive care provides for those visiting the MS Center. Two individuals also share their personal experience with diagnosis, treatment and life with MS.
April 21, 2015
The Multiple Sclerosis Center at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute is proud to present the 6th Annual MS Center Art Show. Over the past five years, the Art Show has welcomed creative works of all ability levels from those affected by MS in the Pacific Northwest.
April 20, 2015
Tics are sudden, stereotyped and repetitive movements or vocalizations that are involuntary and often appear similar to normal movements. They can be brief simple movements such as eye blinking or facial grimacing or more complex behaviors such as jumping or repetitive touching. Common vocal tics or vocalizations are humming, throat clearing and coughing. Tics can be a temporary or a passing phase (transient tic disorder) or more chronic. The diagnosis of Tourette’s syndrome is defined as a history of multiple motor tics and at least one vocal tic occurring for longer than 12 months.