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U.S. travel ban could hurt health care

February 15, 2017
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President Trump’s travel ban and immigration policy may be an abstraction for some, but for health care they could have profound effects. This video explains what’s happening, what it could mean for health care and what we can all do.

Swedish to offer ventricular assist device as part of new heart failure program

February 14, 2017
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Swedish Medical Center, Puget Sound’s largest provider of cardiovascular care, won a competitive grant in 2014 and founded the John L. Lock Jr. Advanced Cardiac Support Program. Three years later, we are one of the most comprehensive congestive heart failure programs in the Pacific Northwest. Now, we are expanding our advanced heart failure services to include left ventricular assist devices (LVAD).

How emotional stress can hurt your heart

February 10, 2017
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We know the toll that physical stress can take on our hearts. But what about emotional stress? Doctors are learning that emotional stress can play a significant role in our heart health by causing inflammation in the body. It also can cause or contribute to other health problems that directly affect our hearts. I explain in this video.

Your heart deserves a voice: Listen to your life source

February 08, 2017

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and what better way to celebrate than by asking the right questions about your heart. Swedish cardiologist Dr. Joshua Buckler breaks down the “must knows” for creating a healthy heart.

Heart surgery: A competitive runner races back

February 07, 2017
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As a competitive runner, Phil McBride thought he was in the best shape of his life. Then came the “awful run.” Read about his inspiring journey from heart surgery back to running, and his advice for others facing heart surgery.

Love your heart: We can help with healthy tips

February 07, 2017
Swedish caregivers and providers in all of our Seattle, WA area cardiac clinics wore red to raise awareness that heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women.

February is Heart Month and throughout the month the Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute will be posting helpful information on awareness, prevention and treatment of heart disease.

MS Adventure Program turns 1 with more excitement to come

February 03, 2017
The Multiple Sclerosis Center Adventure Program is now 1 year old. This past year has been fun, poignant and rewarding, not only for me but for people with MS. Some did things they love for the first time in years, while others felt the exuberance of new challenges. I am very much looking forward to more adventures in 2017.

Could you be a breast milk donor?

February 02, 2017
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Donating breast milk can be an act of kindness for an infant in need, especially preemies and low birth-weight babies whose mothers can’t breastfeed. Breast milk contains substances that boost nutrition and prevent infection, important benefits for babies at risk. Learn more and consider donating extra milk to the Lytle Center at Swedish or Providence Regional Medical Center Everett.

Swedish Express Care can help you beat the flu

February 02, 2017

Think you have the flu? Visit an Express Care clinic or schedule a home or virtual visit.This season’s flu outbreak is a doozy. If you think you may have it – or just a severe cold - you now have an alternative to the overcrowded emergency room.

Set SMART fitness goals for 2017

February 01, 2017
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Many people start the new year with resolutions for improving their health and then, as January progresses, find themselves falling off the wagon. If this sounds like you, it might be worth starting over. Experts say you’re much likelier to stick to a resolution if it’s SMART: specific, measureable, achievable, relevant and time-bound.