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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Swedish Pediatric Therapy has a new home and all the latest services

January 30, 2017
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Are you looking for an engaging and effective environment for your child to hone motor skills, recover from a sports injury or surgery, increase communication, or be more independent and comfortable in home, school and community? Welcome to Swedish’s new 7,000-square-foot space for pediatric therapy.

Meet Swedish MS Experts in Bremerton on March 25

January 25, 2017
Experts from the Multiple Sclerosis Center at Swedish are bringing a traveling roadshow of MS education and information to Bremerton, Wash. Come learn from a nationally recognized team of MS health care professionals, share your experience and connect with others living with MS in your community.