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October 05, 2016
Your imagination will take you all sorts of unexpected places. This year, mine led to an operating room where I donated a kidney to a stranger.
September 28, 2016
Most parents are probably too busy making sure their newborn has 10 fingers, 10 toes and two ears to pay attention to whether their child’s belly button is an innie or an outie. An outie belly button can be caused by an umbilical hernia, which usually is harmless. But sometimes these hernias need to be repaired when a child is older to prevent complications.
September 26, 2016
Illness from the flu puts millions of infants and children in the U.S. at risk every year. We are approaching the start of the 2016 flu season and now is the time to talk about the flu vaccine. You might be thinking, "I don't give my kids a flu shot" or "flu shots don't actually work," but I'm hoping to share some information that will change your mind.
September 22, 2016
When first-time mom Jessica Bertrand heard about the Swedish Doula Program from her doctor, she knew it was something she was interested in pursuing. Jessica hired Shelia Kandeler, one of the doulas contracted with Swedish. Read more about her experience.
September 19, 2016
Fall is right around the corner and kids are headed back to school. What might come home with your child beyond homework and stories about their adventures? A variety of illnesses. Here’s a handy list to help you quickly spot symptoms.
September 16, 2016
Mobile technology has revolutionized the way we work and live, and now it’s helping people with disabilities manage daily life and maintain their independence by assisting them in communicating, planning, completing crucial tasks, getting help in emergencies and more.
September 15, 2016
The Multiple Sclerosis Center at Swedish has begun an exciting study in our gym to see if new technology can help people with walking disabilities regain or improve their mobility.
September 12, 2016
With allergies becoming so prevalent, parents are naturally left wondering why, and whether anything can be done to prevent their child from developing a food allergy. This blog discusses the 5 “Ds” of allergy prevention: diet, dry skin, dribble, dogs and Vitamin D.
September 08, 2016
Swedish, Providence and our other affiliates are helping pioneer the on-demand model for health care in the same way others are creating new models for ground transportation, dining and entertainment. The idea is to make health care diagnosis and treatment as quick, simple and convenient as ordering a pizza or catching a ride across town. That’s why we’re teaming up with Walgreens, offering instant online visits and bringing back the house call.
September 07, 2016
Malignant pleural effusions are unfortunately a common problem in many advanced cancers. This condition can be debilitating at a time when individuals with cancer are fighting the disease on several fronts. But a pleural disease specialist can help patients manage a malignant pleural effusion, and many times tailor treatment specifically to their individual situation and needs.