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November 23, 2016
Jen Vetrovs, a nurse at the Swedish MS Center, is participating in Bike the US for MS 2017. Between May 27 and Aug. 4, she will ride 4,295 miles from Bar Harbor, Maine, to Seattle. She needs your help!
November 16, 2016
With the winter months fast approaching, many families can expect to see rainy-day screen time exposure surge in the coming weeks. But what is an appropriate amount of time for your child to be using electronic media and what are the consequences to learning and development as a result of this exposure?
November 15, 2016
After a tumultuous election cycle, it may be difficult for parents to discuss or start a dialogue with their children on topics that became heated during the election. Here’s a resource that can help.
November 14, 2016
It’s that time of year again. Time for health insurance decisions. Many of our multiple sclerosis patients are probably reviewing their current plans, and considering whether they need to change plans or adjust the ones they have now. Here’s information and resources to help you make those decisions.
November 09, 2016
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. But there’s hope for people with lung cancer. Here’s where we stand in 2016 and what you can do to help prevent lung cancer, raise awareness of the disease and promote research.
November 04, 2016
Mental illness is a reality for millions of Americans of all ages, races and cultural backgrounds. “It doesn’t matter what you look like or where you are from, mental illness can affect anyone,” said Arpan Waghray, M.D., medical director of behavioral health at Swedish. In fact, 50 percent of people experience mental health challenges at some point in life - ranging from a brief bout of the blues, to depression or anxiety.
November 03, 2016
Imagine you’re a teenager and your world revolves around trying to be cool. Then you get pilonidal disease, a skin infection near the tailbone that can cause severe pain, discharge and deep embarrassment. Parents who are aware of this disease can help a suffering child.
November 01, 2016
Approximately 3.5 to 5.3 million Americans are infected with viral hepatitis, but most people do not know they are part of a silent epidemic. This puts them at greater risk of developing severe complications of hepatitis and more likely to spread the virus to others. That’s why the federal government has called on certain groups of Americans to get tested for chronic forms of hepatitis and, if needed, undergo treatment.
October 28, 2016
What does it truly mean to be a pediatrician? The birth of my first children taught me the answer to this question.
October 26, 2016
An antibody discovered in the blood of people with the disease multiple myeloma is being studied by the Multiple Sclerosis Center at Swedish as a potential treatment for MS.