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Five allergy risk factors for kids and what parents can do

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.

We call it Express Care

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.

Malignant pleural effusions complicate cancer but can be treated

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.

Back to school and bullying How to help your child

September 01, 2016

Heading back to school can be an exciting time, but it also can be fraught with anxiety, especially for kids who are bullied. If you think your child is a target, there are ways you can help. And if you suspect that your child is a bully, there also are things you can do. Watch this video to learn more.


ADHD could mean trouble in the classroom

August 30, 2016
As the school year approaches, it’s helpful to keep the possibility of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in mind for children struggling in the classroom. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can make learning painful and lead to behavior that sidelines a child socially. But ADHD is a relatively common and treatable condition.

Laundry detergent pods still making kids sick

August 24, 2016

Laundry detergent pods have been on the market in the U.S. for the past four years, but they continue to pose a danger to children, this despite repeated warnings about how sick kids can get if they swallow or chew on pods.

Meet Swedish MS Experts in Wenatchee on September 24

August 24, 2016

Join us for a free traveling educational workshop about Multiple Sclerosis in Wenatchee. Learn from a nationally recognized team of MS health care professionals at Swedish Neuroscience Institute, share your experience and connect with others in the community living with MS.

When: September 24, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Where: Wenatchee Convention Center, Orchard Exhibit South Room,

121 North Wenatchee Avenue, Wenatchee, WA 98801  |  Map

Cost: Free

Fixing a heart valve without open-heart surgery

August 19, 2016
The only way to fix a diseased aortic heart valve used to be open-heart surgery. But today, we use minimally invasive techniques in cases where traditional surgery is too risky for patients with severe aortic valve stenosis. Swedish pioneered the treatment in this region. Now, we’re part of a national trial to determine whether this procedure also should be an option for people with mild aortic valve stenosis.

Swedish offers new nonsurgical treatment for essential tremor

August 17, 2016
It may sound like something out of “Star Trek,” but the latest technology to treat patients with essential tremor is a true technological advance that Swedish helped research and now offers. ExAblate Neuro is a non-surgical technique that uses ultrasound to treat essential tremor, a neurological disorder that causes rhythmic shaking, most commonly in the hands, but also in the arms and legs.

MS Center Summer BBQ

August 11, 2016

Join us for an afternoon of food, music and education at the annual Swedish MS Center BBQ! We will have authentic American BBQ fare, live music by Soul Purpose Band and a talk by Dr. James Bowen, Swedish MS Center Neurologist and Medical Director. 

When: Saturday, August 27, noon to 5 p.m.