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August 03, 2016
If fibromyalgia could be summed up in one word, it would be “pain.” But people who suffer from this chronic disease also face a range of other debilitating symptoms. Together they can limit daily life and the ability to work. But there are ways to cope.
August 01, 2016
Sometimes, healthy food can be better than medicine when it comes to treating chronic illnesses. Read or listen to audio about a cooking class I teach at Swedish to help new doctors understand how good food can make a difference.
July 29, 2016
Cancer is personal. Almost all of us and millions of people around the world have been touched by it, personally, or through a family member or friend. Now the nation is embarking on the Cancer Moonshot, a concerted mission to find a cure for this disease. Swedish is helping lead the charge.
July 27, 2016
Swedish has opened the first center of its kind on the West Coast to help new mothers struggling with depression. Watch this video to hear one woman’s story.
July 22, 2016
It's summer and many people are getting away. Most of us take trips to relax and have fun, but travel also can be an adventurous summer school for children, teaching them invaluable life lessons.
July 21, 2016
Why are so many of us so exhausted? Too little sleep and too much stress are a big part of the problem. This video explains what we can do to change this.
July 18, 2016
You’ve survived cancer and now you want to get back to your old life. Yet at the same time, you’re struggling with physical and emotional changes. For some patients, this can be a particularly difficult time of transition. Often, it’s called finding your “new normal.”
July 05, 2016
If you are employed and preparing for surgery – or have just had surgery unexpectedly -- you likely will need your surgeon to complete some sort of medical form or letter for your employer and/or short-term disability carrier. For some patients and families, navigating this process can be confusing. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help.
June 29, 2016
Cochlear implants may be the next step when hearing aids no longer help a person understand speech well. They also can be the first step for infants born with little or no hearing. But these implants are much different than hearing aids, and so is the process of determining whether someone is a good candidate for a cochlear implant.
June 27, 2016
When we think of epilepsy and how it’s treated, we might jump straight to medication. But medication does little to control seizures in some children. That’s when doctors turn to diet.