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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.

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. 

Cold weather dangers for kids: How to keep them safe

January 24, 2017
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It’s been a cold winter by Seattle standards and that can pose a danger because we aren’t used to such frigid conditions. This can be especially true for children, who might ignore signs of frostbite or hypothermia because they’re having too much fun outside. Here’s how parents can protect their kiddos.


Helping your anxious child

January 23, 2017
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As a self-proclaimed worry wart, I have a special place in my heart for the anxious child. These days the world can be scary and difficult to explain – i.e. lots to worry about! How can we help the child who seems to worry about anything and everything?

Flu epidemic: How to take care if you're at risk

January 23, 2017
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The flu is at epidemic levels in Washington, but here’s some good news: The flu strain sweeping the state is protected by this year’s vaccine – and it’s not too late to get vaccinated. If you’re in a high-risk category for the flu, here’s what you need to know.

Heart problems: Don't let them take you by surprise

January 16, 2017
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Some people don’t know they have a heart problem until a heart attack. And the signs of an attack can be different for men and women. As a cardiologist at the Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute, I recently sat down with King 5 News and explained all of this, plus how you can check your heart’s health -- and keep it healthy.

Celebrity deaths put focus on common heart conditions

January 11, 2017
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Heart attack, heart failure, cardiac arrest. Recent celebrity deaths have put the spotlight on these conditions, but many people aren’t sure how they differ. As a cardiologist at the  Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute, I recently explained the differences — and how to check your heart health.

Struggling with incontinence? A pelvic health nurse navigator can help

January 10, 2017
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When asked what kind of nursing I practice, I proudly answer that I am the nurse navigator for the Swedish Pelvic Health Program. Without exception the next question is, “So what is a nurse navigator?” Here’s a good answer.