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At Swedish bariatric center, specialists treat an array of health problems

October 10, 2016
People who are obese tend to have other health problems as well. With its Bariatric, Metabolic, Endocrine Center, Swedish brings an array of specialists together in one clinic to provide all aspects of care for people who are trying to lose weight. Watch a video and read about how the center has helped one woman.

Health apps for moms-to-be and parents on the go

October 07, 2016
In the same way you can use apps on your smartphone to save special moments and help manage your children’s lives, you can use them to learn about, monitor and aid in your child’s health and development. Here are a couple of apps to get you started.

How donating a kidney gave me joy, and someone else his life back

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.

Meet Swedish MS experts in Bellingham on Nov 5

October 05, 2016
Join us in Bellingham for a free traveling educational workshop about multiple sclerosis. 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.

Halloween Party and Winter Adventure Program Preview

October 03, 2016
Join us on Monday, Oct. 31, for a wicked good time at the MS Center at Swedish! Drop in from 1-4 p.m. for fall crafts, refreshments and a costume contest with prizes.

Is an umbilical hernia in a newborn cause for concern?

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.

Flu shots:With rare exceptions, everyone should get one

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.

Swedish Hospital doula program for all women, no matter their delivery plans

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.

Is it croup or whooping cough? Recognizing common childhood illnesses

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.

Apps can help MS patients and other disabled people with daily living

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.