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February 24, 2017
Fairly often, I see infants of worried parents in my pediatric surgery office to investigate the cause of bellybutton drainage. Fortunately, it’s almost always a simple issue, but sometimes it’s the tip of a very interesting iceberg!
February 23, 2017
Difficulty walking is a common problem for people with multiple sclerosis, but a new brace is helping some of our patients get around better — and more safely.
February 22, 2017
If you’re a parent, you’ve probably struggled with knowing how to protect your kids from sex abuse. Many parents aren’t sure when to talk to children about sex abuse, or what to say. Start these conversations when your child is young. Here’s how and why – and some signs that a child may have been abused or touched inappropriately.
February 21, 2017
We’re in the midst of an obesity epidemic that continues to grow and, because of this, we’re now seeing children – some as young as 3 and 4 years old – with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Here’s how I beat this disease and some friendly advice for parents trying to raise healthy kids.
February 20, 2017
It’s an inevitable truth that we are all aging. And while it’s quite normal to lose some verve due to natural aging, it’s important to understand that fatigue and general tiredness may also be caused by a malfunctioning heart.
February 17, 2017
Unfortunately, panic attacks and heart attacks can feel frighteningly similar. Both can cause shortness of breath, chest pains and dizziness. Here’s what to do in a scary and uncertain situation.
February 16, 2017
As a woman, I am especially concerned with heart disease. It’s the No. 1 killer of women in the U.S., attributed to 1 in 3 deaths each year. What’s even more concerning is the added risk of a specific heart attack unlike anything that’s commonly seen. A heart attack that not only affects healthy older women but women in their 30s as well. These heart attacks are caused by spontaneous coronary artery dissection, or SCAD.
February 15, 2017
President Trump’s travel ban and immigration policy may be an abstraction for some, but for health care they could have profound effects. This video explains what’s happening, what it could mean for health care and what we can all do.
February 14, 2017
Swedish Medical Center, Puget Sound’s largest provider of cardiovascular care, won a competitive grant in 2014 and founded the John L. Lock Jr. Advanced Cardiac Support Program. Three years later, we are one of the most comprehensive congestive heart failure programs in the Pacific Northwest. Now, we are expanding our advanced heart failure services to include left ventricular assist devices (LVAD).
February 10, 2017
We know the toll that physical stress can take on our hearts. But what about emotional stress? Doctors are learning that emotional stress can play a significant role in our heart health by causing inflammation in the body. It also can cause or contribute to other health problems that directly affect our hearts. I explain in this video.