Fever-related illnesses are a part of growing up and developing a healthy immune system. But what a frightening experience when a child has a seizure during a fever! Some parents might immediately think a brain infection is the cause. This possibility needs to be ruled out, and for this reason a child needs immediate medical attention. Fortunately, in many cases, the child has simply had a febrile seizure.
A recent study looked at what helped people with MS adopt healthy habits, and what hindered them from making changes. Five themes emerged.
Essential tremor, a movement disorder, can make it nearly impossible for some people to use their hands. A breakthrough treatment called focused ultrasound has been very successful in helping many patients. Swedish is the only hospital in the Pacific Northwest to offer the treatment. One patient says focused ultrasound gave him his life back. He tells his story in this video.
Fraudulent and unproven health products and services are a common problem, and billions of dollars are spent every year to promote them. What can you do to avoid scams? Here are some common red flags to watch for.
Going to the doctor can be scary or embarrassing for patients -- and this can sometimes lead them to lie to their physician. A little lie can't hurt, can it? When it comes to your health, it certainly can. You could be preventing an accurate diagnosis and hurting your chances for a longer, healthier life.
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.
An antibody discovered in the blood of people with the disease multiple myeloma is being studied by the Multiple Sclerosis Center at Swedish as a potential treatment for MS.
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