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Stemming the rising tide of liver cancer cases

October 18, 2018


Liver cancer cases have tripled over the last 40 years. Swedish is working to detect and treat liver cancer earlier.

Flu Shot 2018 FAQ: When, why, and do you really need it?

October 16, 2018


Flu season generally starts in October, and every year the flu accounts for countless trips to the doctor, the ER, and the hospital. We answer your most frequently asked questions about the flu vaccine.

Still not washing your hands properly? You could make people sick.

October 11, 2018

A recent study by the USDA shows that people are only washing their hands correctly 3% of the time. Learn the “who, what, when, where, why, and how” of proper handwashing.

Flat head syndrome FAQ

October 09, 2018

Many cases of plagiocephaly are benign flat spots or slight abnormalities on a baby’s head that will resolve on their own over time.

The 5 Most Common Misconceptions About Pregnancy

October 05, 2018

As an expectant mother, you need to learn what truly is and isn’t safe for you and your developing baby, based on the best available medical evidence.

Five healthy habits for men aged 50 and older

October 04, 2018

When men hit age 50 or so, they should begin adjusting to their bodies' changing needs and capabilities.

Is eating sugar-free worth it?

October 02, 2018

The benefits of a sugar-free diet range from very important to highly recommended for those who want to avoid or manage sugar-sensitive chronic conditions like prediabetes or diabetes later in life.

Winter depression: Strategies for prevention and treatment

October 01, 2018

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Winter depression is a form of seasonal affective disorder, where changes in mood occur in a seasonal pattern.  In this case, as fall and winter come, our mood becomes sad or down, and along with that we see other symptoms begin to arise: changes in our sleep pattern (sleeping too little or too much), changes in our appetite (overeating or lack of appetite), a lack of ability to enjoy things, a loss of a sense of positive anticipation. The energy level drops—where in the summertime you felt as if you had a whole other day after work to play, and looked forward to that time, now all you want to do is put on your pajamas as soon as you get home and lay on the couch.

2018-19 Flu Shot Recommendations

September 28, 2018
The 2017-18 flu season was a devastating one – a total of 179 children died from influenza-associated illness, and thousands more were hospitalized. It was a difficult year for adults too. The flu shot is still our best way to protect children and adults from severe influenza infections and influenza-related complications and death.

New car seat recommendations for kids

September 28, 2018
The American Academy of Pediatrics has released new information and recommendations on car seats for young children. In an updated policy statement, entitled “Child Passenger Safety,” the AAP recommends children remain rear-facing as long as possible – until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their specific seat.
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