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Making the transition back to a primary care provider after cancer treatment

June 01, 2017

When you have been in the care of doctors and nurses who specialize in cancer treatment, transitioning to a provider who does not know all the small details can seem daunting. Here is some practical advice. 

Know the signs of stroke: you may save a life

June 01, 2017
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The average age for a stroke is 65. But more young people, some in their late 20s to early 30s, are having strokes. Learn to recognize the symptoms of a stroke with the acronym FAST. Here’s what it stands for and what to do if you think you or someone else is having a stroke.  

Book recommendation: Surviving the Storm

June 01, 2017

An interview with author Cheryl Krauter, LMFT, existential humanistic psychotherapist and a cancer survivor.

Married men are more likely to go to the doctor, here’s why

May 23, 2017
Health statistics suggest that married men go to the doctor more often than single men – and it may be because they were encouraged by their spouses to get regular checkups.

Health statistics suggest that married men go to the doctor more often than single men – and it may be because they were encouraged by their spouses to get regular checkups.

Swedish scholarships increase diversity among doulas

May 22, 2017

As the second-oldest child in a family of 10, Zeinaba Robele helped her mother bring many of her siblings into the world. Today she’s studying to become a doula with a Swedish Doula Diversity Scholarship aimed at increasing the number of doulas from underrepresented groups. Read about the scholarship program and three doulas-in-training.

Swedish helps women with doula services

May 19, 2017
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Doulas provide emotional and physical support for pregnant women, and studies show they make a difference. Women with doulas tend to have shorter labors and a better experience with labor and delivery in general. But not every mother-to-be can afford a doula. Now, Swedish is subsidizing the cost for women who qualify. Hear from one new mom who used the service.

A letter from Jen Vetrovs, RN, BSN, who embarks on Bike the US for MS

May 18, 2017
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Jen Vetrovs, RN, BSN, writes this letter to share her enlightening, emotional journey raising money and awareness for multiple sclerosis (MS) through Bike the US for MS.

How decluttering can improve physical and mental health

May 16, 2017
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Learn how decluttering your home and space can improved physical and mental wellness. Let's call it mental spring cleaning.

Food allergies or food intolerance, which is which

May 15, 2017
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Finally, understand the difference between a food allergy and a food intolerance.

Swedish Hospital's pediatric therapy center combines therapies

May 15, 2017

Parents of children with long-term disabilities face several challenges, but sometimes the most burdensome is just getting their kids to the doctor several times a week. Swedish Hospital's pediatric therapy program is bringing several different therapies into one place.