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The worst lies you tell your doctor

March 20, 2017
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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.

New brace helps some with MS keep moving: A hiker's story

February 23, 2017
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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.

MS Center studying drug that could promote myelin repair

October 26, 2016

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.

Studies presented at MS conference show mixed results

October 21, 2016
The annual meeting of the European Committee on Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis, the largest scientific conference dedicated to MS, took place in September in London. We look at the highlights from more than 1,500 topics presented.

ADHD could mean trouble in the classroom

August 30, 2016
As the school year approaches, it’s helpful to keep the possibility of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in mind for children struggling in the classroom. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can make learning painful and lead to behavior that sidelines a child socially. But ADHD is a relatively common and treatable condition.

Meet Swedish MS Experts in Wenatchee on September 24

August 24, 2016

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

Cost: Free

Swedish offers new nonsurgical treatment for essential tremor

August 17, 2016
It may sound like something out of “Star Trek,” but the latest technology to treat patients with essential tremor is a true technological advance that Swedish helped research and now offers. ExAblate Neuro is a non-surgical technique that uses ultrasound to treat essential tremor, a neurological disorder that causes rhythmic shaking, most commonly in the hands, but also in the arms and legs.

MS Center Summer BBQ

August 11, 2016

Join us for an afternoon of food, music and education at the annual Swedish MS Center BBQ! We will have authentic American BBQ fare, live music by Soul Purpose Band and a talk by Dr. James Bowen, Swedish MS Center Neurologist and Medical Director. 

When: Saturday, August 27, noon to 5 p.m.

Specialized diets for kids with epilepsy can reduce seizures

June 27, 2016
When we think of epilepsy and how it’s treated, we might jump straight to medication. But medication does little to control seizures in some children. That’s when doctors turn to diet.

Recognizing ALS Awareness Month

May 17, 2016
May is ALS Awareness Month and while the ice bucket challenge may not be prominent on your Facebook feed this year, we strive to bring attention to this disease every day. This year, Swedish opened the ALS Center at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute.