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April Showers Bring Asthma and Allergies Symptoms

May 29, 2018
Asthma and allergies often occur together. The same substances that trigger hay fever (also known as allergic rhinitis) such as pollen, dust mites and pet dander might also cause asthma symptoms.

On their morning run, many people breathe in the sweet smell of spring in the air and smile, but for those who suffer from seasonal allergies and asthma, blooming flowers and higher pollen counts can be anything but stress reducing.

Time is brain so BEFAST to recognize stroke

May 22, 2018
May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and with 795,000 people suffering from a stroke each year in the United States, it is important to understand what a stroke truly is, what to do when it happens, and how to help prevent it.

Nirav H. Shah, MD, Medical Director of Stroke at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute, explains how strokes are caused, how they are treated and how to prevent them from happening.

Ask the expert: All about hepatitis C

May 08, 2018
Baby boomers and people with certain risk factors should be screened for hepatitis C. Getting tested is easy; current treatments are simple and have a high cure rate.

Baby boomers and people with certain risk factors should be screened for hepatitis C. Getting tested is easy; current treatments are simple and have a high cure rate.

Can you overdose on cold supplements?

April 27, 2018

The side-effects of many ingredients in Airborne and Emergen-C have simply not been studied in any systematic way, so we don’t really know whether they are dangerous or not.

Is ibuprofen riskier than other pain relievers?

April 17, 2018


Over-the-counter (OTC) pain medications are the most common treatment method for everyday ailments like muscle sprains, headaches, and fever. But like all medicines, ibuprofen and other pain relievers can have side effects.

If you could become pregnant, take prenatal vitamins

March 13, 2018

For women of childbearing age, it’s a good idea to take what are known as “prenatal vitamins” -- vitamins containing folic acid, iron and often, some other compounds, such as calcium, Vitamin D and omega-3 acids.

Providers turn cautious on painkillers

February 28, 2018
sw_providers_turn_cautious_on_painkillersThe dramatic increase in opioid addiction has changed the ways providers treat patients’ pain.

Family doctors from Guatemala and Malawi visit Seattle to learn new care models

December 20, 2017
Family doctors from Guatemala and Malawi visit Swedish Medical Center in Seattle to learn new care models.

This fall, PSJH Global Partnerships partnered with the Swedish Family Medicine residency program at First Hill to run the Global Family Medicine Collaboratory. The program was the brainchild of Elizabeth Hutchinson, MD, faculty of the residency program.

It's a's a's your heart?

September 04, 2017

Atrial Fibrillation (also known as Afib) is an irregular heart beat that can present in many different ways. Some people don’t feel palpitations, but instead feel dizzy, weak or lightheaded. And still others feel nothing at all. So why should you care?

Giving kids a shot at better health for a lifetime

August 28, 2017


Swedish is putting everything we can into achieving a perfect child vaccination rate. Learn more about what that means from Nwando Anyaoku, M.D., MPH, associate medical director for pediatrics at Swedish.

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