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For Men's Health Month, men, call your providers

June 04, 2018


As men age, they benefit most from having a relationship with a trusted primary care physician with expertise in preventive care and men’s special health concerns.

How to help someone in the midst of a mental health crisis

May 29, 2018

Dr. Jennifer O’Donnell, PsyD, Clinical Program Director at Swedish Ambulatory Behavioral Health, explains how to identify and help someone in a mental health crisis.

STI Awareness Month

April 30, 2018
You may hear the terms “STI” and “STD” used interchangeably – STI stands for sexually transmitted infection and STD stands for sexually transmitted disease. STI is a newer terminology which recognizes that not all sexually transmitted infections cause symptoms of disease, but really these two terms mean the same thing. While talking about sex and sexually transmitted infections might feel awkward, it’s important to have these conversations with both your doctor and your partner(s) in order to keep you safe and healthy. 

Social media - how to protect your kids and yourself!

April 11, 2018
Social media is here to stay, and it’s important that we teach our children how to be responsible, safe users.

Can you catch tuberculosis on an airplane? Answers to common TB questions

March 23, 2018


Tuberculosis is a highly contagious disease, and Swedish works hard to ensure their employees and their patients are not at risk.

Bleeding disorders uncommonly dangerous but clinical trials are making headway

March 20, 2018


Bleeding disorders affect up to 3 million people in the U.S., but new therapies developed through clinical trials are helping people manage these dangerous conditions.

Why is a high salt diet so bad for you?

March 15, 2018


The average American consumes far more than the recommended daily amount of sodium, increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Born at Swedish 92 years ago, and a receipt to prove it

September 11, 2017

Louis Larsen still has the bill for his birth at Swedish, and he’s been getting his care there ever since. Take a look at the typewritten document and read his story.

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?

The truth about BMI

August 21, 2017

Most American adults have heard of the term BMI or Body Mass Index. It has been an indicator for health since the 1800s. But according to a recent CNN article, it is important to understand the limitations of relying on BMI as a true indicator for quality of health.

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