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Deep brain stimulation holds promise for a growing number of neurologic disorders

April 12, 2018
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Medical science has invested heavily in researching the brain, and one promising area that has garnered well-deserved attention is the increasing success of a medical procedure known as deep brain stimulation or DBS.

Multiple Sclerosis Center serves a region in need

March 07, 2018

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The Multiple Sclerosis Center at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute receives patients from all over the world wanting to confirm their MS diagnosis or seeking ways to manage their symptoms and stay connected to the things they enjoy in life.

What really happens when your feet and hands "fall asleep"

November 06, 2017
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A closer look at an all-too-familiar sensation of your hands and feet falling asleep.

What do you really know about epilepsy?

November 02, 2017

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When you think about epilepsy, you may think of seizures. But Lisa Caylor, MD, epileptologist at Swedish, associates epilepsy with a stigma she knows all too well.

Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month: Spreading the word

September 22, 2017
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Educate yourself on brain aneurysm for Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month.

Can a redesigned football helmet protect against concussions?

August 24, 2017

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Football season begins in a few short weeks; not only for the NFL but schools, as well. In September, kids across America will eagerly sign up for football and other contact sports. As a parent or caregiver, it’s important to understand the associated health risks, particularly concussion. Learn more in this interview with Ronan Cahill, a family and sports medicine doctor at Swedish Spine Sports and Musculoskeletal Medicine.

 

The Dennis Lisk Story

August 10, 2017

When brain cancer claimed Dennis Lisk’s life, his daughter Megan channeled her love for art into fundraising for the disease.

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.  

6 things to consider before applying for disability

May 31, 2017
Many people with chronic neurological conditions have questions about when to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI. While there’s plenty of information on how to apply, there’s much less on what to consider before you apply. Here are some important points to think about before moving forward.

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.

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