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Helping patients be heard: Teaming up to treat aphasia

June 13, 2018
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Aphasia treatment is spearheaded by a speech and language pathologist but draws on the professionalism and skill of numerous other specialties.

What you need to know about migraines

June 01, 2018
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According to the World Health Organization, up to 75% of adults between 18 to 65 years old have had a headache in the last year. Of those, at least 30% have reported a migraine.  Despite how commonplace headache is, it is often misunderstood and not recognized as a legitimate health concern by many.

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.

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.

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