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What can you do about varicose veins?

December 03, 2018
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Swedish vascular surgeon Dr. Kira Long offers insights on varicose and spider veins: what they are, who is at risk, and what to do about them.

Regenerative Medicine - Using your body's own resources to heal itself

November 23, 2018

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Regenerative medicine harnesses the body’s own healing powers to stimulate and enhance a natural healing process.

If you have diabetes, do you need weight loss surgery?

November 20, 2018

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Bariatric procedures may be helpful for certain people with type 2 diabetes.

Take care of your kidneys, the body's detox superheroes

March 27, 2018

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Our kidneys keep our bodies healthy, and all adults need to get annual tests as part of the preventive care of these vital organs.

How to recognize a silent stroke

November 30, 2017
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The signs and symptoms of silent stroke are subtle but can cause cumulative damage over time. Here’s how to recognize them.

Hidden scar procedures provide psychological benefits to breast cancer patients

October 17, 2017
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Interview with Patricia Dawson, MD, PhD, Medical Director of the Breast Program at the Swedish Cancer Institute and True Family Women’s Cancer Center (TFWCC), expert in Hidden Scar Procedures and recent recipient of the 2017 Seattle Met Top Doctor Award, on the emotional effects of breast cancer and how advancements in technique may help alleviate the anxiety many patients feel during and after treatment.

The truth about BMI

August 21, 2017
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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.

Obesity: What really works when it comes to losing weight

June 09, 2017
In my 16 years of family medicine, I think the most frustrating disease I’ve treated is obesity. As a doctor, I feel great compassion for patients who try so hard to lose weight. So now, driven to seriously tackle this epidemic, I've scoured the literature for the most up-to-date, evidence-based advice on losing weight. Please share this with friends and family who are considering weight-loss options.

5 things women should know about getting their tubes tied

June 02, 2017
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Women, if you’re ready to stop having children or don’t want children in the first place, here’s what you need to know about tubal ligation aka getting your tubes tied.

Why heavy drinkers with cancer need to level with their doctors

March 31, 2017
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Heavy alcohol consumption plays a synergistic role with heavy tobacco consumption in the development of head and neck squamous cell cancers, commonly known as cancer of the mouth, nose or throat. But the intense stigma associated with heavy drinking can lead patients to hide information when transparency is needed the most.

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