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Counselors are now available

December 26, 2017
The Swedish Cancer Institute is pleased to announce that there are now three counselors available to patients, couples and families. These services are provided at no cost to participants and are available at our Edmonds, Ballard and First Hill campuses.

After breast cancer: what's next

December 26, 2017
Life after cancer treatment often can bring on worry and anxiety over how to move forward. You may feel like your safety net is gone because you are not seeing your cancer team as often. Fear and anxiety are normal emotions but sometimes they are overwhelming and can keep you from finding wholeness and healing. During this phase you may have questions about fatigue, pain, medications and concerns about finding “the new normal.”

Navigating disability benefits

December 26, 2017
The decision to step away from work while undergoing cancer treatment can be daunting. Most employers are required to follow disability laws. However, that doesn’t always offer the level of flexibility everyone needs to continue working while undergoing treatment. If you have reached the point where you want to stop working, but are scared about what that will mean, it is important to know what resources can help you.

Cancer survivorship program offers telehealth

December 26, 2017
Telesurvivorship is a Swedish service that makes it possible for patients who have completed their cancer treatment to have a comprehensive, face-to-face visit with an experienced nurse practitioner. A virtual visit with the nurse practitioner from the Cancer Survivorship Program is available to those who have completed their treatment for cancer.

Give your aging loved ones the gift of independence in the New Year

December 21, 2017
Nearly 18 million older adults feel that they need help performing day-to-day tasks, whether it’s cooking, cleaning or getting around town. Often times, they turn to family members for support.

Nearly 18 million older adults feel that they need help performing day-to-day tasks, whether it’s cooking, cleaning or getting around town. Often times, they turn to family members for support.

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.

For healthy joints, choose cycling

December 15, 2017
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Make your New Year’s resolution to ease up on your joints by taking up cycling.

Making the switch to veganism

December 12, 2017
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How to be a healthy vegan by following a balanced, whole-food diet.

Protect your heart from holiday heart syndrome

December 11, 2017
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Interview with Joshua Buckler, M.D., Chief of Cardiovascular Services and Medical Director of the Swedish Comprehensive Atrial Fibrillation Network, on how to protect your heart from holiday heart syndrome.

Five ways to take action against depression during the holidays

December 04, 2017
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Interview with Sasha Waring, M.D., a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist who works in primary care consultative psychiatry at Swedish, on how to effectively fight depression during the holidays.