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The link between food allergies and childhood anxiety

September 15, 2017
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Learning how to manage your child’s food allergies is key to dealing with any potential negative imbalances and feelings of anxiety.

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

September 11, 2017
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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.

Swedish Cancer Institute proudly co-sponsors Northwest Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference

September 05, 2017
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Dr. Erin Ellis offers her firsthand reason behind proudly participating in this year’s Northwest Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference.

It's a bird...it's a plane...it's your heart?

September 04, 2017
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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?

15 ways to be a happier, healthier you

August 31, 2017
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The term “mind-body connection” gets tossed around a lot, and there’s a reason for that. You need mental wellness as much as you need physical health.

A head and neck cancers support group closer to home

August 30, 2017

Being diagnosed and treated for head and neck cancers can be difficult. Treatment may raise many unique issues.

Parenting with cancer

August 30, 2017
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Having a cancer diagnosis is difficult for anyone at any age or stage of life. If you have children at home, things can be a bit more complicated. Parenting is not something that can be put on hold (not unlike cancer) so it is important to understand strategies for handling cancer and children at the same time.

Diagnosis and treatment - how can the American Cancer Society support you?

August 30, 2017
Once faced with a cancer diagnosis, a little help goes a long way. You may feel overwhelmed and have many questions, or you may not even know where to begin or what questions to ask. The American Cancer Society (ACS) offers a variety of information and programs to support patients, caregivers and family members throughout diagnosis and treatment.

Susan G. Komen Puget Sound Northwest Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference

August 30, 2017
Komen Puget Sound has been working with the metastatic breast cancer community to identify opportunities for support, engagement and education. Last year, it helped to organize the first annual conference for individuals living with metastatic disease in the Northwest. In 2017, it will build on the success of the initial conference and expand its reach, based on the feedback that was received via conference evaluation and input from the community.

SCI patient spotlight: Tina Vitolo-Kester, "Relationships matter"

August 30, 2017

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When Tina Vitolo-Kester received a breast cancer diagnosis in 2016, she wanted her treatment to move fast and so it did. During the time in which she had a double mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation, other health problems emerged that were unforeseen. She had a heart attack during a procedure. Shocked to find herself in the Intensive Care Unit, she was concerned that this turn of events would set her treatment plan back. Things got back on track as soon as possible. As treatment and healing took top priority, Tina’s employer was unable to wait for her return and dismissed her from her job.