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5 things to consider before signing your child up for sports

June 01, 2017
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Sports are a great way to keep your child active, social and challenged. But there are some things to consider before signing them up.

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.

Recognizing an eating disorder

May 30, 2017

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When we think of eating disorders, anorexia and bulimia probably come to mind. But there are many other behaviors that qualify as eating disorders, including obsessive behavior about food and calories and compulsive exercise to burn calories. Some people are more prone to eating disorders than others. Here’s how to spot signs of a disorder and what to do if you or someone you know is struggling with food.


Married men are more likely to go to the doctor, here’s why

May 23, 2017
Health statistics suggest that married men go to the doctor more often than single men – and it may be because they were encouraged by their spouses to get regular checkups.

Health statistics suggest that married men go to the doctor more often than single men – and it may be because they were encouraged by their spouses to get regular checkups.

Swedish scholarships increase diversity among doulas

May 22, 2017

As the second-oldest child in a family of 10, Zeinaba Robele helped her mother bring many of her siblings into the world. Today she’s studying to become a doula with a Swedish Doula Diversity Scholarship aimed at increasing the number of doulas from underrepresented groups. Read about the scholarship program and three doulas-in-training.

When drinking becomes a problem for women

May 22, 2017
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More women are binge drinking, and more are becoming addicted to alcohol. It can be scary to lose control of how much you drink, but starting a conversation with someone you trust can be the first step to getting help. And if you think a friend or loved one as a drinking problem, there are effective ways to express concern.

Swedish helps women with doula services

May 19, 2017
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Doulas provide emotional and physical support for pregnant women, and studies show they make a difference. Women with doulas tend to have shorter labors and a better experience with labor and delivery in general. But not every mother-to-be can afford a doula. Now, Swedish is subsidizing the cost for women who qualify. Hear from one new mom who used the service.

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.

Praising your kids: Striking the right balance

May 17, 2017
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A recent study found that overpraising a child can lead to greater narcissism. What constitutes overpraising? And what happens if you don’t praise a child enough? Here are some guidelines for praising kids. You also can reward them … but not with food!