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Why is a high salt diet so bad for you?

March 15, 2018


The average American consumes far more than the recommended daily amount of sodium, increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke.

If you could become pregnant, take prenatal vitamins

March 13, 2018

For women of childbearing age, it’s a good idea to take what are known as “prenatal vitamins” -- vitamins containing folic acid, iron and often, some other compounds, such as calcium, Vitamin D and omega-3 acids.

Don't let working from home wear you down

March 09, 2018

You don’t have to spend time in rush-hour traffic, you don’t have to dress to impress clients and you can knock out household tasks between stints at your computer. But is there an emotional toll to working from home?

23andMe to offer BRCA genetic testing, but should I take this test?

March 08, 2018
23andMe, the direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing company, recently received FDA approval to offer a limited form of BRCA gene testing. BRCA1 and BRCA2 are the two genes most commonly linked to hereditary breast and ovarian cancers.

Multiple Sclerosis Center serves a region in need

March 07, 2018


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.

Your diet plan should be as unique as you are

March 02, 2018

Obesity is a big problem in the U.S. today. Diets don’t work. Changing long-term eating habits that match your lifestyle work best, and keeping it simple is the key.

Colonoscopy: Simply a lifesaving screening

March 01, 2018


Colonoscopy is an essential tool in preventing, detecting, and surviving colorectal cancer.

Providers turn cautious on painkillers

February 28, 2018
sw_providers_turn_cautious_on_painkillersThe dramatic increase in opioid addiction has changed the ways providers treat patients’ pain.

Kids can have high blood pressure, too

February 27, 2018

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, isn’t just an adult disease. It occurs in 2 to 5 percent of all pediatric patients, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). But it often goes unrecognized.

10 foods to improve your acid reflux

February 26, 2018

Do you have a burning feeling? If you frequently experience heartburn or discomfort in the abdomen or chest after eating, you may have acid reflux.

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