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Cosmetic Facial Injections

<p> A brief review of Facial Cosmetic Injection product classifications and information on where they are offered. Scott Sattler MD FACS reviews the options in this brief summary on the topic.p>

Deciding to have Deep Brain Stimulation DBS for PD ET or dystonia

<p>Choosing to undergo elective deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery is a big deal.p> <p>I have walked through the process with hundreds of patients over the past 10 years and see many struggle with the choice to undergo brain surgery, as they seek to improve their quality of life. Many people have adapted to compensate for the movement disorder with creativity and determination.p>

Eczema season

<p>"It's eczema season" is an often repeated phrase for me lately.p> <p>This time of year, I always find myself seeing more patients with eczema. The common presenting complaint is a persistent rash that itches so much that it disturbs sleep. The dry, itchy patches of skin are commonly seen on the back, sides of the torso, arms and legs, but can happen almost anywhere. People with a history of allergies, asthma, or childhood eczema are even more likely to develop eczema in the fall or winter.p> <p><strong>There are a number of contributing factors to the increased incidence of eczema in the winter:strong>p> <p>Furnaces run more, drying out the air inside homes and buildings. We wear more clothing, increasing the friction on our skin. Hot water feels better, so we tend to spend more time in the shower or bath.p>

Exercising Your Body Your Patience

<p>As a regular gym-goer, every year in January I experience what I call the &ldquo;New Year&rsquo;s Influx.&rdquo; We&rsquo;ve been plagued throughout the month of December with messages about New Year&rsquo;s resolutions to live healthier lifestyles, of which physical activity is a vital component. As a result, the population of my gym grows exponentially as people act on their resolutions to exercise.p>

First Hill Streetcar Project Stay Informed Here

<p>The City of Seattle is constructing the new First Hill Streetcar Line. This line will cover 2.5 <img alt="FirstHillStreetcar" src="~/media/5C4CD8F55583489CB18802C42FFB562E.ashx" style="width: 126px; height: 166px;" class="float-right-sc" />miles and serve Capitol Hill, First Hill, Yesler Terrace, Central Area, International District and Pioneer Square; improving connections and access to businesses, medical centers and schools. The First Hill Line will have 10 stations, 6 streetcars, and connect with bus lines, Link light rail, commuter rail, ferry and water taxi, and the local bike network.p> <p>The First Hill Line is the next step in the Seattle Streetcar project after the successful opening of the South Lake Union Line in 2007. <strong>Our goal is to keep you informed on how the construction may impact your travel to and from the First Hill and Cherry Hill campuses.strong> We will keep this blog post updated throughout the project and let you know of any planned traffic detours or lane closures, until the opening of the line in mid-2014.p> <p>Here are some useful links to learn more about the First Hill Streetcar Project:p>

Free Class on Nutrition for Young Athletes to be Held at Swedish Issaquah Feb 20

<p><em>ISSAQUAH, WAem>, Jan. 23, 2013 - With spring sports starting, don't drop the ball on nutrition. Nutrition is just as important as physical conditioning for athletes. So, as spring sports begin, let Swedish help you and your children prepare to hit it out of the park. Join Registered Dietitian Ally Colson for an interactive training on game-winning meals and snacks and help your young athlete become a nutrition champion.p>

Having trouble understanding television dialogue Assistive Listening Devices can help

<p>Understanding television dialogue can be challenging when one has hearing loss.p> <p>Some report that a program&rsquo;s soundtrack in the background can obscure the dialogue. Others report difficulty understanding fast talkers and speakers with accents while watching TV. Still others state that they feel as if the newscaster is mumbling while delivering the evening broadcast. Some choose to increase the volume on the television to compensate. This can result in discomfort for those living in the same home.p>

Nails A window to your health

<p>Your fingernails and toenails are a window into your overall health. Many health conditions, such as heart and lung disease, are very visible in the nails. Bands or lines in multiple fingernails, as well as changes in color, can also indicate illness. Nails can even tell you how long you&rsquo;ve been ill since fingernails need six months to grow, and toenails a whole year.p>

Swedish Cancer Institute Names New Executive Director after National Search

<p><em><img alt="" src="~/media/9954779479CE48ABA19CA1329E3DF17C.ashx" class="float-left-sc" style="width: 150px; height: 156px;" />SEATTLEem>, Jan. 31, 2013 &ndash; <a href="~/link.aspx?_id=35579BCE52F04E70B9308E0EBE2CD9BA&amp;_z=z">Swedish Cancer Institutea> (SCI) recently announced the appointment of Thomas D. Brown, M.D., MBA, as its new executive director. Dr. Brown will join SCI March 16.p> <p>In his new role, Dr. Brown&rsquo;s main responsibilities will include overseeing the Institute&rsquo;s Swedish-based program and network development; leading SCI&rsquo;s vision, strategy, planning, advocacy and execution work; furthering relationship development with the Providence Health &amp; Services network; organizing and leading efforts to reposition SCI for health-care reform; overseeing the Institute&rsquo;s clinical research efforts and advanced technology initiatives; as well as championing SCI&rsquo;s fund-raising efforts.p> <p>Dr. Brown comes to Swedish from the University of Arizona, where he served as professor of medicine and chief operating officer of the University of Arizona Cancer Center. Prior to that, he was a professor and vice president at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and while on the faculty at Duke University led development of the multi-disciplinary GI cancer program and a regional, community-based clinical trial consortium.p>

Swedish Heart Vascular Institute Cardiothoracic Surgeon Patient Featured in Fortune Magazine Article on Robotic Assisted Surgery

<p><em><img alt="" src="~/media/D93C73A977FF4F20B67710C95AE5632E.ashx" style="width: 250px; height: 165px;" />em>p> <p><em>SEATTLEem>, Jan. 22, 2013 - <a href="~/link.aspx?_id=74315FC6686047C5BADBA155F1B0B700&amp;_z=z">Swedish Heart &amp; Vascular Institutea> cardiothoracic surgeon <a href="~/link.aspx?_id=FC758B22174140AB96ED0896F07FBA3B&amp;_z=z">Eric Lehr, M.D.a>, and one of his patients were interviewed for an article on robotic-assisted surgery that appears in the Feb. 11 issue of <em>Fortuneem> magazine.p> <p>Titled, 'Meet Your Next Surgeon,' the six-page article provides readers with a sense of what is involved with robotic-assisted surgery, its benefits, how the technology has improved as well as where it is headed in the future.p>
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