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When should you replace that aching joint?

October 23, 2018
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If you're being limited by pain in your knee, shoulder, hip or other joint, you may face some choices. How do you know if you need to have your joint replaced?

Swedish recognized for best outcomes and value for hip and knee surgery

February 22, 2018

Swedish Medical Center is among 17 hospitals nationwide to be recognized for having the best value for hip and knee replacement surgery for...

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.

"Hey kids, stop slouching!"

October 19, 2017
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It seems like a never-ending struggle to convince your child to sit up straight and walk tall. You see your children slouched over their dinner or homework, reclining on the couch and bent over their smartphones for hours. Try as you may, slouching is inevitable. But if not helped, it can lead to some uncomfortable symptoms down the road.

Do supplements for arthritis work? What the evidence shows

April 20, 2017
It's no surprise that many people with arthritis try supplements that are said to help with pain and mobility. But which ones really work, and which ones are a waste of money? To better help my patients, I reviewed the research literature on supplements. Here’s what I learned.

Occupational therapy services benefit many

April 14, 2017
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For a variety of reasons, people may find they are no longer able to carry out their daily tasks. Whether they’ve suffered serious injuries, are recovering from a debilitating disease or have developed problems with their joints, muscles and nerves, occupational therapy can help restore their motion and improve quality of life. April is Occupational Therapy Month, celebrating 100 years as a profession in 2017!

The worst lies you tell your doctor

March 20, 2017
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Going to the doctor can be scary or embarrassing for patients -- and this can sometimes lead them to lie to their physician. A little lie can't hurt, can it? When it comes to your health, it certainly can. You could be preventing an accurate diagnosis and hurting your chances for a longer, healthier life.

Young kids should play the field when it comes to sports

October 19, 2016

A recent report says kids are specializing in a single sport too early, leading to a greater risk of injury -- and burnout, anxiety and depression. Elizabeth Meade, M.D., a pediatric hospitalist at Swedish, explains and offers some advice on how to keep children active and healthy.

Seattle Storm Announces Marquee Medical Partnership With Swedish

April 14, 2016
Swedish to Become the’ Official Medical Provider of the Seattle Storm’

Is Your Shoulder Pain a Rotator Cuff Injury?

December 26, 2014

What exactly is the rotator cuff? The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that envelope and attach to the “ball” of the...

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