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For Men's Health Month, men, call your providers

June 04, 2018


As men age, they benefit most from having a relationship with a trusted primary care physician with expertise in preventive care and men’s special health concerns.

No bones about it: Prevention is key with osteoporosis

May 23, 2018
Postmenopausal women have high risk due to decrease in estrogen.

May is Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, and the more knowledge you have about this condition, the better equipped you’ll be to guard against bone loss and deterioration.

Anaphylaxis can be a matter of life or death

May 14, 2018
Anaphylaxis is typically caused by allergies to animals or foods, says Paul Skomra, MD - a family practitioner with Swedish Mill Creek Primary Care in Everett, WA.

Anaphylaxis can be a life-threatening allergic reaction. Unlike a minor allergic reaction specific to one area of your body, anaphylaxis affects almost every part of you.

Why does a fever seem to spike at night?

April 30, 2018


The time of day affects our health, and fever symptoms are no exception, increasing in intensity at nighttime.

Can you overdose on cold supplements?

April 27, 2018

The side-effects of many ingredients in Airborne and Emergen-C have simply not been studied in any systematic way, so we don’t really know whether they are dangerous or not.

Is ibuprofen riskier than other pain relievers?

April 17, 2018


Over-the-counter (OTC) pain medications are the most common treatment method for everyday ailments like muscle sprains, headaches, and fever. But like all medicines, ibuprofen and other pain relievers can have side effects.

Daylight Savings – Does it affect your sleep?

April 09, 2018
Daylight savings time can absolutely affect sleep, especially if you didn’t prepare for the sudden change – and even more acutely if you have kids in your house who are ruled by their own Circadian rhythms, not what the number on the clock says!

Can you catch tuberculosis on an airplane? Answers to common TB questions

March 23, 2018


Tuberculosis is a highly contagious disease, and Swedish works hard to ensure their employees and their patients are not at risk.

Top 5 sugar shockers

February 24, 2018

When it comes to sweet treats like doughnuts, cakes and cookies, it’s pretty obvious that they’re loaded with sugar. But what about the not-so-obvious foods?

Safety Tips for Cold Weather

February 23, 2018

Much of the country has experienced blistering cold this winter, and there are a few things to keep in mind - both for ourselves and for our kids.

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