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  • Optimism helped her fight cancer — and climb a mountain

    Optimism helped her fight cancer — and climb a mountain

    A year and a half after a stem-cell transplant, Barbara Travers hiked to the top of Mount St. Helens, helping to raise nearly $50,000 for women with cancer.

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  • Visitor policy

    Visitor policy

    Updated COVID-19 visitation policy

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  • U.S. News & World Report names Swedish Issaquah among best U.S. maternity hospitals

    U.S. News & World Report names Swedish Issaquah among best U.S. maternity hospitals

    Rankings in the annual survey are based on a host of key quality and safety measures.

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  • Swedish Cancer Institute brings adaptive radiation therapy to the Pacific Northwest

    Swedish Cancer Institute brings adaptive radiation therapy to the Pacific Northwest

    New technology provides a highly personalized approach to radiation treatments for patients with cancer.

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  • Don't sleep on the importance of a bedtime routine

    Don't sleep on the importance of a bedtime routine

    Proper, restful sleep is one of the best gifts we can give ourselves.

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  • Weather/emergency closures & impacts on Swedish hospitals, clinics

    Weather/emergency closures & impacts on Swedish hospitals, clinics

    Check here for the latest information on winter storm closures and operations changes.

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  • It's National Influenza Vaccination Week

    It's National Influenza Vaccination Week

    Get your shot and fight the flu!

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  • It's National Handwashing Awareness Week. Clean hands save lives.

    It's National Handwashing Awareness Week. Clean hands save lives.

    National Handwashing Awareness Week is December 1 through 7. Flu and other respiratory viruses are spreading, so let's reinforce the importance of handwashing.

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  • RSV isn't just a cold

    RSV isn't just a cold

    A Swedish expert offers advice on symptoms, treatment and more.

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  • ER, urgent care or your doctor's office? Know where to go and when

    ER, urgent care or your doctor's office? Know where to go and when

    When an illness or injury is sudden, it can be hard to know the right place to seek treatment. Learn more about your options for care.

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  • Lung Cancer Awareness

    Lung Cancer Awareness

    Experts at Swedish share the benefits of lung cancer screening and innovative technology that improves diagnosis and treatment options.

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  • Improved Quality of Life for Patients with Essential Tremor

    Improved Quality of Life for Patients with Essential Tremor

    If you are living with essential tremor, Swedish movement disorder specialists offer customized treatment to get you back to the activities you love.

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  • Do you know how hospice and palliative care can support you?

    Do you know how hospice and palliative care can support you?

    Hospice and palliative care supports quality of life patients with serious illnesses. Hear from a Swedish provider who has dedicated her career to it.

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  • Tap into gratitude with these tips from a Swedish expert

    Tap into gratitude with these tips from a Swedish expert

    Try this exercise to help reflect on the positive parts of your day and boost your mood.

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  • Support during a stroke: A Swedish caregiver shares their story

    Support during a stroke: A Swedish caregiver shares their story

    If a loved one has a stroke, what will your role as a caregiver be? A Swedish employee shares what happened when her partner needed emergency stroke care.

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  • Raising awareness to prevent Type 2 diabetes

    Raising awareness to prevent Type 2 diabetes

    A Certified Diabetes Educator from Swedish answers frequently asked questions and shares strategies to prevent this serious chronic illness.

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  • Don’t let GERD hijack your holidays

    Don’t let GERD hijack your holidays

    Holiday meals are delicious, but they can trigger acid reflux and GERD. Find out how to navigate them so GERD doesn’t get in the way of your holiday fun.

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  • Great American Smokeout is November 17

    Great American Smokeout is November 17

    November 17 is the Great American Smokeout, an event that challenges smokers to quit for the day and take the first step towards a tobacco-free life.

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  • A Giving Garden grows in Issaquah

    A Giving Garden grows in Issaquah

    Swedish Issaquah caregivers turn an outdoor space into a thriving garden and donate the crops to a local food bank.

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  • On Veterans Day, honoring those who have served

    On Veterans Day, honoring those who have served

    Scores of Swedish caregivers have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

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  • Swedish's outstanding specialty care and patient experience recognized in this year’s Healthgrades awards

    Swedish's outstanding specialty care and patient experience recognized in this year’s Healthgrades awards

    Awards for Swedish Cherry Hill, First Hill and Issaquah include seven five-star ratings.

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  • A Brighter Future for Our Smallest Babies

    A Brighter Future for Our Smallest Babies

    The Small Baby Unit provides highly skilled and specialized care for extremely preterm infants born before 28 weeks.

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  • Beating melanoma with innovative treatment

    Beating melanoma with innovative treatment

    A patient with advanced skin cancer shares how innovative treatment at Swedish Cancer Institute helped him beat the odds.

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  • Closing out LGBTQ+ History Month with coming out inspiration

    Closing out LGBTQ+ History Month with coming out inspiration

    A Swedish caregiver shares their story of finding love, acceptance and community.

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  • Care for the body, mind and spirit

    Care for the body, mind and spirit

    A team of 23 chaplains serves Swedish and is available to help provide spiritual support for every patient. Learn more.

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  • Say boo to the flu! Get your flu shot and COVID booster today

    Say boo to the flu! Get your flu shot and COVID booster today

    The CDC recommends that everyone six months and older get a flu vaccine by the end of October.

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  • Understanding the effects of domestic violence

    Understanding the effects of domestic violence

    A behavioral health expert from Swedish shares insights and strategies to help identify and address domestic violence and its impact on your health.

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  • Six things you should know about the new COVID boosters

    Six things you should know about the new COVID boosters

    A Swedish expert answers some key questions about the new COVID-19 vaccine boosters.

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  • Seattle Met announces Top Doctors 2022

    Seattle Met announces Top Doctors 2022

    This year's list includes practitioners from some 35 areas of specialty.

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  • For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, breast health tips from a Swedish expert

    For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, breast health tips from a Swedish expert

    Learn more about the latest advancements in breast cancer care, including screenings and treatments.

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  • Do you know how a midwife can help you?

    Do you know how a midwife can help you?

    Learn more about how midwives at Swedish provide unique patient-centered care to parents and their newborns.

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  • Listen up! October is National Protect Your Hearing Month

    Listen up! October is National Protect Your Hearing Month

    Some 40 million American have noise-induced hearing loss. Swedish experts offer advice to protect our hearing. Learn more.

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  • A Life Worth Living: Suicide Awareness and Prevention

    A Life Worth Living: Suicide Awareness and Prevention

    Yours is a life worth living. Learn the signs and risk factors of suicide and proactive steps you can take for yourself or a loved one.

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  • For one Swedish nurse, an advanced degree provides an opportunity to expand LGBTQIA+ care

    For one Swedish nurse, an advanced degree provides an opportunity to expand LGBTQIA+ care

    With a Doctorate in the Practice of Nursing, Swedish Orthopedic Institute RN Cy Soliman will focus on gender-affirming care.

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  • Fighting cancer with clinical research

    Fighting cancer with clinical research

    Learn how clinical research at Swedish helps fight blood cancers in patients locally, across the U.S., and worldwide

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  • Don't have another. Alcohol consumption can raise atrial fibrillation risk

    Don't have another. Alcohol consumption can raise atrial fibrillation risk

    A Swedish expert discusses the relationship between Afib and increased alcohol consumption.

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  • Under the weather? Tips to help you figure out if it's the flu or a cold.

    Under the weather? Tips to help you figure out if it's the flu or a cold.

    Whether you’re battling the common cold or fighting the flu, it’s important to know how to feel better at home, and to see a provider.

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  • For Mental Health Awareness Week, a roundup of resources and information

    For Mental Health Awareness Week, a roundup of resources and information

    Learn more about mental health, how it affects your overall well-being and ways to address any issues and find help.

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  • A dose of hope for Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

    A dose of hope for Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

    It's Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month. Learn more about screenings, early detection and prevention

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  • Hope Is on the Horizon During Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

    Hope Is on the Horizon During Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

    You deserve to know if you have a high risk of ovarian cancer. Find out how the Swedish Cancer Institute is advancing genetic testing and early detection.

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  • Explore Your Options for Non-invasive Pain Relief

    Explore Your Options for Non-invasive Pain Relief

    If you’re dealing with chronic pain, Swedish Pain Services offers non-invasive treatments and strategies to get you back on track.

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  • What to know about over-the-counter hearing aids

    What to know about over-the-counter hearing aids

    The FDA has issued a new ruling on OTC hearing aids. A Swedish expert has advice to help you make the right choices.

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  • Overcoming the Discomfort of Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

    Overcoming the Discomfort of Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

    Irritable bowel disease (IBD) can cause pain, discomfort, and growth delays. Learn about the symptoms and treatments available.

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  • Meet the 2022 Swedish Doula Diversity Scholarship recipients

    Meet the 2022 Swedish Doula Diversity Scholarship recipients

    Swedish proudly offers an annual Doula Diversity Scholarship in an effort to aid the professional development of more doulas of color, LGBTQ doulas and doulas from underrepresented groups. Learn more.

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  • Five allergy risk factors for kids and what parents can do

    With allergies becoming so prevalent, parents are naturally left wondering why, and whether anything can be done to prevent their child from developing a food allergy. This blog discusses the 5...

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  • Swedish among the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals for 2022-23

    Swedish among the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals for 2022-23

    U.S. News ranks the best hospitals by state, specialty and more.

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  • After Abdominal Surgery, Recovery Takes One Step at a Time

    After Abdominal Surgery, Recovery Takes One Step at a Time

    Successful recovery after abdominal surgery requires patience and persistence, but eventually you can rebuild strength.

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  • Swedish hospitals score highest safety marks from the Leapfrog Group

    Swedish hospitals score highest safety marks from the Leapfrog Group

    First Hill and Cherry Hill campuses received grades of A in biannual survey.

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  • Harnessing the power of the body’s own immune system to treat (and defeat) cancer

    Harnessing the power of the body’s own immune system to treat (and defeat) cancer

    Kelly Paulson, M.D., Ph.D., will lead the Center for Immuno-oncology at the newly formed Paul G. Allen Research Center at Swedish Cancer Institute

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  • What parents need to know about eating disorders

    What parents need to know about eating disorders

    A behavioral health expert at Swedish answers parents’ questions and shares insight about eating disorders and their impact. Learn more.

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  • Reduce your weight to increase your health

    Reduce your weight to increase your health

    A weight-loss expert from Swedish answers common questions about surgical and non-surgical weight loss programs and the health benefits of losing weight.

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  • Providence Swedish is leading the world in brain surgeries through the help of presurgical planning with Microsoft HoloLens 2

    Providence Swedish is leading the world in brain surgeries through the help of presurgical planning with Microsoft HoloLens 2

    Holographic guided imagery is helping doctors prepare for and plot the safest approach during surgeries.

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  • Staying safe and healthy during wildfire season

    Staying safe and healthy during wildfire season

    Elizabeth Meade, M.D., Swedish’s medical director of education, outreach and quality, pediatrics, shared advice for protecting our health during smoky season.

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  • COVID vaccines for kids under 5: A Swedish expert answers questions

    COVID vaccines for kids under 5: A Swedish expert answers questions

    A Swedish pediatric infectious disease doctor offers advice to help you make an educated decision for your family.

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  • Questions about the COVID vaccine for kids? Swedish has some answers for you.

    Questions about the COVID vaccine for kids? Swedish has some answers for you.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its guidance for COVID-19 vaccinations for kids ages 5 to 11. Learn more.

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  • Back-to-school preparation includes vaccination

    Back-to-school preparation includes vaccination

    There's a lot to do to get ready for school. Don’t forget vaccinations to protect your kids in the classroom.

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  • Swedish updates COVID-19 screening requirements at hospital entrances

    Swedish updates COVID-19 screening requirements at hospital entrances

    Everyone will be asked to self-screen and mask at Swedish hospital entrances beginning Friday, July 29.

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  • New operations hub will revolutionize care across Swedish

    New operations hub will revolutionize care across Swedish

    The Swedish Staffing, Transfer, and Operations Center will use advanced technology to ensure our patients get the right care at the right time at the right place. Learn more.

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  • What a season! Highlights of our partnership with the WNBA's Seattle Storm

    What a season! Highlights of our partnership with the WNBA's Seattle Storm

    Swedish is proud of our successful and exciting partnership with the Seattle Storm.

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  • Can early menopause raise the risk of heart problems? Swedish experts weigh in.

    Can early menopause raise the risk of heart problems? Swedish experts weigh in.

    A study released in August reported that women who go through menopause when they are younger than 40 are at a greater risk of heart problems.

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  • Reconstructive plastic surgery options

    Reconstructive plastic surgery options

    Learn about reconstructive plastic surgery options at Swedish and how they can improve your health and quality of life.

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  • Preparing your student athlete for back-to-school

    Preparing your student athlete for back-to-school

    Advice from a Swedish expert to help our young athletes get safely back into the classroom and onto the field, court or pitch. Learn more.

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  • It's National Minority Donor Awareness Month

    It's National Minority Donor Awareness Month

    This event highlights the need for organ donations within multicultural communities. Learn more.

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  • What should you know about polio? A Swedish expert has answers.

    What should you know about polio? A Swedish expert has answers.

    A Swedish expert explains what we should know about the poliovirus and how it spreads.

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