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  • Pregnancy and marijuana use

    Pregnancy and marijuana use

    More women are using marijuana during pregnancy than in the past. Is it safe or does it pose avoidable health risks?

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  • Overcoming three common breastfeeding challenges

    Overcoming three common breastfeeding challenges

    No matter how well prepared you are, breastfeeding is a skill that requires effort, patience and a whole lot of trial and error.

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  • Lowering your blood pressure – beyond diet and exercise

    Lowering your blood pressure – beyond diet and exercise

    Other than a healthy diet and exercise, find out how to lower your blood pressure at any age.

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  • Swedish launches first-ever hospital-based postpartum doula services

    Swedish launches first-ever hospital-based postpartum doula services

    Unique program offers in-home care after your baby’s arrival to help create a strong foundation for your growing family.

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  • Sports Medicine Series with Dr. Cahill: The Tie Between Diet and Sports

    Sports Medicine Series with Dr. Cahill: The Tie Between Diet and Sports

    A nutritious diet helps you perform at your best and gives you the energy for an active, healthy life.

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  • Gynecological surgery FAQs, part I: Laparoscopy

    Gynecological surgery FAQs, part I: Laparoscopy

    Understand your choices when it comes to gynecological surgery. Check out this three-part series of FAQs, starting with laparoscopy.

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  • The benefits of a colorful plate and how to construct one

    The benefits of a colorful plate and how to construct one

    Eating a variety of colorful foods can provide a balance of essential nutrients, save you money and even help the environment. Learn about the benefits of a colorful plate.

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  • Types of vertigo

    Types of vertigo

    Vertigo makes you feel like the world is spinning around you and out of balance. Learn about the types and treatments.

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  • Regenerative medicine offers promise for patients

    Regenerative medicine offers promise for patients

    Swedish is a leading health system offering regenerative medical treatements and cell therapies as a means to treat joint, ligament and cartliage and tendon pain

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  •  Internet addictions and mental health: Tools and considerations for parents

    Internet addictions and mental health: Tools and considerations for parents

    Identify problematic internet usage and its correlation to mental health considerations in children and teens.

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  • Understanding chronic fatigue syndrome

    Understanding chronic fatigue syndrome

    Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is extreme exhaustion that affects your daily life. Learn more about its signs, diagnosis and treatment.

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  • Five things your nurse wants you to know

    Five things your nurse wants you to know

    Nurses are found in every area of healthcare, tending to patients and helping them achieve their best health. Learn what they’d like to tell you.

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  • Do pregnancy complications indicate future heart disease?

    Do pregnancy complications indicate future heart disease?

    Research shows that pregnancy complications may indicate risk of heart disease in the future. Learn more at Swedish.org.

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  • Hormones for hot flashes: Should you consider them?

    Hormones for hot flashes: Should you consider them?

    Can hormone replacement therapy help manage menopause symptoms?

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  • Talking to teens about stress

    Talking to teens about stress

    Eight simple ways to start the conversation.

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  • Three ways sleep affects your blood sugar levels

    Three ways sleep affects your blood sugar levels

    Learn how your nightly sleep routine affects your blood sugar levels and overall health. Get tips from the experts at Swedish.

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  • Eating Disorders

    Eating Disorders

    Eating disorders (ED), as the name suggests, are characterized by a difficult relationship with food and feeding behaviors.

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  • Is minimally invasive hip replacement surgery right for you?

    Is minimally invasive hip replacement surgery right for you?

    Minimally invasive hip replacement surgery at Swedish can relieve your pain and improve your quality of life. Learn more.

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  • Online Media and Your Health

    Online Media and Your Health

    Social media, podcasts and streaming media services and online gaming are wonderful tools to stay in touch, keep informed and entertained. However, for some it becomes a significant distraction.

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  • Understanding situational depression

    Understanding situational depression

    Situational depression follows a major tragedy or life event that reduces your ability to cope. Learn more from the Swedish experts.

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  • Side effects of excess vitamin D

    Side effects of excess vitamin D

    Taking too much vitamin D can cause rare but serious health issues and damage your continued wellbeing. Learn more.

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  • Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder or Low Libido

    Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder or Low Libido

    Treating hypoactive sexual desire or low libido

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  • Spotlight: Music Therapy at Swedish Cancer Institute

    Spotlight: Music Therapy at Swedish Cancer Institute

    Our very own music therapist, Betsy Hartman, shares her knowledge and experience on the positive benefits of using music therapy as part of the psychosocial oncology care.

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  • Knee replacement surgery – when is it time to say yes?

    Knee replacement surgery – when is it time to say yes?

    The experts at Swedish can help you decide when it’s time to schedule your knee replacement surgery. Learn more.

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  • Recognize the subtle signs of depression

    Recognize the subtle signs of depression

    Learn more from Swedish about the subtle signs of depression, like changes in personality, appetite, and sleep patterns.

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  • Are you allergic or intolerant to certain foods?

    Are you allergic or intolerant to certain foods?

    Find out how to tell the difference.

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  • Nurses week profile: Margo Bykonen, Chief Nursing Officer

    Nurses week profile: Margo Bykonen, Chief Nursing Officer

    Learn how she has spent her career helping people and her community.

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  • After Cancer Treatment Surveillance: Lymphedema

    After Cancer Treatment Surveillance: Lymphedema

    Lymphedema is swelling that occurs in the arms or legs and can be caused by surgery, radiation therapy or by injury or infection.

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  • Green Goddess Buddha Bowl

    Green Goddess Buddha Bowl

    Eating healthy can be tasty! Buddha Bowl: a light, healthy and delicious meal comprised of a whole grain, lots of vegetables, protein of your choice and to top it off, a flavorful sauce.

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  • Coping with Anxiety during Treatment

    Coping with Anxiety during Treatment

    Cancer diagnosis can cause overwhelming emotional stress and anxiety, but no one has to it cope with it alone.

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  • Cancer Survivorship Clinic

    Cancer Survivorship Clinic

    Our very own Survivorship clinic nurse practitioner explains the importance of visiting the survivorship clinic and/or attending free survivorship classes at Swedish.

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  • Are you Sleepless in Seattle? The Guide to Getting Restful Sleep

    Are you Sleepless in Seattle? The Guide to Getting Restful Sleep

    Getting a quality sleep is vital in maintaining physical, mental and emotional health

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  • National Infant Immunization Week

    National Infant Immunization Week

    Since 1994 communities, doctors, and scientists across the country have joined together to highlight the critical role infant vaccination plays in protecting children.

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  • Mindfulness in everyday life

    Mindfulness in everyday life

    In the world of wellness, practicing mindfulness is a big deal. And for good reason. It is a scientifically validated method to help cope with stress, chronic pain, depression, and anxiety.

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  • Care for yourself while you care for your new baby

    Care for yourself while you care for your new baby

    Make yourself a priority and stay healthy after childbirth.

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  • A healthy social life is good for your health

    A healthy social life is good for your health

    Recent studies reveal friendships are good for your body, mind and soul.

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  • Spring Cleaning for Health

    Spring Cleaning for Health

    Spring is a great time to tackle cleaning, home projects, and organization. But when the Marie Kondo urge strikes, don’t forget to include areas that can most affect your health.

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  • When To Talk to Your Doctor About Sex

    When To Talk to Your Doctor About Sex

    Talking to your doctor about sex can help

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  • Tips for healthier midnight munching

    Tips for healthier midnight munching

    Do you crave junk food late at night? Here’s what you should know about the impact of late night snacking on your health.

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  • Tips for healthy living through and beyond menopause

    Tips for healthy living through and beyond menopause

    Menopause often brings new symptoms and concerns to women in their middle years. Here are some wellness tips to keep you comfortable and healthy during ‘the change.’

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  • Sex after baby

    Sex after baby

    How sex will be different after having a baby.

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  • Avoid allergy triggers; improve allergy symptoms

    The truth is, environmental allergies can happen any time of year and can be due to both indoor and outdoor allergens, or triggers. But many people have their worst symptoms at this time of year, and

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  • Trust your gut: Learn more about IBS

    Trust your gut: Learn more about IBS

    The symptoms of IBS can be misleading, so it's important to understand what this digestive disorder is all about.

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  • 50 and fabulously healthy: wellness tips for women

    50 and fabulously healthy: wellness tips for women

    Stay vital and energized by following our checklist

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  • Healthiest Spring Produce

    Healthiest Spring Produce

    Great picks for springtime seasonal fruits and veggies

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  • How to keep your kids active during spring break

    How to keep your kids active during spring break

    Tips to get kids off the couch, away from screens, and on the path to healthy living.

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  • The allergic salute and how to put it behind you

    The allergic salute and how to put it behind you

    If you find yourself or your children constantly reaching for a tissue to wipe a runny rose, how can you tell whether an allergy or a cold is the cause?

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  • How to eat right for two

    How to eat right for two

    Learn what types of foods will most benefit you and your baby during pregnancy.

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  • How to put a stop to strep in your family

    How to put a stop to strep in your family

    Take these basic precautionary measures to prevent streptococcal bacterial infection from spreading.

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  • Is elderberry the tool you need to fight the common cold?

    Is elderberry the tool you need to fight the common cold?

    Learn more about this popular ingredient in over-the-counter cold treatments.

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  • A pediatrician speaks: 7 tips to ease a child's fears about checkups

    A pediatrician speaks: 7 tips to ease a child's fears about checkups

    The doctor’s office doesn’t have to seem so frightening if parents take some simple steps before and during appointments.

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  • There's nothing dreamy about atherosclerosis

    There's nothing dreamy about atherosclerosis

    You have heard a lot of good advice about how to take care of your heart, but this may be a new one: Make sure you're getting seven hours or more sleep each day.

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  • Advances in the treatment of essential tremor

    Advances in the treatment of essential tremor

    Guided focus ultrasound technology is a promising, non-invasive treatment to mitigate essential tremor

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  • Red meat linked again to heart disease risk

    Red meat linked again to heart disease risk

    Research has found that people who eat red meat produce more of a chemical byproduct called TMAO which has been linked to heart disease.

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  • Wellness at Work: How to avoid compassion fatigue and caregiver burnout

    Wellness at Work: How to avoid compassion fatigue and caregiver burnout

    Occupational wellness can be a unique challenge for caregivers. How can we best take care of ourselves while caring for others is our job?

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  • Judge for yourself: RBG's workout is fabulous

    Judge for yourself: RBG's workout is fabulous

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  • Get on your feet: Learn about rapid recovery joint replacement

    Get on your feet: Learn about rapid recovery joint replacement

    Advances in joint replacement have many patients up and walking the same day as surgery.

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  • Top 10 foot problems that send people to the podiatrist

    Top 10 foot problems that send people to the podiatrist

    Healthy feet and expert foot care are an essential part of mobility and wellness.

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  • Advances and updates in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease

    Advances and updates in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease

    New medication and therapies are being developed to mitigate tremors and permanent immobility caused by Parkinson’s disease.

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  • Seasonal affective disorder

    Seasonal affective disorder

    It’s normal to experience a change in mood during the winter. Recognizing the signs is an important first step in treatment.

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  • Preparing for marathons and half-marathons

    Preparing for marathons and half-marathons

    As long as you start planning well in advance, your road to running a marathon or half-marathon should be nice and smooth.

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  • Adjusting lifestyle to fatty liver disease

    Adjusting lifestyle to fatty liver disease

    In the United States, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is the most common form of chronic liver disease, and the number of people diagnosed each year is steadily increasing.

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  • Are you a candidate for weight-loss surgery?

    Are you a candidate for weight-loss surgery?

    Learn more about the long-term weight management benefits of bariatric surgery.

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  • Chief of Pediatrics explains how to stick to your resolutions

    Chief of Pediatrics explains how to stick to your resolutions

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  • Atrial Fibrillation Awareness

    Atrial Fibrillation Awareness

    Atrial fibrillation (Afib) is a leading cause of stroke and can ultimately result in heart failure if left untreated.

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  •  Swedish research at the forefront of new advances in heart health

    Swedish research at the forefront of new advances in heart health

    A recent clinical trial finds promising results for treating leaking heart valve in certain patients.

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  • How to pack for a healthy trip

    How to pack for a healthy trip

    Having a happy trip is often a matter of preparation. By planning ahead, you can pack most of what you’re likely to need to stay healthy abroad.

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  • Why you should be reading your skin care labels

    Why you should be reading your skin care labels

    Understanding how to read a skin care product label will provide you with the intel you need to make informed decisions about what you put in and on your body’s largest organ.

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  • Don’t sleep on community-acquired pneumonia

    Don’t sleep on community-acquired pneumonia

    Community-acquired pneumonia can strike quickly. Seek medical care immediately if you experience symptoms.

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  • HPV and Cancer

    HPV and Cancer

    Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a common sexually transmitted infection. According to the CDC, 80% of people will have an HPV infection at some point in their lifetime.

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  • Talking with your children about cancer

    Talking with your children about cancer

    Cancer affects the entire family, and telling your children you have cancer is not easy. We are here to help.

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  • The making of a survivor: Give healing the space it needs

    The making of a survivor: Give healing the space it needs

    Survivors are frequently blindsided by the difficult transition from active treatment to life after treatment. Learn some helpful tips from one of our cancer survivorship class facilitators.

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  • Recharge your body with electrolytes (from food!) this winter

    Recharge your body with electrolytes (from food!) this winter

    If health-related New Year’s resolutions have prompted you to spend additional time at the gym this month, you might find yourself sweating more than usual — leading to the loss of valuable electrolyt

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  • Why I volunteer – Swedish Cancer Institute spotlight

    Why I volunteer – Swedish Cancer Institute spotlight

    A Cancer Education Center volunteer shares why she chooses to volunteer.

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  • Cervical cancer is preventable, with regular screenings

    Cervical cancer is preventable, with regular screenings

    To prevent cervical cancer, catch it earlier. Your best preventive measure is to get regular screenings beginning at age 21.

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  • New year, new approach to weight loss

    New year, new approach to weight loss

    Do you want to lose weight the right way this year? Swedish Weight Loss Services is here to help.

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  • 3 ways to avoid triggering the post-holiday blues

    3 ways to avoid triggering the post-holiday blues

    You know the feeling. It starts after all the presents have been opened, the good times ended and the tasty leftovers finished.

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  • How to make New Year's resolutions your new reality

    How to make New Year's resolutions your new reality

    Are you tired of failing to achieve the same old health-related resolutions, year after year? This year, these goal-setting tips might help those resolutions become reality.

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  • Happiest time of the year can stay that way with safe driving

    Happiest time of the year can stay that way with safe driving

    Hundreds of live are lost due to drunk drivers every holiday season. Protect your family on the road by following the rules of the road and never drinking and driving.

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  • Best of the Swedish Blog 2018

    Best of the Swedish Blog 2018

    We've gathered some of the best insights shared with you on the Swedish blog during the past year.

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