Two years in the life of the Swedish blog

April 4, 2013 Swedish Blogger


For those of you who don't know, today is the official two year anniversary of the Swedish blog - this means Swedish has been blogging several times a week for two full years!

What have we been blogging about this year?

  • Allergy prevention and management

  • 10 things doctors and health care providers admire about patients

  • The role of cancer rehabilitation

  • For parents: dealing with picky eaters and healthy travel food tips, plus how to introduce solids to your infant (and other parenting topics)

  • Marijuana smoking and the risk for lung cancer

  • Recommended activity levels after different types of surgery

  • The story behind 1-855-XCANCER and resources at the Swedish Cancer Institute

  • Tips for those dealing with eczema and acne

  • Deciding on surgical treatment for breast cancer and tips for accessing online information about breast cancer

  • For moms and moms to be: nutrition in pregnancy and announcing the Lytle Center for Pregnancy and Newborns (plus other parenting topics)

  • Flu information

  • Resources for those with hearing loss interested in cochlear implants from our live-tweeted and Instagrammed cochlear implant surgery


    Why you still need sunscreen in Seattle

  • ...and many other topics

Who's been blogging?

We've had people from across Swedish blogging (more than 100 the last time we checked), including:

  • Surgeons

  • Nurses

  • Family Medicine and Primary Care Physicians

  • Dietitians

  • Educators

  • (And many others!)

Why are we blogging?

We started the blog as a way to connect with you (our community), whether you're a current patient, a past patient, a future patient…or just someone who stumbled across our site looking for health information. We believe our role is to be a resource of information, both online and off. Blogging gives us an easy way to keep you up to date, informed, and engaged on a number of health topics…and to help you and your family stay healthy.

What comes next?

Actually, if you're reading this, we hope you'll help us answer this question! What do you want to see next from this blog? Do you have a favorite doctor or nurse that you'd like to hear from? Are there certain topics or questions you'd like to learn more about? Do you like videos? We'd love to know what you think anytime, but especially in light of our anniversary, we hope you'll leave a comment below and let us know if there's anything in particular you'd like to see next.

Thanks for reading the blog, and thanks for being a part of the Swedish community!


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