Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson is a practicing pediatrician at the Everett Clinic in Mill Creek, WA, a clinical instructor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington, and on the medical staff at Seattle Children’s Hospital. A fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Swanson earned both her Doctor of Medicine and Masters in Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania. She is passionate about improving the way media discusses pediatric health news and influences parents’ decisions when caring for their children.
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Last Updated: February 13th, 2012
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THURSDAY, March 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A Connecticut law requiring flu shots for children entering preschool or daycare has reduced flu-related hospitalizations of young children by 12 percent, according to a new study.
In the United States, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York City ...Full Article
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THURSDAY, March 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The hope that newborns can be "cured" of HIV -- the virus that causes AIDS -- with early, aggressive drug treatment was bolstered this week with the announcement that a second baby appears to be free of the virus following therapy that began just four h
THURSDAY, March 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Head Start, the U.S. government-funded preschool program, provides the greatest benefits to children whose parents give them little help with learning early in life, new research shows.
The study, published March 6 in the journal Child Develo...Full Article
WEDNESDAY, March 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People older than 50 can reduce their risk for developing shingles by being vaccinated against the varicella-zoster virus that causes the painful condition, an expert says.
"People who have had shingles previously can still receive the vaccine....Full Article
WEDNESDAY, March 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Secondhand smoke causes irreversible damage to children's arteries and puts them at increased risk for heart attack and stroke later in life, a new study says.
Researchers looked at more than 3,700 adults in Australia and Finland, and found tha...Full Article
FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many young kids will have an occasional bad dream, but frequent nightmares or episodes of night terrors over a long period of time could be an early warning sign of mental illness, according to a new study.
THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens and young adults who don't have health insurance are much more likely to be diagnosed with advanced forms of cancer than other young people who do have medical coverage, according to new research.