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The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association recently released new clinical practice guidelines covering four important areas that impact heart health: lifestyle, cholesterol, obesity and risk assessment. These revised guidelines are designed to help primary health care providers better identify adults who may be at high risk for heart disease.
Only three hospitals – all of them with MultiCare Health System -- have been recognized for providing a high level of stroke care in Pierce County.
Her friends noticed first: Eileen Kellogg kept falling. The 69-year-old Sumner woman couldn't seem to keep her balance. So Kellogg's neurologist, Dr. Kim Mebust, recommended a relatively new test that can help diagnose Parkinson's disease.
In honor of Presidents Day this month, we've asked MultiCare's health experts to look back at the ailments of past U.S. presidents, then offer their perspective on how these conditions might be treated differently today. President Woodrow Wilson's stroke in 1919 is the first in our series, "Presidential Maladies."
A TV program that aired last week on The Discovery Channel highlighted the innovative work at the Children's Therapy Unit at MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, Wash.
Four-time stroke survivor Mycle Brandy walked across America last year. On Monday, he walked into MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, a quick stop on this year's stroll from San Diego to Seattle to raise stroke awareness.
As part of a statewide program to create an emergency cardiac and stroke system, MultiCare's adult hospitals received their categories this week.
MultiCare leaders decided they wanted the health system to play an increasing role in advancing medicine. In 2010, they opened the MultiCare Research Institute in Tacoma. Program Director Richard Shine recently discussed the new program.