Swedish Medical Center http://www.kplu.org en Seattle Scientist's Discovery Leads to Promising Brain Cancer Results http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-scientists-discovery-leads-promising-brain-cancer-results <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A promising but preliminary <a href="http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc1302145">new study </a>based on a Seattle scientist's discovery has shown dramatic increases in survival for people with brain cancer.</span></p><p>Charles Cobbs, now head of the Ben and Cathy Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment at Seattle’s Swedish Medical Center, figured out a key feature of the most common kind of brain tumor, glioblastoma.</p><p>The tumor appears to be connected to a virus that most of us carry, called CVM. It’s harmless in most people, but for some, it seems to promote tumor growth.</p><p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 23:12:07 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 9972 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle Scientist's Discovery Leads to Promising Brain Cancer Results Busiest emergency rooms – not where you might expect http://www.kplu.org/post/busiest-emergency-rooms-%E2%80%93-not-where-you-might-expect <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-952107.mp3</p><p>New emergency rooms keep opening around western Washington. It's part of a trend.</p><p>On Thursday (Feb. 17th), Swedish Medical Centers will open a free-standing Emergency Department in Mill Creek, between Seattle and Everett. And, on the same day, MultiCare opens a new medical tower at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup -- which has the busiest ER in Pierce County.&nbsp;</p><p>It turns out, the busiest ER’s in Washington are mostly outside the biggest cities.</p><p> Mon, 14 Feb 2011 13:30:00 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 771 at http://www.kplu.org Busiest emergency rooms – not where you might expect Hospital courtship: UW Medicine proposes to Valley Medical Center http://www.kplu.org/post/hospital-courtship-uw-medicine-proposes-valley-medical-center <p>King County's major medical centers continue jockeying for position in the emerging new health-care world.&nbsp;</p><p>U.W. Medicine and Valley Medical Center proposed this week what they call a "<a href="http://uwnews.org/article.asp?articleid=61379">strategic alliance</a>." Valley wants to retain its name, although the news release says Valley would become "part of U.W. Medicine."</p><p>Earlier this year, U.W. Medicine took over running Northwest Hospital (in north Seattle), without actually owning the hospital.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 21 Jan 2011 00:07:56 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 594 at http://www.kplu.org