Summer 2017 | News for the Northwest Hospital Community

Cardiology patient Wallace Chan

Catching a silent killer

The UW Medicine Regional Heart Center helps an engineer get back to designing airplanes.

On any given day, Wallace Chan can be found clocking thousands of steps around the Boeing campus, where he spends anywhere from 10 to 12 hours a day working as a senior engineer living out his dream of designing airplanes. While he doesn’t describe himself as an athlete, Wallace, 54, is constantly on his feet and has always been in good health.

As a pretty active guy, heart issues were the furthest thing from his mind. But he’d been feeling dizzy from time to time and thought he should mention it to his primary care provider at his annual physical. When all of his bloodwork and tests came back normal, his doctor still thought something was up. Why would someone in good health get dizzy so easily?

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Hernia patient photo

Hernia Center at Northwest Hospital gives hernia patient new life

For years, Larry Neufeld was forbidden from lifting much more than a finger. A suspected hernia had caused his doctor to severely restrict his physical activity.

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SCCA, Proton Therapy Center

Retired physicist benefits from proton therapy

After being diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer in his salivary gland, John Albers has been cancer free for nearly two years.

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Family using sunscreen

Protect your skin and eyes from radiation this summer

UV radiation can cause sunburn, wrinkles, sunspots, cataracts, and skin cancer, and probably contributes to macular degeneration.

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Brain photo - September is World Alzheimer's Month

September is World Alzheimer’s Month

Every 66 seconds, someone in our country develops Alzheimer’s disease. Test your knowledge of Alzheimer’s, the No. 6 cause of death in the USA.Take the quiz.

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