Heart disease is the number-one cause of death worldwide. Despite its strength, the heart is one of the least regenerative organs in the body, and heart attacks irreparably damage crucial muscle cells. The scar tissue left behind can cause chronic heart failure.
When Megan Moreno, M.D., started her subspecialty training in adolescent health back in 2005, she often found herself playing detective. Teens would come in complaining of chronic headaches or stomachaches, but the causes often weren’t what one would normally expect.“When I would ask the patients when these symptoms started, they would say it was around the same time embarrassing pictures were posted of them on Myspace or Facebook,” Moreno says.
Back in May, I wrote about Camp Rahh, an all-inclusive summer camp for grown-ups that I was set to attend in early June. Well I did. And I regaled my experiences over at The Liberty Project. You may recall the camp was cellphone- and booze-free (and also that I kind of hate camping), so just how did I fare? "People discussed shared interests and calmly talked politics.
The Makers is a new column on Seattlemag.com that explores different Seattle creatives and their crafts. These artists live to design, connect and create.
Anthropologie is the Mecca of vintage-boho charm. Its two floors brim with everything from printed silk blouses to overstuffed retro armchairs--all intertwined with fanciful displays and artistic creations, turning each shopping trip into a Wonderland-like escape (complete with hand-painted ceramic teacups).
Alley Makeovers: According to a Seattle Times article about “alley activation,” there's a plan to renovate alleys to make them more accessible to residents. Neighborhoods with alleys that will receive a little love in the coming months include the Chinatown-International District, Capitol Hill, the University District and Pioneer Square.
Must SeeIt's Time for Outdoor Cinema!(7/9 to 7/21, dusk) Summer in Seattle means outdoor cinema, so pull your picnic blanket up to any of the neighborhood series. Here are a few of our flick picks for the week: Office Space (7/9) at Redhook Brewery’s Moonlight Cinema series in Woodinville and a Christmas-in-July showing of Elf (7/10) at Fremont Outdoor Cinema.
The month of August tops the chart for having the most birthdays, and it's just a few hot weekends away—do you know what you're getting for your August birthday girl/boy? This whole "birthday month" thing may be news to some of us, but many local businesses have been privy to it and are offering up a few ideas to solve any birthday-gifting woes.
Want to try your hand at some observational drawing? Gage Academy of Art, an independent art school that trains students in the principles of drawing, painting and sculpting, is celebrating its 25th anniversary with free pop-up events where you'll draw a different scenic view, live model or object to your heart's content. The ongoing summer event--known as 25 Jams--is a version of the school's annual Drawing Jam in which it invites budding artists to draw from a live model.
A pathologist examines body tissues to diagnose diseases and to determine the cause of various conditions, including death
Christina Isacson, M.D., gynecologic pathology; CellNetix Pathology & Laboratories,1124 Columbia St., Suite 200, Seattle, 206.576.6050; Swedish Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center; University of Iowa, 1990
Slip n' Slide: Mark your calendars--your summer is about to become waaaay more fun thanks to the folks at Slide the City. Seattle PI reports that the company is bringing its traveling 1,000 ft. water slide to Queen Anne on August 16 (!!!). The slide will be laid out on Mercer between 4th and Warren. Reservations are required to slide; organizers say you should book your spot ASAP so you don't miss out on the fun.
When Michael “Mikey” Augusta found himself drawn to Seattle’s thriving honky-tonk scene 11 years ago, he realized he had one big problem: He couldn’t dance. He started taking West Coast swing lessons, but quit after seven sessions—he found the formal moves and set-in-stone steps too contrived. “I’m just not a ‘proper’ person,” says the Wedgwood resident, 42, who grew up in the Cleveland suburbs and moved to Seattle in 2000.
Do you ever miss school? Okay, maybe you don't miss geometry proofs and five-paragraph essays. But what if you could take a class this summer on cheese-making or science fiction writing? Non-credit classes for adults are hugely popular in Seattle this summer.
There’s an interesting new sport catching on in the Northwest called footgolf.
One part soccer and one part golf, the game is played on an 18-hole course and the objective is to a kick soccer ball into 21-inch hole, hopefully under par.
The holes are shortened (so the pars are around 4 or 5, not 10 or 15). And the game is played with regulation #5 soccer balls which are typically available to rent at the course.
Anesthesiologists, neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons and sometimes psychiatrists practice pain medicine
Xing Fu, M.D., pain of spinal origin, neuropathic pain, neuromodulation; Pacific Medical Centers, Canyon Park, 1909 214th St. SE, Suite 300 Bothell, 425.412.7200; First Hill, 1101 Madison St., Suite 301, Seattle, 206.505.1300; Pac Med, EvergreenHealth Medical Center, Overlake Hospital Medical Centers, Swedish Medical Centers; University of Washington, 2006
Otolaryngologists diagnose and treat disorders from the shoulders up (ears, nose and throat) with the exception of the eyes and brain; among those disorders are hearing loss, tonsillitis and nasal obstructions
Stephen W. Bayles, M.D., head and neck cancer and surgery, minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery; Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6374; Virginia Mason; Emory University, 1994