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17 physicians from The Polyclinic have been named as “2011 Top Doctors” in Seattle magazine’s annual Top Doctors issue. Two of these physicians, Drs. Kim Gittere Abson and Robbie Sherman, have also been inducted into the Top Doctors Hall of Fame for having been recognized 10 years in a row.
Holiday parties at work. Cookie exchanges with friends. Family coming for dinner. Gifts of fudge, fruit bread and candy. How can you possibly survive the holidays without gaining weight? According to Weight Watchers, the average American gains 7 – 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s!
You can still enjoy all the parties, family gatherings and festivities – just be reasonable. Here are a few suggestions for getting through the holidays without packing on the pounds:
The Polyclinic welcomes orthopedic surgeon Richard Rooney, MD, FACS, to its medical staff. Dr. Rooney is a comprehensive spine surgeon with an emphasis on complex spine surgery (revision, nonunion, cancer, and trauma), disc replacement, cervical spine surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and adult and pediatric scoliosis. He is board certified in orthopedic surgery and spine surgery.
Western Washington is experiencing one of the worst heat waves in recent history, and these extreme temperatures are creating a serious health risk – especially to young children and the elderly. The body normally cools itself by sweating, but under some conditions, sweating just isn't enough.