“My ultimate belief is that we can serve patients, and those who love them, at scale more compassionately with digital tools. I hold an enduring belief that elegant prevention translation can save lives and reduce suffering. We can leverage the wisdom of clinicians, patients, and researchers to innovate and transform health care delivery in the digital age.”
I know, everyone is writing about the eclipse. I’ve got just a few messages. One is, this is gonna be cool. Two, the caution messages are real. The cool part is because when our world goes a little dark mid-day next week it will be fairly startling. Even the animals are expected to change up how they behave. And the cautionary messages just make sense. Our eyes and our vision are clearly worth protecting ferociously. Damage from the eclipse can […]
There’s a new law today in Washington State requiring carbon monoxide (CO) alarms in apartments, condos, and single-family residences. You should have a CO detector on every level of your home (more tips below). I know you’ve heard that CO poisoning is not only dangerous but also potentially fatal. We also often hear horrific stories of accidental deaths from carbon monoxide after natural disasters. A recent study found disaster related deaths are particularly common (your power’s wiped out so you bring […]
Yesterday California Governor Jerry Brown signed a childhood vaccination bill into law along with a letter stating, “The science is clear that vaccines dramatically protect children against a number of infectious and dangerous diseases. While it’s true that no medical intervention is without risk, the evidence shows that immunization powerfully benefits and protects the community.” The hash-tagged, much discussed bill (#SB277) was co-authored and proposed to lawmakers by Dr Richard Pan, a pediatrician and CA state senator in Sacramento. The law, SB 277, establishes […]
For the last month or so O has woken up every single morning with the same question: “Is today a Mommy Daddy Day?” What he means is, “Is this a weekend where I get the day with both of you?” The answer, less than 2/7 of the time, is unfortunately “No.” And on some level it kills me. I don’t usually only say, “No” when he asks, I usually end up marketing the day. It goes something like, “No, but […]
I’m a pediatrician, mom, speaker, technologist, and champion of science.
I’m building solutions in PREVENTION for children everywhere.
I aim to help parents gain clarity and eliminate fear when making decisions for their children.
•Dr Wendy Sue Swanson•
Pediatrician, mom, author, digital health, innovation. Champion of science & evidence. Building solutions in PREVENTION.