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Helping Kids Wear Masks

by Breanna Callahan, Marketing Coordinator As more and more businesses are requiring mask wearing, we thought you might be looking for tips on how to make this transition with your kids. Children under age two should not wear a mask. If you are out and about with your little one, cover their car seat or [read more]

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Berries: healthy and delicious!

by Katelyn Schobert, Southwest Health Dietitian We are celebrating Berry Fest virtually this year, offering kids the chance to complete our online Passport to Fun (www.southwesthealth.org/passport2020) and giving you some ideas on how to enjoy berries at home. Common types of berries include blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, and cranberries. These can be eaten fresh, frozen, [read more]

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Getting More Out of Life

By Jaime Collins, Director of Marketing and Communications Driving the road one day to Dubuque something happened I hope to relive every day until I die. I’d been traveling that road since the earliest days of my childhood, when I did so unrestrained in the back seat of my family’s panel-sided station wagon. I’d been [read more]

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Therapy can help…even when you’re not depressed

By Lacy Taylor, Mental Health Therapist There are many reasons why people seek therapy. Depression, anxiety, loss, and trauma are common reasons. But what if you don’t feel depressed or anxious? Could you still benefit from therapy? The answer is: absolutely yes. I have been a psychotherapist since 2015 and have counseled people for a [read more]

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Southwest Health Purchases Darlington Eye Center

Southwest Health announces they have reached an agreement to purchase the Eye Care Center and optometry practice of Dr. Paul Lueck at 346 Main Street in Darlington. With eye care clinics in Platteville and Lancaster, this will be the third Eye Center location operated by Southwest Health, and the anticipated opening date for the new [read more]

Summer family fun- social distancing style

By Breanna Callahan, Marketing Coordinator I don’t need to tell you this summer is a unique one. With businesses slowly reopening and social distancing being so important, many children’s activities and family vacations are canceled. This causes frustration and sadness in many. It’s ok to feel that way; this has been a long, isolating, frustrating [read more]

Southwest Health Announces Senior Care Joint Venture

To ensure quality care for southwest Wisconsin seniors, Southwest Health is partnering with Marquardt Management Services of Watertown, Wisconsin, effective August 1. Through this new joint venture, Southwest Health and Marquardt Management Services will invest in providing and expanding senior services to the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa and community members of SW Wisconsin through owning [read more]

Sole Mates Launches 100 Miles in 100 Days Community Walking Challenge

As a result of COVID19 precautions, Southwest Health’s free walking club, called Sole Mates, will not be gathering weekly for group walks, yet the group is launching their popular 100 Miles in 100 Days Community Walking Challenge to begin July 1. “I’ve really enjoyed getting to know the members of this group and spending time [read more]

Life’s Simple 7

By Jaime Collins, Director of Marketing and Communications Sometimes it seems nothing in life is simple. Least of all the human body. While the science behind healthy living is both outrageously complex and seems to change every time we turn around, there are good folks working hard to simplify it for us. To make our [read more]