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Kids & Screen Time

By Jodi Knight, Speech-Language Pathologist We have all heard “Don’t let your kid watch too much TV” and “Using screens isn’t good for little brains.” But why is it important to limit technology use, especially for young children? It is hard to imagine our lives without technology. We spend hours a day with technology of [read more]

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The Benefits of Wearing Sunglasses

By Jenny Belken, Optometrist With summer quickly approaching, we will begin to see a significant increase in the number of people wearing sunglasses. While we may be exposed to more sunlight in the spring and summer months, sunglasses are actually extremely beneficial to wear all year round. Check out the numerous health benefits of sunglasses [read more]

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Medical Lab Tech

Job Title Medical Lab Technician/Technologist Posting Date June 3, 2021 Requirements Associates Degree as a Medical Laboratory Technician or Bachelor’s degree as Medical Technologist or Clinical Laboratory Scientist required. No prior experience required. ASCP Medical Laboratory Technician or Medical Technologist/Clinical Laboratory Scientist Certification preferred within the first year of employment; includes maintaining certification for graduates [read more]

Difficulty Reading…Or Is It More?

By Jodi Knight, Speech-Language Pathologist Often parents are excited when their child begins reading.  We love to sit and listen to them practice reading their favorite stories.  The child is so proud of themselves and wants to read everything from their favorite book to signs at the grocery store.  It seems a rite of passage. [read more]

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Walking Club Returns with Launch of 100 Mile Community Walking Challenge And Excitement Among Participants

The lifting of pandemic restrictions is about to set Platteville area walkers free to roam. The Sole Mates walking club is not only returning for 2021 with its weekly Monday evening walks but also simultaneously launching the club’s always popular 100 Miles in 100 Days Community Walking Challenge. A Launch Party celebration for both the [read more]

Reiki Energy Healing

By Anna Creed, Massage Therapist What is Reiki? Did you know we offer Reiki as part of our massage therapy offerings here at Southwest Health? When I tell people this, many haven’t heard of it, or they have heard of it but have no idea what it is. Because I have been certified as a [read more]

Tech Free Activities to Get Kids Moving

Kids learn through play and fun activities, but adults can find it difficult to “remember” how to play. Trying simple activities that can be fun for kids and adults is a great way to limit tech time and encourage age appropriate development. Below are some ideas to get you started! Bowling with empty bottles or [read more]

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OUTDOOR TECH-FREE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

By Jodi Knight, Speech-Language Pathologist  As the weather warms up and we are able to get outside more, consider going “tech-free” for a few hours. Here are a few activities that are free or nearly free great for building language, attention, play skills, and decreasing use of digital media. Take a walk/wagon/stroller ride around the [read more]

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Rhubarb is a sign of Spring!

By Joan Bahr, Dietitian and Diabetes Educator Imagine a beautiful rhubarb pie! Or delicious rhubarb sauce!  One sign of spring is this beautiful green plant with red stalks. Have you checked the rhubarb plant in your yard?  Rhubarb makes excellent desserts, sauces, and jams/jelly. Is Rhubarb a fruit or a vegetable? In the botany world, [read more]

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Estate Planning: A Gift for You and Your Loved Ones

By Tammie Richter, Foundation Director Recently, I witnessed a friend spend over one year working through the legal and emotional stress of managing her father’s estate. Grieving the loss of a parent is enough, then there’s the work of hiring attorneys, sorting through financial matters, and communicating with siblings. The additional pressure of guessing how [read more]

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