Turning Health & Fitness Goals Into Reality

By Samantha Jordan, Physical Therapist (DPT, OCS, CSCS) – On behalf of the Safety Squad at Southwest Health. We tend to set health and fitness goals when we’re feeling especially motivated or focused, but the truth is, many of our well-intentioned goals end up forgotten within the first few weeks or months of making them.  [read more]

New Blood Pressure Guidelines

When one in three becomes one in two, take notice. On any given day, right here in southwest Wisconsin, thousands of people are going about their lives unaware they’re at increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Even worse, the number of people in that risky category very recently increased (by thousands) when the American [read more]

Enhancing Mental Health Treatment with Psychotherapy

By Lacy Taylor, MA, LPC, Mental Health Therapist at Southwest Behavioral Services. Turn on the television and on almost any channel and within an hour or so you will see at least one commercial for a medication for the treatment of a mental health condition. Prescription medication for mental health disorders began development around the [read more]

Southwest Health Welcomes New Family Physician

Southwest Health proudly announces the addition of Family Medicine Specialist Christopher Lee Wells, DO, to their growing team of primary care practitioners. With experience in general medical practice as well as obstetrical care for expectant mothers, appointments are now available for Dr. Wells who begins seeing patients February 19 at The Platteville Clinic at Southwest [read more]

Basal Joint Arthritis

By Ann Morley, OTR/L, CLT – Occupational Therapist and Certified Lymphedema Therapist at Southwest Health Arthritis is a disease that causes inflammation and stiffness in the joints. Basal joint arthritis, sometimes referred to as thumb arthritis, is a common form and affects the joint at the base of the thumb (the basal joint).  Basal joint [read more]

Important Health Information on Influenza

By Angela Pagenkopf, RN and Infection Preventionist at Southwest Health – Influenza is rapidly increasing across the U.S. and in WI.  Nationwide there have been 13 pediatric deaths so far this season and 2,104 positive cases of influenza by laboratory testing in Wisconsin alone.  These statistics are taken from data ending December 31st, meaning that [read more]

Ringing in the New Year

By Ashley Meyer, Marketing Coordinator at Southwest Health. New Year’s is a popular time for identifying changes that you’d like to see in yourself and making new goals based on these self-observations.  While New Year’s resolutions have become somewhat of a cliché over the years, if you need some inspiration, my advice would be to [read more]