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Sticking to your health-related goals for 2021

By Andy Stader, Physician Assistant at the Orthopedic Institute at Southwest Health As we transition into the New Year, a lot of us will make some changes to take control of our health, especially after the wild year that was 2020. Many of us will set a resolution to eat better and exercise in early [read more]

A Love Letter to Winter

By Jaime Collins I have to tell you how I feel about you. You are special to me, and that makes me sorry for the way you’re always treated. So misunderstood. So disliked. Hated even. People talk horribly about you and grumble and curse whenever you come near. They say you hang around too long, [read more]

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Fighting dry, cracked hands?

By Christina Burr, PA-C, Dermatology Winter can be hard on our skin. If you’re like many people, winter can leave you with dry, cracked and often painful hands. So if you’re struggling with dryness and maybe even an itchy uncomfortable rash what can you do? Let’s explore common causes of winter dry skin as well [read more]

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The winter blues..and when it’s more

by Noelle Hebgen, APNP Being from Southwest Wisconsin, most of us are all too familiar with the phrase “the winter blues.” It is common for many of us to feel “blah” during the winter months and to be completely over winter by the time February rolls around each year. The winter solstice brings shorter days [read more]

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“Ch-Ch-Changes”

by Kelly Jo Fassbinder, Marketing Specialist One of my favorite things about the Midwest is the change of the seasons, and fall by far is my favorite. Fall is synonymous with change. Summer break ends and school starts; temperatures shift from warm to cool; and days get shorter and darker earlier. Change can be exciting [read more]

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The Link Between Urinary Incontinence and Constipation

By Amber Langel, Physical Therapist Do you have urinary incontinence? Do you struggle with having regular bowel movements and feel constipated? Do you sometimes think when you struggle with bowel movement that your urinary leakage is worse? Urinary incontinence can be caused by many factors, with one of the main contributors being constipation. Constipation is [read more]

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300 reasons to support the Southwest Health Foundation

by: Tammie Richter, Foundation Director Southwest Health Foundation and Lori Bahr, Vice President – Trust Officer Mound City Bank and Estate Planning Chair Southwest Health Foundation Council What do 3D mammography, disinfecting robots, and specialized equipment for emergency care have in common? They (along with other life-improving and life-saving equipment) were all purchased with the [read more]

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Adapting Toys For Kids to Enjoy

By Kaitlin Kersten, Pediatric Occupational Therapist It’s that time of the year again! If you have small kiddos in your life, you are no stranger to the whirlpool of “Toyland” in every major store that sucks your family in with bright colors and cool noises. As a Pediatric Occupational Therapist, I’m always scoping out these [read more]