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Understanding Bladder Health

As people age our muscles become weaker and our bodies don’t behave the same way they used to. Many women suffer from bladder issues. But the good news is there’s something to be done! The OB/GYN providers at Southwest Health have a variety of treatment options available to improve or even cure your bladder issues.

Labor & Delivery

You’re considered “in labor” when contractions become regular and the cervix begins to dilate. Also, by definition, labor starts when the water bag breaks. It’s not always obvious when labor starts. Here are some tools to help you prepare for and manage your labor. Many are afraid to arrive at the hospital too early just […]

Knee and Hip Pain

When your body is hurting it can be hard to focus on everyday tasks. Treatment for common injuries and pains doesn’t always have to include surgery. Here at the Orthopedic Institute, we focus on the best and least invasive ways to get you back to yourself again. Click on the area below where you are […]

More than an Accessory

Nicole Klein, OD, FAAO, Optometrist at Eye Center at Southwest Health Sunglasses are more than just an accessory to throw on during the upcoming bright sunny days. Research has shown that excessive ultraviolet (UV) exposure from the sun can accelerate conditions that affect your eyes, such as cataracts, macular degeneration, and even dry eye or […]

Arm and Shoulder Pain

If you suffer from shoulder pain due to arthritis, surgery to repair or replace your shoulder may be necessary to ease the pain. Arthritis, the breaking down of tissues in the joint, can be caused by a few different factors, including Shoulder surgery will offer you relief from the pain, better range of motion, and more […]

Fracture Care

Broken bones happen, it’s part of life. In fact, on average every person will break at least two bones during their lifetime. That’s why we offer the area’s best fracture care to patients of all ages. From the time you arrive at the hospital we will take you through the steps necessary to help you heal faster and […]

Staying Safe in the Winter

If you’re a Wisconsin native or have a few Midwest winters under your belt, you may think you have winter driving, and safety all figured out.  But anyone can benefit from hearing a few more tips and tricks to help you and your family stay safe with dangerous low temps, icy roads, and those late-March storms that seem to take everyone by surprise.  Follow along below to hear tips you may be missing for winterizing your home, car, and navigating life safely in the winter.

Tackling Arthritic Pain

Arthritis can be a real pain in the… shoulders, hips or knees. Arthritis is wear and tear of the cartilage at the ends of your bones. As the cartilage breaks down, you tend to have increased pain with daily activities. Some individuals are genetically disposed to getting arthritis, some end up with arthritis following a traumatic event to their joints and a lot of people get arthritis over years of being physically demanding on their bodies. Arthritis is on the rise and affects over 22% of adults in the United States.

What is Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)

Ever have that nagging feeling that something is stuck in your throat? While several different things could cause that sensation, reflux may be one of those.

Get Your Health Back on Track

Your body has probably been sending out some strong messages that you’ve been ignoring. But do not fear! Below is a helpful guide to remind you about all those yearly screenings or visits you should be doing with your provider. If anything below applies to you, it might be time to give your friendly Southwest Health provider a call.