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Which is it- cold, flu, allergies or COVID?

By Breanna Callahan, Marketing Coordinator With fall almost upon us, not only are we thinking about jumping in leaf piles and sipping pumpkin lattes, but also cold and flu season, with seasonal allergies as well. This year is bound to be especially challenging, as we have the complications of COVID-19 to add to the mix. [read more]

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Blue light lenses-worth the hype?

By Breanna Callahan, Marketing Coordinator Blue light is a buzzword right now used by eyeglass retailers.  Since it is approaching back-to-school time, and many attending school will be attending virtually, I see many advertisements for blue light reducing glasses. These ads portray blue light as harmful and indicate it hurts your eyes. And of course, [read more]

What We Need Now: Kindness To Ourselves + Others

By Breanna Callahan, Marketing Coordinator With the school year quickly approaching, we are still very unsure of what it will look like and be like for everyone. Especially since the coronavirus numbers are nowhere near what we would like them to be or even on the verge of declining. As a parent myself, I know [read more]

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Studies: Preventing Dementia Begins Early

By Jaime Collins Saying goodbye to my mother-in-law for the last time was heartbreaking. Especially so because the person I said goodbye to wasn’t really her. The woman I knew so well was already gone. Dementia takes more than a person’s memory. It also steals their ability to communicate and to perform daily tasks, and [read more]

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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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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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]

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]