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Stay Safe and Enjoy the Holiday Season

By Breanna Callahan, Marketing Coordinator With the holidays quickly approaching, and no end in sight for the recommended social distancing efforts, many people are thinking about their plans for Thanksgiving and Christmas. The safest course of action is to stay home and celebrate with those in your household. However, many are concerned about those who [read more]

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The Pandemic inside the Pandemic

By Jaime Collins, Director of Marketing and Communications “Don’t just do something. Sit there,” says meditation teacher Sylvia Boorstein, whose book by that title recognizes the always powerful desire of the human mind to engage. With almost anything. Nonstop. Just try to meditate for several minutes focusing on your breathing and nothing else. Unless you’re [read more]

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Southwest Health EMS Advances Care for Critically Ill Patients

As part of their effort to improve care for the most critically ill patients during transport between facilities, Southwest Health announces their Emergency Medical Services (EMS) team successfully upgraded from the Paramedic level to the Critical Care Paramedic level. This level of care is used when transporting the most seriously ill and injured patients between [read more]

Southwest Health Welcomes New General Surgeon

As Southwest Health advances on construction of 26,000 square feet of new outpatient clinic spaces to continue meeting the region’s healthcare needs, they also announce the addition of General Surgeon, Maggie Steinbeisser, DO, to their growing professional Medical Staff. In addition to a wide range of laparoscopic and endoscopic general surgery capabilities, Dr. Steinbeisser brings [read more]

Recreation Therapy and Mental Health

By Dana Groom, Recreational Therapist Imagine a therapy that would treat your mind, body, and soul. One that would not only help you improve your cognitive, physical, emotional, and social well-being but also cater to your own leisure interests and goals. Recreation therapy can do all of these things as well as provide you with [read more]

Journaling During COVID & Prompts to Get You Started

By Jaime Collins “My thoughts are private. What if someone sees my writing?” “My hand writing is awful.” “Ugh… sounds like work. I don’t need more work.” Not everything about journaling is perfect. On the other hand, my experience and the experiences of people who’ve attended my Journaling classes find the payback well worth it. [read more]

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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