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OUTDOOR TECH-FREE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

By Jodi Knight, Speech-Language Pathologist  As the weather warms up and we are able to get outside more, consider going “tech-free” for a few hours. Here are a few activities that are free or nearly free great for building language, attention, play skills, and decreasing use of digital media. Take a walk/wagon/stroller ride around the [read more]

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Rhubarb is a sign of Spring!

By Joan Bahr, Dietitian and Diabetes Educator Imagine a beautiful rhubarb pie! Or delicious rhubarb sauce!  One sign of spring is this beautiful green plant with red stalks. Have you checked the rhubarb plant in your yard?  Rhubarb makes excellent desserts, sauces, and jams/jelly. Is Rhubarb a fruit or a vegetable? In the botany world, [read more]

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Estate Planning: A Gift for You and Your Loved Ones

By Tammie Richter, Foundation Director Recently, I witnessed a friend spend over one year working through the legal and emotional stress of managing her father’s estate. Grieving the loss of a parent is enough, then there’s the work of hiring attorneys, sorting through financial matters, and communicating with siblings. The additional pressure of guessing how [read more]

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A Story About Community

By Jaime Collins In every home on every block on every street and lot and farm in southwest Wisconsin, people have stories to tell of this pandemic year. I have one. You have one. And every last one of the 91,832 souls in Grant, Iowa, and Lafayette Counties has their own story to tell. Grief. [read more]

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Providing Care…And So Much More

By Kim Reuter, Director of Operations Providers. What is a provider? They are the doctors, anesthesiologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, eye care experts, mental health therapists etc. who care for us in a healthcare setting. But really, they do so much more than help us stay healthy. The providers at Southwest Health do a lot [read more]

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Laughter is the Best Medicine

by Kelly Jo Fassbinder, Marketing Specialist The New Year brings a time to reorganize, set goals, and have a fresh start. Some people set goals or resolutions for better health, better balance, new adventures, or things they want to accomplish this year. Personally, I am kind of a goal setter all year around. Whether it’s [read more]

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Houseplants: A guide from someone with a not-so-green thumb

by Breanna Callahan, Marketing Coordinator I have a coworker who has an office with several windows. And several plants. I love visiting her office (and her of course) because of the ambience. It’s fresh, it’s energetic, and it’s happy. The plants bring an earthy vibe to what could be a boring, stale office. The fact [read more]

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Turning Anger Around

By Jaime Collins A recent survey ranks Wisconsin among the angriest of the 50 states. A leading provider of addiction treatment resources, alcohol.org, surveyed more than 3,000 Americans and found Delawarians to be the angriest. Residents there admitted to getting angry 12 times a week. Hawaiians, on the other hand, were found to be the [read more]