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Keeping the Magic in Christmas

By Breanna Callahan, Marketing Coordinator  I love Christmas. The traditions. The music. The feeling you get being immersed in Christmas cheer. But, I will admit when my mom passed away in 2013, things changed. They changed in many ways, but especially for Christmas. She was the one who taught me what Christmas is. She was [read more]

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I have a frog in my throat!

By Jodi Knight, Speech Therapist Keeping your voice healthy all year long can be challenging. Lots of things can cause strain (and pain) to your vocal cords including allergies, colds, and work or home life. Our voice is an invaluable resource that we often do not think about until it stops working properly.  You know [read more]

Fighting the Flu: What You Need to Know

Flu season is quickly approaching. We want you to be armed with information to help you understand the history of influenza, how it spreads, and what to watch for.  A Global Pandemic Just over 100 years ago, at the start of 1918, the mother of all influenza pandemics broke out. Killing between 50 and 100 [read more]

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Try Seeing the World through Autistic Eyes 

By Jaime Collins, Director of Marketing and Communications It will surprise no one that there are a great many ways to upset strangers. What may be news, however, is that having autistic children presents a whole new array of possibilities. “That man is fat,” says my friend telling me the story of his seven-year-old daughter [read more]

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Dogs: Cute, Cuddly, and Good for Your Health!

By Breanna Callahan, Southwest Health Marketing Coordinator Pup. Pooch. Four-legged friend. Whatever you call them, dogs are great companions and great for your health. Once you get past the puppy phase, the crying (or more like ear-piercing howling) through the night while they are stuck in their kennel and the peeing on the floor, dogs [read more]

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Living Young At Heart

By Jaime Collins, Director of Marketing and Communications | Take cheddar cheese, for example. The aging process is not simply cheese getting older. I’m no expert, but I do know it involves adding not only bacteria to milk but also adding curdled milk from the stomachs of un-weaned calves. There is also nearly endless folding [read more]

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

By Ann Morley, Occupational Therapist at Southwest Health Do you have pain and difficulty turning a key to start your car, turning the pages of a book, or when holding your phone?  If you do, you may have a condition called De Quervain’s tenosynovitis. De Quervain’s is a painful condition affecting the tendons on the [read more]

Advanced Directives: Making Hard Times a Little Easier

by Jessica Worek, Transition of Care Coordinator It can be difficult to think about what kind of healthcare you want if you become unable to make healthcare decisions yourself. But, it is better to make your wishes known now while you are still able to. If you don’t make a plan now, if the time [read more]

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