Healthy Living

Keep on Glowing While It’s Snowing

All skin types need to exfoliate and moisturize, especially during the dry winter months. Skin Needs Care Every day your skin produces special oils to lock in moisture and block out bacteria. These oils build up and combine with shed skin cells to create an itchy, acne-inducing paste. That’s where exfoliation comes in! An exfoliant [read more]

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Gratitude in Daily Life

By Julie Stephenson from Southwest Health’s Community Outreach Department. “In daily life, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful. It is gratefulness that makes us happy.” Brother David Steindl-Rast. When we live gratefully, we notice what is already present, plenty and abundant in our lives, from the tiniest things of [read more]

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]

Surprises While Walking

By Jaime Collins, Director of Marketing and Communications Many of the best things in life happen while walking. Surprising things. One lovely summer evening years ago, for example, while climbing the Big M stairs, my family and I were surprised by a tiny little grey cat that came out of nowhere. Her scrawny and scruffy [read more]

Walking Man – An ER Doctor’s Journey to a Healthy Lifestyle

by Jaime Collins “What happened to me happens to many people. My story is in many ways every person’s story,” says Mark Bogner, MD. He’s talking about the weight gain so many of us experience in our middle years. We start having families and spending more time at work. We start eating things our bodies [read more]

Influenza- Dispelling Myths

by Infection Preventionist/Risk Manager Angela Pagenkopf, RN One hundred years ago the 1918 influenza pandemic devastated entire communities and took an estimated 675,000 American lives.  It was the most severe pandemic in recent history, sweeping the globe quickly and killing more than 50 million people across the world. To this day, influenza poses one of [read more]

Ultra Trail Running and the Many Rewards of Suffering

By guest blogger, world class trail runner, and Cuba City native Justin Andrews “A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” Laozi, Ancient Chinese Philosopher Twenty-seven hours and five minutes—that’s how long I spent circum-ambulating Ultra Trail Mt. Fuji this past April. It was a week after my 34th birthday, and I couldn’t [read more]