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Healthy Eating

Reasons to Enjoy Your Local Farmer’s Market

By Breanna Callahan, Marketing Coordinator I love farmer’s markets. Strolling through the park on a sunny Saturday morning picking out delicious produce and beautiful flowers. What’s not to love? Let me share with you a few reasons I enjoy visiting farmer’s markets. Buy Local When you visit a farmer’s market, you are supporting friends and [read more]

Enjoy Picnic Food Safely

By Katelyn Schobert, Dietitian The weather is warming up, making it more possible to enjoy time with family and friends outside. A common outdoor activity is going to picnics. Picnics are a great way to get out to enjoy fresh air, nature, and the company of others. However if not properly prepared, picnics can pose [read more]

Berries: healthy and delicious!

by Katelyn Schobert, Southwest Health Dietitian We are celebrating Berry Fest virtually this year, offering kids the chance to complete our online Passport to Fun ( and giving you some ideas on how to enjoy berries at home. Common types of berries include blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, and cranberries. These can be eaten fresh, frozen, [read more]

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Three Decades in the Rearview

Perspectives on Healthcare Week 2020 By Jaime Collins, Director of Marketing and Communications A neighbor one day mentioned there was an open position at Southwest Health. It was 1990, and I had just graduated with my second degree from UW Platteville. Though I never before saw myself staying in my hometown after graduation, I am [read more]

Red Meat: Ok In Moderation

Every time we eat, we expose ourselves to risk. Food could arrive from a contaminated farm, a food-handling mistake could get someone sick, or eating too much of a favorite food could increase your chances of having a heart attack. We often hear about the risks of an unhealthy diet, but what does it mean [read more]

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Not a fan of water? Become one!

By Breanna Callahan, Marketing Coordinator I have never been a fan of drinking water. I struggle to even come close to drinking the amount daily that you are supposed to. So, I decided to do a little exploration to help convert myself and maybe even you into a water-drinker. Benefits We’ve all been told, “You [read more]

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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]

Dietitian’s Corner – Popcorn Activity (Try at Home!)

By Joan Bahr, MS RD CDE BC-ADM – Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, Board Certified – Advanced Diabetes Management Each month dietitian Joan Bahr hosts a nutrition activity with residents of Southwest Health’s Epione Pavilion in Cuba City.  One of her recent topics was POPCORN.  Joan and the residents popped four different types of popcorn [read more]