Seat Belt Safety

By the Safety Squad at Southwest Health. Did you know rural residents have an increased risk for death from vehicle crashes when compared to urban residents?  Less than 20% of the U.S. population lives in rural areas, yet more than half of the passenger/vehicle/occupant deaths occurred on rural roads in 2015.  Which means, even though [read more]

Important Health Information on Influenza

By Angela Pagenkopf, RN and Infection Preventionist at Southwest Health – Influenza is rapidly increasing across the U.S. and in WI.  Nationwide there have been 13 pediatric deaths so far this season and 2,104 positive cases of influenza by laboratory testing in Wisconsin alone.  These statistics are taken from data ending December 31st, meaning that [read more]

The Sun and Your Eyes: How to Safely View the Upcoming Solar Eclipse

By Nicole Klein, OD – Optometrist at The Eye Center at Southwest Health Witnessing a solar eclipse can be a memorable experience for all ages. The upcoming eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017 will be the first total eclipse in nearly 40 years. Although here in southwest Wisconsin we are too far north to witness [read more]