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Fighting dry, cracked hands?

By Christina Burr, PA-C, Dermatology Winter can be hard on our skin. If you’re like many people, winter can leave you with dry, cracked and often painful hands. So if you’re struggling with dryness and maybe even an itchy uncomfortable rash what can you do? Let’s explore common causes of winter dry skin as well [read more]

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The winter blues..and when it’s more

by Noelle Hebgen, APNP Being from Southwest Wisconsin, most of us are all too familiar with the phrase “the winter blues.” It is common for many of us to feel “blah” during the winter months and to be completely over winter by the time February rolls around each year. The winter solstice brings shorter days [read more]

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“Ch-Ch-Changes”

by Kelly Jo Fassbinder, Marketing Specialist One of my favorite things about the Midwest is the change of the seasons, and fall by far is my favorite. Fall is synonymous with change. Summer break ends and school starts; temperatures shift from warm to cool; and days get shorter and darker earlier. Change can be exciting [read more]

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The Link Between Urinary Incontinence and Constipation

By Amber Langel, Physical Therapist Do you have urinary incontinence? Do you struggle with having regular bowel movements and feel constipated? Do you sometimes think when you struggle with bowel movement that your urinary leakage is worse? Urinary incontinence can be caused by many factors, with one of the main contributors being constipation. Constipation is [read more]

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300 reasons to support the Southwest Health Foundation

by: Tammie Richter, Foundation Director Southwest Health Foundation and Lori Bahr, Vice President – Trust Officer Mound City Bank and Estate Planning Chair Southwest Health Foundation Council What do 3D mammography, disinfecting robots, and specialized equipment for emergency care have in common? They (along with other life-improving and life-saving equipment) were all purchased with the [read more]

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Adapting Toys For Kids to Enjoy

By Kaitlin Kersten, Pediatric Occupational Therapist It’s that time of the year again! If you have small kiddos in your life, you are no stranger to the whirlpool of “Toyland” in every major store that sucks your family in with bright colors and cool noises. As a Pediatric Occupational Therapist, I’m always scoping out these [read more]

Kids Gifts by Age

by Kaitlin Kersten, Occupational Therapist, Jodi Knight, Speech Therapist, and Lindsey Hefel, Physical Therapist TOYS! Nearly every child has a list a mile long of toys they want for Christmas. But as any parent knows, those toys take up a lot of space! And sometimes, are not played with very often. This holiday season, the [read more]

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Stay Safe and Enjoy the Holiday Season

By Breanna Callahan, Marketing Coordinator With the holidays quickly approaching, and no end in sight for the recommended social distancing efforts, many people are thinking about their plans for Thanksgiving and Christmas. The safest course of action is to stay home and celebrate with those in your household. However, many are concerned about those who [read more]

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8 Reasons to Choose Geriatric Psychiatric Inpatient Treatment For Your Loved One

By Dana Groom, Recreational Therapist & Ashley Dixon, Social Worker Your family member, Margaret, has started showing symptoms of depression. She hasn’t been sleeping or eating well. She has had significant weight loss. She no longer enjoys going to family activities and will often state, “I don’t feel like going anymore.” She has stopped doing [read more]

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The Pandemic inside the Pandemic

By Jaime Collins, Director of Marketing and Communications “Don’t just do something. Sit there,” says meditation teacher Sylvia Boorstein, whose book by that title recognizes the always powerful desire of the human mind to engage. With almost anything. Nonstop. Just try to meditate for several minutes focusing on your breathing and nothing else. Unless you’re [read more]

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