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THE NOT SO FERTILE MYRTLE

by Kim Christopher Mackey, MD, OBGYN at The Women’s Center at Southwest Health Women often ask me if it’s okay they’re not pregnant yet. Typically they’ll ask after six or nine months or even a year of trying, wondering whether everything is normal. We can approach this by figuring out whether things are normal and [read more]

Steps to Helping a Loved One Adjust to a Nursing Home

by Stephanie Gile-Contreraz,CSW & Cindy Reading, RN, BSN, ADON at Epione Pavilion When your loved one comes to need 24-hour skilled nursing care, you’re faced with difficult and stressful decisions. A move to a nursing facility presents a big change in your life, yet it’s an even bigger one in your loved one’s world. Getting [read more]

Eight Simple Steps to A Better Night’s Sleep

By Noelle Hebgen, RN, Director of Inpatient Behavioral Health at Southwest Behavioral Services We have all been there. Lying in bed at night, exhausted from the day’s activities yet unable to turn our mind “off” and fall sleep. If this describes you, you are not alone. According to the National Sleep Foundation, 75% of American [read more]

Preventing Infections

By Jenny Pritchett, MBA, MPH, RN, CIC, Director of Quality Management and Infection Preventionist at Southwest Health There are many different germs inside and outside the healthcare setting. These germs spread in many different ways. For example, germs can spread from person to person and from objects to people. To stop germs from infecting people, [read more]

Big and Loud Help for Parkinson’s

By Jodi Knight, MS, CCC-SLP, Speech Therapist at Southwest Health Can you repeat that?  What did you say?  I can’t understand what you’re saying.  If you have Parkinson’s disease you have probably heard these phrases at least a hundred times.  Parkinson’s disease is a progressive, neurological disease. In simpler terms, this means that there are [read more]

New Massage Therapy Services at Southwest Health

Southwest Health welcomes licensed massage therapist Aurora Buschkamp, ATC, LAT, LMT, who is now providing a full range of sports, therapeutic, and relaxation massage treatments within the Orthopedic Institute at the organization’s hospital campus in Platteville. Also a certified athletic trainer, Ms. Buschkamp is trained in deep tissue, hot stone, Swedish, prenatal, sports massage, and [read more]

Taking Pictures, from the inside.

By Sara Phillips, BS, RT, R, MR, M – Lead MRI Technologist at Southwest Health Ever wonder what it takes to work with those big, expensive machines that take pictures of people’s insides? Or what kind of training you need to have to get through all of those secured doors? My interest in Radiology began [read more]

Know No

By Jaime Collins, Director of Marketing and Communications It’s been buzzing through social media like an angry hornet. News about recent sexual assaults and their clueless, sexist, misogynistic, violent, and criminal perpetrators is everywhere. And it’s shocking. But our goal should not be to make Facebook explode or to shock people by detailing the damages [read more]

Is bladder leakage controlling your life?

by Kim Christopher Mackey, MD, OBGYN – Director of Women’s Health at The Women’s Center at Southwest Health It’s no surprise that as we age our muscles change and even weaken. This also includes the muscles in your vaginal wall that support your bladder. So it shouldn’t be a surprise either that over 40% of [read more]

Why won’t these headaches go away?

by Anna Svircev, DO, MPH of the Platteville Clinic at Southwest Health Sometimes a headache is just annoying, but other times it is downright debilitating. Have you ever had a really terrible one? A headache that is more severe than a traditional headache—one that causes sensitivity to light, sound, and/or smell—may be a migraine headache. [read more]