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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 astonish 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]

30 MINUTES to Help Save A LIFE

Pink ribbons. Pink t-shirts. Pink bags. Pink hats. We are all familiar with the pink takeover that sweeps the nation every October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month ramps up. But with all this awareness why are women over 50 still not getting yearly mammograms? It’s often a combination of fear—“Mammograms are too painful”—and denial—“It can’t [read more]

Breakthroughs in Cervical Health

  A gynecology checkup used to automatically include a Pap test. Today, women still need yearly exams, but they no longer need a Pap test every time. Pap smears, as well as our knowledge around the causes and behavior of abnormal cells on the cervix, have improved tremendously. The big breakthrough was finding human papillomavirus [read more]

ASK The DOC

Back-to-school time is the right time to be thinking about your child’s immunizations. And with vaccines often in the news, there’s more to the topic than just painful pricks or when to get them. That’s why Dr. Aditya Sukhwal (Family Practice & Obstetrics Physician at the Platteville Clinic at Southwest Health) takes the time below [read more]

Two Families. Three Babies. One Birth Center.

These are just some of the common questions that flood the minds of new parents-to-be. Which is why it’s important to have the right people and resources around you for support during this life-changing time. The obstetric (OB) physicians at Southwest Health understand both the worry and the great joy that comes with being a [read more]