At The Southwest Healthcare System Blog you'll find information you can use to improve your overall health and well-being, and stories about our amazing patients and Healthcare Heroes serving our community.

What Is Aphasia?

May 11, 2022

This communication disorder forced Bruce Willis into early retirement.

6 Things You'll Hear at the Doctor's Office That May Save Your Life

May 11, 2022

Hate going to the doctor? What you hear while there may be life-saving.

How COVID-19 Has Impacted Mental Health

May 10, 2022

COVID-19 has taken a heavy toll on mental health. If you are concerned about yourself or a loved one, here are ways to identify issues and get help.

9 Essential Screenings for Men

May 10, 2022

June is Men’s Health Awareness Month! Regular check-ups and screenings can help men stay healthy by indicating preventive health needs and catching issues b

Recognition for Our Remarkable Nurses

April 27, 2022

Nurses are on the frontline of most every healthcare interaction. We celebrate nurses everywhere during National Nurses Week, May 6-12.

How Common Are Mental Health Disorders Among U.S. Adults?

April 26, 2022

You may be surprised to find out 1 in 5 American adults are affected.

Watch Out for These Health Issues If You're a Woman

April 25, 2022

Here's how to lower your risk of common health conditions affecting women.

5 Ways to Lessen Seasonal Allergies

April 25, 2022

Whether your allergy symptoms are frustrating or debilitating, there are steps you can take to enjoy rather than dread spring.

How to Take Control of Your Neurological Health

March 28, 2022

Knowing what’s happening in your head could save your life.

When You Need Care, Make the Smart Choice

March 27, 2022

Learn when to visit the emergency room versus urgent care.

Answers to 5 Common Cancer Questions

March 26, 2022

Here's information about a disease that affects millions of Americans each year.

Doing This One Thing May Improve Kids' Mental Health

March 25, 2022

    Help kids combat stress and depression with these tips to get them exercising more.

Is Diabetes Putting You at Risk for Chronic Wounds?

February 15, 2022

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, talk to your doctor about ways to address and prevent chronic wounds associated with the disease, such as diabetic foot care. 

Joint Replacement – Is It for You?

February 15, 2022

If you suffer from chronic joint pain and medications are no longer working, you may be a candidate for joint replacement.

Signs You May Have Long-Haul COVID

February 14, 2022

If you have these symptoms after you've had COVID-19, you may be a long-hauler.

What You Can Do to Help Prevent Colorectal Cancer

February 11, 2022

You can't change every risk factor for colorectal cancer, but here are some you can control.
 

Could You Have Atrial Fibrillation?

January 12, 2022

What to know about this sometimes silent condition.

Heart Attack Symptoms – What’s Different for Men and Women

January 12, 2022

Knowing the signs and symptoms can save your life!

How the Pandemic Is Affecting Cancer Outcomes

December 27, 2021

Here are some of the effects COVID-19 has had on diagnosing and treating cancer.

What Is HPV?

December 27, 2021

You've likely heard this acronym before, but do you know how HPV may affect you?

How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

December 21, 2021

Want a fresh start for 2022? Create realistic, reasonable goals to set yourself up for success.

How Can I Protect Myself from Omicron?

December 21, 2021

Here's what we know about the new variant and what you can do now.

Could You Have Seasonal Depression?

December 20, 2021

Winter blahs and holiday stress have you down? Read more for helpful strategies to lighten your mood.

3 Ways to Avoid Weight Gain After You Quit Smoking

December 19, 2021

These tips will keep your weight in check after you stop smoking.

How Many Calories Should I Eat a Day?

December 17, 2021

Follow this guide to figure out how much to eat based on your specific body and goals.

Kids Ages 5 to 11 Can Now Get COVID-19 Vaccines

November 22, 2021

Younger kids are now eligible for the shots. Here's what parents need to know.

How to Pump Up Your At-Home Workout

November 22, 2021

Need some inspiration for a well-rounded workout at home? Here it is.

Does Handwashing Really Prevent Illness?

November 22, 2021

You likely washed your hands at the start of the pandemic. But do you still need to do it so much?

A Guide to Less Stressful Get-Togethers

November 22, 2021

Keep stress in check whether you're the host or a guest with these effective stress-busting tips.

Can You Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?

November 3, 2021

Here's how healthier habits may help some people reverse or better manage the disease.

What Are the Signs of Lung Cancer?

November 3, 2021

Learn about symptoms, screenings and prevention to lower your risk of this common cancer.

Are You More Likely to Get Sick When the Seasons Change?

November 3, 2021

Here are some of the reasons why more people get sick at this time of year.
 

Preparing for Cold and Flu Season

November 3, 2021

As you get ready for the winter, it’s a good time to ramp up your immunity and consider a flu shot.