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.

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.