Southwest General Health Talk

Southwest General Health Talk

Welcome to Southwest General’s Health Talk. Being healthy is critical to living life to its fullest. Join our medical experts each month as they shed light on current health news and talk plainly about everything from basic health advice to worrisome and sometimes embarrassing symptoms. As an award-winning health system, Southwest General has been providing life-saving care for more than a century. If you’re looking to take control of your health and wellness, this podcast is for you. Subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you’re listening now.

Episodes

October 11, 2021
Dr. Charles Luther leads a reflective discussion on mental health during the pandemic.
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Dr. Rebecca Zarko some of the ways that the pandemic can affect adolescents.
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June 21, 2021
Sifting through the dos and don'ts of having a vagina--from proper preventive care, to vaginal health, safe sex (including STD prevention), cancer awareness and more.
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Stacey Zorska, director of pharmacy at Southwest General, discusses the common myths and misperceptions associated with the COVID-19 vaccine.
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At some point in her life, a woman will experience painful intercourse, which can occur for reasons that range from structural problems to psychological concerns. Issues such as endometriosis, bacterial vaginosis, pelvic floor disorders, and more, can leave you feeling, well, deflated. If you are suffering from persistent or recurrent pain before, during or after intercourse, our expert team of urogynecology specialists, can help d...
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Dr. Emily LaSota the effects that COVID-19 can have on pregnant women, as well as her newborn, and how to safely bring a new baby home with current health and safety guidelines.
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Dr. John Alton discusses steps one can take after a miscarriage, "rainbow babies", and when alternative fertility treatments are necessary.
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Dr. Lucy O'Brien explains the difference between seasonal flu, allergies, and COVID-19.
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Maureen Moore, RN shares what a stroke is, risk factors, prevention and treatment options, and what the acronym FAST stands for.
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Dr. Emily LaSota discusses what HPV is, how it's transmitted, prevention, and treatment options.
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Dr. Rebecca Zarko discusses the mental health needs of students who might be returning to schools this fall or continuing with online learning.
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August 13, 2020
According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), Emergency Room visits declined more than 42 percent during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Susan Tout shares the symptoms that need immediate attention to avoid a life-threatening situation and hospital safety protocols in place for patients.
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The COVID-19 crisis has significantly impacted our daily lives as we know (or knew) them to be, bringing along with it a concurrent mental health crisis. For most, anxiety is a normal part of life. But when the anxiety starts to become a daily struggle, it’s time to take control of it before it manifests itself.

Andrew McGill, a certified nurse practitioner breaks down tips on how to take back control with some natural remedies.
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Dr. Jose Bocanegra explains what telehealth is, how it works, how to prepare for your appointment and how to schedule a telehealth visit with your provider.
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Dr. Raman Baishnab shares tips on how to seek help as well as cope with mental health and addition during the pandemic.
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