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Corinne Wood's election in 1998 was historic.  She was the first woman to serve as lieutenant governor in the state's history.  Wood died Tuesday, just days before she would have turned 67.  

Commentary: Pessary – Don't Keep It a Secret

Apr 28, 2021

Whenever you want to get a four-year old's attention you lean down, cup your hand over their ear, and whisper, "I want to tell you a secret." So lean in close because I want to tell you a secret.  I don't know why this is a secret but it seems to be and I want to change that.  The secret is "pessary."  P E S S A R Y.  If you know what I'm talking about you don't need to listen to this message.  If you already know what a pessary is, please spread the word. My experience has been that my friends and relatives don't know what a pessary is.  That includes my 90-year old mother and my 60-plus year old friends.  You can think of this as a public service announcement.

Courtesy MDH

McDonough District Hospital felt it needed to update its healthcare facilities for women so it made some renovations and built an addition. The result is the Dolores Kator Switzer Women's Center.