Category archives for: Lifestyle

Mahaska Health Partnership Educates on Nosebleeds

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Nosebleeds are very common, especially in children involved in physical activities. While nosebleeds are not an immediate danger, there are certain signs that indicate a visit to your doctor may be needed. With the warmer weather finally arriving, children are able to get out and enjoy the outdoors again. Sometimes, kids can […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Cautions on Alcohol Abuse

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY- Alcohol is the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States. April is National Alcohol Awareness Month, Mahaska Health Partnership wants to share the signs and symptoms associated with alcohol abuse and treatment options available. “Alcoholism is characterized by a prolonged period of frequent, heavy alcohol use,” said MHP Behavioral Health […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Encourages Family Activities

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – If you spent the majority of the winter months cooped up in the house wishing for warmer weather, you’re not alone. The particularly cold and inclement conditions this winter kept many people from regular exercise. Now that warmer spring weather has arrived, Mahaska Health Partnership encourages you to help the whole family […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Educates on Thyroid Disorders

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Thyroid diseases affect many Americans, especially women, and can drastically alter the way your body functions. Understanding the signs and symptoms of thyroid abnormalities is an important first step in diagnosis. According to the American Thyroid Association, the thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of your neck. When […]

Georgia’s Kitchen: Desserts

Georgia Diehm

Folks, it has been a very long and cold winter. Everybody I’ve talked to can’t wait to get outside to enjoy their yard, deck & to soak in that warm sunshine. Here are some recipes for desserts. I’ll start out with a recipe using rhubarb(pie plant)-a favorite of many people and one of the first […]

There’s Still Time to get Free Colorectal Cancer Screening Kits at MHP

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – March is recognized as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and Mahaska Health Partnership is offering free colorectal cancer screening kits for the rest of the month. “Starting at age 50, a colorectal cancer screening should be done annually,” said MHP General Surgeon Tim Breon, MD, FACS. “These kits are a great preventive […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Warns about Poison Prevention

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – March 16 – 22 is National Poison Prevention Week. According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, there are 10,830 calls to poison centers every day. Mahaska Health Partnership warns about the dangers of potentially poisonous medicines and chemicals and how to keep children safe. National Poison Prevention Week was established […]

Grubbs Brothers Ice Fish at Lacey Pond

Luke Grubb with his catch from Lacey Pond

While the Lacey Recreation Complex fields are hidden under patches of snow this March, the Lacey Pond entertained a few visitors on Friday afternoon. Oskaloosa brothers, Alex and Luke Grubbs, took advantage of the day off from school by ice fishing at the Lacey Pond. Luke stated, “With about 16 inches of ice we are […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Educates on COPD

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – According to the National Institutes of Health, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) takes the lives of an estimated 120,000 individuals in the US each year. Mahaska Health Partnership wants you to know how to reduce your risk and available treatment options. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states that COPD is a […]

Georgia’s Kitchen:‏ Cake

Georgia Diehm

Here are some cake recipes that you won’t find in any modern cookbook. For those who like the adventure of trying “something new” these might interest you. I’ve not made them myself, but then I might try at least one of them. My goal is to present these recipes as “relics of the past”. I […]

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