Category archives for: Lifestyle

Allergy, Ashma and Sinus Care Specialist to Begin practicing on the MHP Campus

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Mahaska Health Partnership is pleased to announce the addition of Allergy, Asthma and Sinus Care Specialist Dr. Ravinder Agarwal, to its Medical Staff. Dr. Agarwal will be a visiting specialist, working alongside Melissa Lamb, ARNP-BC, allergy/pulmonology, who practices full time on the MHP campus. Dr. Agarwal is board certified in Allergy and […]

MHP to Offer New Grief Support Groups

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Grief can be difficult to work through on your own. Mahaska Health Partnership Hospice Services is now offering two support groups for individuals dealing with the loss of a loved one. “Coffee and Conversation” will be held on the first Tuesday of each month from 9:30 – 10:30 am in the Hospice […]

Mahaska Health Partnership to Offer Assistance Quitting Smoking

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Struggling with smoking and ready to kick the habit? Mahaska Health Partnership Cardiopulmonary Services will be offering a weekly Freedom from Smoking Class beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8 and concluding on Tuesday, Oct. 20. Freedom from Smoking is an educational series developed by the American Lung Association that emphasizes long-term freedom from smoking. […]

Dr. Valerie Bonnett Offers Specialized Treatments for Women at MHP

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Family Practice Physician Valerie Bonnett, MD, recently joined the Mahaska Health Partnership Medical Group. Dr. Bonnett has a special interest in women’s health, particularly for women of reproductive through menopausal age. “A lot of changes occur for women during these years,” Dr. Bonnett said. “I practiced obstetrics for most of my 20-year […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Suggests Ways to Stay Safe in the Sun

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MAHASKA COUNTY – With the warmer weather, many people are spending more time outdoors. However, prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays puts you at greater risk for skin cancer. Mahaska Health Partnership has advice on how to enjoy the sun while protecting your skin this summer. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), melanoma, […]

Mahaska Health Partnership to offer Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Mahaska Health Partnership Behavioral Health Services will be offering Youth Mental Health First Aid Training on Friday, June 12 from 8 am to 5 pm in the Cedar Bluff Learning Center (entrance #3) on the MHP campus. “Mental health symptoms can appear at any age,” MHP Behavioral Health Director Jan LeBahn, LISW, […]

MHP Family Nurse Practitioner Jen Scott Offers Experience in Cardiac Diagnosis

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Do you experience pain in your legs while exercising that doesn’t go away? Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) may be the cause. Mahaska Health Partnership Family Nurse Practitioner Jen Scott has experience treating cardiac and vascular issues such as PAD. “Leg pain is commonly dismissed as a normal sign of aging but that’s […]

Mahaska Health Partnership to offer Free Diabetes Support Group

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Are you living with diabetes and struggling with how to handle it? Mahaska Health Partnership is offering assistance through a free support group focused on managing symptoms and coping with diabetes care at home. According to the American Diabetes Association, approximately 30 million children and adults have diabetes, with close to 95% […]

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,” MHP General Surgeon Tim Breon, MD, FACS said. “These kits are a great preventive […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Encourages Men to Get Regular Health Check-ups

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Even when you feel fine, it’s important to schedule regular visits with your primary care provider. Check-ups and screenings throughout life can catch medical issues early or prevent chronic illnesses. Mahaska Health Partnership suggests screening guidelines for men to stay on top of their health. “Many people only go to the doctor […]

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