Category archives for: Lifestyle

Born For Challenges: A Little About Me

Since this is my first article, I’d like to introduce myself and tell you about my family. I was born in 1984 (to 2 amazing parents) with Cerebral Palsy that effects my entire body. I am confined to a wheelchair and need help doing everyday tasks (such as getting up in the morning, eating, brushing […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Explains Sepsis

MAHASKA COUNTY – You’ve probably heard of the word sepsis, but do you know what it truly is? MHP Hospitalist Lisa Ruckman, MD, explains the condition and the importance of prevention. “Sepsis is your body’s extreme response to an infection,” Dr. Ruckman explained. “Sepsis is not a typical illness, it usually occurs in addition to […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Stresses Flu Vaccine Importance

MAHASKA COUNTY – Though the flu season has been relatively quiet in Iowa so far, we may begin to see an increase in cases. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has recently announced the death of two individuals due to influenza complications. “Many people think about the influenza virus before the holiday season, then […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Offers Winter Safety Tips

MAHASKA COUNTY – Now that winter has officially arrived and cold weather is upon us, it’s important to make sure you and your loved ones are prepared. Mahaska Health Partnership Emergency Physician Amy Montgomery, DO, suggests ways to keep the whole family safe when temperatures plummet and weather conditions decline. “When it comes to winter […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Shares Tips for Keeping Children Healthy

MAHASKA COUNTY – Being a parent of a young child can be stressful. MHP Pediatrician Dr. John O’Brien educates on some of the common concerns of parents and how to keep your child healthy and happy. “Being a parent brings on a whole new world of responsibilities and worries,” Dr. O’Brien shared. “I often get […]

CMS Extends Enrollment Deadline for Health Insurance Coverage Beginning on January 1, 2017

December 16, 2016 – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is extending the deadline to sign up for January 1st coverage through Monday, December 19, at 11:59 p.m. (PST). “CMS has extended the deadline to sign up for coverage that begins on January 1, 2017. Iowans already covered by individual health insurance plans […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Explains Appendicitis

MAHASKA COUNTY – Appendicitis, or inflammation of the appendix, can strike at any time and is a medical illness requiring immediate surgery. Mahaska Health Partnership wants to make sure you are aware of the signs and symptoms and when to seek treatment. “The appendix is a 3.5 inch-long tube that extends from the first part […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Welcomes Allergy/Immunology Specialist Stanley Horner, DO, to its Medical Staff

MAHASKA COUNTY – Mahaska Health Partnership is pleased to welcome Board Certified Allergy/Immunology Specialist Stanley Horner, DO, as a full time member of its Medical Staff. Dr. Horner has joined Melissa Lamb, ARNP-BC, to expand on the allergy, asthma and immunology care available at MHP. “Melissa and Dr. Horner’s experience will work well together to […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Shares Benefits of Supplements

MAHASKA COUNTY – We all strive to have a well-balanced diet that provides nutrients our bodies need, but sometimes we don’t get enough just from our food. Mahaska Health Partnership Family Practice Physician Valerie Bonnett, MD, offers tips on choosing supplements for maximum health benefits. “When it comes to supplements, women need to think bones, […]

Mahaska Health Partnership to Offer Assistance Quitting Smoking

MAHASKA COUNTY – Considering quitting smoking as a New Year’s Resolution but want a little extra support to kick the habit for good? Mahaska Health Partnership Cardiopulmonary Services will be offering a weekly Freedom from Smoking Class beginning Wednesday, Dec. 28 and concluding on Wednesday, Feb. 8. Freedom from Smoking is an educational series developed […]


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