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MHP Physical and Occupational Therapy Provides Multiple Benefits

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – If you’re struggling with an injury, long-term pain or weakness and stiffness, physical therapy may benefit you. Mahaska Health Partnership Physical and Occupational Therapy recently underwent major renovations to better serve patient’s therapy needs. When it comes to physical therapy, each patient’s treatment is individualized to best meet their needs. “Our patients […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Encourages Mental Health in the Workplace

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – When it comes to health, people usually focus on physical, not mental aspects. Mahaska Health Partnership Behavioral Health Licensed Independent Social Worker April Davis explains the importance of mental well-being and its effect on your overall health, especially in the workplace. “Your career plays a big part in your life, with most […]

MHP’s Drive-Thru Flu Clinic Scheduled for Oct. 1

Mahaska Health Partnership Drive-thru Flu Clinic (submitted file photo)

MAHASKA COUNTY – Mahaska Health Partnership Public Health is continuing its annual “Drive-Thru Flu Clinic” on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 7 am to Noon on the MHP campus, entrance #1. “All people have to do is drive under the teal awning off C Avenue East, and we will be waiting to provide their flu vaccine,” […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Offers Healthy Colon Tips

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Did you know there are actions you can take to help promote colon health? MHP General Surgeon Paul Riggs, MD, FACS, offers some tips on keeping your colon healthy. According to the American Cancer Society, close to 100,000 people are diagnosed with colon cancer every year. Colorectal cancer is the third most […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Updates on Flu Vaccines

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Flu season is approaching and Mahaska Health Partnership wants patients to know vaccination clinics have been scheduled on the Oskaloosa campus. Starting in September, patients can receive their flu vaccine during a regular appointment with their primary care provider or have their vaccine administered during a hospital stay. For those looking to […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Shares Benefits of Grandparents

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Do your children spend quality time with their grandparents? Not only are grandparents a welcome helping hand when raising children, their relationship with your child can benefit their health too. Research has shown that keeping aging parents and grandparents in or near your home benefits all ages; adding up to six years […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Urges Regular Testing for STDs

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Most people with a sexually transmitted disease show no signs or symptoms, or their symptoms are easily misdiagnosed as something harmless. Mahaska Health Partnership encourages all sexually active people to get tested annually. “As we’ve seen cases of syphilis, Chlamydia and gonorrhea rise in our region, it’s imperative we stress the importance […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Offers Advice on Prepping for a New School Year

Officials remind drivers that passing a stopped school bus is illegal, and this year, the penalties for do so are increased. (photo by Ginger Allsup)

MAHASKA COUNTY – Now that August is here, parents are preparing their children to return to school. MHP Family Practice Physician Eric Miller, DO, offers advice on preparing your kids to transition back into their school routine. “After a long summer break, it may be hard to get some children excited to return to school,” […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Advises on Heat Exposure

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – With summer sport practices starting up and the first day of school on the horizon, the hot summer days can be a concern for children. Family Practice Physician Case Everett offers ways to stay cool in the summer heat and how to recognize the symptoms of heat exhaustion. “Heat exhaustion occurs when […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Recommends Treatment for Incontinence After Childbirth

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Many women experience bladder leakage, or urinary incontinence, after childbirth. MHP OB/GYN Specialist Dr. Jeffrey Fowler offers ways to reduce your symptoms and return to normal bladder function. “Up to half of women experience incontinence issues after giving birth,” Dr. Fowler shared. “Carrying a baby for nine months, plus the strain of […]


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