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Mahaska Health Partnership to Offer Reduced Rate Sports Physicals in July and August

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Mahaska Health Partnership is offering reduced rate school sports physicals on their campus in Oskaloosa and at their New Sharon Medical Center for student athletes. These reduced-rate exams will only be offered on scheduled dates in July and August. On the Oskaloosa campus, exams will be offered on July 26 and August […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Suggests Proper Food Practices in Summer

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Nothing says summer like a picnic or barbeque on a warm day. MHP Registered Dietitian Lea Rice has some suggestions on ways to keep your food tasty and safe for eating, even in the sweltering Iowa heat. According to, approximately one in six Americans get food poisoning each year. “Outdoor food […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Encourages Parents to Make Summer Safe for Kids

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Though summer is a time of fun, free time and adventure, Mahaska Health Partnership reminds caregivers to keep a watch out for safety hazards, especially for their little ones. “With school no longer in session, kids have much more free time each day,” Family Nurse Practitioner Lisa Smith said. “Whether it’s a […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Suggests Skin Safety Tips for Summer

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MAHASKA COUNTY – Now that the summer heat is in full swing, outdoor fun is being had by many. However, protecting your skin from the effects of sun exposure is important! Mahaska Health Partnership offers tips on keeping yourself safe from skin damage while enjoying the great outdoors. “Skin damage from the sun can happen […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Urges Proper Foot Care

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – When thinking about overall health, most people don’t think of their feet. However, they are just as important as the rest of your body! Mahaska Health Partnership encourages you to take your foot health seriously. According to MHP Podiatrist Dr. Mark Beers, many health conditions are reflected in your feet. “I have […]


Iowa Department of Agriculture

Iowans encouraged to visit a strawberry grower or shop at a farmers market to enjoy these fresh, delicious treats DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today said that strawberry growers across the state are starting to welcome customers and expect prime picking season in early June. In many parts of the state, […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Recognizes Mental Health Month

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Every American will be affected or impacted by mental illness sometime in their life. With May as Mental Health Month, Mahaska Health Partnership encourages everyone to understand what types of mental illnesses are out there and how to help those suffering get help. According to the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI), […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Welcomes Family Nurse Practitioner Kim Rutledge

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Mahaska Health Partnership recently welcomed Kim Rutledge, ARNP-BC, to a fulltime role in the Medical Group Walk-In. Rutledge has worked at MHP for the past five years but has more than 20 years experience as a nurse. “I have a passion for nursing and a strong desire to help others,” Rutledge explained. […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Offers Advice about Burns

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – As the days get longer, barbeques, campfires and other outdoor activities are abundant and injuries like burns become more frequent. Mahaska Health Partnership offers advice for when to seek medical care should you or a loved one experience a burn. According to MHP Emergency Physician Kym Life, DO, there are three levels […]

Mahaska Health Partnership OB/GYN Performs Robotically-Assisted Hysterectomy

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Many conditions can affect a woman’s reproductive system, which includes the fallopian tubes, cervix and ovaries. When conditions cause severe symptoms, Mahaska Health Partnership OB/GYN Specialist Dr. Jeffrey Fowler can offer treatment options including robotically-assisted surgery, if needed. “One of the most common surgeries I perform with the da Vinci surgical robot […]


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