Category archives for: Lifestyle

Mahaska Health Partnership Explains Common Sports-Related Injuries

MAHASKA COUNTY – Whether you’re a young athlete out for your favorite seasonal sport or a weekend warrior, injuries can occur. Family Practice Physician Case Everett, MD, offers advice on preventing and treating the most common sports-related injuries at any age. When it comes to injury prevention, completing a warm-up and pacing yourself are essential. […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Offers Tips on Choosing Probiotics

MAHASKA COUNTY – A common topic in digestive health is probiotics, but the options available can be overwhelming. MHP General Surgeon Tim Breon, MD, FACS, offers advice on choosing ones that are right for you. Dr. Breon stresses the importance of keeping the digestive system working well. If you experience digestive issues due to stress […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Suggests Regular Health Check-Ups for Women

MAHASKA COUNTY – As a woman, it’s easy to put regular check-ups on the backburner while taking care of your family. Mahaska Health Partnership shares the importance of regular health exams and when to schedule them. “I know it can be easy to forget scheduling your regular check-ups,” New Sharon Medical Center Family Nurse Practitioner […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Offers EKG’s on Campus

MAHASKA COUNTY – Electrocardiogram (EKG) is a medical test highly utilized in assessing how well your heart is working. MHP Director of Cardiopulmonary Services Kim Mould, RRT, explains what these tests are used for and how they benefit patients. According to Mould, an EKG can be ordered by a provider for a number of reasons. […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Explores Environmental Allergies

MAHASKA COUNTY – Environmental allergies can develop at any point during your lifetime. Mahaska Health Partnership Allergy/Immunology Specialist Stanley Horner, DO, helps explain why. “An allergic reaction is your body’s way of fighting what it believes to be a harmful substance,” Dr. Horner shared. “It’s a hyperactive response by your immune system when it recognizes […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Shares Common Teen Foot Ailments

MAHASKA COUNTY – As a teenager, changes in your body occur from head to toe. MHP Podiatrist Mark Beers, DPM, explains common foot conditions in teens and how to treat them. According to Dr. Beers, teens often battle fungus on their feet. “It’s common for teens, especially athletes who spend a lot of time in […]

MHP Massage Therapist Esther Rose Trained in New Massage Techniques

MAHASKA COUNTY – Mahaska Health Partnership’s newest Massage Therapist, Esther Rose, recently received training in Himalayan salt stone massage and headache relief techniques. For those looking for a hot stone massage, Himalayan salt stones are a great option. “These stones are used during the massage to help release negative ions into the air when heated,” […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Encourages Health Maintenance Screenings

MAHASKA COUNTY – When it comes to a healthcare provider, most people only consider a visit when they are sick or injured. Family Practice Physician Eric Miller, DO, explains why regular visits to your primary care provider are essential to overall health. When it comes to your health, check-ups are just as important in preventing […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Encourages Household Safety for Children

MAHASKA COUNTY – As a parent, you want to protect your children from any chances of being hurt. Mahaska Health Partnership Pediatrician Dr. John O’Brien, MD, explains ways you can help minimize their risk within your home. When it comes to baby-proofing, most parents think about outlets and baby gates. “There are multiple household hazards […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Offering Free Screening for Colorectal Cancer

MAHASKA COUNTY – In recognition of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Mahaska Health Partnership is offering free colorectal cancer screening kits throughout the month of March. According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer starts in the mucosa of the colon or rectum. Most colorectal cancers grow slowly over several years and usually begin to […]

       

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