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Mahaska Health Partnership Offers Healthy Colon Tips

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Offers Hydration Tips

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Whether you’re an athlete, going to the gym or taking a walk outside, proper hydration is key. Case Everett, MD, who provides family practice and obstetrical care at Mahaska Health Partnership, recommends different types of hydration, depending on what activity you will partake in. “With warmer weather and sports practices starting up […]

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

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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

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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 […]


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