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Mahaska Health Partnership Offers Advice for Healthy Pregnancies

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Pregnancy is an exciting time in every woman’s life. However, Mahaska Health Partnership offers advice to keep mom and baby safe and healthy. Before becoming pregnant, it is beneficial to consult your primary care provider and address any health issues, including your family history. “It is important to review your health in […]

Georgia’s Kitchen: Eggs

Georgia Diehm

“What can I do with all of these eggs?” That may have been a question on the minds of many housewives in Early America and during the Great Depression of the 1930”s. During those years most people had chickens running freely in their yards. Besides keeping the bug population under control, the chickens created a […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Encourages Advance Directives

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – What kind of medical care would you like to receive if you were unable to express your wishes? Mahaska Health Partnership encourages people to convey their medical care requests ahead of time in advance directives. According to the Joint Commission, a healthcare accreditation agency to which Mahaska Health Partnership belongs, advance directives […]

MHP Behavioral Health Services Encourages Mental Health First Aid Training

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Mahaska Health Partnership Behavioral Health Services will be offering Mental Health First Aid Training on Monday, July 14, from 8 am to 5 pm in the Cedar Bluff Learning Center (entrance #3) on their campus. “There are many types of mental illnesses people might experience at some point in their lives,” MHP […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Highlights Stuttering

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Stuttering, a disorder noted by disruptions in the typical rate and rhythm of speech, often begins in childhood and can last through a person’s lifetime in some cases. Mahaska Health Partnership wants you to know the signs, symptoms and treatment options because early intervention can influence the long-term effects. According to the […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Encourages Bone Health

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Bones play a major role in the body. They provide support and protect vital organs, as well as store calcium and help keep muscles in place. Osteoporosis, a disease of the bone that increases the likelihood of fractures affects approximately 9 million Americans. Mahaska Health Partnership encourages bone health and wants to […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Educates on High Blood Pressure and Stroke

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – May is Stroke Awareness and High Blood Pressure Education month. Mahaska Health Partnership Cardiac Rehab Nurse Renee Edgar, RN, warns about the connection between high blood pressure and strokes. “Studies show that high blood pressure levels can contribute to an increase risk of stroke,” Edgar said. “According to the Iowa Department of […]

New CT at Mahaska Health Partnership allows for Personalized Scans

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Mahaska Health Partnership continues to bring innovative technology to our community. The latest addition, a new computed tomography (CT) scan system, was installed in February. This machine is not only top of the line in terms of technology, but allows radiation dosages for scans to be tailored to each patient, making CT […]

Georgia’s Kitchen: Cookies

Georgia Diehm

Warm home-made cookies straight from the oven are always a welcome treat in anybody’s home. The children may enjoy them with a tall glass of milk or the adults with a cup of coffee or tea, but no matter what they drink with their cookies, you’re bound to get a big thank you for your […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Cautions About Sandal Season

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – With spring and warmer weather finally here, high-heeled sandals and other fashion shoes will become a staple in many wardrobes. However, some shoes may cause foot problems, including bunions. According to the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), a bunion is a bump on the joint at the base of the big toe. […]

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