Category archives for: Lifestyle

Mahaska Health Partnership to offer Free Diabetes Support Group

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MAHASKA COUNTY – Are you living with diabetes and struggling with how to handle it? Mahaska Health Partnership is offering assistance through a free support group focused on managing symptoms and coping with diabetes care at home. According to the American Diabetes Association, approximately 30 million children and adults have diabetes, with close to 95% […]

There’s Still Time to get Free Colorectal Cancer Screening Kits at MHP

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MAHASKA COUNTY – March is recognized as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and Mahaska Health Partnership is offering free colorectal cancer screening kits for the rest of the month. “Starting at age 50, a colorectal cancer screening should be done annually,” MHP General Surgeon Tim Breon, MD, FACS said. “These kits are a great preventive […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Encourages Men to Get Regular Health Check-ups

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MAHASKA COUNTY – Even when you feel fine, it’s important to schedule regular visits with your primary care provider. Check-ups and screenings throughout life can catch medical issues early or prevent chronic illnesses. Mahaska Health Partnership suggests screening guidelines for men to stay on top of their health. “Many people only go to the doctor […]

Mahaska Health Partnership to Host FREE Heart Health Workshop March 10

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MAHASKA COUNTY – If you’re interested in learning how to improve your heart health, this free workshop is for you. Whether you’ve been diagnosed with congestive heart failure (CHF), struggled with heart disease or other cardiac events, register today. This workshop will benefit anyone interested in improving their heart health, including those affected by CHF […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Offering Free Screening for Colorectal Cancer

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

Mahaska Health Partnership Encourages Exercise for Heart Health

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MAHASKA COUNTY – February is American Heart Month, a time when people are encouraged to be aware of their cardiovascular health. Mahaska Health Partnership shares some benefits of exercise that can help improve your cardiovascular health and reduce your risk of heart disease. “Your heart is a muscle, and it gets stronger the more active […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Educates on Pain Relievers for Children

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MAHASKA COUNTY – Whether it’s teething, a hard fall on the playground or a fever that won’t break, kids may occasionally need over-the-counter pain reliever. With so many options available, it’s important for parents to know the proper way to administer these medications. “It can be unnerving for a parent when your child is experiencing […]

MHP participates in “Art for Steps”

During their daily walk breaks, Courtney Ferree and Allison Shipley of Patient Accounts enjoy the artwork from Oskaloosa Elementary School students placed throughout the stairwells at Mahaska Health Partnership. MHP is participating in an “Art for Steps” project, sponsored by Blue Zones Project Oskaloosa and the MHP Wellness Team.

MAHASKA COUNTY – To encourage employees to take the stairs, Mahaska Health Partnership is participating in an “Art for Steps” project, sponsored by Blue Zones Project Oskaloosa and the MHP Wellness Team. According to MHP Wellness Co-facilitator Stephanie Faulkes, Oskaloosa Elementary students created beautiful artwork designed to be placed in stairwells. “Our goal is to […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Hosts Annual Cholesterol Screening

Mary Kelly of Oskaloosa had her blood drawn by Occupational Health Registered Nurse Brittney Adams at Mahaska Health Partnership’s annual Community Cholesterol Screening on Feb. 10. According to the American Heart Association, all adults age 20 and older should have their cholesterol checked at least once every five years to help detect indicators for heart disease, heart attack and stroke. MHP offered reduced-rate cholesterol screenings at its Oskaloosa campus and at New Sharon Medical Center in recognition of National Heart Month.

MAHASKA COUNTY –Mary Kelly of Oskaloosa had her blood drawn by Occupational Health Registered Nurse Brittney Adams at Mahaska Health Partnership’s annual Community Cholesterol Screening on Feb. 10. According to the American Heart Association, all adults age 20 and older should have their cholesterol checked at least once every five years to help detect indicators […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Educates on Measles

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MAHASKA COUNTY – According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the United States is currently experiencing a large outbreak of measles, linked to an amusement park in California, that has spread across multiple states. While there have not been any reported cases of measles in Iowa since 2009, the disease is highly contagious. Mahaska […]

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