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Dr. Valerie Bonnett Offers Specialized Treatments for Women at MHP

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Family Practice Physician Valerie Bonnett, MD, recently joined the Mahaska Health Partnership Medical Group. Dr. Bonnett has a special interest in women’s health, particularly for women of reproductive through menopausal age. “A lot of changes occur for women during these years,” Dr. Bonnett said. “I practiced obstetrics for most of my 20-year […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Suggests Ways to Stay Safe in the Sun

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MAHASKA COUNTY – With the warmer weather, many people are spending more time outdoors. However, prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays puts you at greater risk for skin cancer. Mahaska Health Partnership has advice on how to enjoy the sun while protecting your skin this summer. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), melanoma, […]

Mahaska Health Partnership to offer Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Mahaska Health Partnership Behavioral Health Services will be offering Youth Mental Health First Aid Training on Friday, June 12 from 8 am to 5 pm in the Cedar Bluff Learning Center (entrance #3) on the MHP campus. “Mental health symptoms can appear at any age,” MHP Behavioral Health Director Jan LeBahn, LISW, […]

MHP Family Nurse Practitioner Jen Scott Offers Experience in Cardiac Diagnosis

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Do you experience pain in your legs while exercising that doesn’t go away? Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) may be the cause. Mahaska Health Partnership Family Nurse Practitioner Jen Scott has experience treating cardiac and vascular issues such as PAD. “Leg pain is commonly dismissed as a normal sign of aging but that’s […]

Mahaska Health Partnership to offer Free Diabetes Support Group

Mahaska Health Partnership

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

Mahaska Health Partnership

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

Mahaska Health Partnership

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

Mahaska Health Partnership

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

Mahaska Health Partnership

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

Mahaska Health Partnership

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 […]

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