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Mahaska Health Partnership Educates on Menopause

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Every woman experiences menopause differently, but it usually begins around age 50. You may notice irregular menstrual cycles, hot flashes and sleep difficulty. Though symptoms vary for each person, they can usually be managed with small lifestyle changes. Mahaska Health Partnership offers some tips for menopause symptom management. “Menopause is the permanent […]

Flu Activity Increasing in Mahaska County

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, flu activity in the state is increasing. Your best defense against the virus is to get a flu vaccine. Mahaska County Public Health, a service of Mahaska Health Partnership, has Walk-In Flu Clinics on Mondays from 8 am to Noon and Thursdays from 1 […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Recommends Healthy Foods for Aging

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – What you eat may affect what you see in the mirror. However, a few minor changes to your dining habits may have a huge impact. Mahaska Health Partnership shares foods that can cause premature aging and some healthier alternatives. “What you put in your body has a huge effect on your health,” […]

Does the “Hobbit” Hold Up?

by Jay Pinder The Hobbit, Battle of Five Armies is the last installment of The Lord of the Rings series, helming the catchphrase… one last stand. Being the last of the franchise of multiple movies, many place this in comparison to the final Harry Potter. So the question can be begged, How does it hold […]

Mahaska County YMCA Debuts Fitness Room Remodel

The Mahaska County YMCA is ringing in the New Year with members, guests, and staff with a remodel of the adult fitness room facilities.  (submitted photo)

[Oskaloosa, Iowa] – The Mahaska County YMCA is ringing in the New Year with members, guests, and staff with a remodel of the adult fitness room facilities. What once was a one-room, all-encompassing workout area for adults, has now been separated into two defined fitness areas. A cardio room including all treadmills, ellipticals, steppers, and […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Encourages Flu Vaccines

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), the flu virus is circulating in Iowa and this year’s strains are particularly severe. Mahaska Health Partnership encourages people to get a flu shot and be mindful of symptoms of the flu. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) determined this week that the […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Shares Milestones for Baby’s First Year

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Babies change drastically in the first 12 months, which can be a surprise for new parents. Some may worry that their baby’s development is not on target. While it is important to remember that all children develop at different rates, Mahaska Health Partnership offers some insight regarding what milestones your child may […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Shares New Technology for Diabetes Management

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. In honor of National Diabetes Month, Mahaska Health Partnership is sharing some new ways to manage your diabetes with technology. Whether you are at risk or have already been diagnosed, eating a healthy diet […]

Interstellar is Truly Stellar

by Jay Pinder Christopher Nolan’s latest film featuring Matthew Mcconaughey is finally here, and it’s….good. Though it doesn’t quite raise the bar of thought provoking, as well as inception, it succeeds at being a great film that makes you think. This film sets itself in the no too distant future, with a barren earth only […]

Big Hero and the 6 stages of Grief

by Jay Pinder Despite the added extra stage of grief to this title, Big Hero 6 fits the formula for dealing with grief. Big Hero 6 is a colorful film created by Disney and the Studio that brought you Wreck it Ralph and Tangled. It also directly follows the explosively popular Frozen. This film centers […]

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