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Mahaska Health Partnership to host Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

The cold couldn't diminish the spirit of the Breast Cancer Awareness Walk on Friday

MAHASKA COUNTY – Mahaska Health Partnership has scheduled the 10th annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk for Friday, Oct. 3 on the Square in Oskaloosa. MHP PR/Marketing Coordinator Cassie Riley explained that the walk is held from Noon to 1:00 pm. “We hold the walk on the Square during the noon hour because many people will […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Offers Seasonal Flu Vaccines

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – With the beginning of flu season upon us, Mahaska Health Partnership has begun offering flu vaccinations. “The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that hospitals and other health agencies begin offering the vaccine as soon as it is available,” MHP Public Health Coordinator Patty Malloy said. MHP Public Health will hold Walk-In […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Educates on Hormone Replacement Therapy

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – During menopause, women undergo a wide array of changes. One treatment option to consider is hormone replacement therapy. Mahaska Health Partnership explores the purpose of therapy for menopausal women. Hormone replacement therapy is a technique used to help supplement the body with estrogen and sometimes progesterone during and after menopause. “Women produce […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Shares Symptoms of Diabetes

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Are you having trouble hearing or seeing, but think it just has to do with getting older? Some of the symptoms associated with diabetes are often dismissed as normal signs of aging and not taken seriously. Mahaska Health Partnership encourages an awareness of diabetes symptoms to aid in early diagnosis and treatment. […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Encourages More Herbs, Less Salt in Your Diet

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Salt is a contributing factor in high blood pressure, a condition affecting 1 in every 3 American adults. August 29 is National More Herbs, Less Salt Day, and Mahaska Health Partnership has some tips on how to reduce your salt intake. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), everyone should […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Offers Safe Sleep Tips to Pregnant Moms

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Parents expect to lose sleep after their newborn is home, but many moms don’t realize that sleep may be an issue before the baby is born. Whether it’s a result of discomfort, fatigue or other complications, moms can miss out on the necessary sleep they need. Mahaska Health Partnership offers advice on […]

Tips for Choosing a Hospice Service

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – When it comes time to select a hospice organization for you or a loved one, there may be many options to choose from. Mahaska Health Partnership wants you to know that there are important questions to ask when making this decision. According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, there are […]

Georgia’s Kitchen: Garden Favorites

Georgia Diehm

It’s been nice to be able to have a garden again this year. I enjoy watching things grow. And of course, we also enjoy the fresh produce just-for-the-picking in our backyard. Now it’s time to think about putting away some of our garden surplus for the winter months that lie ahead. Sometimes it’s hard to […]

Mahaska Health Partnership to hold Freedom from Smoking Clinic

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Mahaska Health Partnership Cardiopulmonary Services will be offering a seven-week Freedom from Smoking Clinic beginning Tuesday, Sept. 9. Freedom from Smoking is an educational series offered by the American Lung Association that emphasizes long-term freedom from smoking. According to Certified Facilitator Mary Burbank, RRT, RCP, each smoker who joins will develop an […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Warns of Hernia Risk Factors

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Hernias are a common ailment facing individuals of all ages and usually produce no symptoms. Mahaska Health Partnership wants to share the risk factors associated with hernias and ways to prevent and treat them. According to the National Institutes of Health, a hernia occurs when part of an internal organ or other […]

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