Category archives for: Lifestyle

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 […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Educates on Menopause

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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

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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

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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 […]

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