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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 […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Upgrades Digital Mammography System

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Mahaska Health Partnership continues to bring innovative technology to our community. The latest addition is a replacement of their digital mammography system that can image patients with a third lower radiation dose than standard digital mammograms. “Radiation exposure is a concern for many patients,” MHP Director of Radiology Julie Hartke said. “Everyone […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Laboratory Receives Accreditation

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY –Mahaska Health Partnership Laboratory Services has been recognized by the College of American Pathologists for commitment to safeguarding patient care and achievement of the highest standards in laboratory medicine. After an inspection by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), MHP’s Laboratory has again been certified as a CAP accredited laboratory. This means that […]

Mahaska Health Partnership to Host FREE Heart Health Workshop Oct. 30

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 free workshop will benefit anyone interested in improving their heart health, including those affected by […]

MHP Behavioral Health Services Encourages Mental Health First Aid Training

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Mahaska Health Partnership Behavioral Health Services will be offering Mental Health First Aid Training on Friday, Oct. 17, from 8 am to 5 pm in the Cedar Bluff Learning Center (entrance #3) on the MHP campus. “There are many types of mental illnesses people might experience at some point in their lives,” […]

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