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Mahaska Health Partnership Celebrates their Patients

MAHASKA COUNTY – Mahaska Health Partnership celebrated National Patient Recognition Day on Wednesday, Feb. 1. Inpatients received a purple carnation in a vase, along with a card of thanks. “We know our patients have a choice when it comes to their healthcare,” MHP Chief Nursing Officer Darlene Keuning said. “We are honored when they choose […]

Born For Challenges: Article 2 – Grace Wins!

There is a powerful song out by Matthew West called, “Grace Wins.” I first heard it last year and it really struck me…Grace wins EVERY TIME! Let me elaborate on this a bit. First, we deserve hell! We are born with a sin nature. The Bible says in Romans 3:10-12: As the Scriptures say, “No […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Stresses the Importance of Heart Health Screenings

MAHASKA COUNTY – February is Heart Month, a time to take your heart health into consideration and get caught up on vital screenings. “When it comes to cardiovascular health, many conditions can go unnoticed for years, due to lack of symptoms,” Mahaska Health Partnership Family Nurse Practitioner Jen Scott, ARNP-C , explained. “High blood pressure, […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Explains Whooping Cough

MAHASKA COUNTY – Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, can cause serious illness in people of all ages, but can be especially dangerous for infants under one year of age. “Whooping cough usually starts off looking like a cold with a mild cough or fever,” Mahaska Health Partnership Public Health Nurse Patty Malloy, RN, explained. […]

Born For Challenges: A Little About Me

Since this is my first article, I’d like to introduce myself and tell you about my family. I was born in 1984 (to 2 amazing parents) with Cerebral Palsy that effects my entire body. I am confined to a wheelchair and need help doing everyday tasks (such as getting up in the morning, eating, brushing […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Explains Sepsis

MAHASKA COUNTY – You’ve probably heard of the word sepsis, but do you know what it truly is? MHP Hospitalist Lisa Ruckman, MD, explains the condition and the importance of prevention. “Sepsis is your body’s extreme response to an infection,” Dr. Ruckman explained. “Sepsis is not a typical illness, it usually occurs in addition to […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Stresses Flu Vaccine Importance

MAHASKA COUNTY – Though the flu season has been relatively quiet in Iowa so far, we may begin to see an increase in cases. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has recently announced the death of two individuals due to influenza complications. “Many people think about the influenza virus before the holiday season, then […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Offers Winter Safety Tips

MAHASKA COUNTY – Now that winter has officially arrived and cold weather is upon us, it’s important to make sure you and your loved ones are prepared. Mahaska Health Partnership Emergency Physician Amy Montgomery, DO, suggests ways to keep the whole family safe when temperatures plummet and weather conditions decline. “When it comes to winter […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Shares Tips for Keeping Children Healthy

MAHASKA COUNTY – Being a parent of a young child can be stressful. MHP Pediatrician Dr. John O’Brien educates on some of the common concerns of parents and how to keep your child healthy and happy. “Being a parent brings on a whole new world of responsibilities and worries,” Dr. O’Brien shared. “I often get […]

CMS Extends Enrollment Deadline for Health Insurance Coverage Beginning on January 1, 2017

December 16, 2016 – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is extending the deadline to sign up for January 1st coverage through Monday, December 19, at 11:59 p.m. (PST). “CMS has extended the deadline to sign up for coverage that begins on January 1, 2017. Iowans already covered by individual health insurance plans […]

         

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