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Born For Challenges: Article 3 – Bethesda House

Born For Challenges: Article 3 – Bethesda House God has been talking to me lately about the Pool of Bethesda. It is a very interesting portion of Scripture actually… John 5:1-15: Afterward Jesus returned to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish holy days.Inside the city, near the Sheep Gate, was the pool of Bethesda, with […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Offers Recommendations on Total Hip and Knee Replacements

MAHASKA COUNTY – As we age, a common symptom is joint pain and stiffness. MHP Orthopaedic Surgeon Sreedhar Somisetty, MD, explains how to treat this discomfort and when to consider joint replacement surgery. When it comes to joint surgery, many factors play a role. “I am often asked when the right time is for hip […]

Mahaska Health Partnership to Host FREE Cholesterol Class March 7

MAHASKA COUNTY – Are you struggling with high cholesterol or worried about a family history? This is the class for you! Mahaska Health Partnership is offering a free Introduction to Cholesterol class on March 7. According to MHP Cardiac Rehab Nurse Renee Edgar, this class is for anyone interested in learning about the basics of […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Encourages Car Seat Safety

MAHASKA COUNTY – As parents and caregivers, there are many decisions to be made for your child, including what type of car seat is the safest for them. Family Practice and Obstetrics Physician Case Everett, MD, offers tips on keeping your child safe when travelling. “Children riding in appropriate car seats is a best practice […]

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 […]


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