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Mahaska Health Partnership to Hold Free Diabetes Support Group

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY –Mahaska Health Partnership is offering assistance through a free support group focused on managing symptoms and coping with diabetes care at home. The support group is help semi-regularly and each meeting focuses on a different topic specific to living with diabetes. The next support group will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 9 from […]

Mahaska County YMCA – A Solution this Holiday Season


OSKALOOSA – Members of the community are invited to “Give the Gift of Fitness, Friendship and Fun” with a Y Gift cards. Available now, they make perfect stocking stuffers or gifts which can play a major role in someone’s life by providing an incentive to get healthier or opportunities to continue on their healthful path […]

Holidays Made Brighter with Y Christmas Trees

Lance Edwards (left) and Don Swim (right) were helping people pick just the right Christmas tree on Wednesday afternoon

Oskaloosa – A tradition which was made popular by the Y’s Men’s Club in Oskaloosa is continuing even though the club is no longer active: selling Christmas Trees. The Mahaska County is carrying on the tradition of this annual fundraiser, and the tree lot is being prepared which will open the day after Thanksgiving. The […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Recognizes November as National Home Health and Hospice Month

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – November is National Home Health and Hospice Month. Mahaska Health Partnership reminds the public of the many options available locally through their Home Health and Hospice Services to meet a wide variety of patient needs. “There are many home health and hospice services available in our region, but MHP Home Health and […]

Transgender Day of Remembrance To Be Observed

St. Paul Congregational United Church of Christ, Oskaloosa Iowa

St. Paul Congregational United Church of Christ will observe Transgender Day of Remembrance during its worship service this Sunday, November 22, at 10:00 am. Transgender Day of Remembrance is a national day of mourning for transgender persons who have lost their lives through murder or suicide in the past year. It is also a day […]

MHP Recognized for Excellence in Patient Satisfaction

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Mahaska Health Partnership is among 30 rural hospitals in Iowa recognized for Excellence in Patient Satisfaction. According to MHP Director of Business Development Ross Schultz, the recognition comes from the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH). NOSORH was established in 1995 to assist State Offices of Rural Health in […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Educates on Antibiotic Use

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Since their introduction in 1941, antibiotics have cured millions of people from bacterial infections. While they are strong medications, they do not cure everything, including viral illnesses. According to Mahaska Health Partnership Family Practice Physician Bridget Shariat, DO, antibiotics are used to treat illnesses caused by bacteria. “Strep throat and pneumonia are […]

Wildlife in the Backyard: a Double-edge Sword is topic of webinar

Iowa State University Extension

All Bugs Good and Bad are monthly webinars presented nationally by eXtension. They provide practical information utilizing Extension staff across the nation. Mahaska County Extension will host a viewing of December’s webinar Wildlife in the Backyard: a Double-edge Sword . Dr Scott Hygnstrom from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point will explain how to minimize […]

FBC to hold Thanksgiving Service

Osky News

OSKALOOSA – Fellowship Bible Church will hold a Thanksgiving Service on Wednesday, November 25, at 7:00 p.m. FBC is located at 1000 A Avenue West. Regular Wednesday night activities, such as Awana and Youth Group, will not be held that night.

Medicare Beneficiaries Encouraged to Utilize Free Wellness Visits

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – As you hit retirement, maintaining your health is important for living a long and healthy life. Mahaska Health Partnership encourages Medicare Part B beneficiaries to utilize free wellness visits. “Medicare offers a ‘Welcome to Medicare Visit’ as well as ‘Annual Wellness Visits’ every 12 months, as part of the Part B benefit,” […]


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