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Physical Therapists are the Coach’s Newest Recruit

Work Systems Rehab & Fitness

Advocate for your child’s health by encouraging this strategic partnership Oskaloosa, Iowa (October 15, 2014) – A surprising number of high school athletes are injured each year. Football, soccer, volleyball and cheerleading injuries for youth totaled more than 1.5 million in 2013 according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). One potential solution to high […]

Wal-Mart is taking one-stop shopping to another area: health insurance.

Wal-Mart is taking one-stop shopping to another area: health insurance. (submitted photo)

The world’s largest retailer plans to work with DirectHealth.com, an online health insurance comparison site and agency, to allow shoppers to compare coverage options and enroll in Medicare plans or the public exchange plans created under the Affordable Care Act. Wal-Mart says that the program targets shoppers who have been confused by the enrollment process […]

“A look at Oskaloosa, Iowa through the eyes of our visitors”

MAHASKA COUNTY – “A look at Oskaloosa, Iowa through the eyes of our visitors” is the topic of a special presentation by Roger Brooks, CEO of Destination Development International (DDI) on Friday, Sept. 19 at the George Daily Auditorium. The presentation is part of a special workshop, “Rediscovering the Greater Oskaloosa Area,” that is sponsored […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Offering Reduced Rate School Sports Physicals in July and August

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Mahaska Health Partnership is offering school sports physicals throughout the months of July and August for middle and high school athletes. These reduced-rate exams will only be offered on three dates, two in July and one in August. On the Oskaloosa campus, exams will be offered by walk-in only on July 22, […]

Area Business Bottles Up A Great Taste Of Mahaska

Tassel Ridge Winery staff works at filling cases of freshly bottled wine at a recent public bottling event.

Leighton, Iowa – Nestled just off of Highway 163, among some gently rolling hillsides, sits one of the areas biggest tourist stops. The wine and beer craft industries have blossomed in recent decades, and Tassel Ridge Winery in Leighton is a prime example of technology meeting art. This past month, the winery held its first […]

Expanded Child Care Opportunities at the YMCA

Mahaska County YMCA

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Mahaska County YMCA is expanding its opportunities for Child Watch and drop-in child care programs over the summer. Access to child care is important for parents looking to increase their physical activity levels. If successful, these programs may continue into next school year. Active Y members may use the Child Watch […]

May is Better Hearing Month

Kristi Foster with Mahaska Hearing Aid Center and Oskaloosa Mayor Dave Krutzfeldt. (submitted photo)

Hearing loss is the 3rd most common Health problem in the U.S. Hearing loss currently affects more than 36 million Americans. As part of Better Hearing Month, Mahaska Hearing Aid Center and Mayor David Krutzfeldt, have partnered to sign a proclamation to encourage the community to be more aware of their hearing health and to […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Hospice Services Receives Award

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Mahaska Health Partnership has been named a 2014 HOSPICE HONORS™ recipient, a prestigious award recognizing hospices providing the best patient care as rated by the patient’s caregiver. HOSPICE HONORS™ is an annual award that recognizes the top 100 agencies that continually provide the highest level of patient satisfaction. The award is given […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Employees Trained on Artificial Pancreas System

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY –According to Centers for Disease Control, diabetes is a disease that affects over 25 million Americans. There are a variety of treatment options, and Mahaska Health Partnership recently began working with patients using an artificial pancreas system. The artificial pancreas system automates the insulin delivery system for people with diabetes. It monitors insulin […]

New CT Adds to Improvements at Mahaska Health Partnership

Imaging technologists who will be performing CT scans on the new unit include Heidi Bunnell, Julie Hartke, Nicole Keller and Cassie Heeren. (submitted photo)

MAHASKA COUNTY – Mahaska Health Partnership continues to bring innovative technology to our community. The latest addition is a new computed tomography (CT) scan system. The Siemens SOMATOM Perspective CT was recently installed in Radiology, replacing an existing 6-slice CT machine. It incorporates the latest 64-slice acquisition technology for ultra-high resolution 3-D images. The technology […]

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