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Mahaska Health Partnership Encourages Exercise Routines

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Exercise is an important part of living a healthy, well-balanced life. However, it can be difficult to make it a priority. MHP Community Wellness Coordinator Ann Smith offers tips on how to make the most of your daily schedule and reap the benefits of exercise at the same time. When it comes […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Cautions Tobacco Use

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – With all of the new tobacco consumption methods available, there are misconceptions that some forms are safer than others. Mahaska Health Partnership Family Nurse Practitioner Chris Beaird, ARNP-BC, explains different types of tobacco use and the associated dangers. No matter what form of tobacco you use, no amount is safe for consumption. […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Educates on STDs

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – When you hear about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), is your first thought there’s no way I’ll ever catch one? Well, many of these diseases can show no signs for long periods of time, making you and your partner unaware of any possible infections. Mahaska Health Partnership Family Nurse Practitioner Diane Nutter, ARNP-BC, […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Explains Lymphedema Treatment

MAHASKA COUNTY – Lymphedema refers to chronic swelling that usually occurs in an arm or leg. Mahaska Health Partnership Certified Lymphedema Therapist Lauren Terpstra, DPT explains how the condition arises and ways to treat it. Lymphedema is common after having lymph nodes removed or damaged. “When you are diagnosed with cancer, it’s common to have […]

Mahaska Health Partnership to Offer Reduced Rate Sports Physicals in July and August

MAHASKA COUNTY – Mahaska Health Partnership is offering reduced rate school sports physicals on their campus in Oskaloosa and at their New Sharon Medical Center for student athletes. These reduced-rate exams will only be offered on scheduled dates in July and August. On the Oskaloosa campus, exams will be offered on July 25, 31 and […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Educates on Hernias

MAHASKA COUNTY – A hernia is a common health condition often requiring surgery. MHP General Surgeon Paul Riggs, MD, FACS, explains the causes and what to look for. According to Dr. Riggs, a hernia occurs when an organ or fatty tissue squeezes through a weak spot in a muscle or connective tissue. “There are different […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Shares Fertility Tips

MAHASKA COUNTY – When it comes to having a baby, a number of factors can play a key role in the likelihood and timeliness of conception. MHP OB/GYN Specialist Dr. Jeffrey Fowler offers some tips on increasing your odds of becoming pregnant. When it comes to conceiving, health is a key factor. “Both partners need […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Suggests Bottle Feeding Tips

MAHASKA COUNTY – Whether you’re breastfeeding or using formula, your child will likely use a bottle at some point. MHP Family Practice with Obstetrics Physician Shawn Richmond, MD, offers tips to make bottle feeding successful and stress-free. When getting ready to feed your child, making sure you’re comfortable for an extended amount of time will […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Offers Advice on Reducing Your Family’s Sugar Intake

MAHASKA COUNTY – High amounts of added sugar in our diets have been linked to cavities, obesity, Type 2 diabetes and heart disease, to name a few. Mahaska Health Partnership’s Registered Dietitian Lea Rice offers some advice on lowering the amount of sugar your family ingests. “Added sugar hides in many different forms in our […]

Risky Business Theme for Mental Health Month is May

Mahaska Health Partnership

Highlights Importance of Knowing Unhealthy Behaviors and Habits MAHASKA COUNTY – Mental Health issues affect all of society in some way, shape or form. The truth is, you are more likely to encounter someone in an emotional or mental health crisis than someone having a heart attack. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, […]


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