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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

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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, […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Explains Common Sports-Related Injuries

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MAHASKA COUNTY – Whether you’re a young athlete out for your favorite seasonal sport or a weekend warrior, injuries can occur. Family Practice Physician Case Everett, MD, offers advice on preventing and treating the most common sports-related injuries at any age. When it comes to injury prevention, completing a warm-up and pacing yourself are essential. […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Offers Tips on Choosing Probiotics

MAHASKA COUNTY – A common topic in digestive health is probiotics, but the options available can be overwhelming. MHP General Surgeon Tim Breon, MD, FACS, offers advice on choosing ones that are right for you. Dr. Breon stresses the importance of keeping the digestive system working well. If you experience digestive issues due to stress […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Suggests Regular Health Check-Ups for Women

MAHASKA COUNTY – As a woman, it’s easy to put regular check-ups on the backburner while taking care of your family. Mahaska Health Partnership shares the importance of regular health exams and when to schedule them. “I know it can be easy to forget scheduling your regular check-ups,” New Sharon Medical Center Family Nurse Practitioner […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Offers EKG’s on Campus

MAHASKA COUNTY – Electrocardiogram (EKG) is a medical test highly utilized in assessing how well your heart is working. MHP Director of Cardiopulmonary Services Kim Mould, RRT, explains what these tests are used for and how they benefit patients. According to Mould, an EKG can be ordered by a provider for a number of reasons. […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Explores Environmental Allergies

MAHASKA COUNTY – Environmental allergies can develop at any point during your lifetime. Mahaska Health Partnership Allergy/Immunology Specialist Stanley Horner, DO, helps explain why. “An allergic reaction is your body’s way of fighting what it believes to be a harmful substance,” Dr. Horner shared. “It’s a hyperactive response by your immune system when it recognizes […]


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