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Mahaska Health Partnership Offers Lunch Packing Safety Tips

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MAHASKA COUNTY – When it comes to packing a lunch, it’s important to make sure you keep food clean, separated and at the proper temperature to avoid health hazards. When it comes to food, it’s important to avoid cross-contamination or improper storage. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there are approximately 42,000 reports […]

MHP Birthing Center Recognized Nationally for Quality, Affordable Medical Care

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MAHASKA COUNTY – In an effort to help prospective parents find hospitals that deliver quality maternity care, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) announced that Mahaska Health Partnership received designation as a Blue Distinction Center in Maternity Care. According to MHP Chief Nursing Officer Chris Jepsen, Blue Distinction Centers are hospitals recognized for delivering […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Aids in Preventing Falls

MAHASKA COUNTY – No matter who you are, a fall can leave you injured and unable to perform daily tasks for an extended period of time. Taking precautions to prevent falls is the best way to ensure safety in and outside of the home. Mahaska Health Partnership Occupational Therapist Aimee Wagner, OTD, shares tips on […]

Mahaska Health Partnership to Hold Flu Vaccine Clinics on Wednesdays

MAHASKA COUNTY – Flu season is approaching and Mahaska Health Partnership wants patients to know vaccination clinics have been scheduled on the Oskaloosa campus. From Sept. 20 through Oct. 25, MHP will host flu vaccine clinics on Wednesdays. On these days, patients can walk-in at entrance #4 to get a flu shot between 7 am […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Encourages Monthly Breast Self Awareness Exams

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MAHASKA COUNTY – With Breast Cancer Awareness Month right around the corner, Mahaska Health Partnership Family Practice and Obstetrics Physician Angela Godejohn, MD, explains the important aspects of self breast awareness exams. While most of the major organizations no longer recommend self breast exams as part of breast cancer screening, breast self awareness is still […]

Female Athlete Triad can Have Long-Term Affect on Teenage Girls

MAHASKA COUNTY – While sports and exercise are part of a healthy lifestyle, too much can be harmful, especially for teen girls. Family Nurse Practitioner Raegan Johns, ARNP, cautions teens about female athlete triad. “Female athlete triad occurs when an adolescent pushes herself too hard physically without properly fueling her body,” Johns explained. “This deprives […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Shares Signs of Asthma in Children

MAHASKA COUNTY – Asthma is a lung disease that is scary at any age, but can be especially frightening for children. Mahaska Health Partnership Allergy/Immunology Specialist Stanley Horner, DO, explains the symptoms and when to seek professional help. According to Dr. Horner, asthma can cause recurring wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath and coughing. “This […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Encourages Child Vaccinations

MAHASKA COUNTY – A hot topic in today’s world is whether or not to vaccinate your children. However, nothing protects them better from 14 serious childhood diseases than vaccines. MHP Family Practice Physician Eric Miller, DO, explains the importance of ensuring your children are protected throughout childhood with regular scheduled immunizations. The United States currently […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Offers Tips To Improve Children’s Sleep

MAHASKA COUNTY – Does the idea of getting your children to bed exhaust you? Mahaska Health Partnership Pediatrician John O’Brien, MD, offers some advice on helping your child get their best night’s sleep every night. When it comes to children, routine is vital. “Kids between the ages of five and 12 need nine to eleven […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Encourages Exercise Routines

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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 […]


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