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Alan Pearson named a 2017 “100 Great Iowa Nurse”

Mahaska Health Partnership Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Alan Pearson has been named to the 13th annual listing of “100 Great Iowa Nurses.”

Read Article | published May 13, 2017

Living the Sweet Life

Cookies, candies, soda and juice. We all know these are full of sugar. But how much is too much?

Read Article | published May 11, 2017

Risky Business – we’re not talking underwear dancing!

How do you know when you’ve gone too far? Life is a series of choices, and our lives are often defined by those we make – and others that are made for us.

Read Article | published May 4, 2017

Be a Good Sport and Don’t Injure Yourself!

Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a student out for your favorite sport, it’s important to keep your body in shape to prevent injuries. Now, we’re not saying you need abs of steel to be a great athlete, but you wouldn’t want to sign up for a marathon when you’ve been a couch potato for the last three months!

Read Article | published Apr 27, 2017

Bacteria Can Also Be Good for You?!

When you think of bacteria, you think of getting sick, right? Well, believe it or not, there are actually lots of bacteria both inside our bodies and out in the world that are good for us. Crazy right? These are called probiotics, pro-good, get it?

Read Article | published Apr 20, 2017

Ten Ways for Women to Keep their Health In Check

As a wife, mom or otherwise caretaker, it’s easy to put your health on the backburner while you worry about everyone else. “Schedule that mammogram? I’ll do it tomorrow. When was the last time I got my blood sugar checked? I’m sure it’s normal, I feel fine!”

Read Article | published Apr 13, 2017

EEEEEEEK! An EKG!

When you hear the term “EKG,” do you immediately think of a high-tech medical test that involves all kinds of time and procedures? Well, Kim Mould, director of cardiopulmonary services at MHP is here to calm your nerves!

Read Article | published Apr 6, 2017

Gesundheit! Wishing you health…in German

Suddenly you’re sneezing, have a runny nose and itchy, watery eyes. You’re a healthy adult and you’ve never had allergies before, what could be happening?

Read Article | published Mar 30, 2017

Smells like Teen Foot Fungus!

If you’re a teen or their parent, it might seem their feet never stop moving. With all that running, a teen’s feet spend most of their time in stinky, sweaty shoes.

Read Article | published Mar 23, 2017

Is Your Check Engine Light On?

When it comes to visiting your primary care provider, do you only consider a visit if you’re feeling under the weather or have an injury? Well, Family Practice Physician Eric Miller, DO, wants you to reconsider. You wouldn’t wait to get your oil changed until the check engine light came on; don’t let regular health check-ups go by the wayside until a major event occurs!

Read Article | published Mar 16, 2017

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