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Don’t get shell shocked!

Peanut allergies are the most common food allergy among children today. Recent research suggests the roasting process has changed the body’s ability to recognize the proteins in the food and process them without an immune response.

Read Article | published Jul 13, 2017

Let Your Heart Do the Talking

Does the idea of running have you hiding under the covers in the morning? What if we told you it could increase your chances of living longer and keep your ticker healthy?

Read Article | published Jul 6, 2017

Don’t Have a Hernia!

Chances are, you or someone you know has suffered from a hernia. MHP General Surgeon Paul Riggs, MD, FACS, has treated many hernias, and knows how important it is to get treatment early!

Read Article | published Jun 29, 2017

Deciphering Pregnancy Symptoms

Having a baby is one of the most exciting times in your life, but it can also be full of surprises for first-time moms.

Read Article | published Jun 22, 2017

Five Ways to Control Your Blood Pressure

If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure or would like to see lower numbers, you’re not alone! In fact, about 1 in 3 adults in the United States have high blood pressure. The scary thing is, only around half of those people have it under control! Not only does high blood pressure mean your heart is working harder to get blood flowing through your body, your risk for heart disease and stroke, two of the leading causes of death, increases.

Read Article | published Jun 15, 2017

Work it!

When it comes to your job, do you ever get a sore neck or feel your eyes can’t seem to focus after staring at your screen all day? MHP Occupational Therapist Aimee Wagner understands how easy it is to be pained by improper positioning or movements at work. Aimee also knows the ins and outs when it comes to getting the maximum benefit out of your workday while also minimizing the effects of your daily job on your body, a double bonus right?

Read Article | published Jun 8, 2017

When You’re not a Fertile Myrtle

Getting pregnant can be one of the most exciting times in a couple’s life. However, for many, the process to getting there can be nothing short of a mystery.

Read Article | published Jun 2, 2017

Finding the Perfect Fit for Baby

Whether you’re breastfeeding or using formula, chances are, your child will eat from a bottle at some point. However, finding the perfect fit for them and getting enough nutrients in each feeding can take some time to perfect.

Read Article | published May 25, 2017

Oh, That Cut Me Deep!

Chances are, someone you know (or maybe even yourself) are not known for being the most graceful. A cut or two is likely to happen at some point, are you prepared to handle the wound?

Read Article | published May 18, 2017

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

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