You’ve been told that smoking is hard on your health, but do you know why? Kim Mould, Director of Cardiopulmonary Services at MHP, wants you to save your lung, heart and every other organ’s health by knowing the facts and stamping out that cigarette once and for all!
Read Article | published Nov 8, 2017
November serves as National Diabetes Month, which brings communities across the country together to raise awareness of diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans. At Mahaska Health Partnership, we aim to support and educate individuals year-round on the subject of diabetes, but November always has a special importance!
Read Article | published Nov 2, 2017
Student athletes have a lot to worry about, between school, extracurricular activities and their social lives. They don’t always think about the less fun topics, like concussions. Family Practice Physician Case Everett, MD, urges students to be aware of the signs and symptoms of a brain injury. After all, a bump to the head can leave you feeling all out of sorts but show no external symptoms, so only you will know if there’s something wrong!
Read Article | published Oct 12, 2017
Between technology, activities, school and social events, our kids can pack a mean punch at their daily activities. In fact, if we aren’t careful, they can easily overwhelm themselves (and parents too) with their crazy schedules. Not only is it stressful for them, it can lead to overexertion, exhaustion and resentment for their activities, something nobody wants
Read Article | published Oct 5, 2017
When it comes to school lunch, does your child groan at the sight of the menu? Is packing a lunch for your child a better option? MHP Registered Dietitian Lea Rice urges parents to practice safe packing practices when it comes to their kiddos’ food!
Read Article | published Sep 27, 2017
Nobody likes to wipe out, right? MHP Occupational Therapist Aimee Wagner, OTD, knows a thing or two about preventing falls. Good thing too, as they are costly and can leave you struggling to perform daily tasks for an extended period of time, something no one wants to hear!
Read Article | published Sep 20, 2017
Ladies, how well do you know your breasts? When it comes to breast health, it’s important for women of all ages to know their normal. MHP Family Practice and Obstetrics Physician Angela Godejohn, MD, stresses the importance of self breast awareness exams. Only you will know when something changes, so make sure you’re familiar with the look and feel of them!
Read Article | published Sep 14, 2017
If you’re a teen girl or a parent of one, it’s important to understand female athlete triad. It’s a condition that teen girls can develop when they push themselves too hard physically to be the best or attain a certain body. In doing so, they can deprive their bodies of valuable nutrition; depleting resources to the point their body avoids other functions to conserve energy.
Read Article | published Sep 7, 2017
Does a quick sprint across the backyard leave your kiddo battling with wheezing, coughing, chest tightness or shortness of breath? Maybe that jog around the track was just a bit too much and now they’re unable to catch their breath? They may be fighting asthma.
Read Article | published Aug 31, 2017
Do needles send you running for the hills? No one probably enjoys getting a needle poke, but they’re for good reason! Did you know that because of vaccines, some diseases like smallpox have been completely removed from the world (except for in controlled lab settings) thanks to vaccines? Maybe that poke isn’t such a bad idea?
Read Article | published Aug 24, 2017