Darren Dykstra of Oskaloosa has always been well aware of his family’s history of heart disease and major cardiac issues. Because of this, he has been proactive in keeping his heart healthy.
Dana Lowe of Oskaloosa knew diabetes ran in her family, but it didn’t seem “real” to her. That is, until she landed in the hospital after passing out in 2012.
Farming is a way of life for many in our region, and harvest is the busiest time of the growing season. For Robert Stout, who farms about 10 miles outside of Oskaloosa, it’s not only what he does, it’s who he is.