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HornerStanley Horner, DO

Dr. Stanley Horner is an Allergy/Immunology Specialist who recently joined the MHP Medical Group. 

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Not so Swell

You’ve probably heard of a lymph node, but do you know what they do? Well, as part of a larger network called your lymphatic system, these nodes plays a big role in assisting your body in removing waste and preventing fluid buildup, a pretty important role wouldn’t you say?

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Published Jul 20, 2017

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.

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Published Jul 13, 2017

Grief Support Group

MHP Hospice Services offers Grief Support Group

Mahaska Health Partnership Hospice Services offers a Grief Support Group the third Monday of every month for adults who have suffered a loss.

“Anyone who has experienced a loss, whether recently or over the years is welcome to attend the group,” explained Mahaska Hospice Social Worker/Bereavement Coordinator Julie Glass.

Glass said the goal of the Grief Support Group is to provide a safe place to express feelings with others who have also experienced the loss of a loved one; to increase understanding of the grieving process; and to offer suggestions for coping with loss. “The loss of a loved one is an inevitable part of everyone’s life, however; we all grieve differently and the length of the grieving process varies.”

Hospice seeks to provide empathy and to alleviate any unnecessary suffering caused by lack of understanding of the grieving process. “We believe that a full, satisfactory life is possible for anyone after a major loss,” Glass said.

The MHP Grief Support Group meets Mondays at 7 p.m. in the MHP Board Room. The MHP Campus is located at 1229 C Avenue East, Oskaloosa. For more information about the Grief Support Group, contact Glass at 641-672-3260.